Paper Submission Review Grid

04/16/2024

richard.hess

I cannot endorse a paper which does not follow the basic parameters. The entire abstract is more than 3 times the maximum length. Even with the bibliography discounted, it is more than twice as long. As much as I would like to recommend the abstract, I cannot endorse it for this reason.

04/16/2024

richard.hess

This sounds like an interesting comparison with an important W Semitic text.

04/16/2024

richard.hess

I think this is an interesting idea and method. I would like to learn more.

04/16/2024

richard.hess

I feel as though some of this has been done before but I think the overall thesis and methods serve as a good one.

04/16/2024

richard.hess

This sounds fascinating and worth hearing.

04/16/2024

richard.hess

This is a very creative idea. I don’t find the method convincing in terms of what the abstract indicates.

04/16/2024

richard.hess

This is a fascinating proposal. If successful , it will provide important evidence. I would like to hear it. My concern is that I don’t see indications of a strong argument in terms to new evidence.

04/16/2024

Michael Haykin

A fascinating sounding paper.

04/16/2024

Michael Haykin

Too obscure, I fear.
My first ranking was one star and somehow it turned out to be three. Hence this attempt to correct that.

04/16/2024

Michael Haykin

worthy of inclusion

04/16/2024

Michael Haykin

Include only if there is room.

04/16/2024

Michael Haykin

Sounds promising. Could be put together with other papers on religious liberty.

04/16/2024

Michael Haykin

Not really church history. I give this a one star rating.

04/16/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/16/2024

Michael Haykin

Does not appear to offer anything new. One star rating.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

I have had a couple of conversations with Charles about his Hosea research. He has real sense of the importance of establishing “dependence” as well as how to frame influence “influence.”

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

4 of 5 stars

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

4 of 5 stars

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

4 of 5 stars

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

4 of 5 stars. Theory heavy, but an important issue of the relationship between the authority of the teachings of Messiah and the authority of Israel’s scriptures for NT authors.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

3 of 5 stars. Eclectic method. Connection broad.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

3 of 5 stars. Over-reading context?

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

3 of 5 stars. Seems a thematic method versus a concrete allusion.

04/17/2024

Mark Boda

Does fit with our theme. Concerned the fellow can’t spell Jeroboam, but the rest of it may be helpful

04/17/2024

Mark Boda

Might be interesting, but doesn’t fit our theme this year. At least this person is doing work in a more synthetic theme across Scripture.

04/17/2024

Mark Boda

This does get to our theme and may be a helpful conversation starter for considering simplistic embracing of “biblical texts” for political purposes. At the same time it may prompt concerns of anti-semitism.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

Interesting and has potential but I’d like to see a thesis.

04/17/2024

Mark Boda

This certainly fits into our theme and will step on some toes bringing insights not only for the West but also drawing from situations in the Global South.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

has potential. could be a good paper

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

looks like an infomercial for Ancient Egypt and the Bible yet could be interesting paper

04/17/2024

Mark Boda

I am rather interested in this piece of research, even though it does not fit within our theme for this year. It shows engagement across the theological disciplines but is firmly rooted in new insights arising from a biblical theologian.

04/17/2024

Mark Boda

I am biased of course, but this would be a great paper in a series on political theology within the Biblical witness. It is not as engaged with the modern era, but does focus attention on the OT witness which was the focus of our call for papers.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

Proposal could be clearer; awkwardly worded at time. I also wonder about the relevance; I’ve not heard much about TM since the 1970s.

04/17/2024

glanierbcg

Sounds fine to me. Would be nice to have a more clear statement of a thesis, but I’m good with it.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

I’d be interested in hearing more, although I wonder what is new here.

04/17/2024

glanierbcg

Sounds excellent.

04/17/2024

glanierbcg

Sounds fine and will fit nicely with the other paper on the Hexapla

04/17/2024

Mark Boda

This does look at a key issue in Ecclesiastes. Although it is focused mostly on an issue within a particular book (which we have been reticent to accept in recent years) it does investigate an issue that relates to the intersection between Torah and Wisdom in general. It does not fit within our call for papers on political theology, but could fit within a general session if we have one.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

sounds like a good topic and an important message

04/17/2024

Mark Boda

This one seems to take on far too much for a single paper. I have little confidence this will result in much scholarly help.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

The opening is a bit off-putting but the topic has potential. I doubt there is anything new here but the reminder that the Spirit has given artists to the church could be helpful.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

full disclosure: I know Paul and trust his work. [I am not sure how I would have read this had the proposal been blind; it annoys me that ETS still does not do blind review.]

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

If rhetoric is language used in persuasion then what is persuasive rhetoric? The quality of the abstract might provide a hint to the quality of the paper.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

I love the topic; wish the abstract had a thesis.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

sounds like a book proposal not a 30 minute paper. Also, does not follow instructions for an abstract.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

i am interested in hearing more

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

ovine? Had to look that one up. This is an ambitious project but could have potential

04/17/2024

jenbjones

Sounds potentially interesting. I agree that a clearer thesis would be helpful.

04/17/2024

jenbjones

Well thought out proposal on an interesting topic.

04/17/2024

jenbjones

Solid proposal dealing at a higher conceptual level than we often have. John’s work is always interesting and this sounds like it will be as well.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

History certainly shows the practice of confession and the “trifold sequence” in corporate worship, but I don’t think the NT does. Hence, while it may be a helpful element, it is hard to argue that it is an essential one.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

Would be interesting to hear him make his case.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

Perhaps belongs better in another section? e.g., Practical Theology, Spiritual Formation

04/17/2024

ronald.man

Interesting idea, but not sure it breaks any new ground.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

Seems of a philosophical bent perhaps more suited to another section. Don’t see “Bible” entering in too much.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

There seems to be little “Bible” involved, therefore of less interest to our section.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

I always appreciate Matthew’s contributions, and this looks like an interesting, important, and practical study.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

I’m not sure the co-author’s name would fit in the program or on a nametag!! 🙂

Not sure this breaks any new ground.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

See comment on other instance of this proposal. However, given the professor’s strong endorsement, and in view of encouraging more diversity and international involvement, perhaps we should consider this one.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

His point is well taken, but not to the extent that we want to “correct scriptural exegesis towards closer alignment with popular, commonplace Christian practice”!

04/17/2024

ronald.man

The insistence on the “nature of worship” as having “the proper heart posture before God” is certainly not a new idea, though bringing “stiff-necked” into the discussion may be.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

I think this is a particularly relevant topic in our day.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

Seems a very ambitious project. I am not convinced this is a 25-30 minute presentation.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

I wish there was a thesis. The quality of the abstract does not give me great confidence in the quality of the paper.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

I love and support the inclusion of this paper on the program but not in our session. Papers by committee members are “frowned upon” by the executive committee.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

not really a fit for our section.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

not a fit for our section

04/17/2024

ronald.man

Do we accept previously published papers??

If you want to see the whole paper: https://swbts.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Worship-and-Spiritual-Transformation.pdf

Not sure this breaks any new ground.

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

student submissions require a faculty recommendation

04/17/2024

glenn.kreider

not a fit for our section. I’m tempted to change my rating for this type of submission to the lowest possible; shouldn’t basic reading of instructions be assumed?

04/17/2024

ronald.man

This would certainly add something new to our discussions, and be in line with the conference theme of “Global Christianity.”

04/17/2024

ronald.man

This is a very relevant topic.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

Seems like a very relevant and timely study.

04/17/2024

Martin Klauber

Great topic – fits in well with the invited session’s theme on pastoral care.

04/17/2024

Martin Klauber

Great topic – I would recommend

04/17/2024

ronald.man

This is another very relevant topic.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

This is a laudable goal, and it would be interesting to see what “practical strategies and actionable steps” he proposes.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

An interesting concept, but the implication that textual study and authority is somehow out of step is a bridge too far.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

An interesting and relevant topic, with a strong recommendation from Matthew.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

Not sure how much biblical content will be involved here.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

His view is based on patristic and other historical grounds (as well as theological), but I’m not sure there is sufficient scriptural warrant for what he suggests.

04/17/2024

ronald.man

Interesting, but perhaps better for another section. Would prefer a biblical argument over a Tolkien argument!

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is interesting, though I wonder if it might be a better fit in a practical theology session since it address the intramural counseling debate primarily and the doctrine of Scripture more secondarily.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Last year’s paper was good and I know that he is drawing others together for a special journal issue on this topic. This could be a strong paper that addresses a core issue related to inerrancy.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

x

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

It wonder if this doesn’t confuse to some extent inspiration and illumination. At least I would have liked to have seen a discussion of the role of illumination since the issue raised is over interpretation not the production of the text itself.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This looks like a very good paper for our unit.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This paper is a good fit and seeing an engagement with Webster’s work would be welcome.

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

This is an important book, worthy of close examination.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

The abstract is thin on specifics. It doesn’t cite any of the recent readings that are deficient, give the glosses that are in mind which are deficient, or any examples of the application heavy approaches that miss the relevant contextual clues. It also lacks a clear thesis as to what understanding of the term will be offered as a result of the outlined study.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Although Webb’s work is well known, the abstract does not mention addressing any critiques of Webb’s hermeneutic before making use of it in this context.

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

Worthy topic

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

Wonderful proposal. Is Method the best session?

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is an intriguing paper on texts that are often only situated eschatologically. The engagement with Israeli and Palestinian situated interpretations fits nicely within this year’s theme.

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

Worthy topic

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

Interesting

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

Very ambitious paper

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

Excellent topic for our session

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This paper does not address the annual theme in any significant way.

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

Looks promising

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This looks like a sober assessment of the existing data on scribal culture and its implications for Israel’s scribal potential in the early biblical period.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This looks like an excellent study that is well connected to the literature.

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

Certainly a current issue.

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

Intriguing topic

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Given the author’s dissertation work in Deuteronomy he is well situated to pursue this study. It would have been nice to have more information on the methodology for determining Deuteronomy’s reflection of Gen–Num in the abstract.

04/17/2024

kenneth.keathley

Fantastic topic. Does it fit well with Method?

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

It is unclear how this paper is connected this year’s theme.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is a classic issue in interpretation of the law. It would have been good to see more of a connection to the literature in the abstract, but the suggested approach is worth exploration.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This looks like a good study that engages a significant and challenging theological question.

04/17/2024

Patrick Schreiner

I’m not sure the ETS crowd would be all that interested in this topic.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

The abstract is thin and lacks a clear thesis of what the paper will ultimately argue or how it adds to the existing literature on the topic.

04/17/2024

Patrick Schreiner

Somewhat interesting and certainly well researched, but the conclusion seems obvious: read according to history and language/socio-linguistics.

04/17/2024

Patrick Schreiner

mid

04/17/2024

Patrick Schreiner

Interesting topic. It feels a little outdated but I think it could be helpful to hear someone bring research on typology and allegory together in one place.

04/17/2024

Patrick Schreiner

Sounds like it is well done, but I’m not sure people would be interested in such a specific study of one person.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Although the abstract clearly delineates the proposed exodus patterns in Genesis, there is no methodological discussion of why these early events should be read as types or of any indications in either Exodus or the latter prophets that the exodus was presented in light of these earlier stories (e.g. allusion, echo, etc.). The idea is very interesting, but the abstract is weak with regards to methodology.

04/17/2024

Patrick Schreiner

Good recommendation from the sponsoring prof.

04/17/2024

Patrick Schreiner

Very well done. Specific, tight thesis, deals with a textual issue.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

4 of 5. This is a thoughtful proposal about a difficult passage. The expected conclusion anticipates removing all problems, which seems too optomistic.

04/17/2024

Patrick Schreiner

I was a little unsure of what was happening in this one.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is a very interesting approach to a classic problem. His recent publication on Hag 2 utilizing valency suggests that this has good potential to be a robust paper.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

4 of 5. Clear, controlled, interesting.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

4 of 5. This looks like it has potential, though the proposal does not spell out the biblical connections that will help.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

5 of 5. Clear, good evidence. Promising.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

3 of 5. This is an important subject. Promising anticipated conclusion.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

3 of 5. This looks like it has potential. Yet, it is unclear from the proposal what the larger implications are if the results are positive.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

3 of 5. Potential, but loose methodology.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

2 of 5 (I would vote 2.5 if I could). The topic has potential and is interesting. However, it is not clear that this has an adequate goal of working with the biblical text.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

3 of 5. The strength of this proposal is the proposal progression in the narrative. But because it is focused on Saul the proposal only mentions one of three Saul killed 1k vs. David 10k, this makes it seem selective in evaluating evidence. This topic focused on the book of Samuel seems like it could have more promise to then focus on music and Saul.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

2 of 5. The general idea is useful. But over-reading Persian art. Rejoicing at tabernacles in Neh 8:9 seems like obedience to Deut 16:14 not the sculptures on the stairway at Persepolis.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

2 of 5. The proposal is very broad and it is not clear if there is adequate evidence to support the proposal. Killing a lion like the Assyrian royal lion hunt?

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

1 of 5. The proposal does not seem to have a thesis in mind.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

1 of 5. Too broad, and thematic.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

2 of 5. Interesting premise. The methods seem to take center-stage over the text.

04/17/2024

gary.schnittjer

1 of 5. Thematic. If text-based, it could be interesting.

04/17/2024

brian.toews

Looks pretty interesting, though I think he’ll have a hard time convincing me that the psalms are sequential somehow.

04/17/2024

brian.toews

Not enough here – especially his plan to “integrate and synthesize.”

04/17/2024

brian.toews

A bit confusing.

04/17/2024

brian.toews

Does he need all the discussion about the verbal system to get to his topic that Ps 8 expands the scope ….?

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This has potential, but it is unclear what is meant by constructing a biblical theology in the context of the proposal.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is an interesting suggestion and one that merits a hearing at the annual meeting.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Interpretation of Song is a perennial issue. The suggestion of a wisdom reading is not new. It would have been good to have more engagement with the literature in the abstract to better situate the proposal.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

It is unclear from the abstract how the text indicates that Daniel and friends relied on Josiah’s reform as a foundation for their trust in God. The historical situation is clear but literary links to this interpretation are missing from the abstract.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

The equation of dust (עפר) in Gen 2 to clay (חמר) elsewhere and then definitive assertion of theophany as the means of creation seems contrived and not sufficiently grounded in the textual details. There may be something to the idea that is worth exploration, but the abstract is not sufficiently developed to warrant placement in the program.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This looks like a thoughtful interdisciplinary investigation of a perennial issues in the interpretation of Chronicles.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This looks like a strong paper. My only concern is the ability to address the entirety of the thesis in the time alloted for a paper at the annual meeting.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This should be an excellent paper on an important topic.

04/17/2024

Garry Graves

Is this primarily a book review? Appears a bit ambitious.

04/17/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This paper would be better suited for a practical theology session, or a homiletics session.

04/17/2024

Garry Graves

An America First theme fits well with the first step in the Great Commission. Could be interesting.

04/18/2024

christopher.ansberry

While this proposal raises many questions (e.g., the concept of the absurd (Camus?), the eschatological perspective of the frame narrator, etc.), it pairs well with some of the other proposals in the section and possesses the promise for constructive development and discussion.

04/18/2024

christopher.ansberry

This is an excellent proposal that promises to bring clarity and theological precision to creation theology in Ecclesiastes.

04/18/2024

christopher.ansberry

This is a solid proposal that promises to bring hermeneutical and thematic clarity to Ecclesiastes through Qohelet’s contested persona.

04/18/2024

christopher.ansberry

This is an interesting proposal that is attentive to some of the key metaphors in the Song. The distinction between patricentrism and egalitarianism remains unclear to me. And the presumed hierarchy within a patricentric model is confusing to me. Nonetheless, I would welcome this paper.

04/18/2024

christopher.ansberry

This is an interesting proposal that uses Isaiah 28 and its discourse on farming techniques as a lens through which to evaluate general revelation in wisdom literature. But it lacks an awareness of certain theological concepts (order in creation and its implications), key texts in wisdom literature that serve as points of reference, and agricultural wisdom from the ancient world (e.g., Gezer tablet, The Farmer’s Instruction, etc.).

04/18/2024

jwshatzer

Interesting approach with strong recommendation.

04/18/2024

jwshatzer

Timely and important.

04/18/2024

jwshatzer

Needs more focus.

04/18/2024

jwshatzer

Doesn’t demonstrate rigorous scholarly engagement. Not sure what this adds.

04/18/2024

jwshatzer

Interesting approach to the topic. A little concerning that the recommender didn’t read the paper and also hasn’t read any longer work by the author.

04/18/2024

jwshatzer

Interesting approach to interact with a specific book to draw out and analyze these themes.

04/18/2024

jwshatzer

Interesting and thorough in approach.

04/18/2024

jwshatzer

Promising approach to utilize Bonhoeffer’s thinking for a contemporary ethical challenge.

04/18/2024

jwshatzer

Interesting approach, but not as groundbreaking as some other proposals seem potentially to be.

04/18/2024

jwshatzer

Helpful to define “human-centered,” but needs a bit more focus, I think.

04/18/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is nice close reading of the text with an interesting suggestion both in terms of understanding the Hebrew and the text’s overall role in the book.

04/18/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Interesting topic that is not often discussed.

04/18/2024

jmichaelthigpen

We have a relative dearth of work on Chronicles in the OT sections each year. It would be good to have a strong paper like this one included in the program.

04/18/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Solid proposal on a common topic, but with the advantage of applying a method that may help clarify the uses of these phrases.

04/18/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Clear approach to a classic problem.

04/18/2024

jmichaelthigpen

The proposal is interesting and timely, but the omission of Zehnder’s The Bible and Immigration (2021) and his prior work Umgang mit Fremden in Israel und Assyrien is significant.

04/18/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Looks like an excellent paper.

04/18/2024

jmichaelthigpen

It’s unclear what this paper would contribute beyond the survey.

04/18/2024

jmichaelthigpen

The breadth of the proposed paper is too much for a paper. This feels like a one paper distillation of a much larger work. It would be good if it were presented over time with individual papers focusing on narrow groups of devices.

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

looks very optimistic. not a fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

not a fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

not a clear thesis. Not a fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

looks like a very ambitious project. Not a fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

nice proposal. not a fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

not clear what the thesis is.

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

looks interesting but I don’t see a clear thesis

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting topic but I am not sure what the thesis is. not a fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting topic. not a fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

student proposals must have professor endorsement

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal. not a fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting topic and good proposal

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal. not a fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

Proposal could have been clearer. not a fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

looks like a very ambitious project. not a good fit for our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

looks like a very ambitious project.

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

correlation is not necessarily causation. I am not impressed by the proposal. It does not fit our section

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

i like this one and it fits our section

04/18/2024

Brian Gault

Excellent! Bradley has done much thinking about Ecclesiastes, and this looks to be another fine paper.

04/18/2024

Brian Gault

This proposal is coherent and clearly written, evaluating possible reasons for Qoheleth’s shifting perspectives.

04/18/2024

Brian Gault

This proposal lacks coherence, argumentation and supporting evidence.

04/18/2024

Brian Gault

While the topic is trendy, reading the Song through a patricentric lens appears to be motivated by issues outside the text, without adequate explanation of what is in the text.

04/18/2024

Brian Gault

Although I’m not sure there is much new here, this proposal best aligns with others on Ecclesiastes.

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

looks very ambitious for a 30 minute paper

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

seems to be making sweeping claims

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

highly ambitious

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting topic and its global focus fits the theme

04/18/2024

glenn.kreider

I wonder how many “progressives” have read Gutierrez. correlation is not causation

04/18/2024

robert.caldwelliii

The topic is coherent and clear. This is a Baptist topic; in years past we have been overwhelmed with Baptist papers. I do not think we’re in that boat this year (though I have not looked ahead).
The thesis is not that explicit, but there is one.
The paper could fit our session if other papers like it emerge.

04/18/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Another excellent abstract by our old friend, Ken. It is thorough, breaks new ground, and is a paper that coincides with ETS’s theme this year. If not with us, the paper should be on the program somewhere.
I would be open to having Ken present for us again this year (last time he presented with us was in 2021).

04/18/2024

robert.caldwelliii

A very good abstract and topic. This paper explores ground that I am not that familiar with; I would like to see more on Schlatter after being exposed to him in graduate school. The paper is more historical theology than church history (which is welcome).
In general, the topic fits with CHT since 1700. I think this paper should be somewhere on the program.

04/18/2024

robert.caldwelliii

This is a solid topic on Edwards, yet this work has been done. It would have been helpful had the abstract noted what is unique about his interpretation of the Protestant nature of JE on justification vis-a-vis others who have argued the same.
Topic fits with our group, CHT since 1700.

04/18/2024

robert.caldwelliii

The abstract flies high over the details, which is a drawback. I felt better once I saw who the author is. Myk Habets is a systematician who has done good work on pneumatology and historical theology. My guess is that this work is a historical theological prequel to constructive soteriology that will prominently feature theosis. With its historical orientation in the last half century, it fits within our section CHT since 1700. If we do not take this, it should appear on the program.

04/18/2024

robert.caldwelliii

A dense and well-articulated abstract that breaks new ground. This will be a great paper. It fits with our group and should be on the program if we do not pick it up.

04/18/2024

robert.caldwelliii

I like this topic; Barnes was widely influential and not much work is done on him. This paper would fit with our section. It should appear on the ETS program.

04/18/2024

robert.caldwelliii

This looks like it will be a great paper. I want to hear it!

04/18/2024

m.haddad

Sounds like the paper will cover quite a lot of ground.

04/18/2024

m.haddad

What a fascinating approach.

04/18/2024

m.haddad

Such a creative approach. Thank you.

04/18/2024

m.haddad

Looking forward to hearing this paper, and praying we can!

04/18/2024

m.haddad

Exciting proposal. A fascinating approach to women’s leadership memorialized in Scripture against women’s contributions ignored and thinned in later centuries. As Craig Keener and others suggestion, Scripture elevates women unlike any text from antiquity.

04/18/2024

m.haddad

A history that needs telling, to be sure.

04/18/2024

m.haddad

This should be a book!

04/18/2024

m.haddad

Unity is certainly prized by the NT as a worthy goal and one well worth pursuing. A great topic to consider! Yet, the approach here might articulate a clearer structure or trajectory in attaining unity, and testing/determining whether it has been achieved.

04/18/2024

m.haddad

This paper seeks to reexamine the meaning of head through revisiting the “literal and figurative” concepts of kephale for women and men and its implications for egalitarian and complementarians. It is not especially how this approach is unique?

04/19/2024

adesolaakala

A lot to put into one short paper, but good premise and content

04/19/2024

adesolaakala

Would have been helpful to included specific ‘clothed in Christ’ verses as most of them are ethical in context – walking in love, etc.

04/19/2024

adesolaakala

Good practical connections to contemporary gender issues in the church.

04/19/2024

adesolaakala

A well-worn debate, but it might offer a clear view of the exegetical field, and it would be interesting to see where he lands.

04/19/2024

adesolaakala

Great biblical and practical topic. It would be helpful to also discuss examples from within church history to demonstrate the significance, success, and necessity of this role.

04/19/2024

adesolaakala

Interesting proposal, bringing to light the hidden role of women in the abolition of slavery.

04/19/2024

adesolaakala

Very interesting historical topic.

04/19/2024

adesolaakala

A very significant but generally overlooked verse. Excellent for inclusion of women as followers of Jesus, the Rabbi.

04/19/2024

adesolaakala

The proposal has raised important questions, but the approach seems to be more conversational than academic. A clear framework is needed, and possibly references to works that have tackled this issue of unity and finding common ground.

04/19/2024

bsmith016

I heard this paper at the SW regional and it was excellent. I believe he wont the paper prize too.

04/19/2024

bsmith016

I heard this paper at the SW regional and it was excellent. I believe he won the paper prize too.

04/19/2024

bsmith016

Not an entirely outdated proposal, but not very interesting among the proposals

04/19/2024

bsmith016

Pick one, Patrick. 🙂

04/19/2024

bsmith016

Might be interesting

04/19/2024

bsmith016

I like Alexander’s work but I don’t think this is interesting or unique enough

04/19/2024

bsmith016

Might be interesting

04/19/2024

bsmith016

Would be interested to hear this one

04/19/2024

bsmith016

Good

04/19/2024

bsmith016

Thesis doesn’t feel settled to me but could be interesting if executed

04/19/2024

Greg Forster

Apparently “comment cannot be blank” so I’m putting this here.

04/19/2024

Greg Forster

Apparently “comment cannot be blank” so I’m putting this here.

04/19/2024

Greg Forster

Apparently “comment cannot be blank” so I’m putting this here.

04/19/2024

dgfirth

Until the last sentence of the proposal I was going to give this a lower rating. My fear is that there is an OT Theology gloss being applied to what is otherwise a straight Hosea paper. But if the last sentence becomes key then it could be OK.

04/19/2024

dgfirth

Not a great thematic fit but does seem to be trying to integrate material in a helpful way.

04/19/2024

dgfirth

It moves towards our theme, and to the extent that Esther is often marginalized in OT Theology I would like to have it represented. But I am worried about positive / negative binary.

04/19/2024

dgfirth

Fits theme well and draws in a range of materials. Only concern is that it might be trying to do too much in one paper.

04/19/2024

dgfirth

There’s lots here that definitely could be interesting, especially given Heiser’s views on systematic theology, but its not really on theme.

04/19/2024

dgfirth

Looks like a strong proposal that is grounded in the text but explores them from a synthetic theological perspective.

04/19/2024

dgfirth

Not on topic, but a potentially interesting paper, but would only include if we don’t have enough on topic.

04/19/2024

dgfirth

Far too much for a single paper, and I am not convinced that it is offering OT Theology.

04/19/2024

dgfirth

It would be stronger if the proposal drew out the political implications of the proposal more directly, but this has potential.

04/19/2024

dgfirth

The paper itself seems fine, but this is surely not the right place for it – not sure how this contribute to OT Theology beyond the exegesis of a specific passage and it does not address the theme.

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting topic. proposal seems hard to fit into 30 minute paper

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

seems largely to repeat what has been done. Not sure what is new

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

nice proposal and important topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting topic, poorly written proposal does not give confidence in the quality of the paper

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

looks like an interesting paper

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

I recommend the other paper be accepted and not this one

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

looks like an overly ambitious topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

seems overly optimistic and slightly polarizing

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

nice proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

An important topic, but I’m not sure ETS is the best venue

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

an interesting and important topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

If the paper intends to provide a new definition, I think it should be in the thesis.

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

yes

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

what is the thesis?

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

looks like an interesting topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

could have potential

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

The proposal appears overly ambitious

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

thesis?

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

odd to criticize an historian for not being a biblical scholar

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

due to the ongoing influence of Sproul’s book, perhaps a critical interaction is appropriate

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

not sure what is new here

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

I’d love to hear more

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

an important topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

accept the other paper and reject this one

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

I’m confused by some of this

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

accept this one and reject the other

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

reject this one in favor of the other

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

what is the thesis?

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good topic.

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

accept the other paper

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

excellent proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

not convinced

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

an important topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

well written proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

reject this one in favor of the other

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

has good potential

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good abstract

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

not clear what the thesis is

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

the abstract could be clearer; I’m not completely sure what is being asserted

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

i’d love to hear more

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

the paper promises survey

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

proposal could be clearer

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

not clear what the thesis is

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal from a senior scholar

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

I’d love to hear more

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

accept the other proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

an important topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

overly simplistic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

could be clearer

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

I’m confused

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

proposal could be clearer

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting. good proposal

04/19/2024

Ken Magnuson

A substantive look at a significant current issue.

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good topic although the proposal seems very ambitious

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

has potential

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

could be a good paper

04/19/2024

Ken Magnuson

Looks interesting; the abstract could be sharpened a bit.

04/19/2024

Ken Magnuson

Well constructed, though it doesn’t indicate what scholarly sources it will engage. Should be in the program.

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

excellent proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

full disclosure (in case it’s not clear): this is from my student

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

i like it

04/19/2024

Ken Magnuson

Likely too broad to do justice to all of the issues raised, but an important engagement, and worth including if focused.

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

I wish the proposal went further

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

another full disclosure: Keith is my student. He does excellent work and has presented several times at both regional and national ETS

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

a lot of information in this proposal

04/19/2024

Ken Magnuson

An important topic to address at ETS, but the abstract is very basic and doesn’t indicate with whom the author will engage.

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

an important topic

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

not seeing anything new here

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Excellent acquaintance with the secondary literature
Excellent support even from Augustine’s lesser known works
Adequate enunciation of proposal thesis

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

pretty optimistic in scope

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

not clear how this will work

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

interesting proposal

04/19/2024

Ken Magnuson

Could be interesting, though it suffers from the problem of painting evangelicalism with much too broad a brush. Also, the ‘recommendation’ is not sufficient to instill confidence in the paper.

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

proposal could be clearer

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

Ken Magnuson

This looks interesting and compelling.

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

excellent proposal

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Good statement of thesis
Important topic in South Asian context
Well-developed argument
Undeveloped interaction with secondary literature

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

accept the other one

04/19/2024

glenn.kreider

good proposal

04/19/2024

Ken Magnuson

Interesting and fresh approach to the question of polity and where it belongs.

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Imprecise proposal thesis
Little interaction with secondary literature beyond Rutledge
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/19/2024

Bryan Murawski

I’m a bit concerned that the recommending supervisor has not read the paper according to his statement.

04/19/2024

Bryan Murawski

I agree with Gary’s assessment regarding the lack of clear indication of a concrete allusion. It looks like he’s got a clear method and thesis though.

04/19/2024

Bryan Murawski

I’m pleased with the recommendation from DeRouchie.

04/19/2024

Ken Magnuson

Solid paper and should be included in our program on global evangelicalism.

04/19/2024

Bryan Murawski

Some concern that the recommendation focuses on the student more than the paper. No clearly discernable method and also quite a few additional allusions thrown in there at the end.

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent interaction with other positions
Clear biblical and theological argumentation

04/19/2024

Bryan Murawski

Solid recommendation, full membership status probable by ETS, and good topic.

04/19/2024

Ken Magnuson

Looks like a strong presentation (even though I’d quibble with several fine points), and I like seeing engagement with standard topics in ethics alongside more ‘cutting edge’ topics.

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Proposal from world class theologian
Interesting and pertinent topic
Clear theological argumentation

04/19/2024

Bryan Murawski

Intriguing premise.

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis
Interesting and pertinent topic
Clear theological argumentation

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis
Little interaction with secondary literature
Interesting topic

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Adequate thesis
Little interaction with secondary literature
Ambiguous biblical and theological argumentation

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Limited interaction with secondary literature
Adequate proposal thesis
Interesting topic

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent acquaintance with the secondary literature
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Confusing thesis and argumentation
Good acquaintance with the secondary literature

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

For our section, this could be a helpful book-level BT paper w/ theological implications.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Substance here, but trying to do quite a lot.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

May be a good exegetical & intertextual focus for the open section.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Seems substantive enough for an ETS paper, but trying to pull together a host of threads. Perhaps not a good fit for the BT session.

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Certainly a bold and pertinent idea
Unfortunately, it strikes me less as a theological proposal and more as a roadmap for racial recommendation–which, btw, is a good thing. And it almost reads as a promotion for Restory Us Travel Seminar.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Could be promising, but could also fail to land.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Substantive enough for the program. I’m not sure there is enough methodological precision here to be able to land the sweeping assessments he’s wanting to make about the prophetic arrangement.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Looks interesting. If the focus here is exegetical (rather than surveying scholarship), it could work for the BT session (also strong reccs from Porter & Boda).

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Seems to be a classic restatement of compatibilism and the decree against recent antagonists
I wish I saw something unique

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Interesting topic, but perhaps more at home in an open section.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Perhaps a better fit in a Systematic Theology or Ecclesiology open section.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Could work for the conference. For our group, its scope may be too broad for a single presentation.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

The topic is fine but the thesis seems very basic (perhaps too inductive w/o a clear sense of what this study contributes to).

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Unclear thesis
I wish the proposal had given us a hint of the argument
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Looks like an interesting topic (the thesis is perhaps still a little broad).

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

This could be interesting, exploring a question prompted by John’s Gospel as a whole but probing a particular exegetical issue. Has a clear focus.

04/19/2024

paul.thorsell

Murky thesis but clear argument
Little interaction with secondary literature except for Owen and Vermigli
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Looks like an interesting exploration of the method question w/ a clear focus. Could complement our session, especially if some of the other papers have a Gospels orientation.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

I’m unsure about the stated method here.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Looks like substantive enough for the conference; though, this tracks really closely with our papers from last year’s open session.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Maybe more at home in SYSTH. But also, several of the statements here are imprecise formulations.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

I may be wrong, but this reads like the prompt for a class project. I’m not sure it’s going to be ready for an ETS presentation.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Substance here, but the parallels being drawn are quite well-established and also general. Perhaps not focused enough for our group?

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Looks like there’s enough substance here for an ETS paper, but it looks to focus exclusively on the historical comparative work in 2TJ. I’m not sure his abstract draws a strong enough connection to Revelation/NT theology to be a good fit for the BT group.

04/19/2024

ched.spellman

Looks interesting, but more at home in a SYSTH open section (or contemporary historical theoogy).

04/19/2024

martin.culy

Not a good fit.

04/19/2024

martin.culy

Appears to be a rigorous analysis of an issue that might impact how a challenging passage is understood.

04/19/2024

martin.culy

Looks very solid to me and is right in line with the purpose of the NTGLE.

04/19/2024

martin.culy

Sounds intriguing. Although not a typical presentation for the NTGLE, applying linguistic analysis to the GNT to address questions of intention certainly fits with our focus.

04/20/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

The abstract is clear, but the paper falls a little outside the central focus of this section. A paper on Gospel harmonization is better placed in a general New Testament section or a section on the Gospels rather than a section specifically dedicated to Luke-Acts. The paper also appears to place argumentative weight on what Luke does not say and thus explicitly admits to making an argument from silence.

04/20/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

The abstract is clear, but the paper falls a little outside the central focus of this section. A paper on Gospel harmonization is better placed in a general New Testament section or a section on the Gospels rather than a section specifically dedicated to Luke-Acts. The paper also appears to place argumentative weight on what Luke does not say and thus explicitly admits to making an argument from silence.

04/20/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Paper is ST not BT.

04/20/2024

nblake.hearson

An interesting topic but is very general with respect to what will be done with the Hebrew term.

04/20/2024

wedward.glenny

This might be a good paper for another session, if not for ours.

04/20/2024

wedward.glenny

Looks good. I would like to hear this paper.

04/20/2024

wedward.glenny

Clear description of what looks like a worthwhile topic. It is in many ways complementary to Patrick’s other proposal, and it might be best to use one or the other in the open session.

04/20/2024

wedward.glenny

This is no doubt helpful in view of modern discussions of hermeneutics, but I am not sure it will interest most of our potential attenders.

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fit

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

ok

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

invited

04/20/2024

wedward.glenny

I would listen to this, because of my interest in Revelation, but it seems a bit abstract.

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fit

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fine

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fit

04/20/2024

wedward.glenny

Good proposal. A helpful topic and some new (to me) thoughts on it.

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fit

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fine for medieval section

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fit

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fit

04/20/2024

wedward.glenny

I would be interested to learn more about Delitzch, but his approach to Isaiah, not so much.

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fine, new area for us

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

Invited paper

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fine for medieval sectional

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

A straight-forward (and not flashy) proposal by a mature NT scholar with a good track record for scholarship

04/20/2024

wedward.glenny

This looks like a practical and helpful approach to this issue.

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

ok

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fine

04/20/2024

wedward.glenny

This looks good, and a study of a specific text would complement the other proposals.

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

ok

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

ok

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

ok

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

The topic is of some interest to me because of my interest in 1 Corinthians. But it is a student paper and the recommender has not read the paper and admits that it is a “rather sparse proposal.”

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fine for medieval sectional

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

could go in a NT session

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fine, somewhat basic

04/20/2024

wedward.glenny

This paper has merit, and could be interesting. It could also be basic and not have much new to offer.

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fine

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

ffine, maybe for medieval sectional?

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fine, maybe we need a misson/evangelism section as well

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

Two considerations for accepting this paper proposal. First, most (evangelical) scholars have not found a place within Paul’s three missionary journeys for the gospel to have come to Crete and so use this as one of the key evidences that the apostle engaged in a “Fourth” missionary journey after being initially exiled by Nero. This paper offers a different interpretation of events. Second, Frank is a seasoned scholar with a demonstrated track record of excellent work.

04/20/2024

glen.thompson

fine

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

Positive: An interesting proposal that appears to break new ground.
Negative: A student paper (though with a strong recommendation)

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

It is hard to judge the quality of this paper. The topic is certainly one that will catch people’s attention but it is not so clear from the proposal that it will offer much that is new. I do not know the scholar and so it is impossible for me to judge the likely quality of this paper.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

This paper is “preaching to the choir” and thus not likely to have a significant impact.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

The topic is of interest to me because of my extensive writing on 1 & 2 Thessalonians, as well as my work on epistolary analysis. My interpretation of this issue differs from this proposal. In fact, I believe that the case for multiple authorship or the contribution of Silas and Timothy in these letters is very weak. And it has been made on more than one occasion by others. Thus my admittedly biased opinion is to not accept this proposal.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

I like the topic a lot and thus find the proposal interesting. However, it is not clear if it will offer an explanation to the problem of Luke’s silence about the collection that is in any substantive way new.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

Despite my interest in 1 Corinthians and Paul’s letter openings, this proposal does not offer any insightful reflections beyond what is already quite obvious from the text. Furthermore, the broad goal of trying “to pinpoint the center of 1 Corinthians” based on topics (cross, holiness and unity) itself is problematic.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

It is impossible for me to discern from this brief abstract the likely quality of the paper to be given. If any on the steering committee have confidence in the previous academic work of the presenter, then this proposal might be worthy of consideration. If not, there is not much new in the proposal.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

The three marks of a true church advocated by Reformed churches ought to be viewed from the specific historical setting of its day–not Paul’s first-century letter to Corinth. This proposal also seems focused less on understanding 1 Corinthians better than in proving the “dominant Protestant paradigm of the Reformation marks” wrong.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

The topic is a controversial one and thus likely to draw interest. However, the proposed alternative reading of the key preposition ‘dia’ seems highly questionable. And has this alternative reading never been proposed before? Gurry has done competent work in textual studies, but I don’t know any work his done outside this field. And to what degree does he feel Gruden (also at Phoenix Seminary but retired) looking over his shoulder? Wiser folks on this steering committee will have to decide on this proposal.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

The presenter is more of an apologist than a NT scholar (see website for Institute for Religous Research) and this seems reflected in this paper proposal.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

No clear thesis. Proposal lacks academic rigor.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

I do not find the proposal very interesting or compelling.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

The proposal is too narrowly focused on Mathew Bates’ works which do not seem “influential” enough to create much interest in this topic.

04/20/2024

jeffreya.weima

There remain significant problems with the starting point of this proposal, namely, that the “I” in Rom 7 “does refer to Paul and key aspects of Paul’s Christian experience.” Furthermore, grammatical appeals to Rev 5:7 for understanding Paul’s use in Rom 7 of the perfect participle are methodologically problematic.

04/20/2024

raymond.lubeck

This looks like a very promising and fruitful topic, both in terms of its target passages and the scope of its broader hermeneutical metholodlogy

04/20/2024

raymond.lubeck

This is a tougher call for me. I know Amber quite well, and she is an enthusiastic, energetic speaker (which could provide a welcome breath of fresh air to any session!).
Personally, I am not as enamored with orality or human memory as bases or significant factors in scriptural revelation, though I am aware that this seemingly is a topic du jour in N.T. studies. As such, it could spark some interesting group conversation. The paper could also exemplify the more widely regarded categories of Richard Hays in practice.

04/20/2024

raymond.lubeck

As one unfamiliar with SFL coherence, I feel under-equipped to comment as evaluator of the methodology espoused. But, like Gary and Bryan, this sounds theory-laden without a specifically targeted case study.

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

creative. connects directly with conference theme

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

timely topic for current cancel culture. An instructive foray into Korean evangelicalism.

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

Textual, specific, and tied to conference theme.

04/20/2024

raymond.lubeck

Though I find the premise very intriguing, I have some concerns about the methodology underlying and informing the study. In particular, I find the expression “the canonical capstone to Israel’s story.” It strikes me as a conflation of paradigms. I understand referring to 2 Crhon. 36 or Revelation 20–22 as canonical capstone, or even the great commission as a “canonical capstone to Matthew.” But for a storyline narrative that continues into Acts, I think that “canonical capstone is inapt.” I do not think that this conflation is superficial, but probably a systemic issue.

04/20/2024

raymond.lubeck

I could be persuaded to rank this as a three-star rather than a four-star. I am not sure how the technical term “dynamic analogies” informs this study, and his description of the term is not perspicuous. But I gave it four stars simply because works on 2 Peter and intertextuality (other than with Jude) are fairly unexplored regions in biblical scholarship.

04/20/2024

raymond.lubeck

This looks like a fascinating study. I’m not sure about authorial intentionality on Mark’s part, or whether this is a correlation seen (midrashically?) by the reader. But I would like to be convinced of the former, if he can warrant it from the text.

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

sounds a bit diffuse and elementary

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

clearly written, focused, insightful

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

Abstract needs more specifics

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

promising topic, but more specific examples from Ephesians should be given.

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

I want more convincing that this is not a superficial synthesis of others’ views

04/20/2024

raymond.lubeck

I too have reservations about his reading of Gal. 3:8. More pointedly I cannot tell if his saying (two times) that “Abraham did not see [inclusion of gentiles]” as a statement about an anachronistic historical phenomenon (was Abraham a Jew or a gentile?), or that Abraham didn’t even envision that as a future promise.

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

specific, relevant

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

specific, interesting, well-written

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

timely critique of flawed model

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

specific, text-bound, related to conference theme

04/20/2024

raymond.lubeck

We can certainly all recognize the challenge of Paul’s vocabulary and flow of rhetoric in 1 Timothy. So I’m sanguine about gaining some clarity. But I am not sold on the presumed premise that Paul is combatting false teaching in Ephesus. Of all N.T. churches, the Ephesian church was the best taught, and the critique that they receive in Revelation is unrelated to false doctrine, centering instead on their now-dormant love.

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

a bit broad. I’m not convinced of significant originality

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

lacks originality

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

focused, interesting, well-written

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

related to current TC trends, textual, good endorsement

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

I think this paper will be well-attended and of interest to a broad audience

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

I want to be more convinced of originality and focus

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

I think this paper will be well-attended

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

seems a bit broad

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

specific, and of broad interest to ETS members

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

I’m not necessarily convinced, but he has a clear thesis and plenty of data.

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

well-written, specific

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

I commented in the first listing of this proposal

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

interacts with recent research on classic topic

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

It’s certainly original, but I need more convincing that this is a viable thesis

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

interesting application of social science to textual question.

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

I need more convincing that this paper is not just a student’s reader response reflections on mountains

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

In light of Nancy’s newly published book, this should be good

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

focused paper by senior scholar

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

interesting literary study

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

proposal is not developed enough, more research should be done and reflected in the proposal

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

relevant, specific, interesting

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

an original angle on a continued debated issue

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

interesting, creative, clear thesis

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

clear and interesting, though I wish he had listed some of the Second Temple literature he will interact with

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

clear thesis, textual. (he is my student. I’m trying to be objective. I wanted to just make a comment that he was my student, but the system won’t allow just a comment, it demanded a rating)

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

creative, textual, clear thesis

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

needs a bit more specificity of examples from Romans and/or Isaiah

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

interesting paper by senior scholar

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

I need more convincing that this paper will bring something new to the question

04/20/2024

robert.plummer

specific, textual, clear

04/20/2024

joanne.jung

Highly recommend.

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

flowery proposal, but I’m still wanting to be convinced of the original contribution of the proposed paper.

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

original approach to a puzzling text by a senior scholar

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

I do not see a professor’s endorsement. Also, it’s hard to see how this can add anything beyond Bauckham’s work on this topic

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

creative approach, clear and detailed proposal, good professorial endorsement

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

note the paper has not been written yet and the description sounds like an unoriginal overview of imagery

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

clearly described in proposal, potentially helpful insights

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

original approach, related to conference theme

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

The proposal does not convince me of the thesis, but it is clear and I’m intrigued to hear more

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

interesting, creative, clearly conceived

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

interesting, clear, focused, good endorsement. I wonder why Rex is listed as having full membership, but then he also has a professorial endorsement.

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

creative, interesting look at the NT to answer the question of Biblical authors and characters employed logic

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

clear proposal. original approach to a debated text

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

not enough that is original here, professorial recommendation is subdued

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

I would like to see more specifics in the proposal

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

not overly original, professorial recommendation is subdued

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

no professorial recommendation, questionable thesis

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

clear thesis, related to current debate, proposed by full member (not a student)

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

It’s hard to see how this student’s paper can add anything beyond the many studies on structure that have already been done on the Epistle of James

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

an interesting and relevant topic. I wish there were more rooting in the text of the NT

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

strong endorsement from established scholar, new angle on combat language in Revelation

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

I’m not in agreement with his thesis, but he has clearly laid out his plan and will be arguing from the NT

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

student proposal not yet written. I question how helpful or original the proposed relation of faithfulness and perfection will be

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

I”m looking for something beyond the scholars he cites

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

interesting, original, relevant

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

The translation of the Lord’s prayer is already widely embraced. I don’t see enough specificity about how the church of the global South will help us.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

It includes a clear description of Crosby and Ivemy’s similar approach and possible direction of relevance for today. It could use a clearer thesis, moving it from more descriptive in nature. It shows no engagement with other research on the topic and what is new about the research. For that reason, unless it was further clarified, I don’t see it adding to the field.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

Excellent proposal that fits well with the program and our unit, covers has a clear thesis, and is relevant for today. I would like to see this in our section.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

Strong proposal that has clear thesis, direction, and relevance for today. I wonder if the title could be reworked to draw a bigger audience. I’m not sure if these figures have as much interest, but certainly the methodological and Christological controversies might.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

Clear thesis, direction, and proposal infer that it will be in dialogue with other interpreters of Edwards. I would love to see those named. I definitely think Edwards always draws people, that this topic in particular is a draw, but I wonder what is really unique in it. Scholars such as Danaher and Strobel have already done significant work in this area. If it was reworked, it could be a possibility.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

Interesting topic that could have an audience. But this proposal is descriptive, extremely vague, and very broad. If the proposal was reworked, it might be considered, but as it stands now, more needs to be fleshed out.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

Atherstone gave an excellent paper before for us and again has a clear thesis, direction, and adds to new research on the Charismatic Controversy.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

Interesting topic and may draw an audience. I would have given it 3.5 stars if possible. It remains a bit descriptive and its unclear how this fits with other research on Barnes and 19th C. Presbyterian thought.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

Well written proposal that would be a good fit in our session. Wilberforce should draw an audience.

04/21/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

I think this is the strongest proposal in our lineup. Having published a monograph on the Jerusalem Council, I can say that the thesis seeks to push the discussion forward. I would highly recommend this paper for our session.

04/21/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

The proposal has a clear thesis, but it indicates that the argument hinges on two lexical choices in Luke’s Gospel that are both translated as “blessed” in English. This seems to predicate the paper’s argument on a word-concept fallacy with the concept of “blessedness” possessing a two-sided nature. The idea of an “interpretive triangle” is not methodologically derived but rather intuitively drawn by extracting select words and phrases from different parts of a text with markedly different contexts to attempt to construct a theme or message about Mary. I do not recommend that this proposal be accepted.

04/21/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

Argues for a priestly role in Lukan Christology that others supposedly fail to recognize. This is an important topic, but the approach of applying a “comprehensive analytical lens” is undefined and too broad.

04/21/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

The abstract is detailed, represents the author’s research, and has a thesis. There is a question on how the paper is hermeneutically situated since it appears that Acts is being read as a pure transcription of what Paul said to the Ephesian church as well as the role Paul’s words play with respect to the narrative of Acts.

I was disappointed to see the letter of recommendation as it does not reflect well on Jason’s professor or institution. Despite the letter of recommendation, I think there are strengths to the abstract that indicate that this would make a good paper, even if it is for another general section.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

I would give this 3.5 stars, possibly 4. I’m interested in Edwards and the interplay between Noll’s interpretative model and Edwards. I’m not sure if anything new is really being said, however.

04/21/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

This proposal has a clear thesis statement at the end of the proposal and indicates a methodological approach, although the types of discourse features, the particular discourse analysis principles to be used, and the procedure for analyzing the text are left unstated. This is the stronger of Ray Umphrey’s two proposals, and I would recommend it as a potential paper for our section or another general New Testament section.

04/21/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

The proposal has a clear thesis, but without a clearly stated methodology or rationale for connecting Paul’s quoted speech in Acts to Jesus’ quoted speech in the Gospels other than comparative observations. No means for assessing a meaningful relationship between the texts is indicated. There is also an issue of where the paper is situated hermeneutically since the proposal wants to treat Paul’s speech in Acts and Paul’s writings from his letters as equal instances for comparison without considering Luke’s role as the author of Acts.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

I would give this 3.5 if I could. It appears to be new research and may attract Reformed Baptist audience. It remains a bit descriptive in the proposal and I’m not sure how significant Monck’s influence is or how valuable his a retrieval of his work. I would love to be convinced that he should be retrieved.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

Well-written solid proposal. I think it would draw an audience interested in Baptist studies.

04/21/2024

karin.stetina

Clear topic and direction. Seems a lot of interest in Gill. I would love to know whether this has already by covered and where Pendergrass’s work fits in the larger pool of Gill scholarship.

04/21/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

The proposal does have a thesis, but there is not a clear methodology indicated in the proposal other than to examine the themes of delay and witness across OT texts and Second Temple literature. How Luke addresses the delay of the Parousia is a well-worn topic, and it does not appear that this proposal seeks to contribute a fresh perspective on this topic. I would not recommend it for our section.

04/21/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

This proposal has a clear thesis and demonstrates a clear organization to the argument. There is also evidence that the topic has been sufficiently researched. I would recommend this proposal for presentation.

04/21/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

This paper makes a clear claim about the reading of Luke 5:33–39 as a coherent pericope based on linguistic, contextual, and theological points. I would recommend this paper, but it may be more appropriate for a general section since this pericope appears in each of the Synoptic Gospels. I suspect that the author modified the proposal to try to fit the Luke-Acts sections because there is currently no Gospels section at ETS. This paper would fit best in a section on the Synoptic Gospels.

04/21/2024

Zachary K. Dawson

The paper identifies the covenantal sense of ἐπαγγελία in the NT, but then takes the paper in two directions. First, it compares Luke’s use of covenantal language to Paul’s letters, which makes this more of a thematic, biblical-theological paper that extends beyond the Lukan writings. Second, it intends to show how covenantal lexis corresponds to Luke’s theme of salvation history in Luke-Acts. The second purpose of the paper is relevant to the Luke-Acts section, but the first purpose would fit better in a more general New Testament or even biblical theology section. One way or the other, I think it would make for an interesting paper.

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

student paper. professorial recommendation was muted. A question of how much other documents within the canon should interpret the interpretation of a particular part.

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

interesting deeper exploration of often assumed issue

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

sounds like a promising narrative study

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

topic has been written on so much. I’m not convinced there’s enough originality here

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

creative angle to exam a well-known text

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

He seems to assume a false dichotomy between belief in Jesus as Incarnate Son and Jesus as Atoning Sacrifice for our sin.

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

If the paper were already written, I would give it 4 stars. But, because it is just a student proposal, I give it 3 stars. If he succeeds at this, it sounds interesting.

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

I’m trying to see what would be new or original in the paper.

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

Jesus expected his disciples to still the storm?

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

endorsement from the professor was muted. abstract is wanting.

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

good endorsement. perhaps a worthy introduction to a new type of intertextual study

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

clear, focused, interesting

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

worthy topic, strong endorsement

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

I question whether “virtue” or “virtue formation” are theological categories for Matthew.

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

Interesting topic and should be done well by CSNTM staff

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

nice new angle on old issue. Also, Jarrett is a good oral presenter

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

guidelines for typology is a worthy topic. debated, but worthy

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

I’m not convinced of the echo by the proposal, but perhaps his full paper will be more persuasive

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

strong professorial endorsement with detailed proposal

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

sharp, focused, creative

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

I’m not convinced, but he has 19 reasons. (!) He’s passionate about the topic, with a focused thesis, so that should make for an interesting presentation

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

I commented on the first appearance of the proposal in the list

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

topic is interesting and clear. I wish the professorial endorsement were stronger, though

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

my first impression is that the paper lacks originality

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

clear, interesting

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

clear, focused, interacting well with other scholarship

04/21/2024

robert.plummer

two stars because no professorial recommendation and I’d like to see some actual data to support the thesis

04/21/2024

james.wilhoit

MY preference would be to have the paper focus on presenting the author’s argument first and when that is established suggest that the models mentioned will have less traction in the context described in the paper.

04/21/2024

james.wilhoit

This may be a strong presentation, but the proposal is really too thin to evaluate properly.

04/21/2024

james.wilhoit

The proposal needs to show sources or how their treatment will be unique.

04/21/2024

james.wilhoit

A worthy case to explore. The analysis needs a more explicit theoretical foundation to be convincing.

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

This subject has a lot of promise, but the proposal needs to be developed in more detail, and it needs to incorporate a broader selection of scripture. There are many sayings in Proverbs that would cohere with the argument proposed in this abstract.

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

Bradley has presented some excellent papers in our recent meetings, and this proposal certainly continues that trend. He thinks clearly and deeply both on the text of scripture and on the scholarly literature. I look forward to hearing this paper!

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

This is a solid and substantive proposal addressing an important topic in the study of Ecclesiastes.

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

I am not sure where this paper is going to land, but often hearing a contrarian view can clarify some issues in interpretation. This is not the strongest proposal in this year’s group, but it could be an interesting part of the program.

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

Ian has done some excellent papers in the Psalms and Hebrew Poetry section, so I know that he will present a paper that reflects careful and original thinking. Even though he addresses many of the longstanding issues in the study of Ecclesiastes, I suspect he will view them in a fresh way.

04/22/2024

jeffreya.weima

It is hard for me to discern the potential value of this proposal. Mark is very familiar with the scholarship on the Galatians letter and is in a better position to comment about the degree to which this proposal offers much that is new or weighty, and so his judgement on this should be given more weight.

04/22/2024

jeffreya.weima

A straight-forward, though by no means stimulating or provocative, proposal. Is it really the case that no previous scholar has argued that 5:13-14 function in support of the immediately preceding statement of 5:12?

04/22/2024

jeffreya.weima

The proposal lacks cogency and academic rigor.

04/22/2024

jeffreya.weima

A competent proposal that helpfully surveys the issue but does not appear to offer any substantially new argument to support the conclusion that Rom 5:18 refers to the universal salvation of humankind.

04/22/2024

Adam Howell

This seems to be a strong and well-researched proposal although I don’t see anything that clearly states a thesis or how the analysis bears on Hosea’s interpretation. This seems to be exclusively a semantics and pragmatics presentation, but it is still a strong proposal. If we wanted the open session to complement some of the content of the invited sessions on the Hebrew verb, I believe this paper should be included since it deals with the yiqtol.

04/22/2024

Adam Howell

This is another strong proposal. With Jason’s recommendation here, I would be very willing to accept a student paper to the session and encourage future work. I’d be curious to see if the argument is convincing, but I would imagine the analysis and discussion would certainly get “the guild” thinking as Jason called it.

04/22/2024

Adam Howell

The topic seems interesting, and if we wanted to include two papers on Hosea, I would be in favor of approving this one. However, I don’t think it is as strong as other papers proposed.

04/22/2024

jeffreya.weima

A competent (but not particularly stimulating) proposal.

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Apparently “comment cannot be blank” so I’m putting this here.

04/22/2024

jeffreya.weima

I am concerned that this student presentation will, like the proposal itself, try to cover too much material in the limited time available in seminar presentations, and also not add anything substantially new to the discussion.

04/22/2024

robert.yarbrough

I agree with jmichaelthigpen below.

04/22/2024

jeffreya.weima

A proposal to consider. But does this person have a demonstrated track record of solid biblical scholarship? And what about his communication skills?

04/22/2024

robert.yarbrough

Agree with jmichaelthigpen above.

04/22/2024

jeffreya.weima

Perhaps. Linda: He refers to your work on this. Your opinion on this proposal should have more weight.

04/22/2024

matthew.harmon

I agree that this is a conversation that has already happened and I do not see anything here that pushes the conversation forward.

04/22/2024

matthew.harmon

Given ongoing conversations and Patrick’s use of this in his Transfiguration book, I think this would be a good paper for our section.

04/22/2024

matthew.harmon

This would be a good paper for our section, but I would lean towards preferring Patrick’s other paper for our section and sending this on for consideration in other sections.

04/22/2024

matthew.harmon

The topic is interesting and looks to be well researched, but perhaps not of interest to our potential attendees.

04/22/2024

matthew.harmon

I agree with the previous comments, especially Patrick’s “mid” 🙂

I also defer to Brandon and Ed as the Revelation experts among us.

04/22/2024

Adam Howell

This proposal seems to be strong and also includes recent research. If we stay with a topic of the Hebrew verb like the invited session, this would be a solid paper to include. I may be a little confused by the conclusion here, but it seems that the paper will bear that out.

04/22/2024

matthew.harmon

I think this paper could pair nicely with Patrick’s on the fourfold sense and premodern interpretation.

04/22/2024

Adam Howell

I personally like the idea of this paper, but being more focused on Masoretic notes and manuscripts, it may not fit directly into the Hebrew Language session. This also looks to be more of a survey of manuscripts rather than proposing a clear thesis.

04/22/2024

matthew.harmon

I think this paper could be intersting on the historical level, but I’m not sure that this is a good fit for our section.

04/22/2024

Adam Howell

I feel like much of the information given in the proposal distracted from the main thesis and goal of the paper. Even so, in keeping with Hebrew language topics, this would likely be an interesting paper and one that was good for the open session. As I’ve mentioned before, if we somewhat aligned this session with the invited session, this would be another paper with some focus on the verbal system (wayyiqtol). The proposal itself doesn’t seem overly strong, but the topic would be fitting in my opinion.

04/22/2024

matthew.harmon

I think this would be a good addition to our section.

04/22/2024

matthew.harmon

This could shed some fresh light on a well-known passage/topic.

04/22/2024

matthew.harmon

This paper proposes a bold approach to an important issue, but the key issue is whether or not the presenter could pull this off successfully.

04/22/2024

Wayne Cornett

It is a pap.er I would like to hear

04/22/2024

Wayne Cornett

I agree that it belongs in a general section and think we should forward it to that committee.

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

valuable topic, but no clear thesis. not really a patristic/medieval topic based on the wording of the abstract

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

Seems well-grounded and focused on a narrow enough topic to address adequately in the time allowed

04/22/2024

Wayne Cornett

The method appears flawed to me. I could be wrong.

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

This seems more fitting for other specialized sections or the general sessions

04/22/2024

Wayne Cornett

I like the idea and think it could be a fruitful paper. I wonder if the idea of using a “comprehensive analytical lens” will allow it actually to be fruitful or only be vague enough to suggest fruit should be sought here. So, it is not a hard pass.

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

Good fit in terms of topic; fairly narrow topic; would perhaps best be paired with other papers that form a larger theme

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

another example of close reading of a particular father, though this one is more tempered by concerns about today’s theological questions and vocabulary, which would be better more as an accent to the paper than the main focus (?)

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

invited

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

highly recommended

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

good fit topic-wise; the abstract suggests the author will need to exhibit stronger focus to make the paper impactful

in my comment on the previous proposal, I wrote “highly recommended,” by which I meant that the paper was highly recommended by the recommending professor, not that I highly recommended it per se; but I can’t figure out how to edit these comments once I submit them

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

I appreciate the technical expertise suggested by this proposal/topic

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

It is difficult to tell from the abstract how much of the essay is focused on medieval texts and concepts and practices and how much is focused on present-day theologizing in conversation with medieval texts – both are valuable but I’d prefer more of the former in our sections (though I’m open to other views on this)

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

One of the few abstracts that actually cites research. I appreciate this.

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

useful for establishing guidance for reading ancient texts that rely on vocabulary and concepts of interest to contemporary readers who do not necessarily have background in historical studies

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

seems well-reasoned and significant; I’m partial to research on Clement of Alexandria, who is sometimes under-studied

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

invited

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

Might pair well with “The Corpus Nazianzenum and Syriac Christian Learning, as Seen Through Manuscript Commentaries”

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

Rating is high because the scholarship seems sound, but I don’t know in terms of fit if we would prioritize this one over others for our sessions. May be quite technical, but the question of social identities is an active one for many.

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

Might be strong, but the abstract doesn’t include much specific research or a clear thesis.

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

Interesting from a theoretical standpoint, but not sure it’s a good fit for our section. Depends on what else it could be paired with. Standing back from the papers, I’d say including at least one student paper, but probably not more than two, in the four that we can choose, would probably be advisable. It is good to bring some younger scholars along but want to have a balance.

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

This one appeared twice in the list.

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

probably better for general sessions grouped by time period. Appreciate the inclusion of lesser-known Vincent of Lerins but have questions about the methodology/focus

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

would like to see this at ETS but not necessarily in our section

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

strong abstract, valuable topic. Agree could be NT but also could pull those with an interest in NT into our section?

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

Fine for broader ETS but seems to be taking on a lot for a short presentation – needs more narrowing and focus

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

I have some reservations about the methodology/approach but broadly it fits and I trust Stephen’s recommendation

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

Good, did Kevin present for us last year? I think so, on the Moralia

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

Seems sound and valuable. I agree there is a clear potential sub-theme on missions/evangelism, which we could highlight to put us in conversation with the conference theme

04/22/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

well-researched

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Lack of focus and conceptual clarity.

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

An interesting research question but is probably trying to do too much.

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Clear, well-structured, looks interesting

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Making a lot of overbroad claims

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

I’m more concerned with the narrowness of the topic than with the ambitiousness of it. Looks likely to get lost in the weeds nitpicking the book.

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Conceptually clear, focused thesis, important topic

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Looks fascinating!

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Important question, clear and focused thesis, engaged widely with existing scholarly literature

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Like Glenn said, not clear what’s new or interesting here.

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Clear and focused, shows strong engagement with existing developments, vitally important topic

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Some lack of focus/clarity here, but not severely so; important topic

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Very promising – clear, focused, engaged, and important topic

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Not as clear and focused as the author’s other proposal.

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Excellent proposal, but a better fit for the society’s Public Theology section (the author identifies the paper as within “public theology”)

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Strong proposal

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Clear and focused, seems a bit narrow in scope

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Important topic, thesis seems somewhat unfocused

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Somewhat oversimplified – and also not very original.

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Lacks focus and also not terribly original

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

A good paper but not one for the systematic theology section. The society has practical theology sections where this might fit well, but this isn’t systematic theology.

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Clear and focused, somewhat lacking originality

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

This looks like an interesting paper but since it isn’t focused on a specific doctrinal or ethical issue, it would be a better fit for one of the society’s practical theology sections rather than systematics.

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Lacks focus and also not terribly original

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Lack of focus

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Looks like a fruitful exploration of an important topic

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Clear, focused, addressing important issues

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Interesting but underdeveloped

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

Underdeveloped proposal but an important topic and a clear focus

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

This proposal sounds like a precis of his dissertation. In a conference paper he should choose one point and develop it well, rather than skimming across the surface without sufficient time to prove the kinds of expansive conclusions he suggests.

04/22/2024

Greg Forster

This isn’t systematic theology, it’s an argument about whether Du Mez’s history is an accurate history, which belongs in one of the society’s history sections or in practical theology.

The proposal makes a brief and unsubstantiated gesture toward theology near the end but that’s clearly not what the paper is about.

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

Incisive analyses of specific psalms are a welcome supplement to studies of the macrostructure of the psalter. However, it is difficult to discern what specific contribution this proposal would make to our understanding of Psalm 122.

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

Although our section encompasses Psalms and Hebrew Poetry, a large majority of our recent papers have been on the Psalms. This paper would stretch us into a poetic text embedded in Jonah, and also make use of recent theory on orality.

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

I am going to rate Brian’s proposal highly, because it really should make the ETS program. I think it would be find a natural fit in a session on canonical studies, and with a high rating on us, it should be accepted for that.

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

This is a detailed exegetical and grammatical analysis of a key psalmic text, and it has all the markings of an excellent scholarly article.

04/22/2024

dagundersen

I like his topic and the attempt to understand potential eschatological elements in the Psalms. It may be too much due to the 6 psalms, sequential argument, and the many parallels he seeks to address in all of Scripture.

04/22/2024

dblairsmith

This proposal does not fit our Section’s focus and priorities.

04/22/2024

dblairsmith

This proposal has good focus and fits with the desire for this year’s open session’s proposals to look “at the retrieval of early Christian theologies of Scripture and/or reading strategies applied to Scripture.”

04/22/2024

dblairsmith

This proposal seems more focused on critiquing Calvin’s interpretation of Romans 9. Furthermore, it doesn’t seem to have any focus on Calvin’s retrieval of early Christian reading strategies, etc.

04/22/2024

dagundersen

I like the focus on an individual psalm, but the brief actual proposal lacks a specific argument, making it difficult to evaluate.

04/22/2024

Bryan Murawski

Premise and conclusions look strong.

04/22/2024

dblairsmith

This proposal has potential in the persons selected and focus on common biblical text. It appears to have immediate value in examining Augustine’s reading of 1 Cor 10. However, it does not demonstrate a link of retrieval between Calvin and Augustine on this point and so may be weak in any retrieval comments the paper may offer.

04/22/2024

dagundersen

The focus on orality is a fresh perspective compared with recent sessions. I’m not able to discern a clear thesis regarding how orality shapes the presentation of the prayer or its place in narrative.

04/22/2024

Bryan Murawski

Looks intriguing, but also unsure about the “dynamic analogies” part. I wouldn’t mind hearing more though.

04/22/2024

dagundersen

I believe many would enjoy this paper and its discussion and I would highly recommend its inclusion in the ETS program, more likely in canonical studies than P&HP.

04/22/2024

dblairsmith

This proposal may be trying to do too much. However, it hits the targets of both examining an early church interpreter’s handling of a book of Scripture (hopefully he focusses further here) as well as demonstrating retrieval (although, again, I hope there is focus in the “select protestant interpreters” he examines).

04/22/2024

dagundersen

Fronting his thesis would make this proposal/paper more effective. However, it is a focused analysis of a key issue in a key text. I would like to see reference to Hebrews. Inclusion in our session would depend on the content of the other papers we select.

04/22/2024

dblairsmith

This proposal has many apparent strengths, such as the focus on an early church figure and a focussed retrieval of that figure (on ecclesiology). Furthermore, it will be focussed on reading strategies of Scripture. However, it’s ambitious in scope, so I hope he will be able to focus the texts examined.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Looks interesting and fits the conference theme.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Worthy topic.

04/22/2024

dagundersen

This is a strong, clear proposal about a key topic in Psalms studies. His coverage is thorough across the history of interpretation, and he accounts for many major issues. One challenge may be covering so much in a short paper/presentation. But I would support its inclusion. The recommendation from Dr. Quarles is also strong.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Solid proposal and a clear thesis.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Great proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

underwhelming

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Lots of promise

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Great topic but the proposal needs clarity

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Fits the theme and clear proposal

04/22/2024

dagundersen

The argument is clear, the topic is relevant, and the supporting evidence he seeks to cite is relevant. Dr. DeRouchie’s recommendation seems strong. The paper would benefit from a more specific title like “King and People: The Two-Layered Meaning in the Psalms.”

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

other paper please

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

ambitious for a conference paper, but this is a great and timely topic

04/22/2024

dagundersen

An interesting and specific proposal looking at substantial evidence for an important claim. In looking at the Asaphic psalms related to the Asaphic guild, I would resonate with his argument. I support including this paper.

04/22/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Tom does fantastic work, and I think we should definitely include this paper.

04/22/2024

dagundersen

Interesting proposal focused on a specific potential allusion. I like the narrowness of the proposal combined with the broader theological exploration.

04/22/2024

james.hamiltonjr

I’m all for hearing pro-complementarian presentations, but I think this might fit better in the Manhood and Womanhood group (or whatever it’s called) or maybe even OT Studies.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Exceedingly optimistic

04/22/2024

dagundersen

The nature and activities of the divine council and their effects on the cosmos are an important topic for OT studies and the Psalms.

04/22/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Agree with Ched. Could be included in Use of OT in NT section or maybe in OT Lit or Kings.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Clear proposal and great topic.

04/22/2024

dagundersen

While studies on “ashre” are common and the word/theme has been addressed often at ETS in recent years (human flourishing, specific psalms), this proposal delves deeper and points out important interconnections that are exegetical, practical, pastoral, and culturally relevant.

04/22/2024

dagundersen

Drew has been working in these areas for some time now. This paper would be a welcome angle compared with the recent emphasis on the canonical form of the Psalter. Drew would help us think through critical issues regarding psalmic transmission, textual criticism, and ongoing projects in the Psalms.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Great proposal

04/22/2024

james.hamiltonjr

What Ched said. Should go in whatever group focuses on early Jewish/Apocryphal lit.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

SOlid proposal

04/22/2024

dagundersen

An intricate proposal intertwining important themes in the Psalms with spiritual life dynamics based in the macrostructure and arrangement of the Psalms. This paper may also fit in a session more oriented toward pastoral theology or dynamics of spiritual life.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

it’s unfortunate that the author didn’t expand upon his argument.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Sounds interesting

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Ambitious

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

unpersuasive

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

Although this is a topic that has been addressed many times elsewhere, it is good from time to time to have a fresh synthesis of a key topic that is of great relevance to the interpretation of the Psalms.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

needs work

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal but needs development

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Great topic but the proposal needs more clarity.

04/22/2024

dagundersen

The proposal really starts near the bottom: “This paper will continue along this same line of inquiry, with a canonical exegesis of Psalm 132.” Certainly 110, 118, and 132 are key Psalms in Book V. The argument that Psalm 132 blends history and eschatological hope is worth exploring.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

It appears that Kelby is approaching the end of his doctoral program, because proposal is detailed and well thought out. I can see this prompting some vigorous discussion in our session.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Great topic and clearly presented

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

This is another solid proposal, and we might have to decide which one to choose.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal and an important topic.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

This is an excellent proposal from a fine Psalms scholar. If we do not accept it for our session, it should be accepted for a general paper on intertextuality.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Fitting for the conference theme and a good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal and great topic.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Great work

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Very interesting

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

With all that has been written on Psalm 82, I would like to see a more detailed discussion of the fresh contribution of this proposal. It is interesting, but I cannot get a good sense of the content of the paper.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

I wish there was more, but this is an interesting topic.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

I’m underwhelmed

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Needs more work

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

Cristian Rata has presented some excellent papers in past years, and this looks to continue that pattern. He has a good mix of academic and practical content in his proposal.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Needs lots of work

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

This proposal raises some fundamental questions for the study of the Psalms, and having an experienced and eminent scholar like Longacre to provoke our thinking would be very beneficial to us.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Requires a lot more work.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

an important topic

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

interesting topic.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

unclear

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

This paper interacts with the most recent scholarship on Psalms in a fresh way. It would be good to hear his ideas as he is beginning his book on this subject that has great application to the godly life.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Solid and interesting

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

I agree with Glenn

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

daniel.estes

Ian always presents thought-provoking studies in the Psalms, and this is no exception to that rule. Because he has recently presented in our session, it might be better to give others a chance, but with a high rating he should be accepted for the general program.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Has a lot of promise

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

i love this topic but this abstract needs a lot of work.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Good proposal

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

Many attendees would be interested in Merkle’s research. It would be remarkable if he could summarize the body of research (800 participles) in some fashion. The paper is fit for the session.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

underdeveloped.

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

A fit for the session. I think this could be a new avenue of research for some attendees.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

i think this will draw interest, but the author will need to be specific in the short presentation time.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

clear thesis and interesting

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

Fits the section. Since Porter has a new commentary on the PE, it could be a conversation pattern for the broader scope of Fickenscher’s research.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

needs work

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

great topic

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

too ambitious

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

needs work

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

A proposal from a student which is not accompanied by a supervising professor’s cover letter.
The proposal is merely descriptive. It neither poses a question nor proposes a solution to problem requiring an answer or resolution..

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

lots of promise

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

The proposal seems a bit scattered. It has points of contact with the session but is not as sharp or tightly connected as several other proposals this year.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

needs work

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

needs work

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Looks promising

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

needs work

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

good proposal

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

Fit for the session and could provide future avenues of comparative research regarding SFL methodology.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

needs revision

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

ambitious

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This individual has delivered at least one ETS paper in this general subject area within the last three years. It is the area of his doctoral research at Queens University, Belfast (now completed), It is a pity that this proposal fails to name any literature with which he plans to interact (though he plainly has some in view). I note that he stops short of claiming or implying that Darby benefitted by exposure to Barrington’s writings. If this is not so, the paper could descend into a mere kind of antiquarianism. It fails to address the “so what” question. If included, it ought to be grouped either with other 18th century papers, or (if possible) with others bearing on eschatology.

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Too broad

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

good proposal

04/22/2024

justin.mclendon

Needs a lot of work

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

Similar to Merkle’s proposal but fit for session. This proposal seems a bit more scattered than Merkle’s.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This sounds like an interesting proposal. As it would be primarily of interest to Southern Baptists, if included, it should be grouped with others like it under the category “Baptist Studies”

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

It might fit the session, but Greene lacks a methodology, so it isn’t easy to endorse the proposal.

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

Would be a fit for the session.

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

This would be better for a theology section

04/22/2024

michael.sleasman

Unclear if the paper engages with the robust academic bioethics and Christian bioethics literature that exists on this topic given the reference to the National Review article as the primary foil to Minerva and Giubilini.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

The person proposing seems competent to address this theme. But he has not provided a very strong warrant for the need for what he proposes to present. I question whether there is an audience within ETS that will line up to hear this in the form he proposes. He has no problem or conflict to solve. Historiography matters much more in university departments of history than in college departments of bible and theology or theological seminaries. It more nearly fits the contours of what one would expect to find in the sessions of the Evangelical Philosophical Society _or_ (outside ETS) in the sessions of the Conference on Faith and History.

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

It would be a good fit, and Plummer would be a draw.

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

Good fit

04/22/2024

michael.sleasman

Given the continued push to legalize PAS and MAID across the US, this paper addresses an important issue and does so by critically engaging with leading secular perspectives in the field.

04/22/2024

todd.chipman

Would be a good fit

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

It appears to me that Brandon Preedy is preparing to do battle with a straw man. He claims that Spurgeon has been portrayed as primarily a political preacher (a quite amazing claim!) without naming any writer who has said such a thing. Like most British non-Anglicans, Spurgeon looked to the Liberal party to advance the interests of the proportion of the population which had suffered political and educational discrimination because of their non-Anglicanism. There is nothing new here. If included in the program, it should be grouped with Baptist Studies.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This individual seems eminently qualified to discuss the technicalities of this issue, the canonical status of difficult Qu’ranic passages. The question is: is there an audience within the ETS convention who will turn out to hear it. Unless this can be grouped with other papers on the Islamic world or Qu’ranic Studies, it would not be wise to include it.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

The words of the supervisor, Geordan Hammond, carry a lot of weight. But this proposal is not well-written in the sense that it has not effectively crystalized the matters under dispute. The one proposing is a Free-Will Baptist; the supervisor stands within the Nazarene tradition. If the paper is included, it could be grouped with the “100 years before Darby” proposal of James Fazio, as it focuses upon an individual (Hammond) who was active in the same seventeenth century.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

The proposal lacks clarity and specificity. No authors or literature bearing on the process of American democratization are named, and yet the proposal acknowledges that scholars have been active in this field. By the end of the proposal, it is still not clear which stream of sentiment in the Awakening era was most supportive of democratization. The proposal is merely descriptive.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

McIntosh has identified an interesting topic/question. But he has not indicated what –apart from having lived and taught through the change of attitude towards the Church Growth movement– equips him to analyze its changing fortunes. Is there literature which has offered unsatisfactory explanation for the change McIntosh notes? Then he ought to have named it. The proposal is vague where it needed to be specific. My assumption is that McIntosh is not a practicing church historian or historical theologian.

04/22/2024

robert.caldwelliii

A well-written and comprehensive abstract. Unfortunately, I don’t see a very clear thesis, nor do I perceive a unique contribution.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal could as easily have been directed to Systematic Theology as to Church History. It lacks clarity .I do not find its definition of Natural Evil to correspond very directly to Natural Evil as it is spoken of today : volcanic action, tidal waves, atmospheric rivers, famines. What he really proposes to do is to give an exposition of Origen’s views of the subject. This should either be included in a General Church History section labelled “Patristic Studies” or not included at all.

04/22/2024

robert.caldwelliii

This is a descriptive paper with not much of an identifiable thesis other than what is said in the last two sentences (i.e. he drew from ancient, modern and Reformed Orthodox sources to defend the Trinity). I’m not sure what contribution this would make to Baptist studies (other than helping us understand how a General Baptist defended the Trinity). At the same time, this is clearly written and I am interested in the topic.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

The proposal could be stronger. It is largely descriptive and would yield primarily a descriptive paper. It proposes to interact with no existing literature. Yet it may yield a competent result.
Could be grouped with other Patristic papers in a General Session called “Early Church/Patristics”

04/22/2024

robert.caldwelliii

A solid proposal; I would like to hear this paper. Paper fits our section, but if we pass on it, it should show up on the ETS program.

04/22/2024

robert.caldwelliii

A clearly written proposal on Gill’s Christology. I would like to see this paper on the program somewhere if we don’t take it.

04/22/2024

michael.sleasman

Engages with a pressing issue of importance for the Church in contemporary Christian bioethics.

04/22/2024

robert.caldwelliii

I agree with Glenn: this is a paper that needs to be written and presented. I’m certain that he will only have to skim the surface of the topic for a 30 minute presentation (I know this bc I am writing on a similar topic!). I would like to see this paper on the program at ETS somewhere

04/22/2024

michael.sleasman

Topic is certainly of relevance, but from the abstract it is not clear there is awareness or engagement with the existing (robust) discourse on this topic over the years in the relevant Christian ethics and Christian bioethics literature.

04/22/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Solid proposal. Would have liked a more explicit thesis. Author could have edited his proposal better as it looks like its from an introductory chapter (see parenthetical comment with footnote about 3/4 way down).

04/22/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Ditto to Glenn’s comment. I know Paul will do a great job.

04/22/2024

robert.caldwelliii

This proposal was most likely submitted to our group by mistake. I do not feel qualified to rate so take my rating with a grain of salt.

04/22/2024

Kyle Dunham

This is an interesting line of inquiry that adds to a more robust understanding of salient features in the canonical reading of the Psalter. Much of the abstract, however, concerns work he has already done. This might be a good paper for the general program, while allowing some fresh voices in this session.

04/22/2024

Kyle Dunham

The proposal has some interesting ideas, but some of his proposed conclusions are a bit tough to see exegetically at first blush. The thesis would also benefit from some topical and methodological honing. Why choose these psalms specifically? Also the paper appears to be grasping at the correlation of a number of disparate themes.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

Here is a proposal about the advance of democratization in early America; it is superior to another similar proposal (above) “Democratizing Authority in New England” because it names literature and shows awareness of ongoing scholarly debate. It is more than merely descriptive.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal identifies a genuine historical problem awaiting investigation: the varied interpretations assigned to John Gill. Four modern authors are named and their views are to be assessed with a view to identifying the ‘real’ Gill. Well-proposed with a clear methodology indicated. It does cover well-plowed ground, and falls short of promising to ‘break the deadlock’.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is primarily a descriptive paper. No existing literature is named and no new direction in the understanding of Keach is offered. I consider this to be of borderline quality. It is worth remarking that we are flooded here with proposals from doctoral candidates at Midwestern Baptist.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

What is promised is an exposition of Bonaventure. No existing literature on the subject is named. The purpose of the paper, as stated, is vague and the opposite of concrete: “to seek the definition of the metaphysic through the Seraphic Doctor’s diverse terminology”. An ambitious project, but one that is lacking in concreteness. The warrant for the paper is weak.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal identifies a lacunae which has been neglected. It will be based on primary sources. It promises to shed fresh light. The clarity of this proposal is refreshing. It will belong in a Baptist Studies or Mission Studies session.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal intends to continue a discussion begun one year ago. He does not indicate what ETS section hosted the original paper. I think the author has the competence to execute such a paper, but I have two questions:
1)Does this fall into the category of Church or Christian history? It is actually pre-Christian.
2) Might this represent a hobby-horse? Was it perhaps adequately aired one year ago?

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

Evidently, the paper is already assured of a place. But this proposal is both fairly weak (inasmuch as it is almost common knowledge that John was an early Christian critic of Islam) and overly ambitious in declaring more objectives than can be properly addressed in 30 minutes.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is a high quality proposal. But it is chiefly a theological paper about a still-living theologian and biblical scholar. It ought to be placed in a Modern Theology group.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This may have constituted a good seminar paper, but the fact remains that it is primarily a survey of ancient and modern opinion. Only in the final objective laid out for this paper, does the student begin to venture a thesis. This means that, as prepared and delivered in its original setting, it was characterized by caution.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

If what one wants from a proposal is evidence that the presenter is abreast of current literature in the field, this is a model proposal. But the question remains of whether all this literature can be alluded to and a creative interpretation put forward in the allotted time. Definitely a strong proposal, but it will require a light touch. Would belong in a Patristics session.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

Maddock always and only proposes papers on Whitefield. He is obviously at home in this field. But the issue of Whitefield and slavery is no bombshell. His biographers have admitted to this for some time. All that is new in Maddock’s proposal is that he is arguing that Whitefield regressed in his attitude, rather than progressed. I note that no literature is named, and for a person who has long worked in this field, this is not exactly a good sign. An average proposal, but far from outstanding.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

I cannot see that this has properly been designated Church History/Historical Theology. It might be said to address questions of the history of interpretation.

04/22/2024

james.wilhoit

A quality proposal will have these characteristics and this proposal comes up short.
-provides an overview of the argumentation, including a clear thesis statement and the main point(s) of the paper
-clearly shows connections to the field’s literature
-highlights the contribution the paper seeks to make to the field

04/22/2024

james.wilhoit

A thoughtful and provocative paper. The suggested elements of a strong proposal were missing.
provides an overview of the argumentation, including a clear thesis statement and the main point(s) of the paper
clearly shows connections to the field’s literature
highlights the contribution the paper seeks to make to the field

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

Sinclair has submitted two proposals on John Gill. Surely he knows that both cannot be accepted? Both received the same enthusiastic backing from his supervisor, Duesing. I think more highly of his second proposal than this, the first. This proposal assumes an audience which already has some specialized knowledge of Gill. The second is aimed at a more general audience and is likely to to receive a better attendance.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is an interesting and solid proposal showing familiarity with current literature on Gill. I prefer it to Sinclair’s more specialized paper on Gill’s use of Church Fathers in defense of the Trinity.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This paper will be primarily descriptive. It could use a stronger warrant so as to address the “so what” question.

04/22/2024

james.wilhoit

It is a provocative and thoughtful topic, but without the suggested elements of a quality proposal, it is difficult to evaluate.
-provides an overview of the argumentation, including a clear thesis statement and the main point(s) of the paper
-clearly shows connections to the field’s literature
-highlights the contribution the paper seeks to make to the field

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This interesting proposal would have been stronger still if it had contained some references to current literature. Is this question in Edwards’ study really ‘terrra incognita’, largely left unaddressed? But Caldwell is a recognized authority on Edwards.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This paper would be an exposition, a description. It is not clear that he is trying to revise some negative or incorrect portrayal of Chrysostom, but only to draw attention to exemplary elements in his ministry.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

This really ought to be classified as Old Testament Studies.

04/22/2024

james.wilhoit

An interesting topic and one worthy of this conference, the proposal is weak because of it lacks the elements of a quality proposal per the ETS website.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

It is good to see reference made in this proposal to the views of Early Church Fathers on the disputed question. But the proposer is out of sympathy with their views. This proposal stands at the boundary of NT Theology and Church History; the proposer wants to argue primarily on the basis of biblical exegesis, so that it is really NT Theology.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

Definite industry is shown in this proposal. Nevertheless it is focused upon what might be considered minutiae. What thought has been given by the presenter to the need to attract and hold an audience. Yet the supervisor is convinced of its quality. If there is to be a Jonathan Edwards session, this could be included, along with Robert Caldwell.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

An interesting question, but the proposal gives no evidence of awareness of the state of research on this important question, or of its complexity. No authors, ancient of modern or mentioned. It appears that this proposal was prepared in haste; it is lacking the elaboration needed for it to be taken seriously.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

The proposer erred in designating this as Church History.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

The proposer’s enthusiasm for his subject can’t be missed. But what he proposes is a re-telling of Samuel Miller’s life story. There is no warrant provided for such a fresh examination. No literature is named (other than Bebbington). This needs a sharper focus.

04/22/2024

james.wilhoit

The paper would benefit from clearly showing connections to the field’s literature
and highlighting the contribution the paper seeks to make to the field.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

Belongs to NT Studies or Pauline Studies

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

Belongs to OT Studies, not Church History

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

Pauline Studies? Christian Ethics? But not Church History.

04/22/2024

james.wilhoit

It is a fascinating topic and selection of historical figures. However, the proposal lacks the critical features suggested in the “Crafting a Quality Proposal” page on the ETS website.

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

The one proposing is certainly aware of scholarship bearing on the question before him. But the question before him is of such a nature that it will appeal to a very narrow sliver of ETS attendees and it strikes me that he ought to have framed his proposal in a more embracing way. If the issue is significant, he needs to communicate its urgency more effectively. Could belong to a Reformation studies session.

04/22/2024

james.wilhoit

I am certain there is potential for learning through this presentation by a seasoned minister, but the criteria suggested for a proposal have not been met.

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Better suited for a section dealing with OT Backgrounds and/or the comparative method

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

A sharp proposal which tackles an important subject and interacts with important modern writers. The Copan endorsement is significant. Patristics section, or an Augustine session.

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Perhaps more creative than convincing, better suited for a section dealing with inter-textuality and/or canonical readings

04/22/2024

kenneth.stewart

An interesting subject, but we see a very broad paintbrush at work. While Hughes Oliphant Olds and Paul Bradshaw may be said to be modern authors, W.D. Maxwell belongs to the first half of the twentieth century. If there were to be a Reformation Studies session, this could be in it. But Pinson needs to dig deep; the sweeping claim he makes will require a lot of buttressing.

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

This issue has received a lot of attention, not sure I see evidence that the author is ready to move the ball forward. I wish he had said more about the “formative narrative approach” he proposes to use and been more specific on how that method yields a helpful conclusion.

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Better suited for a section of OT backgrounds and/or the comparative method.

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Sounds like an overly-modernized, psychological reading of the text. Better suited for a section on OT backgrounds or a section on reader-response criticism

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Looks like he will be dealing carefully with the text and drawing some inter-textual connections as he develops his study of the characterization of Jehoiachin. Fits well in our section

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

A lot has been written on this topic, including some recent analyses from a discourse perspective. I anticipate this paper generating a good discussion and drawing well.

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

In addition to addressing a difficult problem, this paper promises to contribute to our thinking on the role and method of harmonization in dealing with narrative.

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Interesting proposal, maybe more creative than convincing

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Probably better suited for a section on hermeneutics and/or biblical theology

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Might be better suited for a section on hermeneutics and/or one dealing with diachronic vs synchronic criticism

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Many have recognized the importance of the theme of prayer in the book. This paper proposes to move the ball down the field by examining patterns more thoroughly.

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Belongs in a different section, not sure which one (African theology?).

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Better suited for a section dealing with biblical theological themes.

04/22/2024

robert.chisholm

Sounds interesting, perhaps more creative than convincing. Better suited for a section dealing with OT backgrounds and/or the comparative method.

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

Looks like an interesting and detailed paper.
Also, on target with our current interest in the 12.

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

Does not look as good as other papers in the system

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

Perhaps more suited to deuterocanonical or NT unit?

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

This looks interesting, especially if there is substantial ANE material on the gods.

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

Looks of general interest, with a relevant and significant theme.
The abstract suggests that this will be a clear and well argued presentation.

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

Seems a little speculative and NT focused.

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

This looks like an interesting and relevant proposal by a good scholar.
Attention to rhetorical purpose and literary features is of interest.

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

Looks to be of general interest.
Useful in Jeremiah and beyond.

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

Coherence vs Unity is an interesting take.

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

Even though this is quite a detailed and specific text selection, it contains interesting aspects.

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

The proposer’s PhD is on the Africans in the Bible so he should be quite knowledgeable on this interesting topic. If there is good background information, beyond what is contained in the biblical texts, I would value it.

04/23/2024

Jill Firth

Perhaps more suited to NT or biblical theology?

04/23/2024

vincent.bacote

It fits our unit and revisits the conversations catalyzed by the Benedict option

04/23/2024

vincent.bacote

This does not fit our unit

04/23/2024

vincent.bacote

This would be good

04/23/2024

vincent.bacote

This works

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Systematic or historical theology.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Systematic theology.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Looks like more systematic theology.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Would be good to know what he’s claiming about Gen 1–11 and Deut 32.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Intriguing and promising.

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

I don’t see see a clear thesis for how the paper advances our understanding of Psalm 122 or of the Psalter.

04/23/2024

holly.beers

I agree — top tier

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

I find his thesis intriguing and think that his approach to the integration of the Psalter through a more detailed correlation of the seam psalms holds promise. The paper advances the conversation well in the light of recent scholarship.

04/23/2024

holly.beers

Yes, I concur with comments already given.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Interesting. Looks well thought out.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

What Ched said.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Sounds very confessional, but I doubt he can demonstrate that Moses, for instance, intended to communicate all this.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Looks like Paul or maybe Ecclesiology section.

04/23/2024

holly.beers

I agree that her argument is not methodologically derived, but I’m curious as to Pennington’s work (which she uses as a basis). I’m also interested in Luke’s portrayal of Mary, though this paper does move beyond Mary herself. I’m fine with declining here.

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

The topic is an interesting one and might shed light on the dynamics between orality and poetry generally. I’m not sure, however, that the paper has a clear thesis or that it’s a good fit for our session. Perhaps this would be better as a general program paper or for the Book of the Twelve.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Not BT. Is there a section on translation theory?

04/23/2024

holly.beers

It is broad, but, with Wayne, I think it could still be fruitful.

04/23/2024

holly.beers

Seems productive and ambitious; I’m curious as to how he’ll cover all this in a half hour. 🙂

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

I would recommend this paper and am confident that the author will bring the best of recent scholarship to the discussion. He might provide also a welcome counterweight to the whole Psalter readings that have become popular. My only caveat is that there is some vagueness, I think, to his thesis as to the implications he is drawing.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Looks good.

04/23/2024

holly.beers

Solid potential to be generative

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

I think this paper would make an excellent contribution to the session and addresses many of my own questions about a seemingly implicit relationship between Chronicles and Psalms, along with the rest of the Ketuvim (building on the work of Susan Gillingham and others).

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Feels like NT Theology or Acts would be better fits.

04/23/2024

holly.beers

I concur with Zach’s comments, though I’d be willing to trust Schreiner here and decline. I agree that it’s unusual, but we also do not know what happened at that lunch conversation.

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

The proposal suggests a welcome advance in discerning the role of the keyword “ashre” in the final arrangement of the Psalter. This has important implications. My only caveat is that this topic seems to have been addressed quite a bit of late, and I wonder how much new ground the paper will explore.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Do we have a section on canon formation? Seems preliminary to BT.

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

The proposal covers a lot of ground but falters in concisely and clearly advancing its thesis. This paper would make for an interesting article, but the minutia get in the way of a cogent argument.

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

A lot of work has been done on Psalm 82, and the proposal doesn’t seem to offer a clear path forward for how this paper advances the conversation. The conclusions about v. 5 are somewhat vague.

04/23/2024

holly.beers

Clear thesis, organized abstract, compelling argument. I agree with Zach that it may fit better in a Synoptics session, but I think it’s fine for our session as well. I’m already thinking about connections to Acts …

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

The paper would make a contribution to an important issue in Psalm’s studies. The ringing endorsement provides a measure of confidence. I think this would be a really interesting paper and a beneficial addition to the session.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

I always appreciate Ken’s work and am eager to hear this paper. His command of the wide context as well as the particulars is very apparent. It’s an important and timely topic.

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

This is an interesting proposal that has the potential to clarify the key placement of Psalm 145 in the Psalter’s macro-structure. The abstract suffers a bit from the use of footnotes, and I would like to see more development of what is meant by Deut 4:7 as a “prayer charter” in its relation to the Psalter. That said, this looks to be a good paper either in this session or another.

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

The proposal is interesting and will prompt good discussion. It could offer further clarity toward understanding the messianic/Christological implications of the Psalter. Jason’s strong endorsement instills confidence in the paper’s merit as well.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

Working as I am on Warfield, with his deep involvement in confessional struggles in his day, I find this a very interesting topic. I agree with Karin that the paper seems merely descriptive, lacking a thesis–yet as it is an essentially comparative paper I think the author will bring out some worthwhile analysis. I note with Rob the lack of mention of secondary literature — maybe the author didn’t know he should include it?

04/23/2024

Kyle Dunham

This proposal is also solid, with the same ringing endorsement by Professor DeRouchie. I would probably advocate accepting only one of his two proposals due to space considerations, and I would lean toward this one as slightly more developed and comprehensive. This seems to get to the heart of the issue in seeking to address how the NT authors so clearly view the Psalms as a prophetic book.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

Clearly a well-informed and sophisticated paper. Its focus on two German universities fits well with the conference theme of global evangelicalism. I too am interested to learn more.

04/23/2024

andrew.abernethy

Looks like a fascinating paper.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

I agree with Rob’s and Karin’s comments, and defer to their expertise in this area.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

This abstract sells the topic without giving details of the argument. It proposes to survey a very wide field — how can a short conference paper do all that?

04/23/2024

bgundlac

Spot-on for the conference theme. Clearly this is an important paper. I’m eager to hear it.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

This is a bit awkward — Michael wrote this paper for a class of mine, and I did not feel I could recommend it for ETS. He does good work on Barnes’s writings, but does not locate Barnes at all within the larger science-religion discussion of his day, nor within the intramural Presbyterian issues of the mid-19th century. Barnes’s views as charted here turn out to be simply typical of his time, though that too goes unnoted. I think there might be interesting nuances that could be teased out, but that would require work in situating and comparing that simply doesn’t happen here. NOTE: I did give him this feedback after the paper was turned in for the class, so it is possible that he would make improvements as directed.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

I am all for this paper. It promises a fresh and in-depth revision of Wilberforce’s personal religion in the context of his lived relationships. I wish the title would reflect that revisionist character.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

It seems to me that this paper suffers from anachronism. Edwards died in 1758. The Scottish Common-Sense philosophers (Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart, et al.) did their work later, and represent an alternative to Kant in their response to the challenges of Hume. It just doesn’t make sense to speak of the “influence” of Common-Sense philosophy on Edwards, unless I am missing something.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

A solid and promising study.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

While focused, it is unclear what this will contribute to the existing literature. It reads more as an apologetic paper for pastors, students, etc.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

A worthy paper, but it doesn’t fit into our time frame (Christian History and Thought since 1700), since Monck’s Cure appeared in 1673. I hope another session can pick it up.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Interesting biblical-theological study.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

A very interesting and important topic, and the author has certainly done a good deal of work on it. I’m eager to hear this paper.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This has promise, but the lack of mention of Oswalt’s approach to Isaiah rhetorical structure which was built out from Melugin’s work on Isa 40–55 and its kerygmatic structure is disappointing.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This should be an excellent contribution to the study of the covenant.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Interesting proposition that seems well grounded in the literature.

04/23/2024

bgundlac

Gill seems to be hot these days, at least at ETS, and I think attendees would be drawn to this paper. The theological particulars are many and interesting.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

Interesting OT theology perspective on Qoh.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

The lack of any mention of the methodology employed is problematic. As such it seems more sermonic and applicational than working either with inner-biblical allusions or even in a biblical-theological mode. It could be interesting, but the abstract is thin in some key areas.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

While it remains to be seen whether the ANE parallels should be jettisoned, the balance of addressing the literary features of this enigmatic text are well worth exploration.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

I tend to rate all Student papers with fewer stars. My view is that it’s important to have them at ETS, but not too many. People come to ETS to hear what their peers in the academy are working on, so maybe student papers should comprise around 15-20% of the program and the rest should tend to give way to good offerings from functioning scholars. This one looks fine and passes muster, though perhaps it’s a little obscure or overly narrow in topic.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

I have seen the proofs of his book, it’s topnotch. This is an automatic ETS acceptance.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

With the strong recommendation, I am inclined to accept. I haven’t seen a lot written on that “mixture” language so this sounds like a good orientation to it.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Again, the recommendations speaks well of the student. Comparing “views” on something so complex seems a bit simplistic. I am not sure that this won’t come across like a basic student paper. Perhaps the named scholars have not done a comparison of the two patristic views because things cannot be reduced to such simple categories.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

This looks like simply an explanation of what is in a letter, summarizing it piece by piece. Her other one was better. No on this one.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Excellent, high level scholarship. We need more Syriac patristics. Yes to this one.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Excellent recommendation. Assuming we can only take one of hers, I prefer this purely medieval one to the other which puts a Puritan figure in conversation with St Francis. This looks like a good addition to our medieval program.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Looks like a good paper for the general program, I give two stars for our study group but I think it should be accepted elsewhere

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Mark is a colleague and I know him to be a fine scholar and presenter. HIGHLY recommend this, it’s just what our program is supposed to be about.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

With such a high recommendation from Jeff, I know this one will have the scholarly chops. But it’s highly technical and on a rather obscure subject. Can we accept it elsewhere on the program and pair it with similar ones? I fear not a lot of people at ETS will be interested in patristic musical theory. Our study group needs to select big idea papers with broad interest to the membership.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

I look forward to interacting with him on this. I agree with his conclusions about being a martyron and not built over an Apollo temple. But I disagree about it being the site of council deliberations.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Eunice is another colleague of mine. This is from her dissertation, recently defended for her doctorate. This is going to be a great paper and Eunice is an excellent scholar and presenter. Perhaps it could be put into the session with the Syriac corpus one. Highly recommend we include as many medieval papers as possible. This is definitely one to include.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

This paper will fit the theme well and add to bibliology. I do agree with Wilhoit that a restructured approach that delineates the author’s view first will be a more helpful and clear approach. I also wonder if the paper is on the verge of attempting too much.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Yes, high level scholarship. Include.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

No, too general, and insufficient proof of scholarship.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

This paper promises to be helpful since it is an insider’s perspective. How balanced and objective it can be is another issue. The question/answer after the paper is worth the price of admission.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

This doesn’t appear to offer much that is new or contributes.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

I think this is likely a good paper but it should go out on the main program. With limited slots, the earlier one on Augustinian preaching would be a better fit for our program than a co-authored student paper. Recommend saying no in the study group but finding space for this one elsewhere.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

I think this is likely a good paper but it should go out on the main program. With limited slots, the earlier one on Augustinian preaching would be a better fit for our program than a co-authored student paper. Recommend saying no in the study group but finding space for this one elsewhere.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Important issue overall, but wonder if it contributes anything new.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

No doubt this would be a sound paper but the title and concept doesn’t grab me. Hard to know what this would be “about.” Therefore, it might be lightly attended. Prefer something in the study group with a clear focus and title that is noteworthy.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

While I appreciate the medieval focus, there are just too many student papers. Study group needs to include one, at most, IMHO. A medieval section out on the main program would be the place for this.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

I think this sounds like a NT paper. Yet reception history is important as a way of bridging NT scholars with patristics.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Needs to go in a theology section on the main program.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Fits the program theme and looks very solid.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Because it’s so on point with the conference theme, should definitely be accepted.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Student looks very capable but probably doesn’t need to appear twice on the ETS program. Topic is good and he is up on the scholarship. Accept for ETS but perhaps not in the study group. One student max.

04/23/2024

ronald.man

Way to philosophical for our group, but might find a place in the more philosophically oriented study groups, or with EPS.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

Proposer is from LU College of Engineering & Computer Science, so patristics might be a side thing for him (I don’t know). Paper doesn’t seem to engage with scholarship on Hippolytus. He doesn’t seem to be an expert in the field, is maybe more interested in prescriptions for modern church life than Hippolytus scholarship per se.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Seems undercooked.

04/23/2024

bryan.litfin

I rated this one below

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Might be better for Matthew group or maybe that Early Jewish Lit section.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Gignilliat didn’t answer the questions put to him. Interesting suggestions. I wonder if he can show that Matthew intends to communicate all this? I wonder too if he can show that David meant to communicate these ideas in Pss 2 and 24.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is a well-formed proposal. The attention to literary structure in Josh and then to inner-biblical exegesis in the prophets bodes well for the paper.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is a key on-going question that impacts both textual criticism and canon studies. This proposal looks to be conversant with the key players and the use of qualitative methods is intriguing.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

The use of ritual theory is very helpful in addressing this text. The use of the background material could also prove to be very insightful.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This proposal is much to thin. There are no references to the literature, any sense of what is actually being argued as a thesis, etc.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This integrative exegetical approach could be very helpful in addressing perennial issues in discussions of this text.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is a solid biblical-theological theme proposal.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

The contextual material is a helpful lens to engage current interpretations of this text.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This looks promising, but the lack of mention of any of the existing literature (e.g. Boda’s “Messengers of Hope”) weakens the abstract.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is an interesting study and it addresses a critical issue in the OT. It would have strengthened the proposal if key literature that exists (e.g. Johnston’s Shades of Sheol) were incorporated to indicate how this new study sits in relationship. It’s also interesting that texts in Job which have traditionally interpreted to reference early conceptions of resurrection (Job 14; 19) are not mentioned as counterpoints in the book.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

I really like Wes and think this should be included somewhere, but it probably fits better in ST or at least Paul.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is a well-constructed proposal on a key theme that is often not treated in works on Genesis.

04/23/2024

jmichaelthigpen

This is a solid proposal addressing a perennial question in Genesis.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

A more modern term imposed on kingdom expansion. Connects well with theme.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

timely topic, but not sure about the connection to Galatians 6 and application

04/23/2024

james.wilhoit

I reviewed previously under co-presenter’s name.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

Clearly tied to conference theme. Would be helpful if some of the global contextual approaches were also enumerated in the abstract.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

Possibilities of new perspectives on cross-cultural hermeneutics.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Fits theme of conference well. Yet a brief search of available literature shows there may be similar work. But this approach is a bit unique.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

unique and well-thought out proposal
has the potential to be very helpful to those in translation studies

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Fits theme and relevant to digital age missiology. Proposal needs clarity as to what it seeks to contribute vs. its survey elements.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

The proposal does not include enough detail to know if the thesis is viable.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

Potentially a helpful contribution to hermeneutical approaches.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

Lacks specificity and may be more synthetic than original.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

While relevant to the theme, much has been written on this. Maybe not specifically Iran, but this concept.
Literature?

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

Not sure how much originality is demonstrated in the proposal. How does the more modern views of the “apocalyptic Paul” differ from those of the past?

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

Unique and interesting proposal that fits well with conference theme.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

While important, it seems to have similar literature on it.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

Well-written proposal that interacts significantly with recent trends.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

It appears to have relevant elements for the theme. Yet it doesn’t address the literature and lacks focus on what it seeks to do.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

Concise proposal with a strong textual orientation and suited well for the conference theme.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

It’s not quite clear what this will contribute to the available current literature.
Support for claiming “dumbing down” to Republican causes? Needs some proofreading.

04/23/2024

mark.taylor

There is a uniqueness here in bringing different texts together for a coherent understanding of this controversial gift. I think the paper deserves a hearing and will generate good discussion.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Important topic, theme-related. What specific works of Kuyper and the Bavincks? There was a similarly themed paper related to Islam at ETS during the pandemic.
Needs proofreading.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Specific, theme-relevant, interactive with literature.
Is it too narrow? “peace” means . . . ?

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant, a bit unique in that it compares three vs. just comparing two.
Literature specifically?
Will “in frontier contexts” be an afterthought?

04/23/2024

holly.beers

I concur with Zach. I’m curious as to whether she’ll refer to Hays’s intertextual criteria or other voices.

04/23/2024

holly.beers

I was thinking along the same lines as Zach. Because there is no clear methodology and no reference to key academic names in the discussion about delay, it’s difficult to see how this paper would advance our understanding. It may just be that the abstract is too short, or it may be that those pieces are absent.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant. Can cause us to be uncomfortable . . . in a good way.
More literature.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Interesting, relevant, but a scholarly work?
Not enough in the proposal.

04/23/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

If we accept this paper, we may want to ask the author to be sure to retain the scriptural focus in the inevitable culling that will have to happen as he moves from this broadly conceived abstract to the writing of the actual paper (we can ask this in light of our section’s stated focus for 2024)

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant, important cases, lit.
CN vs. Christian altruism = only an either/or? Reductionistic?

04/23/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

The research cited in this proposal is not particularly technical in nature, so I am concerned that this may be a “broad brush” kind of approach that skips over specific textual or interpretive details. I concur with Blair that the real question is “which Protestant interpreters” and in how much depth will they be covered. Unless there is a lot of depth, which is not really suggested by the abstract, I’m not sure this would be an excellent fit.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Unclear how different “mindset” will be from worldview.

04/23/2024

C. Rebecca Rine

I score this one high for quality but agree that fit is an open question. I am not sure if Calvin actually references Augustine on these points or not – is there any element of retrieval at all? Nevertheless, this paper will likely be well executed and might set the table well for a conversation about retrieval, and perhaps we could ask the presenter to comment on this as well?

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Interesting observation and promising proposal.

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

“Worldview” is used here for anthropological, moral and relational aspects, avoiding metaphysical aspects, etc. But then introduces a new worldview that seems to be a different category.
Not sure what this contributes.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

I’m a bit confused. Does this author think the book is inconsistent with itself or is he representing the views of those who think that?

04/23/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant but unclear what this hybridization actually produces in practice.
Needs literature cited.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

I don’t find this very persuasive or stimulating.

04/23/2024

james.wilhoit

A detailed outline and indication of the literature to be surveyed in the paper would strengthen the proposal.

04/23/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Looks like a lot to attempt in an ETS presentation. I think the house Jesus goes to prepare is the fulfillment of the cosmic temple.

04/23/2024

andrew.abernethy

This proposal contains an interesting set of interpretive questions, but it is very wide ranging in scope for a conference paper. Not sure what direction the paper would head in.

04/23/2024

brian.toews

Not sure I see an innovative take.

04/23/2024

brian.toews

I’d be more interested in the psalmist layer vs. the editor’s layer.

04/23/2024

brian.toews

He would have helped his case if he briefly defined his understanding prophet/prophecy.

04/23/2024

brian.toews

I think I know what “prayer charter” means. Does it matter that Deut 4:7 isn’t a prayer at all?

04/23/2024

brian.toews

Interesting connection with injustice and un-creation.

04/23/2024

brian.toews

Very interesting triad that I would not naturally put together.

04/23/2024

robert.caldwelliii

This proposal was most likely submitted to our group by mistake. I do not feel qualified to rate so take my rating with a grain of salt.

04/23/2024

brian.toews

A different kind of paper – technical and text-critical. Good addition.

04/23/2024

brian.toews

Interesting perspective and application of the Psalter’s structure. I think the pastoral angel will be a good addition.

04/23/2024

brian.toews

A very important psalm for reasons he lays out. I’d enjoy getting his take.

04/23/2024

robert.caldwelliii

The topic I’m deeply interested in. The argument as worded underscores the prominence of a “subconscious hermeneutic of experience” in Biblical interpretation, which could push the paper away from historical reasoning toward more of a psychoanalytical reasoning where we are determining the subconscious motives at work in folks who lived long ago. And the seeming goal of the paper (as noted by the last phrase) appears more hermeneutical and theological than historical. Also, as Glenn pointed out, we have a student member without a faculty recommendation.

04/23/2024

robert.caldwelliii

This is not a paper that fits American Christianity, with our emphasis on history. I do not see much of a thesis, just a purpose statement.

04/23/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Not a fit for our section; paper was mistakenly put here. I do not feel competent to rate it.

04/23/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Not a fit for American Christianity. A solid proposal which should appear on the program somewhere.

04/23/2024

robert.caldwelliii

No fit for American Christianity. The topic as worded appears to be basic descriptive information about Marcion. The proposal’s historical subject takes a drastic turn to application in the final two questions, which makes me wonder if this is a history paper or a theology paper? Also, does the author intend to answer the final two questions in the 30 minute session?

04/23/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Not fit for American Christianity. This is an intriguing proposal; I’d like to see it somewhere presented at ETS, though the author may have to paint with broad brush strokes to cover everything in the proposal.
Topic: evangelical theology of worship, models of

04/23/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Great proposal which should appear somewhere at ETS. Paper not fit for American Christianity.
Topics: Pauline theology of suffering in Thessalonians.

04/23/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Not fit for American Christianity. This appears to be a solid proposal. A clearly-defined thesis would have helped it tremendously.
Topics: Book of Kings, Elisha’s body

04/23/2024

robert.caldwelliii

I am not really picking up what is being argued here. Perhaps it is the idea that Edwards is “the most puritan and Calvinistic apologist.”

04/23/2024

james.wilhoit

I need to see the literature that will be used in the paper.

04/23/2024

james.wilhoit

These are fascinating topics, but they lack the mark of a strong proposal.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Good proposal and worth adding to the general section, especially any section in patristics, or ethics.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Good proposal. Clearly related to his new book and should be part of the program. Im sure this will be an excellent presentation.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

looks great!

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

This look promising, I would recommend acceptance.

04/23/2024

james.wilhoit

VEry appropriate paper for this section. It is a weak proposal in that it lacks a clear thesis and does not indicate the literature base.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Looks like a good proposal, I would recommend that it be accepted.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Good proposal and I recommend acceptance.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

I like her other proposal better, seems to have a clearer argument and aim.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Good proposal and should be a good paper in a session on education, teaching, catechesis, etc… or any general session with others interested in patristics or the Christian East.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

This looks like a good proposal, would be a great fit with other papers on medieval history or creation

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Great proposal, I recommend acceptance to the program. Would be a great fit for any section on patristics or preaching.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

This is a good proposal and I recommend it be accepted to the program.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Strongly recommend.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

I would recommend for the program.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Good proposal, recommend for the program.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

I would like to see more discussion of the literature and support for the argument in the proposal.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

I recommend for the general session in any section on patristics, Augustine, technology, or media.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

I recommend this for the general program in any section on patristics, Augustine, technology, or media.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

I am sure this will be a good paper. I recommend for the general session on any section in patristics, theology general.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

I would recommend this for the general program in any section on medieval history or theology, Aquinas, or Biblical interpretation.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Good proposal and likely will be a good paper. Could be placed in any section on patristics, new testament, or ethics.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Might be interesting, but looks kind of like a general introduction.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

This should be a good paper, would fit with any patristics or theology section in the general program.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Looks like a good paper, I would recommend for the program.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

Looks good, I would recommend for the program.

04/23/2024

stephen.presley

This is a good proposal and I recommend for any section on patristics, Augustine, or missiology or something similar.

04/23/2024

richard.schultz

Wisdom literature is commonly understood as general revelation, especially by evangelical systematic theologians, like Millard Erickson. Noting that Isa 28 describes (agricultural) wisdom (i.e., common sense) comes from God via general revelation has NO necessary implications for the nature of OT wisdom literature. (Note: I delivered an ETS paper many years ago arguing AGAINST the scholarly consensus that Wisdom Literature is general revelation.)

04/23/2024

richard.schultz

Note: Bradley is my doctoral student, I helped him to rewrite this proposal, which is based on a section of a completed dissertation chapter, and he has delivered quality papers in the OT Wisdom Literature section in previous years. So of course I think that the paper should be accepted for our program. What I like about it is that is seeks to correct or nuance the (over-)emphasis on the creation (i.e., non-covenantal) theology basis of wisdom literature more broadly, while also focusing on one specific passage in Ecclesiastes to ground his alternative suggestion. In the process, however, he may be downplaying the role of creatio prima in Wisdom Literature.

04/23/2024

holly.beers

I’m with Zach; I think it has potential though the abstract is vague.

04/23/2024

holly.beers

Has some potential, but needs to take Luke and the Gospel more seriously.

04/23/2024

Garry Graves

Those who quote Pinnock and Sanders are under suspicion since the Orlando meeting. Is the goal to promote relativism to satisfy culture or to defend the foundations of the faith?

04/23/2024

Garry Graves

The hypothesis may need a better focus. Christology does not rely on culture. The Bible (not culture) is the only rule of faith.

04/23/2024

Garry Graves

The author should refute the “Social Gospel” and “Liberation” theories.

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

This is interesting and helpful.

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

Interesting. Could be helpful.

04/23/2024

richard.schultz

Similar to Bradley’s proposal, I like the way in which it will question a majority interpretive viewpoint (or issue), namely, essentially limiting the ‘Koenigsfiktion’ in Ecclesiastes to chapters 1-2. I appreciate its positive approach and ultimate goal. I could only give the proposal 4 stars because Luke fails to list the specific ‘anti-monarchical texts that he intends to discuss and says (too) little about how he understands the “overarching literature structure of the text” and “the message” of the book.

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

This looks good. Adoption itself is not well attested explicit topic in OT even though common in ANE texts. Why?

04/23/2024

Garry Graves

The topic is valid if approached responsibly.

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

This is a good looking paper by a PhD student. It would be good to include in the session.

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

I am not convinced of the importance of this paper for spiritual formation.

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

This looks good in that it introduces a person I have not been aware of. But I am not sure it draw people to the session.

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

This looks interesting as a student paper. The human body as important in spiritual formation is a needed emphasis.

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

This is an important interdisciplinary paper and should be included in our session.

04/23/2024

richard.schultz

I would prefer to give the proposal 2 1/2 stars if I could. The proposed thesis has potential, but the tone of the proposal sounds overly negative and polemical to me (i.e., “reads…anachronistically by misinterpreting”‘; “the governed”). I am not necessarily convinced of the weightiness of his counter-evidence (e.g., Does the mother speak 7x; Is the woman ‘reproved’ in ch. 5? Does the “apple tree” clearly represents the husband’s provision and protection, for example, in 8:5?). It is unclear to me whether this proposal is a fair-handed treatment of the Song or a defense of biblical patriarchy?

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

This paper looks very good for the biblical theology of spiritual formation.

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

This paper has something important to say, but, for me, it is a worn out topic.

04/23/2024

richard.averbeck

This is an important topic and the paper should be included in the session.

04/23/2024

richard.schultz

The proposal does not serve Ian’s case well, since there is too much introduction and too little concrete reference to Ecclesiastes. He does not identify precisely which verses in the book constitute the “frame narrative” or whether the “eschatological perspective” is limited to 12:13-14. He does not seem to be aware of how Fox and Longman use “the frame narrative” approach to the book. Beyond this, it is unclear that the paper involves “rethinking hevel,” as the title promises, since he clearly states that he understands it to mean “absurd,” which is hardly a new suggestion. It is unclear from the proposal how examining the frame narrative will help its readers “to accept the absurd and to live for the eternal.” (Note: I fundamentally disagree with understanding ‘hevel’ as “absurd.’)

04/24/2024

aaron.white

I am not sure I agree with this thesis and its support (since I have argued in published writings to the opposite), but I do think it is a proposal that should be heard, and maybe I’ll be persuaded 🙂

04/24/2024

aaron.white

Agree with you all.

04/24/2024

aaron.white

This is a double submission, it would appear.

04/24/2024

aaron.white

It’s a stretch for me.

04/24/2024

aaron.white

I want to like the proposal, but it does not clearly indicate where he is drawing his data.

04/24/2024

aaron.white

Agree, Holly. Ambitious! But, let’s give him a chance!

04/24/2024

aaron.white

I like the aim of this paper and I am grateful for a true abstract that is brief and shares relevant data to support its proposed thesis.

04/24/2024

aaron.white

I feel bad for this student and I feel very strongly that Patrick must be cautioned about recommendations such as this. Nothing about his recommendation is helpful, and it is frankly rude and unprofessional.

04/24/2024

kenneth.stewart

The interesting proposal would have been stronger still if it indicated whether there is a current reigning hypotheses on the question of continuity/discontinuity between the NT and Patristic eras. But it sounds very promising. Group it with other papers in Early Church or Patristics.

04/24/2024

kenneth.stewart

The strength of this proposal is that it interacts with and tries to go beyond what are perceived to be the shortcomings of existing scholarship. But it will be of interest purely to Baptists and should be grouped with Baptist Studies.

04/24/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is an interesting paper proposal about an interesting individual. But it is blinkered, inasmuch as he proposes to jump from John Jasper to Martin Luther King Jr. as though no one of significance stood between. Frances Grimke is a huge exception to this generalization; he held a Washington, DC pastorate for decades. Wider horizons are needed.

04/24/2024

kenneth.stewart

A good proposal. Could it be grouped with others under Global Christianity?

04/24/2024

aaron.white

Agree with the comments already stated.

04/24/2024

aaron.white

Good proposal. I agree that this would be a paper worth hearing.

04/24/2024

aaron.white

I think this is a promising proposal but I do agree that this does lack some methodological detail.

04/24/2024

aaron.white

Good proposal.

04/24/2024

aaron.white

Agree with the above assessments.

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Not a very clear thesis. The paper seems to have more of an applicational thrust (how Graham’s 3-part evangelistic method can aid evangelistic appeals today) rather than a historical one. Thus, I wonder about fit for our section.

04/24/2024

james.hamiltonjr

I like it.

04/24/2024

james.hamiltonjr

I like the engagement with the OT. I don’t like references to “The author . . . themselves.” John? May have potential to be good.

04/24/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Looks fascinating. I like it.

04/24/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Looks good. Appreciate the international contribution.

04/24/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Looks focused and technical. Seems worth hearing.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

A study whose descriptive results should be of interest, although the thesis proposed for defense remains somewhat insubstantial. At least this is one of the few proposals that falls within the ordinary bounds of this section.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

If, as some of his biographers suggest, JE was taking advantage of an opportunity mainly to recycle sermons in the interests of devoting more time to his longer treatises, the assumption of the thesis, that the purpose of his preaching at Stockbridge might differ intentionally from that in Northampton, hazards overdetermining the paper’s results. Moreover, syntactical confusion in the concluding sentence does not bode well for quality of presentation. Still, attention to JE’s adaptation to a more rural, native context could yield some useful observations. To judge from its fit with the few proposals that fit our section’s emphasis, the paper has potential to contribute to a session with a coherent focus on JE.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

The paper offers interesting counterpoint from a Southern Baptist angle on California’s place in American evangelical development. As Glenn notes, we might need to be careful in attaching priority to a paper from within the ranks of our own steering committee.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

If the writer can convincingly develop a linguistic correlation between the vocabulary of reward and Qohelet’s perspectives under and beyond the sun (a project about which I register some skepticism), his thesis will make a useful contribution to study of the book. The joining of hebel (vanity, vapor) to gain and joy, without prior introduction in closing the abstract, cries for some elucidation, particularly in view of the paper’s inclination toward an optimistic reading.
But the proposal lacks any close fit with this section’s focus on American Christianity.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

This rather technical look at Hebrew linguistics, impressively endorsed by a doctoral supervisor, seems to deserve a hearing in a proper context at ETS, but American Christianity is clearly not that context.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

Depending on the nature of the considerations, explorations, and implications that the abstract proposes to offer but neglects to describe, this paper could make a worthy contribution to a section on theological ethics. But ours is not that section.

04/24/2024

richard.averbeck

I agree this abstract is too long, but also the paper does not do much with OTB and the ANE. It should be inlcuded in the ETS program, but probably not in the OTBANE session.

04/24/2024

richard.averbeck

This is a good topic for the OTBANE section and should be included in our session. Block has been doing a lot on pseudonymity lately and this will be a good elaboration of that issue.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

What is Coakley’s view for which the author is “downstream”? What does downstream mean? What is a revised taxis? The recommendation indicates that the paper is a critique of something. This was slightly more helpful.

04/24/2024

richard.averbeck

This is a very interesting topic and method. This paper should be inlcuded in our session.

04/24/2024

michael.morales

While I’m willing to listen to his argument, the priority of G 18:18 over 12:3 and 22:18 appears rather weak, esp. given usage of “you” in Galatians.

04/24/2024

richard.averbeck

This is a pretty good abstract, but there are some confusions in it. We should consider it as a possiblity for our session.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Theme-oriented, integrative. Yet is it advocating a foreign interpretive system on the Bible anymore than a Western etc., etc. one?

04/24/2024

richard.averbeck

Sounds interesting to be sure. I am curious where he is going with it in more detail. Yes, we should include it in our session if possible.

04/24/2024

michael.morales

I’m concerned about approving a method, “SFL theory of context,” without knowing what it is, especially as it does not seem to use our own group’s approach, based on Gary’s work.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Important conference and documents. Could be helpful. Yet is this going to be more than a report? Unclear what unique contribution it will present.

04/24/2024

michael.morales

I’m good with approving this one.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Significant issue framed beyond merely a sociological one.

04/24/2024

michael.morales

Whether or not his paper will demonstrate the point, I do think there’s lots of potential here, and he appears to have a robust bibliography.

04/24/2024

richard.averbeck

This is a very interesting student paper, although I am not yet convinced of the thesis. It would be interesting to hear the full argument.

04/24/2024

michael.morales

Not personally enthused about a paper on theory.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

Is it still a requirement for the professor to read a student’s completed paper first? What are the debates? What is the framework? What are the recommendations to be proposed?

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Very significant issue in the African context. Contributions could be a bit more clear. But the proposal appears to be valuable.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant, but lacks aspects of a solid proposal.

04/24/2024

richard.averbeck

This is a well-worn topic, but seems to be quite well argued. We need to hear this one.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

Could be developed.

04/24/2024

michael.morales

Seems a hard premise to prove, and its technicality may not draw many listeners. Probably this sort of spade work is better for the journals (where no doubt it is bound).

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

While lacking literature, the proposal is clear and could be helpful.

04/24/2024

michael.morales

Strong potential here for a good contribution.

04/24/2024

michael.morales

I appreciate Yonatan Grossman’s work, and think this paper may be a contribution to a difficult text.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Unclear what is new about this proposal from other works on Daniel.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

While this is a promising proposal, it feels more like a dissertation. Will it be trying to accomplish too much for a paper is a concern.
Lacks literature interaction.

04/24/2024

william.osborne

Appears very well thought out and relevant to the study of Habakkuk.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

The author appears to be informed concerning postmodern fads. What is the conclusion? Will the franchise supervise the home office? Will the author contend that both the home office and all franchises should be abolished for one world order united by the anti-Christ? Where does the path lead?

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Not sure of how original this is.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

This seems more like a popular book proposal than a refined scholarly proposal.
Support for seven pillars of discipleship? Broad and needs more careful organization.
“John Pipper”?

04/24/2024

william.osborne

This topic is highly relevant to the study and interpretation of Ezekiel, but the proposal does not clearly identify a position that would move the discussion forward, other than helpfully summarizing previous interpretive positions.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Interesting and original. I’ve seen his stuff online related to this, and it is pretty good.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Topic sounds good; would be nice if this description included an overview of which ancient sources he uses.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

This very technical application of historical sociolinguistics promises to reveal Pauline strategies for collecting sociological resources and to investigate his theological emphasis for the Identity Contextualization Process. Descriptions couched in the jargon of methodology disclose little of the anticipated substance of the study’s products. That does not enable a very informed evaluation of the prospective quality of the paper, particularly for the steering committee of a section on American Christianity. It does not fit this section. It may merit consideration by a section on sociological analysis.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

This paper, despite depending upon some fog of special vocabulary in disciplines of metaphysics, philosophy, and post-modernism, still brings the writings of Clement into substantive connection with ancient rhetoric, with biblical covenants, and with Clement’s Hellenistic context with a view towards clarifying both what Clement said and what his modern interpreters make of his significance. This paper, which lacks a fit in this section on American Christianity, should still be commended to a section on philosophical theology or patristics.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant and could be helpful.
Lacking literature interaction.

04/24/2024

william.osborne

Interesting area of research, but I am not sure it really fits well with the prophetic focus of our group.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

A number of interesting objects of exploration are brought into view in this proposal: Marcion’s early Gnostic theology, its divergence from orthodox theology, modern biblical theology, modern systematic theology, the doctrine of creation, and OT/NT studies. It proposes to attend to questions of the relation among these subject areas, but without hearing any sense of the paper’s proposed answers to the questions, one cannot be confident that the ancient controversy provides a defensible analogy to present situations nor that the proposed answers merit a hearing. There might be something useful in this study, but the abstract neglects to say in any more than a formal manner what that might be.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant. Needs precision and clarity as to what it wants to deliver.

04/24/2024

william.osborne

The topic of this paper is a good fit for the session, but it seems to be reworking material that is commonly covered in discussions about Isaiah’s references to idols in the latter chapters.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Needs more clarity.

04/24/2024

william.osborne

This proposal fits well in the session and appears to have a well-researched topic that is highly relevant to the study of the prophetic books. Could be very interesting.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

I’m not persuaded a good argument can be made for this.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

Could benefit by a better thesis and a good outline.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

This sounds like a good topic. Clear claim, somewhat advances the existing claims about this passage.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

This proposal is only tangentially relevant to this section to which it has been submitted. Candidly, a proposal that hopes to find constructive guidance for active and conscious participation in worship from post-modern theories of identity-construction invites skepticism but therefore also provokes curiosity. ETS should give the proposal a critical hearing, in a section more appropriate to theories of worship.

04/24/2024

william.osborne

Less compelling.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

A promising study of Paul’s theological understanding of suffering in his Thessalonian correspondence set against a background of righteous sufferers from Paul’s Bible and its Messiah. It merits a hearing, but in a section more nearly aligned with its topic than this section on American Christianity.

04/24/2024

william.osborne

This topic fits well within the section and discusses an important issue for interpretation of Jeremiah.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

A discussion of JE is always of interest. The thesis that he is “the most puritan and Calvinistic apologist” doesn’t seem to stand in need of much defense, and the proposal doesn’t seem to account for a need to defend it. The more interesting connection is suggested by the title: the influence of Scottish common-sense realism on JE, but the abstract doesn’t seem to aim very explicitly at that promised project.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Good overall; but could be a clearer proposal. Claim about οἶδα is a bit suspect.

04/24/2024

andrew.abernethy

Not quite within our groups parameters–perhaps a good paper for NT or intertestamental lit.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

A thesis to be welcomed by bald people and victims of body shaming everywhere. But not a thesis that has any identifiable connection to the emphases of this section. Have this and other proposals been misrouted to this section’s steering committee?

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

The proposal seems relevant both to American Christianity and to the annual conference theme of globalism. Its promised results also seem statistically interesting.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

The professor actually read the paper, and it was previously presented in a seminar – Good. Will the paper interact with reputable Theologians? Without theological interaction, the paper would be more devotional.

04/24/2024

andrew.abernethy

Solid proposal.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

Like the Andrews paper, this proposal seems to belong to a section on theories and theology of worship. It doesn’t seem relevant to this section on American Christianity.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Does the author mean Isa 40:21 instead of 40:22? In either case the proposed connection to 1 John 1:1-3 is rather tenuous.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

While the context of this paper has an American location and concerns Christian activity there, the force of the proposal’s argument concerns law, justice, and ethics in reference to biblical authority and public rhetoric. Although this might have been argued as an perspective on American history, the connection of the argument to this section as the prospectus describes it seems more tangential than relevant.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

As important as a discussion of the regula fidei is to evangelical theology, the proposal is misdirected as a submission to American Christianity rather than to patristic theology and hermeneutics.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

The professor has apparently read the paper because it was presented in a seminar – Good. The paper could benefit from a better thesis and a clear theological conclusion.

04/24/2024

andrew.abernethy

Very wide ranging in scope, yet there is a curious decision to focus on Amos, Ezekiel, and Zech–why not include Isaiah and Jeremiah? Many scholars, at least in Isaiah, recognize how the language used to condemn Israel is also applied to the nations to point to God’s all encompassing judgment.

04/24/2024

william.osborne

The textual references here are brief, but with sufficient background study this could be helpful and relevant.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

This shows promise, but sounds more like a class lecture than a scholarly paper.
Fails to show interaction with literature.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

The proposal is primarily an exploration of the “hedonistic paradox,” but it is carried out sufficiently in the context of colonial American puritan evangelicals that it could find a fit in this section. Sarah Osborne is a figure worth giving some time to an elevation of her profile.

04/24/2024

andrew.abernethy

Very speculative, yet interesting.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

A potentially interesting study of a biblical text against a background of wisdom literature and pedagogical devices. It simply falls outside the focus of this section and should be re-routed to a more fitting venue.

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Not a fit for us: this is a paper on the biblical theology of worship in the eternal state.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

A potentially interesting study of a biblical theme against a background of metaphors and hermeneutical reframing. It simply falls outside the focus of this section and should be re-routed to a more fitting venue.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Seems like the “cosmic conflict” theme is pretty well established in Rev scholarship; not sure that many scholars think there is a sports metaphor here.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

A potentially interesting, but possibly over-ambitious study of multiple biblical texts against parallels in multiple OT books. It falls outside the focus of this section and should be re-routed to a more fitting venue.

04/24/2024

andrew.abernethy

Promising topic that could illuminate a familiar passage. It’s not clear how the author plans to use intertextuality as mentioned, so the proposal seems a little underdeveloped which gives me pause regarding whether there will be a genuine contribution.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

This study of a relatively neglected corner of American Protestantism in the RCUS promises to be historically illuminating, whether or not the recommendation of its relevance for modern evangelicalism proves convincing. It does strike a note in the conference theme. I think it is worth strong consideration for this section.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Sounds like it advances the discussion on παράκλητος in fruitful ways.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Reciprocity theme sounds defensible and original.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

Wherever arguments for a traditional ethic of marital sex and against the delusion that abortion and a libertine understanding of sex are liberating elements of a modern ethic can be constructed they should be welcomed and understood. But our section is not the most fitting venue for that otherwise salutary task.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Fresh ground.
“grounded theory”?

04/24/2024

andrew.abernethy

Looks promising–would love to know what texts he has in mind within Jeremiah, but the direction he is going looks good.

04/24/2024

donald.westblade

The kind of role Anne Dutton played in encouraging the Great Awakening in America deserves to be given greater exposure. This proposal seems to afford both interest and relevance for a section like ours, not to mention contributing well to the conference theme of globalization. A thematic pairing with the Sherron paper on Sarah Osborne might usefully highlight some otherwise marginalized contributions to American Christianity.

04/24/2024

andrew.abernethy

Looks interesting and seems like it could be a good paper for the session.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Fresh research. Narrowly focused. Theological issues/assessments?

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

The proposal could be improved with a better focus. Communism, Abortion, and civil disobedience are broad topics. The source is clear – Good. What is the goal and the conclusion?

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Sound like good interaction with current aspect / tense debates. Conclusion is reasonable but not revolutionary.

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Student paper without an endorsement. Maybe I’m reading more into the proposal than is there, but the ultra objectivity that characterizes the proposal could be construed as an endorsement of the anti-abortion activists in the paper.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Not sure if ambiguity of some pronouns can lead to specificity of a claim. But maybe worth hearing anyway.

04/24/2024

andrew.abernethy

The paper shows a strong technical focus that feeds into a larger question of interpreting Isaiah as an entire book.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant, but not quite clear what fruit the assessment is seeking to provide.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Deals with a debated passage and raises some good evidence.

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Not fit for American Christianity. A solid proposal which might work with other papers on Early Christian Studies.
Topics: Irenaeus, regula fidei

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Sounds like a worthwhile examination; would benefit from comparison to use of 1S and 1P verbs in other literature.

04/24/2024

andrew.abernethy

Sounds like a paper that could cast light on a neglected topic.

04/24/2024

andrew.abernethy

More biblical-theological than our session typically represents.

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

This fits our section. A solid paper that I would like to see on the program somewhere at ETS if we don’t pick it up.

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Solid proposal for NT studies and the book of James. Not an American Christianity topic.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Important topic, under-addressed, clear proposal.
Show a bit more literature, etc. ADA issues in worship services, venues?

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Not a fit for American Christianity. An interesting topic, but I do not discern a thesis.

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Not fit for our section. A solid proposal.
Topics: OT Studies, 2 Samuel

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Paper fits with our section and the ETS theme this year. I wonder if the scope is too broad, particularly trying to trace the three expressions of 19th-century evangelicalism down to today. I am open to considering this for our group.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

This looks carefully prepared, and brings together two fields in a possibly fruitful way.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Useful questions about a long-debated passage.

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Not a fit for American Christianity. I echo Don’s comments. In addition, the proposal has such a large scope that I question if a 30 minute paper can achieve all that it promises here.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

The paper is emerging from the dissertation so we assume that the professor read the actual paper. Could be interesting.

04/24/2024

robert.caldwelliii

Solid proposal that fits with the aims of our section.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

New approach to the structure of 1 John. I want to hear this.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

The Bible is the only rule of faith. Cultural Theology should be refuted as eisegesis. Each person would do what is right in their own eyes. A Bible truth is true for all.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Mike Bird’s recommendation is a point in its favor.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

This doesn’t seem to break much new ground.

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Seems to add evidence to a claim that is challenged.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

Appears a bit scattered.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant. Clearly organized. Focused. But needs more detail in what it promises. Not sure what it adds.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Interesting, but it lacks development of a practical theology. Not sure how other critiques will be insufficient to this paper.
Mislabeled?

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Integrative, forward-moving, hopefully practical.
Specific literature?

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Clear proposal. Unclear how this advances a theological theme more than what others he lists have.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

A bit scattered with questionable hypothesis

04/24/2024

gary.manningjr

Seems pretty unlikely because of the widespread use of ἄμμος and θάλασσα in other NT and LXX passages that do not refer to Israel; at least some evidence should have been presented in the abstract.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Appears to advance the area. A possible concern is the overuse of background materials that may be placed over the biblical text.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Current issue, interacts with important literature, clearly written, promises to be helpful.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Unclear what this research leads to and what is unique in contrast to the two key scholars on Willard.

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

Seems plausible

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Creative, unique, potentially helpful, clear research elements.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

Where would this fit better?

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

Her conclusions seem plausible and interesting

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Clear. This promises to be well-researched and helpful.

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

Not sure he has given enough of an answer to make sure the paper is anything new.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Proposal is written more like a lesson or sermon than a scholarly paper. Lacking sources, contribution, practical theology element, etc.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

Any biblical and scholarly basis?

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Helpful recontexualizing of the Lord’s Supper post-pandemic. How much is merely a restatement of the classic articulations of Reformed and Baptistic views of the necessity and practice of it is not clear.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

Interesting Observation

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

I am not sure that he has solved the problem, but I may have misunderstood his argument in Romans.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Practical and theological approach to James. It will probably be fairly well-attended by the practically-oriented members.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

A bit scattered

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

Seems like it is trying to make an issue out of a non-issue.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

Goal could be improved.

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

I think we have seen this one before. I wish that he had given more hints as to how he is going to argue for his conclusion.

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

Interesting, but seems very unlikely. Don’t know if we should spend time on it.

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

I think that is has real potential and could provide some good information.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

Biblical Evidence and a Scholarly Goal?

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

It would have been helpful to see what passages he is going to use to show his argument, but seems plausible.

04/24/2024

Garry Graves

Complementarian or Egalitarian?

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

I would like to know how he defines coherance verses unity. But I think it may be interesting.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

I like his emphasis on Edward’s “God-centered aspects of the spiritual life,” although I’m not so sure he strikes out in new directions. Good if there is room.

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

I wish that he would have given more details. This may be a very interesting paper, but it seems difficult to determine at this point. But sounds interesting.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

Helpful emphasis upon Reformed heritage. May not be broad enough.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

Good attempt to connect OT and NT themes of adoption. It seems a bit strained.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

Good work in OT for our sessions. Strong recommendation from her supervisor.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

A strained attempt to fit into spiritual formation.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

If he can make a clearer connection to contemporary spiritual formation this could be an excellent addition.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

A helpful and creative approach to “portraits of the amplification of the body in sanctification.” Very helpful counter to ascetic practices in evangelical spiritual formation. Nice affirmation from her doctoral supervisor.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

Very helpful interdisciplinary paper by a seasoned scholar. Should be included.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

Seems overly theoretical.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

Important topic, but is there anything new in here? I didn’t see it.

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

The information in Jeremiah is indeed brief, but it may contain some interesting material.

04/24/2024

michael.wilkins

Excellent topic and exploration by a good scholar. I’d encourage him to conclude with some explicit and concrete “how-to”.

04/24/2024

paul.wegner

I think it may be interesting. I wish he gave more information for us to consider.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Limited perspective and research.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Not clear what this contributes or helps.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Could be helpful to educators and pastors. It does not demonstrate interaction with the literature on this topic. It could be significant or it could be helpful advice. Needs to show more.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Unclear how this is much different that treatments on the ordinances/sacraments as catechesis. Key literature?

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Unclear how a whole paper can come from what he has written here.
Literature? Uniqueness and contribution?

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

This topic, while important, does not seem unique or a contribution in light of many ecclesiology writings. Significant figures, texts, literature?

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Important topic. But a unique contribution?

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Clear proposal. Probably a somewhat unique and helpful approach to the Confession.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Significant topic for fresh reassessment and theological applications. Other key literature?

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Not a unique take. Unsupported assumptions.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Timely contribution.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Could be a helpful exposition and model. Some unsupported assumptions and lack of literature.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Could be helpful. Appears to contain some substantive research. Clear arguments. Whether it moves the needle forward remains to be seen.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

This proposal sounds like a summary of a lesson or sermon vs. an academic work. Literature missing and proofing for style needed.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Needs substance and focus and less background.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

This has promise. It needs a bit more focus and support.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Important topic, but unclear how much more it will contribute (see Christopher Yuan’s Holy Sexuality, etc.)

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant, unique perspective and research. Could have a bit more clarity as to her practical contributions. But worthy proposal/paper.

04/24/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant, unique perspective.

04/24/2024

james.wilhoit

The proposal would be improved by a clear thesis statement and a clear connection to the field’s literature.

04/24/2024

james.wilhoit

The proposal would be improved by a clear thesis statement and a clear connection to the field’s literature.

04/24/2024

james.wilhoit

The proposal would be improved by a clear thesis statement, not just a set of questions, and a clear connection to the field’s literature, what literature will be referenced in your evaluation of Van der Kolk’s work?.

04/24/2024

james.wilhoit

I suspect this would be an engaging paper, but the proposal is weak when measured by the stated criteria. The proposal would be improved by a clear thesis statement and a clear connection to the field’s literature.

04/24/2024

james.wilhoit

The proposal would be improved by a clear connection to the field’s literature.

04/24/2024

james.wilhoit

The proposal would be improved by a clear thesis statement and a clear connection to the field’s literature. This is a fraught topic, using the Alabama example, and there should be clear evidence in such a case that the author has a clear theological/theoretical foundation.

04/25/2024

seth.postell

I’m in favor of hearing this proposal. I think we cannot dismiss before we’ve heard the case.

04/25/2024

seth.postell

Sounds very interesting. Would love to hear this presented.

04/25/2024

seth.postell

Not sure about this one. But I’m happy to include it if the group is in favor.

04/25/2024

seth.postell

It’s a stretch in my opinion. Not sure about this one.

04/25/2024

seth.postell

This paper seems more conjectural than exegetical, reading behind the text, rather than the text itself. This is not a paper I would enjoy hearing.

04/25/2024

seth.postell

Looks promising to me.

04/25/2024

seth.postell

The proposal seems to undermine the stated purpose of Jesus’ coming in the introduction of the book. I’m not so thrilled about this proposal.

04/25/2024

seth.postell

Yes! Love to see Evangelicals interacting with Jewish biblical scholarship. This will be a genuine contribution to the field IMO.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Ambitious and interesting. The challenge will be making it work for the time slot.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Topic is interesting. Needs a stronger thesis which would have tightened up the whole proposal.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Solid proposal. Interesting topic that has not been given much attention.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Since this is biblical studies, I am a bit out of depth here. It seems like a good paper, though.l

04/25/2024

msmullin

Since this is biblical studies, I am a bit out of depth here. It seems like a good paper, though. Advisor’s rec is very strong.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Since this is biblical studies, I am a bit out of depth here. Seems a bit overly ambitious and overly technical.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Interesting topic although I am not sure there will be anything new here. Needs an advisor’s recommendation.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Not a fit for our section. Interesting topic. No strong thesis.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Not a fit for our section. Should make its way to the program.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Not a fit for our section. Needs a sharper thesis and focus. The “first part” is descriptive and fairly well-known and the “second part” jumps to late-modern period to answer two questions whose connection to Marcion is not all that clear. It seems that Marcion serves merely as a foil to catalyze that conversation.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Not a fit for our section. Ambitious. Interesting. Should make the program somewhere–perhaps in a cluster of theology of worship papers, if that can be pulled off.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Since this is biblical studies, I am a bit out of depth here. It seems like a good paper, though. Well-organized with an argument that seems (not a biblical studies expert) to press forward in a new direction.

04/25/2024

msmullin

Since this is biblical studies, I am a bit out of depth here. It seems like a good paper, though. Well-organized with an argument that seems (not a biblical studies expert) to press forward in a new direction. Should make the program. Group with other Pauline literature papers, perhaps?

04/25/2024

william.osborne

The plan for the article does seem to move quickly to NT and systematic concerns, making it feel less focused on the prophetic text.

04/25/2024

william.osborne

Looks interesting.

04/25/2024

Wayne Cornett

The research appears to be there and would fit within our scope.

04/25/2024

Wayne Cornett

It is probably more of a challenge for me to absorb all of that in 30 minutes than for him to cover it that time. I am willing to be challenged.

04/25/2024

Wayne Cornett

It looks promising.

04/25/2024

Wayne Cornett

I agree that it looks like a strong paper.

04/25/2024

Garry Graves

Needs better thesis and conclusion stated

04/25/2024

Garry Graves

Interesting but needs better thesis and development.

04/25/2024

timothy.anderson

Clear, relevant, responds to objectors. A lot to cover.

04/25/2024

Garry Graves

The author is correct to defend the wonderful things God has accomplished through many Christians in the U.S. (Rom. 3:23). The paper may be better suited for a historical venue.

04/25/2024

donald.westblade

The proposed study has its location in American Christianity but its argument, examining the influence of experience on biblical exegesis, belongs better in a section on biblical hermeneutics. The study merits a hearing somewhere in the ETS meetings.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

There may be a place for this, but it’s not the kind of thing that turns my crank. Not sure what is meant by “social distance,” and not sure how much interpretive traction this will yield.

04/25/2024

Garry Graves

The Professor read the actual paper – Good. This could be interesting and helpful.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Looks good.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Looks interesting.

04/25/2024

gary.manningjr

This doesn’t seem to break much new ground.

04/25/2024

gary.manningjr

Useful integration of two areas of study.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Seems to attempt a lot, but I like the suggestions about how John engages Scripture. Do these proposals have a word limit?

04/25/2024

gary.manningjr

Sounds like a good argument.

04/25/2024

gary.manningjr

This seems to advance the discussion of this passage well.

04/25/2024

timothy.anderson

Clear proposal. Important anthropological distinction. He may be diminishing his approach because some argue that Dissociative Identity Disorder may have a demonology component.

04/25/2024

timothy.anderson

This could be helpful. Other key literature? He assumes description = prescription. Probably should address that.

04/25/2024

timothy.anderson

This doesn’t appear to further literature on work. Its approach is a bit broad.

04/25/2024

timothy.anderson

Could be helpful even though a lot of writing has been done in this area. Numerous approaches on a large spectrum. Will it move the ball down the field is a big question.

04/25/2024

timothy.anderson

Relevant but ambitious. Good with Lewis and Aug, but other key lit?

04/25/2024

Garry Graves

Are professors still required to read the actual paper before recommending? Proposal includes potential.

04/25/2024

tom.schwanda

I am a big fan of Edwards, but like Mike, I am not sure there is much new here esp. with Kyle Strobel’s writing (and others) on JE and Christian formation.

04/25/2024

Garry Graves

Interesting – To improve, the author could have included a few more details with a biblical and theological basis.

04/25/2024

tom.schwanda

I agree there is much to be done in this area. I know Crossway has published at least Graham Cole’s book on this topic. I know he is Anglican, but I think from a Reformed perspective. I believe he is overly ambitious trying to cover four people on this topic. Much better would be the two Dutch Pietists since they are lesser known. Also, I would hope he would make the connection to sanctification.

04/25/2024

tom.schwanda

I wonder if this would fit better in an OT/NT section?

04/25/2024

tom.schwanda

Good to give bright students an opportunity but I wonder how strong the connection is to Christian formation. I would have liked to see greater clarification on that.

04/25/2024

tom.schwanda

I too will take a pass on this!

04/25/2024

tom.schwanda

There has been increased interest in beauty as it relates to theology and Christian spirituality. I like her comparison between a female and male, Evangelical and Roman Catholics. My hope is that she would de-dissertationize her language to make it more listener-friendly. Though, I like it.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

A good proposal. Could it be grouped with others under Global Christianity?

04/25/2024

tom.schwanda

It started strong but I don’t believe he has not made his case for the connection with Christian spirituality or sanctification. Theosis is finally being studied more consistently by Evangelicals but this looks overly ambitious to do justice to a complicated and often contested topic.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal is largely descriptive, concerned with Mullins’ life and career. Only in its specific attention to Mullins’ views on Christianity, science and the public sphere might it open up new questions. I note that _no_ literature is referred to, so that the impression is left that the paper is not aiming to advance beyond mistaken interpretations of the past.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

How good to see a proposal that interacts with current scholarship! Yet only one such author is named. This proposal is promising, but requires to be broadened in its scope.

04/25/2024

tom.schwanda

This paper strikes me as being disorganized and focused in too many directions. I will pass.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

An interesting paper proposal, but it ought to have been directed to NT or to Pauline studies.

04/25/2024

tom.schwanda

My primary concern is that this topic is overworked but since we have not learned the lesson maybe this might provide a fresh perspective.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Like so many of the proposals submitted by Baptist historians, this proposal also focuses upon seemingly obscure aspects of the careers of admittedly significant persons in the Baptist tradition. No literature is named; there is no questionable hypothesis about Keach waiting to be challenged. What is offered is mere exposition. I recall that there is at least one other proposal on Keach under consideration. This proposal does not fare well if the question is posed “why does this matter?”

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This student proposal is unaccompanied by the required reference form from a supervising professor. If it had this, it might conceivably find a place among papers in philosophical theology, Patristics, or Trinitarian studies.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent interaction with key secondary literature
Interesting and pertinent topic
Clear biblical and theological argumentation

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

No literature is referred to, though there is a reference to Al Mohler. Spurgeon’s name is mis-spelled as Sturgeon. I am afraid that this is one more example of Southern Baptist doctoral students combing and re-combing the careers of Baptist heroes in search of something of significance. Granted that this _might_ be a worthy thread to pursue, where is the evidence of familiarity with past scholarship on Spurgeon? What makes this an exercise in graduate-level research?

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
No mention of the massive secondary literature (Kasemann, Stendahl, Wright, Campbell)
Interesting topic

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The author is known to have published in this area. But what we have here is really the outline of an explanatory lecture, rather than a research paper. No question is posed; no problem defined. There are plentiful references to authors who have worked previously in this area, but what is in short supply is a warrant for why this paper is needed.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent interaction with key secondary literature
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The one proposing is clearly adept at handling this subject, on which he has published. But the proposal is one long digest of the ongoing discussion of this question across the past three centuries. It is descriptive rather than investigative.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
No mention of secondary literature
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The proposal makes a striking claim, but in order for the claim (and proposal) to be taken seriously, there would need to be provided a much greater evidence of interaction with literature. The proposal is interesting, but under-developed.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

I like the use of typology and think this looks good. We may need two open sessions for all the good papers we’re seeing. We could probably focus one on biblical theological and use of OT investigations, the other on grammatical and/or background studies.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

A second promising proposal from the same student, David. I like this. Is there a policy on one or the other? Both of these seem to move in the same direction and look interesting.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Love it. Typical of Caneday’s good work. Include.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Fits the theme of the conference but too generic.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Has potential as good seminar paper and is aware of competing views.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

I’m unclear on the nature of the ontological problem of PSA and the assymetry between redeemer and redeemed. But I am intrigued.
No interaction with secondary literature
Interesting topic
Biblical argumentation is bracketed so we are left with an entirely philosophical analysis of the problem

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Good list of questions. Will he propose answers? Doesn’t seem to intend to. I want a word limit on proposals.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal shows real promise. But surprisingly, it shows no awareness whatsoever of two titles on this subject by Marvin Olasky, who (it seems) has stolen his thunder. Olasky wrote _Abortion Rites_ (1992) and _The Story of Abortion in America_(2022). All this raises the question of whether Miller is truly abreast of writing on this subject. His basic contention that Randall Balmer misled American readers may be quite correct. But he clearly is not the first evangelical Protestant to say so.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

This proposal exhibits originality, is current, and will make a good contribution to the conversations surrounding textual criticism.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This represents a digest of Peterson’s own research and writing. It shows a high level of familiarity with current monographs in his subject field. But it is really a proposal to provide an exposition, a description –rather than a proposal which opens up new territory.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Not quite as strong as this student’s other proposal, but nevertheless interesting and worthy of consideration.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal promises a description, an exposition, a summary. It names no literature and it advances no clear thesis. The subject matter is of interest, and the perspective of the proposer shows a healthy readiness to question popular conventional wisdom about this era.

04/25/2024

Wayne Cornett

Not one of the strongest we’ve received, but not bad either.

04/25/2024

pfypher

It gets an extra star for proposing the most obscure “option” I have seen yet.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The one proposing is a longtime participant in ETS and deserves respect. But it is not clear 1)that what he has in mind entails historical investigation and
2) that the paper will be anything more than a guided tour of the authors he names.
What is needed is specificity and concreteness and this proposal advances no thesis.

04/25/2024

pfypher

I don’t think it fits the unit, but I like the proposal otherwise!

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Belongs in NT Studies

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

The proposal needs more specificity but the recommendation is strong and the paper should make a reasonable contribution on the NT use of the OT in the Gospel of John.

04/25/2024

pfypher

I think this seems good. I like this critique of the faith and work movement.

04/25/2024

pfypher

Duplicate!

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal has real merit. Showing awareness of past interpretation of Tertullian, he suggests that it is unsatisfactory and needs to be improved upon. He has adequate warrant for the material he wishes to present. Would belong to Early Church/Patristics

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Well written proposal that tackles a recent interpretation on a controversial passage. Good contribution to hermeneutics.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Generic and lacks originality.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Imprecise proposal thesis. I would suggest something more like: Edwards’ presentation of divine beauty, when properly analyzed, offers instructive resources to clarify the doctrine of sanctification.
Little interaction with secondary literature beyond Edwards
Interesting topic

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

I haven’t seen a paper along these lines in a while. An important biblical-theological topic. Perhaps there is some new lines of argument here.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal does not exactly open up new territory, but it does offer a necessary corrective to the Reformed view which has not cared to make the proper distinctions between the early teaching of the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition and what followed. Its vulnerability, however is that it ignores the downward spiral among Arminius’s Continental followers in the period immediately following his death; it concentrates instead upon the theological disarray which took place among the descendants of the Wesleys.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal promises an exposition of Calvin. It names no Calvin literature; it pinpoints no mistaken interpretation of Calvin which stands in need of being overthrown. It is not a proposal for a research paper.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Belongs in NT Studies. Shows some awareness of current literature.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

A bit more specificity would help in knowing if this is a viable proposal. I am giving a rating based in part on the recommendation.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The subject matter is highly interesting and it could make a real contribution to the Global Christianity segment of the conference. But this is not a serious or a well-prepared proposal. There is no thesis, only a promise of description. No literature is alluded to. No reigning interpretation requiring revision is specified.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Engaging proposal with a significant contribution.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

I like it.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

What is offered is a descriptive or narrative paper. No scholarly Augustine literature is alluded to; no reigning interpretation is named. The subject matter is interesting, but this presentation is unlikely to turn over any new sod.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Belongs in NT Studies or Gospel Studies. No literature is named. This is a merely descriptive proposal.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

The proposal is lengthy and descriptive. Should be more focused on the thesis and argument.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

While I’m not sure of the claim that little sustained attention has been given to theatrical drama in Revelation the proposal is well informed and should made a contribution to the discussion.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is an interesting proposal and because it represents research based on a fresh examination of early 19th century religious periodicals, it is likely to turn up hitherto neglected information. At the same time, it takes for granted (in a way that it should not) that there definitely was antimissionary sentiment on both sides of the Atlanta. The myth that John Ryland Sr. opposed the missionary ambition of William Carey because of high Calvinism is long ago exploded. So, he may need to back up before he can go forward.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

See first listing of this paper.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Might find a home in Modern Theology, but it was wrongly sent to Church History. The proposer is obviously at home in this field. I do not see, however, that he is prepared to offer more than description of the state of discussion among these modern successors of Barth.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Based upon published work by the author. Will be a good paper.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

The thesis doesn’t seem viable. One example of the line of argument would be helpful.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The proposer makes the case that the character, Stillman, has been unduly neglected. But we see in this proposal, as in so many others having to do with Baptist figures of the past (eg Keach, Spurgeon), the unquestioned assumption that all of these deserve minute attention, and minute attention of sometimes peripheral aspects of their ministries. What such proposals do not do is to address the question “Why does this matter?” That someone has been neglected is not in itself a warrant for freshly investigating their career. It must be shown that the neglect or neglected factor impoverishes us today. Clearly belongs to the realm of Baptist Studies.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Clear methodology to an important issue – the presentation of Pharisees in the NT.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Has a sermonic feel to it rather than academic. There is not enough here to know if the proposal rests on sound footing.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

The proposal does not suggest that there is anything new argued here, but I will give the author the benefit of the doubt. Well-written and an important topic.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Good contribution by a reputable scholar.

04/25/2024

mark.taylor

Seems to be a reasonable contribution to narrative analysis in John’s Gospel.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

It is not evident that this proposal meshes with the theme of Global Christianity. It appears to be a digest of research Dunn has already done regarding Forsyth. It shows little or no awareness of research done on Forsyth in the last half-century (most recently in the IVP-UK volume _British Evangelical Theologians of the Twentieth Century_, 2022). All that being said, Dunn appears to have some important things to say to American Christians about the posture the Church should adopt relative to the secular state. If included, this paper should be associated with others in Modern Theology.

04/25/2024

aking443

I am unclear how he plans to make his case.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is a very non-detailed proposal from a retired professor of Apologetics who deserves to be held in high esteem. What we have here is an idea of a proposal which has not been worked out. I do not think that he has shown that he can fruitfully fill 30 minutes because here he only offers us generalities. Half-baked.

04/25/2024

aking443

Sounds interesting, but I am unclear on how he will argue his case.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is as much a piece of philosophical theology/theology of religions as anything. It is not a piece of historical research.
Above I have reviewed at least two other papers having to do with Islam or Qu’uranic Studies. It is conceivable that this could be linked with them (also non-historical).

04/25/2024

aking443

Interesting biblical-theological connections.

04/25/2024

Wayne Cornett

I recommend it. Two years ago Jason Holm presented a paper in our section and it was a strong paper. It was well researched, organized, and presented. In fact, he was the only presenter in the section I moderated (excluding my colleague Matt Akers who co-authored the paper with me) that I would hear again.
If one is going to write a letter actively opposing a paper that I assume he agreed to recommend, he could at least say why he does not recommend it.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is really a proposal to give a general lecture on this theme. The problem is: no one contests the idea that scholarship has served the church and the gospel across the centuries. There is plenty of secondary literature already in existence that addresses this question and McCarthy doesn’t even allude to that secondary literature. Clearly substandard.

04/25/2024

aking443

Sounds interesting. I am not sure what “intertextual disciplines” means though.

04/25/2024

aking443

Sounds interesting.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal is superficial. It shows no familiarity with the actual writings of the Church Fathers or of secondary literature about them, or about the history of pastoral ministry across the centuries. On the basis of this failure to demonstrate an actual familiarity with the subject field named, this proposal should be passed over.

04/25/2024

Brittany Melton

I agree with Chris, that “[t]his is an interesting proposal that uses Isaiah 28 and its discourse on farming techniques as a lens through which to evaluate general revelation in wisdom literature.” If the presentation were refined to developing this idea, it would be a much stronger proposal. At present it is far too general and not informed by the scholarly conversations.

04/25/2024

Brittany Melton

A excellent fit for our session!

04/25/2024

Brittany Melton

A thoughtful and informed proposal informed by Luke’s years of PhD research.

04/25/2024

Brittany Melton

This proposal is overly polemical in tone, amounting to a critical reading of Songs through NT eyes. It also makes several unsupported assumptions from the perspective of Songs scholarship (e.g. that the man is the woman’s husband).

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is a promising proposal, just because of its striking subject matter. However, the one proposing has mentioned no literature and no original sources, so that it is impossible to foretell how deep his research will go. His claim that the “German Protestants were able to leverage …to win accommodations from the Nazi regime” seems to run counter to what we know about the lost freedoms of the German Church (both Catholic and Protestant) once the Nazi government appointed Reichsbishops to oversee church affairs. This is one of very few proposals we have received bearing on the twentieth century and deserves close attention, if only for that reason.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

A strong proposal that promises to break new ground, based on archival research. Of strong contemporary relevance.

04/25/2024

Brittany Melton

This proposal reads more like a paper introduction; so it remains unclear precisely what the contribution is and on what basis. However, its conclusions are interesting and would generate good discussion.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

An interesting piece of mission history, but it seems divided in two halves. There is the fascinating Baskerville story –an American still admired in Iran — and the seemingly disconnected issue of how to respond to Iran’s repressive policies enforced by their religious police. If accepted, it could be associated with the 3-4 other proposals having to do with Christianity & Islam and the Qu’uran.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Really belongs in NT Studies or NT Theology.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

An interesting proposal, yet one which could have been better buttressed by references to literature. We deserve to know more than the proposer tells us about the resources available to him to carry this project forward. We should also hope that Indian agitation for political independence during the period of Singh’s career will receive some attention.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

An interesting proposal, yet one that might have been stood on its head, given the fact that Reformation theology is all the rage among Chinese Christians in their attempts to cope with state repression. The proposer comes at the topic biographically, showing Yi’s approximations of long-established resistance theory. The question remains of whether his methodology is the best.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

A promising proposal which is likely to shed light on a still-ongoing pattern of converts to Catholicism from within Protestantism.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is a strong proposal. But Baiyou Andrew Song has a second strong proposal (above), to which I have also given a favorable rating. The other had to do with a British Baptist (if I recall correctly). If you want to have a session on the Chinese Church, this second paper would make a strong contribution. There is a super-abundance of papers on British Baptist.

04/25/2024

aking443

Sounds interesting.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

An interesting proposal, but one that shows no evidence of interaction with literature about Kierkegaard (which literature is extensive). This is disappointing. The topic certainly has contemporary relevance, though the European Christendom against which K protested is long gone in the advance of secularism. Does the proposal properly recognize this turning of tables since K’s lifetime? It could belong to a 20th Century group of papers.

04/25/2024

aking443

Interesting idea. I wonder how technical the paper will be.

04/25/2024

aking443

Sounds interesting.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

It is as though the proposal _is_ the conference paper. The proposal is simply a compressed version. All of this information is readily available to observers. Where is the warrant for a simple rehearsing of these events?

04/25/2024

aking443

Sounds like an interesting exploration of theological interpretation.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The proposal has established that Booth’s theology has gone under-studied. But it has not been made sufficiently clear that this matters in the larger picture of things. Church History/ Historical Theology is not mere antiquarianism.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Here is a proposal that seems to turn over new sod. Yet I note that no literature is mentioned. How will this multi-national movement be studied? The proposal stops short of alleging that these trans-oceanic movements worked in concert with one another, but the reviewer would expect this to be drawn out in due course.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

An interesting proposal. Yet it notes no literature, which suggests that the investigation of this subject area is not very far along. It is a promising subject, pointing in the direction of eschatological opinions being intertwined with socio-political conditions.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Though the subject will appear obscure to all who are unfamiliar with South Africa and the anti-Apartheid struggle, this looks to be an important paper. At the same time, the paper may presuppose far more familiarity with the South African scene than the vast majority of ETS attendees can bring with them in November.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Interesting and timely in connection with the Global Christianity emphasis of ETS this year. But it appears to be a straight narration rather than an investigative paper.

04/25/2024

martin.culy

It sounds interesting and certainly relates to Greek grammar, but I am a bit perplexed that he does not appear to address the question of the relative prominence of the participle in relation to the imperative verb it modifies. There are plenty of imperative + KAI + imperative constructions in Koine. It appears that Merkle views them as equivalent without really defending that view linguistically.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

A timely theme for 2024 ETS. The proposal presupposes that there will be an audience with a strong interest in contemporary missiology. Is this a safe assumption? In order to secure a hearing, this paper will need to be closely associated with other papers clearly identifiable as bearing on missiology.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Highly interesting. Yet on the face of it, we are being offered a digest of a dissertation. I see no thesis being advanced; instead a survey.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Here is the prospect of substantial fresh light which has bearing on the subsequent unfolding of events in the Baptist Union of England and Wales. We see clear reference to the original documents which will form the basis of the paper. Chang has a second proposal before us (above). I consider this (the second) proposal to be the stronger of the two.

04/25/2024

Garry Graves

Needs a specific thesis based on biblical evidence and a few reputable Theologians.

04/25/2024

martin.culy

Not a good fit.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Imprecise proposal thesis but interesting historical periodization
I’d like to hear more
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This appears to be a largely narrative paper. But material regarding Latin America seems sadly under-represented among our proposals and this individual, Sierra, seems to be an unduly-neglected Christian leader.

04/25/2024

martin.culy

I think this could be very valuable, but wonder if there will be enough text-based examples to allow our typical audience to see that value. Great paper for linguists, likely not so much for the average NTGLE attendee.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Interesting, but has been wrongly directed to Church History. Perhaps OT Studies?Pentateuch?

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Good interaction with secondary literature
Interesting topic

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

A full ETS session was given over to the assessment of Stott’s career in the near-aftermath of his passing. This narrative proposal would simply re-present many known facts already brought to light by Stott’s numerous biographers.

04/25/2024

martin.culy

Could be interesting if widespread misinterpretation among scholars is accurate. I don’t think it is and I think he has misrepresented Keener (1999).

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Missiology perhaps, but not Church History. This proposal does not go beyond the abstract.

04/25/2024

martin.culy

Not a good fit for NTGLE.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
No interaction with secondary literature despite much recent work in the area
Not much here that is new

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

It is not that clear that Jared Causey is ready to take us very far beyond what has already been set out by Palmer biographers and historians of the Holiness movement. The influence upon the early Keswick movement, however, does merit special attention.

04/25/2024

martin.culy

Does not give enough evidence, in my view, that the paper will be methodologically sound or exegetically rigorous.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent interaction with secondary literature
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal shows no evidence or awareness of being influenced by the large body of literature that exists about Whitefield. Given the complexity of the topic, we should not expect a quality paper by a presenter who attempts to take up this field ‘de novo’.

04/25/2024

martin.culy

Doesn’t fit for NTGLE.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Here is an interesting proposal which takes a fresh look at a famous missionary career in the light of more recent socio-political study of the Middle East.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent interaction with secondary literature
Interesting and pertinent topic
This study is as far as I’m aware plowing new ground

04/25/2024

Garry Graves

A brief outline or 4-5 points would be helpful along with a few reputable Theologians.

04/25/2024

martin.culy

I would expect Rob to do a good presentation. I wonder, though, if he is going to show why the choice of metalanguage is actually important for exegesis. Is his paper going to help us truly understand the relevant texts better? And is he failing to distinguish between labels that relate to syntax versus labels that focus on function?

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent acquaintance with secondary literature
Interesting and pertinent topic
Biblical and theological argumentation seems persuasive

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Bezzant, the proposer, is a leader in Edwards study within Australia. I take it that this proposal was rushed. It offers a high proportion of survey of what is already known about Edwards and a smaller proportion of the less-well known global outlook of Edwards. Given his stature, we should expect Bezzant to devote a good proportion of his presentation to the latter.

04/25/2024

martin.culy

I would rate this one 3.5 stars. It would be better if it was not a work in progress (a “working paper”), but it still has potential.

04/25/2024

martin.culy

Mixed feelings here. I’m sure Todd will do an excellent presentation. I wonder, though, if there might be a bit of fatigue with the subject of articular substantival participles. I certainly look forward to seeing the full analysis in print.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The proposal begins with many sweeping generalizations about the rise of neo-evangelicalism in the 1940’s and shows inadequate awareness of how Henry (and others of his generation) were influenced by theological conservatives at work in the inter-war period. It remains true, however, that in his professorships and editorial role — both at CT magazine and through published anthologies of theological essays — Henry became _the_influential evangelical theologian of the 50’s and 60’s. Could be grouped with Modern Theology.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is an interesting proposal with an emphasis that deserves to be heard.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Some interaction with secondary literature
Interesting topic
I’m skeptical about why the progressive covenantal view is more persuasive than its competitors on this subject but I’d like to hear the paper

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

A highly interesting proposal. This reviewer did not even know that the WCTU existed outside North America. What is not so clear is what resources are available to ground this paper in detail.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Good move, in my mind, to bring Thomas and Calvin into the conversation
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

I really think that this paper belongs to the realm of Complementarianism/Egalitarianism. It is not Global Christianity (though it does have a trans-cultural aspect) and it is not Church History.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The one proposing is well-read in this field. It seems to me that this is a missiological paper rather than having to do with church history or global Christianity.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is a welcome proposal from an Edwards scholar who deserves to be much better known. His familiarity with both the Dutch and English Christian world puts him in a strong position to address this subject.
Perhaps there are sufficient Jonathan Edwards paper proposals to make a general session purely on Edwards papers?

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Interesting and pertinent topic
Theological and philosophical argumentation appears persuasive

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Slightly abstract in form, this proposal raises an important issue and deserves a hearing. We ought to read in it some names from the theological/missiological world associated with the leading tendencies named and are given none. Yet I believe that this paper would be worthwhile. It certainly connects with the Global Christianity theme,

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Likewise. Love it.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

An interesting and worthwhile proposal. But no elaboration is given about source materials available.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The proposer certainly knows the Marrow controversy. The question is that of whether he has established a connection with Global Evangelism. This reviewer thinks that the proposer has made this connection only obliquely.
Under other circumstances, this paper might come to the attention of Scottish Church History and Theology.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Meh. This looks like reception-history at best, reader response at worst. Who intends the meaning proposed here? The collector of the books? To whom do we attribute that? Or does the author think John wrote 1 John for it to function this way?

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

I agree that this proposal opens up a new direction in Spurgeon studies, and that new direction is welcome. I am not certain that this is really part of Global Christianity, but it could certainly be grouped together with other Spurgeon papers in a General Church history session.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

I’m not convinced that Adventists are Trinitarian, so I’m not sure how they’re even members of ETS. The founders of Adventism denied the deity of Christ and the Trinity. . . strikes me as akin to a Mormon or a Jehovah’s Witness proposing a paper. So I’m hesitant.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Evidence of striking new research here and it does come under the umbrella of Global Christianity.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Seems bizarre. Maybe we need an open session on Revelation, another on the Epistles of John, and another on the Gospel. But I’m not arguing for this proposal’s inclusion.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This proposal is clearly based on wide reading. But this reviewer finds very little in it that has not been said already. The material is almost ‘re-cycled’. The Anglo-centric orientation is open to debate, as evangelical movements have been trans-Atlantic since before 1700.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Johnson was my PhD student at SBTS. His dissertation is excellent. Tom Schreiner absolutely loved it. This represents some of his work. I commend the inclusion of this paper.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

This is a virtual clone of another proposal intended to survey the career and influence of Stott. Like the other (from Timothy Beougher of SBTS) there seems no recollection that an entire ETS session was given over to the appraisal of Stott in the aftermath of his death. As well, this proposal –while it can offer personal recollection–represents no fresh or original research about Stott. There are several outstanding modern biographies available.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

If there is a place for this paper in ETS, it will not be Church History or Global Christianity.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Belongs in OT studies

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

The interesting part of this proposal is _not_ the retelling of the history of the EA’s founding (in fact the USA was kept out of the EA until 1871 because of slavery), but in its argument that the EA’s doctrinal basis is of contemporary relevance. Having said this, the one proposing does not seem to be aware that the EA’s successor, the World Evangelical Alliance, is still using this statement globally and that many evangelical agencies utilize it. So the proposal is somewhat crippled.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

As no letter of recommendation has been supplied, this must be set aside.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Part of missionary history alright, but such an obscure part that I think that Hartog would have real difficulty drawing hearers.

04/25/2024

kenneth.stewart

Strange is a respected scholar, closely associated in past with Themelios. His proposal is really connected to Apologetics and so it does not fit either Church History or Global Christianity. It shows familiarity with relevant literature.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

This seems more like text criticism than interpretation, or maybe history of interpretation. This can go in the grammatical/text critical section.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

This doesn’t interest me very much as it seems to bring Barclay as the interpretive lens rather than inductively examining John.

04/25/2024

james.hamiltonjr

Was John, a Jewish fisherman who became a follower of Jesus, aware of ancient Roman policing strategies?

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

The author appears to cover a wealth of wide-ranging material, starting with the not-as-effective metaphors and then developing his thesis of a more effective model. I fear the author may be a bit ambitious to engage well with the inclusion of so many sources.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Though the author’s thesis is correct and the need is there, his argument needed to show more of a unique contribution.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

The author’s assessment of the Latin American church and his call for church-strengthening missionaries is necessary and timely.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

The author’s perspective would be helpful in continuing the discussion of resisting syncretism in a context that tends to do so.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Inadequate interaction with key secondary literature
Interesting and pertinent topic
Clear biblical and theological argumentation

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

The authors present a timely thesis on digital and embodied presence in missions. It would be my hope that they would also address the potential negative consequences of digital media in forming identities for global evangelicalism.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

This abstract needed to articulate a clearer purpose with greater clarity throughout.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis; argument less so
No interaction with secondary literature
Pertinent topic but no proposed discussion on the various androgenous syndromes (e.g. Kleinfelters)

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

The author presents a good argument but lacks a unique contribution.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent discussion of the issues
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Interesting and pertinent topic
Clear biblical and theological argumentation

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Good thesis and argument
No interaction with secondary literature
I don’t see much new here

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

The author needs to more clearly articulate how varied hermeneutical approaches more deeply equip readers’ interpretation of Scripture and perhaps how this differs from the readers’ application of Scripture in one’s own context.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Some will find this a timely paper amid wavering support for evangelicalism.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

This is a relevant topic that would further the discussion on how non-Christian religions relate especially to common grace and the Holy Spirit.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

I trust the author will elaborate on his definition and understanding of peace as applied in his paper.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

This paper will offer insights drawn from the author’s comparison of three pastors whose preaching on renewal and revival continues to have great impact. Much needed for today.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Relevant and timely for the church and the academy.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Necessary topic amid growing diversity in the Church. A more thorough proposal would have been helpful in determining the author’s objectives beyond reflections.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Culturally relevant, maybe even more so in an election year.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

How does “mindset” differ from presuppositions or worldview?

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Questionable contribution to the field.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Fascinating thesis and approach that can have implications beyond the charismatic movement and Reformed Baptist theology.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

This paper brings a perspective of integration to creation care from a Filipino point of view, which can serve evangelistic efforts.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Relevant for our day, culture, and mission.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

This will be a helpful discussion that will extend beyond Indian Christianity.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

This paper presents research that can have implications for the restoration of a theocentric view of worship for the author’s African church focus and beyond.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

More is needed to support this thesis, which is broad and needs more clarity in its direction and purpose.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

This paper will further the needed discussion of the ex-Muslim movement and effective evangelical responses.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Did Daniel seek to become a leader, or was he faithfully following God?

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

This proposal is of great interest and relevance, illuminating the strategies of the underground church.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

A review of this proposal would have helped (“bible,’ “Pipper”). A more focused purpose would have helped as well.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

A review of this proposal would have helped (“bible,’ “Pipper”). A more focused purpose would have helped as well.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Timely and relevant.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Much needed discussion on trauma and the Christian perspective and response.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Interesting perspective, but lacks engagement with supporting literature.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Engaging topic that impacts evangelism.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Helpful discussion of assessment strategies for evangelical organizations.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

This proposal offers a unique perspective, but the author’s purpose needs to be more clearly stated.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Adequate enunciation of proposal thesis
Interesting and suggestive topic
I would have been happier with the outline of the argument fleshed out just a bit more

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

A practical need for the church to address.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

A real and practical need for the church to address.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Ambiguous thesis and argument
Except for Dolezal, no interaction with secondary literature
Intriguing idea

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Relevant cultural issue that needs thoughtful discussion. This paper may further that.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

I’m not sure exactly what the thesis is, but I’m still intrigued with the idea. Connecting the early church’s struggle between a dematerialized Christ (Docetism) and an overly materialized Christ (iconography) might have analogy with digital technology today.
It is certainly plowing new ground.
I think we should let him try.

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

This proposal may need to be re-assigned.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and promising argument
Just a hint at the secondary literature
Interesting and pertinent

04/25/2024

joanne.jung

Practical support for reading, studying, and preaching Isaiah.

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Though thesis is not clearly stated (Is it that Pesach points to something other about the atonement than penal substitution?), I like the idea
No interaction with secondary literature
I can imagine how author would support the thesis but author does not help us

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent reference to key secondary literature
Clear biblical and theological argumentation

04/25/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
No specific interaction with secondary literature except a broad wave to two “camps”
Theological argumentation could use fleshing out

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Interesting and promising, but agreed: narrower focus needed for a meeting paper.

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Should have said something about what his “clear interpretation” is!

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

But how specifically will the study of orality provide greater insight. Thesis!

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Yes, we really should include it

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Shortcoming aside, important questions for a central but difficult text. Good for our session.

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

May be too ambitious–an entire history of interpretation of the issue. And a convincing case has already been made by Waltke and Van Gemeren. But he does seem to be taking the argument farther. I’d vote for its inclusion.

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Interesting, but not quite sure what is new here. But true, would stimulate discussion.

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Promising. But why does he conclude focusing on “direct prophecy,” as opposed to broader categories such as typology? But if we include one from Kelby, I would vote for this one.

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Good detailed focus. Not quite clear on the significance or implications. Would also be good for an intertextuality session.

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Not quite clear on meaning/significance of his concluding statement/thesis. But Ps. 82 continues to puzzle, so I would be interested in hearing this.

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Great potential for biblical theology of the Psalms if he makes his case. Include.

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Seems eminently worthy of inclusion.

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Great to bring all this to bear on pastoral/ministry issues. Could be valuable.

04/26/2024

scott.swanson

Ian continuing his valuable work. Worthy of inclusion if we have not featured him too frequently of late.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

This student paper has promise. It clearly recognizes the common connection in the ancient Near East between building (a foundation) and tearing down a structure (forms of Hebrew abad), ostensibly in battle as a reflex of God’s blessing and judgment. The high frequency of Sumerian mu.na.do (build) used in many texts underscores the cultural significance of building and tearing down in its relation to favor or displeasure of the gods.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

Although pertinent, the topic is too big to handle for an ETS paper. And as the proposal acknowledges, it is driven my US politics, although the author believes it is applicable to other nations and cultures.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

Although the topic is interesting and relevant to ministry issues, I question whether the topic is compatible with the methodological standards and mission of the ETS.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

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04/26/2024

david.deuel

Does this proposal offer a new and helpful hermeneutical approach to the Song as it claims? Also, the paper misses Jewish antipathy toward young men reading (or hearing in public reading) the Song as overt sexual innuendo.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

The paper’s missional orientation is intriguing and could be a fresh look at these texts from that perspective.

04/26/2024

adonis.vidu

Alford’s paper does not seem like a good fit for the session. It concerns biblical counseling and draws on Calvin’s theology of general and special revelation.

04/26/2024

adonis.vidu

Not my area, but it is a good fit and I am happy to defer to those who endorse it.

04/26/2024

adonis.vidu

A very intriguing proposal which raises again some old questions: should we model doctrines of inspiration after the doctrine of incarnation? what is the meaning of kenosis? What implications does this have for inerrancy (a la Pete Enns). Seems like a good fit for this section.

04/26/2024

adonis.vidu

A good fit for our unit (in terms of the focus), although I am not seeing much that is new here.

04/26/2024

adonis.vidu

I second Dr. Thigpen’s opinion. A paper on Webster’s doctrine of Scripture would be a nice contribution.

04/26/2024

joanne.jung

Of the two proposals this author has submitted, this one seems a bit more focused and doable.

04/26/2024

joanne.jung

This proposal would further the conversation of church membership for a broader audience.

04/26/2024

joanne.jung

Culturally relevant and an area of broad interest.

04/26/2024

joanne.jung

A fair proposal that suggests a strong connection between Willard’s understanding of the kingdom of God and his ecclesiology. Unsure how this scholarship further impacts this discipline.

04/26/2024

joanne.jung

Strong proposal for a relevant topic of broad interest.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

The topic is interesting and should provide good discussion.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

Agree – this seem less suited to narrative section than OT backgrounds

04/26/2024

paultwiss

Interesting concept. But perhaps a little ambitious.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

I am interested to know how a consideration of plot will lead to new observations re. the use of hardening verbs. Again, perhaps a little ambitious.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

This doesn’t seem to be a narrative study as such.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

This reading of the text seems strained. I’m not persuaded of its value.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

This could be an interesting paper, that seems to fit well in the narrative group.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

This paper poses a valid and interesting question. The approach could be very helpful.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

This proposal is interesting. However, he may be over-reading a little.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

Hermeneutics seems to be the main issue here. Not sure this fits within OT narrative section.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

This could be an interesting paper.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

Clear proposal. Interesting topic. Fits well with in this group.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

Doesn’t fit in this group.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

This may have potential. But it seems to lack a clear methodology and so seems too ambitious.

04/26/2024

paultwiss

Interesting proposal. Maybe not for OT narrative section.

04/26/2024

kelleymr

Very interesting. I would like to hear the whole paper.

04/26/2024

James De Young

I think that this is an excellent proposal that needs to be heard in light of the spate of writing supporting such approach

04/26/2024

kelleymr

Conceptual metaphor theory could be a helpful tool in making sense of “inconsistencies” mentioned here, but the proposal does not provide enough constructive material to demonstrate how the author will do that.

04/26/2024

James De Young

This seems like an old issue.

04/26/2024

James De Young

this seems like an old issue, again

04/26/2024

James De Young

seems beyond our biblical concentration

04/26/2024

kelleymr

Not convinced a thematic survey of the prophet like Moses in John is the best way to demonstrate the textual-grammatical thesis proposed here.

04/26/2024

James De Young

Interesting concerns re the interpretation of apocalypse

04/26/2024

James De Young

perhaps a great help on evaluating allegory and typology.

04/26/2024

kelleymr

I’m familiar with an article by this author in JBTM (2022) under a similar title. Interesting claims but not overwhelmingly convincing.

04/26/2024

James De Young

interesting

04/26/2024

James De Young

Like the first proposal, a crucial topic for our sustaining an inerrant Scripture.

04/26/2024

James De Young

interesting, toward understanding Rom 6

04/26/2024

James De Young

interesting and practical

04/26/2024

tom.schwanda

I taught with Dan during my time at Wheaton. He is bright and passionate about Traherne who has received increased attention in recent years. Coupled with the strong reference from his supervisor I hope we will accept it.

04/26/2024

tom.schwanda

I know this is a passion for Jack and think it should be accepted.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

Rick does consistently outstanding work. This is but another example.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

This is a promising proposal.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

The content does not clearly contribute to ANE comparative methodological study.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

Both topic and author support the goals of the OTBANE section.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

I believe this paper should be included on the OTBANE session for its sound methodology and it’s relevance for a clearer understanding of seal practices

04/26/2024

david.deuel

The proposal seems to lean heavily on the “borrowing” model of genre similarities.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

Looks to be an interesting and fruitful study.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

Knowing the four conditions would be helpful to evaluating the study’s methodology. The topic is interesting.

04/26/2024

Brittany Melton

It is not clear how this paper is interacting with current scholarship on OT theology. However, it does aim to represent faithfully tensions around the complex view of kingship within the book.

04/26/2024

Brittany Melton

Not a fit for our session theme.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

This is an interesting topic treated with a careful methodology. I believe we should strongly consider it for our session.

04/26/2024

Brittany Melton

This paper is on theme and intriguing. I, too, have concerns about anti-semitism as well as the potential for it to be mapped onto contemporary Israel.

04/26/2024

Brittany Melton

A thought-provoking proposal, which helpfully draws on a history of interpretation in political spheres.

04/26/2024

Brittany Melton

More a paper on theology than biblical theology; and doesn’t obviously engage with politics.

04/26/2024

Brittany Melton

This paper is a good fit for the session theme and would provide an interesting conversation partner to the Esther paper.

04/26/2024

Brittany Melton

This is strong proposal. It would fit much better in the wisdom session, but he didn’t propose it there. Is there a process for redirecting a paper proposal to another specific session?

04/26/2024

Brittany Melton

Far too broad in scope and overly definitive in tone.

04/26/2024

Brittany Melton

I appreciate the inclusion of lament, as a non-narrative/prophetic genre, for speaking into politics. It seems focused and engaged with the scholarly conversation (even if not apparently up to date).

04/26/2024

Brittany Melton

Does not fit with the session theme, or seem to contribute anything particularly new.

04/26/2024

john.adair

No thesis is a no go for me.

04/26/2024

john.adair

I’m intrigued

04/26/2024

john.adair

This feels a bit too “how-to-ish.”

04/26/2024

john.adair

A bit concerned about the tone, even as I am inclined to appreciate a reflection on historic Christianity’s practice of meditation.

04/26/2024

john.adair

Could be interesting.

04/26/2024

john.adair

I’m ready to roll with this one.

04/26/2024

john.adair

Not sure how he is situating this into the larger conversation around Christians and art and am not convinced this is new ground, but I like the topic.

04/26/2024

john.adair

This *seems* interesting, but is pretty unclear (many assumptions and “in-group” terminology).

04/26/2024

john.adair

Not wild about this–unclear. I am not persuaded. 🙂

04/26/2024

john.adair

I am very interested in this topic. But no thesis means this is lower for me.

04/26/2024

john.adair

I’m out on this. Good to see the new system allows proposers to break the rules. 🙂

04/26/2024

john.adair

I would like to have seen a bit more detail in what is being proposed.

04/26/2024

john.adair

Intrigued

04/26/2024

david.deuel

I wish he would have explained what he means by preliminarily canonical form for Gen – Num, for this might give reviewers a better sense of the methodology he plans to use to argue his thesis.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

Interesting proposal.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

The author boldly crosses biblical theological and systematic theological categories of cleanness. This one student paper for which the affirmative letter of recommendation is crucial.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

I’m not sure that the author is treading new ground in this study.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

It is not clear why the pattern being argued doesn’t begin in Genesis then is echoed in Exodus (as is creation in Exodus 1:1ff) and Isaiah rather than serve as a type. In other words, why not take the position that there is a pattern (maybe three-fold) that begins with the patriarchs?

04/26/2024

kelleymr

Looks like a worthwhile study. Multiple typos in this proposal.

04/26/2024

david.deuel

I would change the wording to special revelation’s limitation of natural theology, but this is a minor point.

04/26/2024

kelleymr

If an echo to Isaiah 40:21 can be demonstrated with sufficient criteria then this could be an excellent paper.

04/26/2024

kelleymr

Promising proposal. I like the application of trinitarian exegesis here. Would make a nice addition to our open section.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I think this would fit more in ST than BT.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I really like the big picture BT emphasis here in the use of these two texts in Matthew

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

Very interesting for a BT of marriage. But a lot here regarding ancient near eastern evidence and Scripture.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

Unsure of this but interesting.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I recuse myself on this but I think it is more appropriate in matters of canon formation.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

More appropriate for ST

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

Very good with a focus on NT but considering the OT

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

Very interesting but perhaps better in a contextualization section of culture and language.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I think this is not as relevant for BT as for other sections.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

A bit overkill here. And very much whole Bible BT but there is probably too much here.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I like this but probably too limited.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I like it. I assume it will deal with Ezekiel 47 and Psalm 1.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I think this is a worthy project for an interesting problem, which has wider BT ramifications.

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

The professor has read the paper – Good. Could be interesting.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

Interesting proposal but, as another reviewer noted, much too large to be handled in an ETS paper. The focus would need to be tightened in order to make it manageable.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I go with Jim’s recommendation.

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

Appears questionable and/or moot at this late date.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I think this takes something more marginal to the biblical narrative and makes it central. I am skeptical of the thesis but it may surprise me.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

Interesting but she seems to want it both ways. Function and ontology. Not sure how clear it will be.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

A very interesting topic. My only concern is that it appears to be a bit unfocused. The proposal reads more like a survey of viewpoints than an effort to assess and reach a definitive conclusion. The former can be valuable though so I am giving it four stars.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I am a bit skeptical of this thesis and wonder if it would be better served in ST

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

The aim of the paper does not appear to fit with the ETS venue. It appears to be trying to do too much for a short paper as well.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

There’s a lot here and it should be very stimulating. I like the idea of the students working together on this with the prof. But I wonder if there is too much.

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

What is the conclusion for this paper? Is it a moot point?

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I like this and particularly the connection to the book of Kings and the NT

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

While the proposal represents a noble effort, the methodology is ambiguous and thus the goal of the paper appears muddied. If the paper focused on argumentation for whether or not God should be understood to be present in the text, it would be a better proposal.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

An interesting and focused proposal.

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

Not enough Bible here for BT

04/26/2024

stephen.dempster

I think this is more for a HT section.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

This doesn’t appear to add anything new to the work done on Zephaniah beyond adding one more opinion clothed in technical language.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

The proposal is much too large for an ETS paper (numerous case studies?) and the methodology is unclear. It appears to be an attempt to argue for an early date for the canonical form of the Pentateuch which is a largely speculative endeavor.

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

Speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where it is silent? Good sources often result in good conclusions.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

Good proposal. Tightly focused and doable. Addresses a concrete issue of interpretation. Some mention of the scholarship that will be engaged is needed.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

Interesting topic. Rather scattered methodology and parameters yield an unclear goal. Since it is a student, this may become more focused with the end product if Daniel Timmer helps him.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

Very general proposal and doubtful as to whether the paper will make a significant contribution.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

As other reviewers have noted, the methodology is weak and the proposal seems backward: Shouldn’t Exodus mirror Genesis in terms of order?

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

The title should reflect the aim of the paper a bit better. An interesting topic though.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

Looks interesting with good connections to the language and scholarship on the issue. One wonders how much more can be said on the word in question but the proposal is enough to make one want to revisit one more time.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

Sounds interesting.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

Unclear how this is anything new on an old topic.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

Difficult to see what the point of the proposal. The link between Daniel and Josiah seems tenuous at best.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

Specious reasoning throughout

04/26/2024

clift.ward

Not a good fit

04/26/2024

clift.ward

Good fit

04/26/2024

clift.ward

Not a fit

04/26/2024

clift.ward

Will fit so long as he focuses on a particular textual practice, as my colleagues have already noted

04/26/2024

clift.ward

I think it will fit but would like to encourage the presenter to focus on the *texts* and *reading strategies* that lead to the doctrinal claims, which the proposal is light on

04/26/2024

clift.ward

Agree the fit has potential but the element of retrieval appears minimal in this iteration

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

Any biblical evidence?

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

Any biblical evidence?

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

With a strong emphasis on Biblical Inerrancy at the ETS, an exegetical analysis provides necessary evidence.

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

A few more details would be helpful along with biblical evidence. Any reputable proponents?

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

The professor read the paper – Good. Appears to be somewhat broad.

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

The professor read the paper – Good. How will you reconcile Romans 13?

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

The professor has not read the paper – not good. Any biblical evidence and reputable scholarship?

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

The professor has read an “extended abstract” – not good.

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

The professor read the paper – Good. Any biblical evidence?

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

Appears to be a concrete assessment of two approaches to history (not exactly maximalist vs minimalist but similar) and seeing what happens when a more positive method is applied to Chronicles. The only concern is the size of the project vs the limits of a ETS presentation.

04/26/2024

Garry Graves

The professor read the paper – Good. Needs polish, biblical evidence, and more scholarly support.

04/26/2024

nblake.hearson

While interesting, the proposal is just too big to be manageable in an ETS paper. Additional information on the scholarship and method is needed as well.

04/26/2024

clift.ward

Agree the fit has potential but the element of retrieval appears minimal in this iteration

04/26/2024

joanne.jung

Culturally and practically relevant.

04/26/2024

joanne.jung

Fascinating ideas, but the author supports this proposal with his “studying and preaching” and “observations,” lacking scholarly research.

04/26/2024

clift.ward

Agree the fit has potential but the element of retrieval appears minimal in this iteration

04/26/2024

joanne.jung

Interesting thesis and observations. Would the author’s emphasis of more frequent observances of communion, for the reasons stated, have been the same without the pandemic?

04/26/2024

joanne.jung

Good proposal. Practical.

04/27/2024

david.deuel

This sounds like a refreshingly new look at an old and satisfyingly unresolved interpretive challenge. I believe it should be considered for a session.

04/27/2024

david.deuel

This sounds like a cross genre attempt to contextualize the Song through the broader wisdom context, a refreshingly new approach to the Song’s message. I think it is worth considering for a session.

04/27/2024

david.deuel

There is not enough information offered in the proposal to understand the paper’s argument for the passage’s later impact.

04/27/2024

david.deuel

This interpretation, noel as it is, seems unconvincing to me, particularly that all pottery metaphors named intentionally allude to the Genesis 2 creation account.

04/27/2024

david.deuel

It is an interpretive stretch to argue the method and conclusions of a church historian from his treatment of an OT book, particularly one with a challenging composition like Chronicles.

04/27/2024

david.deuel

This is an interesting proposal but sounds like it would require a more detailed treatment than the allotted time for reading a paper would allow.

04/27/2024

david.deuel

This strong and clear proposal should be considered for a session.

04/27/2024

matthew.mcaffee

I agree. This proposal will be a good fit for this section.

04/27/2024

matthew.mcaffee

This is not really a proposal.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Necessary thesis but short on broader and deeper research.

04/27/2024

matthew.mcaffee

I’m also favorable to this proposal being included.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Needed perspective but needs clearer purpose and impact on practice.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

A number of resources address this topic. I am unsure how this further impact the discipline.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Unsure if the “using of ordinances” is translated to how these practically foster unity and understanding in the face of disunity and division.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

This proposal reads more as a reflection piece more than one that engages in relevant research.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Who will the author be engaging with on this topic of the church’ re-engagement with ecumenical creeds? This needs to be more than seemingly personal reflections and observations.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

An important perspective for those in church ministry and theological disciplines to consider.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Appreciate the re-discovering of this Confession for practical use in drawing believers to deeper communion with God.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Relevant and practical at many levels.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

The author’s perspective is good, but the proposal is weak and does not seem to forge newer ground with lectio divina. I had hoped for a clearer connection with imagination.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

As one who is interested in AI and its warning signs, this paper is timely, relevant, and with have necessary impact at many levels.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Deeper scholarly research would strengthen this proposal for a paper that will impact many and at many levels.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Interesting and helpful perspective that could be supported with more engagement with scholarly sources on his thesis.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Interesting thesis for support of the Gospel in the book of Job. Lacks evidence of scholarly research.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

As one manifestation of mental illness, this proposal suggests the power of the Gospel in such events. Unsure how this furthers existing approaches.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

okay, not great

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

Many scholars had dispensation precursors

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

decent. Looks like heavy-lifting was already done.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

It is interesting. This might be of interest to historians in ETS.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

Of interest to historians.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

This seems outside of the scope of this category.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

The state of the question is, I agree, seemingly contrived. An interesting topic nonetheless.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

This proposal was a little hard to follow.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

Not well crafted.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

Rather broad, but from a good source.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

No evidence of state of the question but a very intriguing topic.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

There is not much in the way of other scholarship mentioned. I could go either way on this paper.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

Agreement with Dr. Stewart.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Interesting and focused. Recommend.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

Okay. There is a thesis!!!

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Interesting but perhaps a bit of a stretch. Based on the fact that the level of research is based on a dissertation though, I recommend consideration.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Good proposal overall. Some interaction with scholarship and other positions on the topic is needed.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Interesting. A bit homiletical in approach and the final sentence of the proposal is incomplete. What is present looks good but it would be nice to see methodology mentioned here.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

I agree with Michael’s assessment here.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

No real heavy lifting done.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

no heavy lifting done

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Methodology is clear. Argument is interesting. Scholastic interaction is lacking although the proposal suggests it will be dealt with.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

Quite a bit for one paper. Much ground work appears to be done.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Looks interesting and more needs to be done with ANE backgrounds in evangelical scholarship. Recommend.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

I appreciate the theses, but there is too much to be done.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

The proposal is strong but I don’t see any unique contribution in the material mentioned. Most of the things noted have been thoroughly covered and there is no mention of that scholarship or how this proposal will be different.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

This is a well-crafted proposal.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Strong proposal with interesting content.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

proposal is prolix and while some work has been done on the state of the question, the thesis needs work.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

exceptional proposal

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Nice integration in this proposal and paper.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

Thesis? Literature? Will be interesting, I imagine

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

With a growing culture of singleness, this may further the conversation in and outside of our churches.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

Agree with Stewart

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Helpful discussion for the church, academy, and Christian universities.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

Very nice proposal. All elements included.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

This will serve as a gain for pastors and their congregants.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Timely, as it will serve to further binary/non-binary conversations with greater confidence.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

The first one is better. He is a shrewd proposer.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Strong proposal. Caution lies in trying to cover too much ground.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Practical perspective. Good proposal.

04/27/2024

Jonathan Marko

If double blind, I would not rate it so high. Haykin always does well.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Very vague.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Looks interesting. Some mention of scholastic materials would be nice.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Solid proposal.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

The first part of the paper looks interesting and doable if it stopped at the analysis in Joshua. The rest of the paper looks interesting as well but so much is covered that the paper will likely be thin on everything.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Strong paper proposal. As with several of the others, one hopes that he will cut the scope down somewhat so as to treat some of the material more thoroughly instead of all of it superficially.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

A decent proposal. A bit too large and ambiguous in its aims. Does the author intend primarily to discuss the use of ANE parallels or the literary connections between the tower narrative and the creation narrative? I am not sure both can be accomplished so I hesitate to endorse this as is.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

More of a homiletical approach that seeks to find Jesus at any methodological cost. A noble motivation but not academically viable in terms of this paper proposal.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Interesting idea. Unclear as to how the Sabbath connects to Ecclesiastes directly though. No method is given for arguing a connection that is not specifically present in Qohelet 3.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Excellent proposal and interesting argument that takes on the consensus from a position of thorough academic study.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

I see a real confusion of semantics and pragmatics, among other things. The question is not “the function and usage of this participle” but how in this configuration the participle relates to the imperative, which Merkle admits is a “natural way of expressing two parallel verbal activities.” Does that then merit a special category? Further, what does it mean to be a “legitimate category”? It is perhaps a syntactical way of organizing things, but it is still a participle before an imperative, however you wish to interpret them.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Looks very interesting and with a strong academic basis.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Interesting. Some mention of how such a large topic will be limited to the confines of an ETS paper is needed.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

I see a real confusion of semantics and pragmatics here, among other things. The question is not “the function and usage of this participle,” since this is a “natural way of expressing two parallel verbal activities” in Greek. Thus there is no need for a special category, to say nothing of warranting this as “a legitimate category” (whatever that means). I suspect there may be theological motivations for this, perhaps related to Matt 28:19.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

Very interesting topic.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

A bit too large to cover in an ETS paper. What is meant by “sight” also needs clarification. There are several words that could fall into this category and, having supervised a student’s dissertation on this topic, it is difficult to nail down without very strict parameters.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

A lot on participles this year.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

I’m not sure the author understands the rank scale in SFL, since it seems to extend far beyond the clause in order to arrive at some kinds of conclusions that are not just word order questions. I would have thought that differences would have contributed to discussion of register, rather than register being assumed. For example, depending on one’s definition of register, is 1 Timothy the same register as 2 Timothy?

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

Not a good fit.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

Potentially very interesting and could generate some interesting discussion.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

A lot of questions raised, but not sure a means to an answer. Very similar to Merkle.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Lacks focus on a specific area of study. Too general and non-academic.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

Not a good fit.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

A lot based on comparison of translations. Not sure of the understanding of the article.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

Not a fit.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Solid proposal.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

More of a survey than an academic paper. Student paper but no supporting letter of recommendation present?

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Looks like a good paper and has good support.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

More of a survey than an academic paper.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Good proposal and interesting topic.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Solid academically and interesting. Positively contributes to the area.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

Interesting argument.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Good proposal. Some mention of the scholars he will be interacting with would be nice.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

A lot about categories, but the one chosen seems the least likely for a participle used as a definer in a nominal group. Seems stuck in an old paradigm.

04/27/2024

stanley.porter

Worth examining the HP, although not sure of the theological significance.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

Interesting.

04/27/2024

nblake.hearson

The focus here is on studying a text to preach it accurately. As such, it should be moved to a section that deals with homiletics or applied theology.

04/27/2024

clift.ward

Agree the fit has potential but the element of retrieval appears minimal in this iteration

04/27/2024

Greg Stiekes

This sounds really complicated.

04/27/2024

Greg Stiekes

This sounds interesting … he’s taking Chappell’s approach of story and exploring story through Tolkien’s works. I did my first grad paper on the language of good and evil using Tolkien, including “On Story Telling.” I’m wondering how he will apply Tolkien’s suspension of disbelief.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

The professor only read an abstract instead of the actual paper – not good. Could have potential.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

The Professor read the paper – Good.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

The professor read the paper – Good. May have potential.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

Is the conclusion based on a valid biblical principle?

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

What are the steps to accomplish the goal? Any biblical evidence? Any reputable proponents?

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

Biblical references and a goal along with a few general steps – Good.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

Thesis could be flawed. Any biblical basis? Any reputable proponents?

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

What is the conclusion that results from biblical evidence and research? Which proponents will assist you in arriving at the truth?

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

Any biblical evidence warning about images as related to God? Will the author conclude that images are not available for God, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit? What is the purpose other than prohibition?

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

Needs a clear thesis with biblical evidence and reputable proponents.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

The professor read the paper – Good. Lacks depth and biblical interaction.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

Interesting with biblical merit . . . any proponents?

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

This proposal addresses a theology of work as it intersects spiritual formation, but it does not seem to engage with scholarly works or further this discipline.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

The paper derives from an approved dissertation – Good. A Bible truth is true for all. I would prefer more biblical evidence and more reputable proponents.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

While the conclusion lies the correct direction, more work is needed to develop the paper.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

Biblical Evidence – Good. Needs more analysis and proponents.

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

This could be helpful for pastors who wrestle with preaching from the genre of OT Law.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

Any biblical evidence? Any proponents for interaction?

04/27/2024

joanne.jung

Timely and relevant.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

The goal and application could benefit by a bit more clarity. It seems somewhat odd to include Aquinas and Barth in the same list with the others. To improve, include biblical evidence and reputable proponents of the goal.

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

Sufficiently developed, but where is the biblical evidence?

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

The thesis is vague and wandering. The Thesis is that engaging in the discussion has potential to aid and clarify. The author will also trace themes to show how a whole Bible theology better accounts. The author will pull together elements. The thesis is a mystery. Where is the biblical evidence? Any proponents for interaction?

04/27/2024

Garry Graves

The goal is clear but not necessarily fully valid with respect to “outsiders.” Do we speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where it is silent?

04/28/2024

david.luy

Too ambitious for a paper presentation, and does not fit well with the section’s priorities.

04/28/2024

david.luy

A well-conceived proposal that fits well with the section’s parameters and goals.

04/28/2024

david.luy

An interesting topic, but the thesis is unclear, and not a great fit for the section.

04/28/2024

david.luy

I agree that this proposal engages an interesting set of questions, and fits well with the section’s goals and parameters. With that said, I am concerned that the proposal is too broad and ambitious for a paper presentation.

04/28/2024

david.luy

The proposal does not inspire conference that the author has moved far beyond engagement with secondary studies. It is also concerning that the author does not signal awareness of secondary scholarship on exegesis of the Psalms in the 16th century (e.g., Hendrix, Pak, German, etc). Finally, it is not clear to me whether the goal of the paper is to demonstrate something about reformers, or simply to make a case for why a totus Christus hermeneutic ought to be embraced more fully today.

04/28/2024

david.luy

This proposal exhibits better focus than some of the others, though I agree the absence of any explicit emphasis upon retrieval is an issue to consider.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

A good possibility.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Super interesting, but perhaps better in something like NT ethics or Matthew group.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Not nuanced enough. No thank you.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Very interesting, but not necessarily BT. Much better in OT canon or Latter Prophets, or something like that.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Agree with all statements below.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Lot’s of freight here. Could be very good, but would also fit well in John of Christology sections.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Not BT

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Not well suited for this section.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Not BT

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

It is more big picture that others so far. It’s a lot to cover in 30 minutes.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

He should have selected the book of Exodus for his theme.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Good potential as it traverses the broad scope of the canon.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Very interesting. Would like to hear it myself.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Let’s do this one!

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

No thanks.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

More STish. I would like to see more before approval since the topic is important and so much has been written on it throughout church history.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Agree with all other comments.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Agree with all other comments. Maybe we should create a statement that describes the types of papers desired for this section. Rather than the academic discipline of BT, it seems that folks are thinking any theology that is “biblical” might fit in this section.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Has potential. I like the typological nature of the proposal. But Ched is correct, these thesis is already “well-established.”

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Not really BT.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Not BT.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

I like it, and I agree with Adam.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

This is another good one. However, I wonder about the corpus of analysis.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

It has potential, but the precious two are better.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

Another good possibility. I prefer this one to the previous one.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

I agree with Adam. Fascinating, but not specifically Hebrew language.

04/28/2024

milesvictor.vanpelt

This one has potential, and I like the terminal discourse feature idea, but the proposal is not as strong as some of the others in terms of interacting with secondary literature on the topic.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I felt the described too broad and quite vague.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I think this paper is worthy of inclusion but no discussion of the state of the question on this subject.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

The lack of reference to secondary literature is striking, but I would include this paper.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Given the fact that this paper seeks to evaluate my own approach to John Gill, I am biased about including it. But it appears to be well put together as a proposal and I would argue for inclusion.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I think this proposal far too ambitious. He has a thesis but what he proposes would take double the time that he will have and more. I like the thesis, but am dubious, given what he says he will argue, that there will be enough time spent on Keach.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Do not include: there needs to be interaction noted with existing literature on this.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include: this grapples with a clear omission in the secondary lit on the BMS.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

This is more an OT paper I think, not CH.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

This paper will add little to our knowledge of John of Damascus: I would not vote for its inclusion. But it is an invited paper so it is already included.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I think this proposal would fit better into ST than CH. But I would definitely vote for its inclusion.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

One gets the impression that the student’s entire doctoral thesis is about to be presented! Far too ambitious for 20-25 mins.
Include only if there is room.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I think there is a thesis here and I would vote for its inclusion. I hope he interacts with recent lit on this.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

This is an NT paper.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I like this proposal: hitting a lacuna–Trinitarian debates in the 18th century–and well put together.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I agree with Ken on this: if we can only accept one paper from this scholar, this is the one.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I can confirm that this is terra incognita: amazing that it is so. Include most definitely.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Like a number of proposals from MBTS, this proposal is attempting too much.
Include only if there is space.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not CH: an OT paper.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

This fits better with NT than CH.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include with papers on J Edwards.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Do not include, a weak proposal.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not a CH paper.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Agree with Ken on this.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not a CH paper.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

OT paper.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I am intrigued by the mention of Basil as a source for this paper. I know of very little in Basil. But definitely include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include as it raises interesting questions re what it means to be a Baptist.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I would only include if there is space. I am sure I read this same proposal from last year and it was rejected then.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Excellent and interesting.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I would not vote for inclusion. Descriptive: no thesis per se.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Has promise: include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not a CH paper.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I think that this proposal ought to be seriously considered since this seems to be a forerunner of the Sunday School initiative, usually dated to much later.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Does not deal with Early Christian thought at all, it appears.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I would include, but is there some way to ask the author to narrow his focus?

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I would concur that this is too broad a proposal. If it can be narrowed, I would vote for inclusion,. Again, is there any way of contacting the author after acceptance to request such a focus?

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Our section is focused on retrieval, this does not appear to handle the subject in that way, though it seems to be an excellent proposal.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

An excellent proposal.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Very good proposal with a specific goal in view. Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include, though I think the amount of material being covered in this paper proposal is far too ambitious. But the subject hits an area rarely considered by Evangelical Anglophone scholarship.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Fascinating: though a very focused and not well known subject, it deserves inclusion.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Do not include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Again, a figure rarely considered by Anglophone historians, worthy of inclusion.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I am not sure why Grant has omitted the letter of reference. But I know Grant’s work. It is first-class and I would argue heartily for the inclusion of this proposal.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Would not include for the very reasons that Ken lays out.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I think this a paper worthy of inclusion. Its distinct contribution is regarding the thought of Anthony Collins.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

The author knows this subject well, but this proposal is not well framed. Include if space.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

A remarkable thesis that I find somewhat dubious. I wish the author had included more detail.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Agree with Ken. Include if there is room.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I would argue for inclusion: a worthy proposal.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Interesting, plausible, substantive. Value of paper will depend somewhat on how compellingly it connects these themes to other occurrences in John.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

NT paper.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Too many of his alleged inconsistencies seem to rest on strained, narrow, or woodenly literal readings.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Excellent proposal, as it tackles a key area of early Christian ethics, namely the though of the influential Latin theologian who shaped both the thought of Cyprian and that of Augustine.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I think this needs to be treated in ST not CH.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Suggestive, interesting, perhaps a somewhat implausible primary argument.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Interesting topic. Not sure if there is anything new here. Needs a sharp thesis to organize around.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Simply descriptive: no thesis per se.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Central claims are implausible.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Interesting suggestion, but seems a stretch to demonstrate in the scope of a paper.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

An interesting, indeed scintillating, proposal. Include.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

The proposed intertextual allusion seems strong enough to be worth exploring, with potential theological cash value indicated at the end.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Not a fit for the American Christianity section. Biblical Studies/OT. Seems like an interesting topic that is worthy of exploration. Needs a strong thesis to help organize the information.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Agree with Ken on this.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

A NT paper.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

I like this one a lot, but then, of course I would! Good test case for the use of theological principles to address a concrete exegetical ambiguity.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Would love to include this paper, but no thesis stated.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

I like it. Good to get an int’l PhD student in. And I think there’s more work to be done connecting the seven letters to the body of the book.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

I like the effort to advance knowledge of the perfect through cross-linguistic resources, applying it to a still-disputed passage.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Interesting. Fits the conference theme and Billy Graham is the quintessential American (Evangelical) Christian to many folks. Seems to be observational/descriptive. Needs a strong thesis.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Intriguing, but I’d like to see a little more focus on establishing the key claim.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

I would’ve liked to see a more concrete claim advanced for the putative difference between first and second person passages as mor or less socially distant. What precise pastoral effect does that aim at?

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Fascinating. Looks like fresh, worthwhile research.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Not a fit for the American Christianity section. Theology? Theology of Worship? Like Don notes, this would fit well in a session with the Andrews paper.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Interesting. A lot to fit in to one paper!

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Seems overstuffed (maybe this is a condensation of her whole thesis?), but has the potential to advance study of characterization.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Not a fit for the American Christianity section. Early Christianity.
Good proposal. Should make the program.
Might be grouped in a section with the Hedges paper on Clement.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

He seems to be arguing for a widespread, fairly well-established position. Not sure I’m seeing much that’s fresh or insightful here. (Though, per Jim’s point, if we have a second open session, it might make the cut.)

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

This looks more original and promising than his other proposal.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Solid proposal. Interesting. Fits our section. Needs to be on the program.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Fresh, insightful, intriguing. Definitely include.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Clearly he’s doing substantial research, but I don’t think a paper that only raises questions will be very interesting or useful. Better to raise far fewer and hazard answers.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Not a fit for the American Christianity section. Biblical Studies/NT/General Epistles.
Good proposal. Should make the program.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Seems like a strong argument. Useful historical/theological lens for engaging these passages and themes.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

I’m slightly skeptical of this much complexity in structure in 1 John, but definitely worthwhile, definitely worth a hearing.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Not a fit for the American Christianity section. Biblical Studies/NT/Pauline Theology.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Not a fit for the American Christianity section. Biblical Studies/OT.
Proposal is well-organized and interesting, albeit very broad.
Should make the program somewhere.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

It’s not clear to me how she would substantiate her key claim about 1 John’s role as the “Gospel message” of the CE.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Fit for our section. Interesting topic that seems to make a contribution. Covers a lot of ground. Curious about how much time will be devoted to contemporary application.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

I share Jim’s hesitations (though I do think some SDA are orthodox on Christology and Trinity). The thesis of the paper seems overstated.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Seems like old “free grace” soteriology trying to sneak in an exegetical side door. “Unrepentance saints experience loss of reward” is special pleading.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Looks fascinating, insightful, well-argued, a substantial contribution. (Knowing Johnson, that’s not surprising!) Would love to hear this.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

I’m open to some of these paratextual features offering significant challenges to traditional positions, aids to exegesis, potential for fresh insight. I think this is well worth including.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Do not include: no thesis nor engagement with secondary literature.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

A NT paper.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

I appreciate the effort at bringing a fresh resource to bear, but she seems to conflate response with reciprocity, which diminishes my confidence.

04/28/2024

Robert Jamieson

Would have been helpful to see his proposed answer to his question, as well as a sketch of the comparative evidence.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

An interesting study that will helpfully bring out differences as well as similarities. The two magazines he notes from the UK were definitely High Calvinist and thus there is merit for his proposal.

04/28/2024

msmullin

I like this proposal and think this is a good proposal and should make the program. Correlation is not causation, but I’d love to hear this paper and see that teased out in the Q&A.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

An ST paper.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

An ST paper.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

No clear thesis. It is a great theological topic but not even a clear way to bring culture or the mission of the section into play. It’s a no for me too.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

I like the direction of this.

Supported well those in the field of psychology, curious as to the theological vantage point that he will use to examine the positive psychology movement.

04/28/2024

msmullin

Solid proposal. Fits our section. Might benefit from a stronger thesis statement to make an argument, but descriptive and analytical is also valuable. I like Don’s recommendation of pairing with the Sherron paper on Osborn.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

He lost me at “…of all time.”

Agreed, it was informercial and how-to-ish.

My gut says “pass” unless you guys see something more.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

If you haven’t heard about since the 70’s then I’ve never heard of it. 🙂

More discussion of TM within the Spiritual Formation movement of recent would have been a good move. Also, not a super clear thesis.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

This felt like a few papers in one. Sounds like his most promises thesis was, “Ultimately, I will argue that Schaeffer’s intellectual heritage is most indebted to his friend and co-worker Hans Rookmaaker.” Which I think could be interesting. However, that would cut out most of his description he provided.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

In the words of the great theologian John Adair, “I’m ready to roll with this one.”

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

I like the topic.

If we have room for a reminder, then I think we go with it. If we do, it would be nice if he really narrowed his focus to the arts within the church. But then I feel like we are back to the Emerging Church…

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

If I understood it correctly it could be interesting.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

I’m not persuaded. Needs more clarity.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

Might be my favorite one so far. He needs a thesis though.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

Not a good fit.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

This paper has a lot of potential.

Juxtaposing anything with AI right now is interesting.

04/28/2024

Kyle DiRoberts

The topic is for sure interesting. Just wonder if his paper is the one to address it. He had me until “postmodern dismissal of truth.” Wonder if he means what I think he means.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Stillman was a major Baptist figure in New England: his mentoring of Nova Scotia Baptists reshaped that entire Canadian province. A must to include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Agree with Ken. Does not fit in Global Evangelicalism.
Maybe ST.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Would not include: a shame since I have great respect for the proposer.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not CH per se.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Do not include. A general overview that doe snot advance our knowledge.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely do not include. As a Patristics scholar, I see little evidence here of engagement with contemporary discussion of pastoral ministry in the ante-Nicene era.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include: hopefully will engage recent discussions of the German church in the Weimar and early Nazi eras.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not CH.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Does not fit with CH.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include, but I think a little ambitious in all that will be covered.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Excellent proposal.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Agree totally with Ken’s comments. Has much promise, but needs to interact with Kierkegaardian scholarship (for example, the work of Amber Bowen).

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Here I disagree with Ken: we need such papers.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Mark Coppenger is a very engaging speaker and this will draw people: a thesis is needed though.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Obviously I disagree with Ken: Booth was the second most important theologian of his day, after Andrew Fuller. His thought shaped the various bodies that broke with the Baptist Union in the 1830s over missions and evangelism and the free offer of the Gospel. Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Do not include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

OT paper.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Does this really fit with CH? Maybe ST?

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not CH.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Here I disagree with Ken. I think this should be included. Stott was so influential that another paper or two on him in the context of Global Evangelicalism is not mere repetition.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I think this is a worthwhile proposal and would seek to include it.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I saw no real reason to put this essay under Global Evangelicalism. It is worthy of inclusion elsewhere: Scottish Studies?

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include: source docs would be a variety of primary sources that the proposer has access to.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I did not find a connect really with CH.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Definitely include for reasons given by Ken.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not CH.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not CH.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include if there is space.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

This paper needs to be included but again is not really Global Evangelicalism. Or is it?

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Regrettably, not a fit for our section.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Regrettably, not a fit for our section.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Regrettably, not a fit for our section.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include if we have space.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

A definite include. Bezzant is a leader in Edwards Studies.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I am biased! Include.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Looks like it could be a fascinating paper. Probably not a fit for our section. I’d be glad to see it included in another section.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not to be included.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Regrettably, not a fit for our section.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I would include since Palmer is a remarkable figure who needs to known for the very reasons set out in this proposal.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Not a fit for our section.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not CH.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

I obviously disagree with Ken. Yes, we had a whole session on Stott but in light of the theme of this year’s annual meet, we need to have at least this paper and the other one by Dr Sweeting on him.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

NOT CH.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Totally include: this fits our annual theme perfectly and is this the sort of church history we need to encourage.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Not really a fit for our section, but I agree that this could fit with other papers on the theology of worship.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

We definitely to include this paper, but it is not really under the rubric of Global Evangelicalism.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Not CH per se.

04/28/2024

Michael Haykin

Include.

04/28/2024

clift.ward

Agree the fit has potential but the element of retrieval appears minimal in this iteration

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Not a fit for our section, but I’d be glad to see it fit somewhere in the program.

04/28/2024

clift.ward

Agree the fit has potential but the element of retrieval appears minimal in this iteration

04/28/2024

nblake.hearson

Good proposal. Some mention of scholarship is needed but a minor thing given the supporting recommendation.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

An important topic, although the contribution is not entirely clear to me. This wouldn’t be a natural fit for our section.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Interesting proposal. Not a fit for our section.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

This proposal is raising a grand idea, but I’m not entirely clear where it is going. More importantly, it is not a fit for our section.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

The topic is spot on for the conference and is stronger than the actual proposal.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

The professor read the paper – Good. Clear goal, biblical evidence, and interaction with scholars – Good.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

I find this proposal interesting. It seems to offer a meaningful contribution but like others have said it will be challenging to fit into a 30 min slot. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up looking at only two of the four theologians he mentions here.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

This is a topic that needs to be addressed. However, the proposal is quite weak in terms of the ETS suggested elements of a strong proposal.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

This is an important topic and an interesting piece of retrieval work. The proposal is quite limited and makes it difficult to evaluate.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Not appropriate to this section, was this an error, needs to be assigned another category.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

This seems to be a worthy exploration, but I agree with others about the relative quality of the proposal. I’m conflicted in that I’d like to hear more, but I would have to hope for a higher quality (thesis, insight, etc.) in the paper itself.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Perhaps helpful; without literature, it is difficult to evaluate.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

The professor has read the paper – Good. Has Potential.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

This is fine, and I think it is better placed in another section.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Good proposal and relevant to this section.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Important topic

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Biblical evidence – Good. Any technical/scholarly interaction with unique potential?

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

I have read the bulk of Willard’s corpus and have had many conversations with him, and I just don’t see where this proposal really grows out of Willard, but the questions posed are good ones.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

This seems to be a good fit for our section, and particularly for this year. It is well organized and seems to offer meaningful insight. Anne Dutton is a fascinating and under appreciated figure.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Clear and creative. I am encouraged that the literature cited is quite reasonable, so I think this is worth going with.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

On topic

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Not relevant to our section.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

It is not clear what is unique to the argument of this paper.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Valid and Interesting

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Clear applied presentation.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Any biblical evidence? Some Scholars listed for possible interaction – Good. Has Potential.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

This seems to be a good fit for our section. The proposal sufficiently demonstrates the potential contribution to be made and it might draw some attention.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

This is an important topic, but this paper would probably better fit elsewhere in the ETS program.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Unable to evaluate due to the proposal lacking essential features.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Not certain what the author is seeking to accomplish.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

I am sure that some members will find the applied nature of this paper helpful. The proposal lacks all the essentials of a standard proposal, and without any indication of the use of literature, the paper might be little more than “practical tips.”

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

The author could demonstrate a little more depth, biblical evidence, and proponents. Interesting Topic

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Not certain what the thesis is.

04/28/2024

1sillyphilly

I get the general idea behind pairing “legalism” with “pro-choice,” on the one hand, and pairing “grace” with “pro-life,” on the other, but I would want to see this more substantively developed before I could fully buy into the conceptual link. Likewise, I would want to know more about exactly *how* soteriology can (or does) inform our notions of personhood. Granted, this is an abstract only, but based on what I see here I can’t tell whether the arguments are well-developed or just asserted.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

As proposed, it seems like a better fit for another section. Proposal needs greater clarity.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

The paper appears to be more of a personal project.

04/28/2024

1sillyphilly

I appreciate the international (i.e., not exclusively United States) focus that this proposal brings to the table. A subtitle capturing this emphasis might be helpful for conference attendees as they consider which sessions to attend.

I would also be interested to know whether the author of this paper has any suggestions as to what an appropriate “biblical response” to Jackson’s argument might look like. Even a preliminary sketch of key elements that would serve as a bulwark against this sort of legal argument would be helpful here — in other words, what would be some of the key elements of a research agenda among evangelical scholars addressing this problem?

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

This is certainly a topic that speaks to our cultural moment, but it’s not a fit for our section.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

I fully disclose that, as a Presbyterian, I do not find the paper appealing. The emphasis is on arguing for this position, and hence, it belongs in another section. I need to see the uniqueness and applied nature of this paper.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Extra-biblical information is automatically under suspicion because the Bible is the only rule of faith. We emphasize Biblical Inerrancy. With some work, the paper could be developed.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

The proposal is weak, but this approach to historical retrieval is essential.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Vital

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Proposal is lacking in clarity and I’m not certain what the intended insight(s) might be.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

The professor has not read the paper – not Good. Any biblical evidence? Any proponents?

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

It is relevant, although it seems to be more of an ethics paper. No literature base refererenced.

04/28/2024

1sillyphilly

Addresses an important and enduring issue in bioethics.

Two questions:

1) Will the paper address any newer/more recent voices (either pro- or anti-surrogacy) in the debate over surrogacy, or only classic sources, or both? It might be helpful to signal the answer to this question somewhere in the abstract, to help conference attendees as they consider which sessions to attend.

2) What role does a specifically Christian sanctity of life perspective play in this analysis? e.g., does “sanctity of life” act as a constraint only, or does it provide substantive guidance when it comes to considering questions related to surrogacy–and if so, in what ways?

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Interesting, but the proposal is not well developed.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

I’m tempted to recommend any paper that focuses on Billy Graham—I’m only partially joking—but he could have articulated a clearer thesis rather than stating the questions he is asking. I think it potentially fits our section.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

The professor has read the paper – Good. Natural Revelation only goes so far so biblical evidence must prevail. With some work, the paper could arrive.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

It is interesting that he references Zoltán Dörnyei’s The Psychology of the Fruit of the Spirit, but I wonder if he has read it carefully. This needs a better grounding to be an effective presentation.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Not appropriate for this section.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

I detect a great deal of category confusion here and the proposal is far, far too ambitious.

04/28/2024

1sillyphilly

The answer to the question stated in the proposal’s title seems to be pretty obviously, “yes.” The question THEN becomes, “now what?” Does the author have any substantive arguments to advance with respect to how to *counter* the influence of “popular abortion arguments of the past”? Are there any new/recent developments in the conversation surrounding IVF that would help with this project?

Also, as with previous year’s submissions from this author, this abstract is just not very well written. Too many ideas jumbled together with too many (mere) assertions. Greater clarity and rigor would be helpful.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

The proposal offers a clear thesis and demonstrates why this study is worthy of attention. I’m not entirely sure about how he’s framing the social gospel category, but this also interests me.

04/28/2024

paulsanchez408

Regrettably, does not fit our section.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

He’s right that Tolkien writes as a Christian, but I am not certain that he “thought and wrote theologically.” Many assumptions about Tolkien as an artist need to be worked out.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

The professor has not read the paper – not Good. Could be developed.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Interesting and current topic. It seems that the thesis, “can use the adaptation mechanism of epigenetics to support individuals,” is simply an assumption on the part of the author.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Relevant and helpful.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

This is the type of paper people want in this section.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Relevant, but I can’t endorse this paper without the author showing the literature they will interact with. It is a very timely topic, but it all the more important to do it in a highly informed and disciplined manner.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

I am not sure about the limits of our section, but I am not capable of really vetting this paper. The paper is overly ambitious and addresses very difficult topics, and appears to mix categories.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

The professor has only read portions of the material – not Good. Includes biblical information and scholarly interaction with potential.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

It is an an interesting proposal, but it is hard to evaluate without showing the literature and his proposed outline.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

To improve, include a few more details with a clear thesis & conclusion, biblical evidence, and a few scholarly proponents for interaction.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

As it stands this paper seems to address topics that have been treated in Reformed literature through the centuries.

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

Could be an immensely helpful paper, but these topics have been explored in depth, the author did not show us his unique contribution.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

The professor has read this as a portion of his dissertation – Good. Can you specify a thesis & conclusion based on biblical evidence? Can you interact with theological scholars instead of literature professionals?

04/28/2024

james.wilhoit

This paper addresses a current topic in the US and uses two wise and helpful texts. I’d like to see more literature pertaining to how Christian Nationalism is understood.

04/28/2024

clift.ward

Agree the fit has potential but the element of retrieval appears minimal in this iteration

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

This is not compelling.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Could have potential but a bit ambitious.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

This could be interesting, but I am not sure this is the best section for it.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

I am not sure this is very original nor is it particularly compelling.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

I think he is trying to do too much in this paper.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

I agree with Ron, I think this is better in a different section.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

This feels more like a blog post or series than an academic paper.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

Looks excellent.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

By definition, is the conclusion self-defeating? Any biblical evidence? Any reputable proponents?

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

Texts, actions, and emotion-filled experiences seems to fit better in another section.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

You can’t say it is an objective analysis and then reference that you have observed the important issues first hand.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

This looks like it might be a fit.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

That last sentance…

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

I think there is a challenge when we are lumping in tune writers with this– especially tunes excerpted from larger works which would be the case of Beethoven. I would find it more compelling if it was looking at classic examples that actually intended to write hymns.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

Even if it was previously published should have included a thorough abstract if he hoped to present.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

This looks really interesting and would fit well given our invited section topic.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Any biblical evidence? Any reputable scholars for interaction?

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

Using Smith as the primary means of engagement makes this feel more popular level.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

This approach could be really helpful, but it seems like it might be better presented as a poster.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Needs a unique addition or reminder based on biblical evidence and scholarly interaction.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

Would be better in a different section.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

Is diversity within the corporate worship setting really the goal to all believers of all backgrounds to engage? I’m afraid this is going to play into the tired trope of “having something for everyone” in the service as practical and actionable.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Could be interesting.

04/28/2024

Robert Pendergraft

Of the several papers that were submitted with CWM as a focus, this is the one that looks like a promising scholarly treatment.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

The professor read the paper – Good. To improve, a few more details would be helpful.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Which biblical passages support the claim that the gospel is different than what we thought? Any reputable scholars who agree?

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

A few more details to demonstrate depth and uniqueness would be helpful. Any reputable proponents?

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Could be interesting.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Sanders has written on this topic.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Could be interesting.

04/28/2024

Garry Graves

Needs more depth, biblical basis stated, and reputable scholarly interaction.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

I like the proposal and am in favor of including a PhD student.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

Looks like a helpful study.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

I think that exploring the purpose of confession in public worship is a good topic. But this sounds complicated and I’m wondering who is interacting with.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

I like the idea of exploring the purpose of confession, but this sounds complicated and he doesn’t mention anyone he is interacting with.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

Does not strike me as a top prospect for this session.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

Is he trying to create a new sociolinguistic approach? I’m not familiar with this use of social distance.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

Looks interesting and applies recently published evidence to an important term in John.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

This seems to be well researched and helpful.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

If we decided to accept his paper, knowing Mark, it will be well-researched and thoughtful.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

If Josh recommends it! However, this doesn’t seem to me to be a scholarly project, but more of something like a normal local music pastor would do.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

I’d like to hear Wendy. She hung out with us all day last year and I encouraged her to submit a paper. Maybe Stan will come too. 🙂

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

I would personally like to hear someone actually present a scholarly paper on this topic. But I’m not sure if this is it. I would trust you guys to know better–I don’t know who Kimberly Smith is.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

Looks like a good comparison and a constructive study, but it is unclear who his conversation partners are. I would be more interested if he situated his claim within current scholarship.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

I think this would be well-received.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

Hmm… not sure I completely follow. I do like the idea of mission being integral to the Abrahamic, Mosaic, and New Covenants and worship at the heart of that. It seems like it’s really a study of the NT use of the OT, so if we didn’t use it we might recommend it there.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

Seems like I’ve seen this proposal somewhere before.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

Looks very promising. I like bringing intertextuality into the study of characterization.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

This is an interesting topic and I see where he is coming from. But I lost track of his methodology partway through. Is he drawing these examples from Scripture?

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

Let’s let him read this so I have something to preach the following Sunday when I get back to South Carolina! But seriously, it doesn’t sound like an academic paper, even with the Hebrew words that were unnecessarily presented with Hebrew letters. It starts with an appeal to popular opinion, even though I tend to agree with some of the things he’s saying.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

It would be nice to know who he interacts with and how he plans to move the conversation forward because his claim does not sound new.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

Beethoven? Is he talking about Henry Van Dyke’s hymn celebrating the universal Fatherhood of God and brotherhood of humankind? I’m a little skittish about this one on several levels, although I would welcome a paper that explores this idea with a better methdology.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

I like this proposal more than his other one.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

Not sure … I’d like a paper exploring worship with Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, but can he just take a paper he’s already published and read it? Why not just tell people to go read the paper.

04/28/2024

Greg Stiekes

I can’t judge the value of the paper for sure, but given our theme in the morning, this would fit within the global aspect that we are exploring.

04/28/2024

kelleymr

Good questions, but does not seem like a good fit for this session.

04/29/2024

Greg Stiekes

This is another paper on the discernment of song lyrics. I wouldn’t mind having one of these because its current. But I would have to trust Josh’s word on its quality.

04/29/2024

Greg Stiekes

Does Hugo mean actual hymns? Or songs in general? I can’t tell. But yet again another hymn lyric paper. I don’t remember there being so many of these before.

04/29/2024

Greg Stiekes

Seems like a paper on psychology in worship with no biblical interaction.

04/29/2024

kelleymr

Looks interesting.

04/29/2024

Greg Stiekes

He doesn’t seem to be building from Rev 7:9 at all. Rev 7:9 is Scripture that seems to show how glorified people from all over the world in different times are now united in one culture in heavenly places. The are “from” every nation and tribe, etc. But now they are transformed to share the same cultural reality. So his project is aimed at showing how we can have heaven on earth and I’m not sure that this is possible.

04/29/2024

Greg Stiekes

I’d be interested in hearing this. I’ve always tried to promote the public reading of Scripture and recognize that there are many churches who do not make much of this anymore. I’m not sure where he is going with some of this, but the biblical foundations would be interesting to hear.

04/29/2024

Greg Stiekes

Chessa read for us last year. And the year before I awarded her the top student paper prize at the regional ETS we hosted. She’s bright and writes well.

04/29/2024

Greg Stiekes

I think that the abstract could be longer in order to promote the paper’s methodology. It sounds a little vague, though I appreciate the topic.

04/29/2024

matthew.mcaffee

I am open to including this paper in the open session.

04/29/2024

matthew.mcaffee

Sounds like a great paper.

04/29/2024

matthew.mcaffee

Yes, it would be nice to know what those four conditions are in evaluating the proposal.

04/29/2024

matthew.mcaffee

Looks like a promising study to me.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

This could be great or it could be too broad to be helpful; wish more specifics had been provided.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Not clear what’s new and also only a marginal fit for systematics as opposed to biblical studies.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Looks outstanding – important topic, clear thesis, rooted in previous work

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Solid proposal – clear and important thesis, rooted in previous work

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

I agree this looks like an interesting critique, but am less sanguine about whether this is new and interesting enough to be worth a slot (hasn’t this book already been widely discussed/critiqued?)

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Erudite but is it important enough to be worth a slot on the agenda?

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

I find this stronger than the author’s other submission because I’m more convinced that it matters (it’s engaged with a current debate on a vitally important topic and it has something interesting to say)

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Author seems to be working pretty hard to create a justification for this. Why would it be at all surprising that two theologians who were geographically and temporally proximate had such different legacies, if their Christology is different? Is this an original reading? Does it challenge an existing consensus?

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Very strong proposal. Recent reassessments of the Nestorius episode are of great theological importance; this paper adds new insight and grows closely out of existing work.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Clear thesis, important topic, looks like the author has done the homework.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Important topic but the proposal lacks specifics – what is “participatory metaphysics” and why is it a valuable response to process theology?

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Would have liked to have more details in the proposal but based on the author’s track record I have full confidence this will be an excellent contribution to the conference.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Not clear what either the thesis or the original contribution is; is the point simply that the two sides need to clarify their definition of aseity?

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Important topic, clear thesis, addresses a current debate

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

This would be too ambitious a proposal for a dissertation, much less a conference paper

04/29/2024

kelleymr

Intriguing proposal. I am a bit skeptical about the OT numerology here, but would be very interested to hear his breakdown of the 15 sections of 1 John.

04/29/2024

kelleymr

Not a great fit for our open session.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

The abstract could be more developed but the proposal is intriguing and Richards is a reputable scholar. I will give the benefit of the doubt.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Excellent and timely proposal. I prefer this one over the other submitted by the same author if a choice between the two is necessary.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Good historical study that will make a contribution to an important discussion.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

A solid proposal.

04/29/2024

kelleymr

He analyzes the phrase in “all” ancient literature? Not convinced about the potential of this argument.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Clear proposal

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Intriguing proposal with a clear thesis and exegetical focus. Will be a good contribution to Markan studies.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

An important topic but not sure how much originality is conveyed in the proposal.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Great proposal. Deserves a hearing for wider conversation.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Not a strong proposal. Lacking detail on the content of the argument.

04/29/2024

kelleymr

Really interested in the theme of works, but it is not clear how this paper seeks to contribute new material. Also the scope of this paper is massive–too much for a conference paper.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Good intertextual study.

04/29/2024

mlizknight

God fit for the section. The typo doesn’t inspire confidence. 🙂 Feels largely exegetical.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Proposal has a “sermonic” feel rather than a solid academic argument. Should include more detail on the basis of the argument.

04/29/2024

mlizknight

I think this is a great session fit and a strong proposal.

04/29/2024

kelleymr

I like the clear engagement with recent scholarship. Seems like this paper can make a meaningful contribution.

04/29/2024

mlizknight

This would be a nice fit. As David mentioned, I’m concerned about scope, but it would bring some helpful categories/questions to the conversation.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

A well-known interpretive crux. Should be a good contribution to the ongoing discussion.

04/29/2024

mlizknight

Not a good fit.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Too broad and lacking detail.

04/29/2024

kelleymr

Looks fascinating and appears to bring valuable tools into Johannine scholarship.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Good proposal. Good endorsement.

04/29/2024

mlizknight

While I acknowlede Bruegg (and Westermann) is not as current as we’d like, Brueggemann is still a dominant voice in the field and his paradigm is often accepted without challenge. This paper at least questions some of those assumptions and seems to be drawing on a careful read of lament to do so. It strikes me as timely!

04/29/2024

mlizknight

Not a good fit.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Very broad in scope and not sure about originality.

04/29/2024

mlizknight

Language and concepts (way) oversimplified for a helpful discussion.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Clear proposal with appropriate detail regarding the argument.

04/29/2024

kelleymr

I like it. Plausible and fresh. However, I too would prefer to see more inductive work in our session.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Perhaps a good merging of textual criticism and historical theology. Would like to know more from the proposal but will give the benefit of the doubt.

04/29/2024

mlizknight

Some of the rhetoric (e.g., “blindly”) makes me nervous that the nationalism claims against Jewish people will be handled carelessly. I think the conversation is worth having (i.e., a so-called ‘negative’ read of Esther), but I am on the fence about whether this abstract shows the care that would be necessary to do so responsibly. Lack of ties to current conversations or Esther studies is also concerning.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Good intertextual proposal.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Good topic but lacking detail regarding the argument yet to be developed.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Good contribution to textual studies.

04/29/2024

kelleymr

Looks interesting but it is unclear from the proposal how he plans to accomplish his claim.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Very unique proposal. Clear on the examples to be used in support of the thesis.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Lacking in some detail but overall has potential to be a good paper.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

A thoughtful topic but not focused enough in the development of the proposal.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Possible contribution to canonical approach to the NT.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Lacking in detail. Have others argued similarly?

04/29/2024

david.deuel

This paper identifies another channel of impact between Israel and the nations much like the priests taking the TORAH to border regions where the nations engaged with Israelites.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

The proposal is strong and so is the recommendation from Dr. Dick Averbeck. I say, yes to this proposal,

04/29/2024

david.deuel

This appears to be a fruitful study of an important concept. I believe we should approve this proposal for a session.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

An important study rooted in a sound methodology. I suggest that we include this paper in a session.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Predictably solid work conducted by a seasoned and reputable scholar.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

This seems more intercultural (more concerned with effective evangelism) than cultural, in terms of how we’ve loosely conceived culture as an influencer and partner of theological work.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

I hope he treats the view that Genesis 1 is hymnic like many other ANE cosmologies. But I like his method and a fresh look at the passage from a genre perspective is welcome.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

(I think this is the third time I’ve accessed this proposal. My previous postings have been ratings, so I’ll re-rate AND add comments. Sorry for this.)
Not sure our evangelical audience is that interested eucharistic theology.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

The reference to law codes is concerning for certainly they are not as has been conclusively argued by Bruce Wells and others.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

The exploration of psych and theol integration could be interesting.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

Yes, too “how-to-ish” and not cognizant of so many variables, like theologians posting videos on other, institutionally provided video platforms.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Based on the proposal I think this paper is wrongly classified.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

This seems too dated. Per Glenn’s comment, who talks about TM any more?

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

could be interesting, but to what point?

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

Agree.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

This is a solid proposal with strong recommendations by respected scholars.

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

Agree.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

Good stuff here, especially re: the church as a social and cultural contributor. Although there may not be new historical info here, the contemporary reframing of even older research about the second-century church could be helpful.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Too brief and lacking in detail.

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

More info about his approach would have been helpful.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Does this proposal have a clear purpose beyond cataloguing views of typology. It does not seem so.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

I like the emphasis on the Christian artist’s contributions to the church. Most approaches to this topic focus too much on the Christian artist finding their own niche or ministry, with no focus given to Body of Christ/church contributions.

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

Seems like more ANE connections.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

pastoral ministry? a homiletics section? not interested for our audience

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

The proposal interacts with an important recent interpretation of Paul.

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

Not convinced either.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

I admire the reader’s ambition, but the scope of this proposal is far beyond what the reader could accomplish in a paper of this length.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

Yeah, no thesis, but potentially interesting.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Nothing new here in a longstanding debate.

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

He has done good papers for us before. Interesting idea.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

This promises to be a solid study by a seasoned student of Scripture.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Not sure that this is the venue for such a paper. Interesting topic.

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

A good paper to consider for a difficult problem.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Strong recommendation. Needs further development but shows promise.

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

A maybe; we will see.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Lacking in detail to see exactly where the thesis is going.

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

If it does not make our session, it looks good for others.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

too broad, too vague, with sources too dated for his purposes

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

A strong recommendation and with further development has potential.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Not enough detail.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

I’m slightly interested, but 1) what does AI have to do with this and 2) how is Social Intelligence any different from Cultural Intelligence? (The former seems to imply fluency with the latter.)

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

For sure not for our section. Maybe for another section or general queue.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Very brief proposal but concise and a good contribution to historical theology and exegesis.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Anything original here?

04/29/2024

michael.grisanti

Good fit for our section.

04/29/2024

Earl Waggoner

slightly interested, but I’m not sure there’s anything new here. Story as truth conveyance (especially as explored via an Inkling’s work) has been established and explored for at least the last twenty to thirty years.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Not specific enough on the portion of the teaching of Jesus that underlies this verse.

04/29/2024

hardyhh

Stated linguistic methodology, clear scope, engaging with scholarship.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Good proposal and contribution to historical issue.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Good narrative critical proposal on a well-known text. Perhaps something unique here.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Questionable thesis, but a strong recommendation.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

concise and to the point – related to conference theme

04/29/2024

hardyhh

Linguistic methodology is quite general, no stated scope, but does engage with scholarship. A bit less well done than the first paper.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Not sure there is enough here to know exactly how the argument will develop.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Seems to be taking on too much for an ETS paper.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Anything original here?

04/29/2024

hardyhh

stated theory, clear scope and thesis, engage with scholarship

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

This is, indeed, an unusual thesis, but Streett is a careful and thoughtful textual scholar. As odd as it may seem at first glance, I think the paper deserves a hearing and discussion.

04/29/2024

hardyhh

stated theory, clear scope, engage with scholarship.

I’m not convinced of the merit of this one. It seems a bit like a data heavy paper that turns on the writers philological interpretation of various passages.

04/29/2024

hardyhh

Admittedly it engages with manuscripts rather than “language” but I like the variety that this paper provides for the open session. It might open up a good discussion direction, whereas the other papers cover quite similar ground. Besides a SBL session on Massora, our session is probably the best place for such a paper.

04/29/2024

hardyhh

Perhaps an interesting paper, but the presentation here was a bit misguided and quite a bit weaker than the others.

04/29/2024

jcaleb.howard

Not at all suitable.

04/29/2024

jcaleb.howard

Excellent.

04/29/2024

jcaleb.howard

I’m not sure this is possible, but I’d like to hear him try.

04/29/2024

jcaleb.howard

I doubt if there is any original contribution here. But at least it is on topic.

04/29/2024

jcaleb.howard

I would like to hear more.

04/29/2024

jcaleb.howard

On topic, but I would be surprised if it managed to deliver.

04/29/2024

jcaleb.howard

I am not sure this is promising, but I liked his paper last year and he may have something to say.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

It’s not clear how much is really new here – this author shows familiarity with only a narrow range of voices on these issues, and so may not be aware that this point has already been made in print by a number of people (including, full disclosure, me). Nonetheless, it’s not a bad proposal in other respects.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Clear and well-researched thesis; not a top-priority topic.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Clear thesis, well researched, important topic

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

No thesis/purpose focus for this.

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

Good intersecting focus between Christianity and culture, positive psychology in particular. Two thumbs up!

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

Initially put off by the “sales pitch” approach, yet the information may be helpful to our audience. I have mixed impressions.

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

This paper might get more traction in other sessions (historical, for instance); I’m not seeing the connection with ours or our likely audience attendees.

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

Schaeffer’s life and work seem to be experiencing resurgence within some evangelical (and other) streams, so that might fit us somewhat, but the paper seems entirely focused on his “intellectual heritage” and not at all on his cultural apologetic, which would be more akin to our audience.

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

I like it! This fits solidly with our group and audience; plus, there’s evidence of significant research and reflection. I’m in!

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Interesting topic, but it seems much more a NT or even PT paper.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Although I’m not convinced that the thesis is defensible, this could be an interesting study.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

A good BT project, but perhaps a bit forced re right/wrong (or maximalist?) interpretation of these psalms (in any case, he has to cover a lot of ground).

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

“Anselm’s argument requires divine simplicity” is a clear thesis on an important topic, but this proposal lacks specifics. Why do versions of the argument that reject simplicity fail? The “case study” as presented here looks to be in danger of circular reasoning.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

This may be overly broad but is likely to be interesting.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Predominantly NT (even though the “creation” element is rooted in OT); this weakens its BT dimension.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Very vague–which allows it to be too far-reaching.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

This is painting with too broad a brush and doesn’t convey confidence the secondary literature will be handled responsibly.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Not BT–should go in Scripture or equivalent section.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

The topic is important, but the thought of distilling all the textual arguments in defense of her four points will be difficult. Still, I would give her the opportunity to try,.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Fascinating proposal and appears to have secondary scholarship well in hand.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Good paper, but much better suited to NT or similar (even ST) section.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

As long as he follows through on the “OT sources” angle, this should be a good fit.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Clear thesis, well organized, important topic

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Not BT–better suited to translation, contemporary herm., etc.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

I scored Duane’s other proposal with high marks. I’ll do the same with this proposal based on its merit, although I am mindful that there are many students who need opportunities to read. I’ll leave that matter to the program team.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

A bit vague, and definitely not BT.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Not much new, and a bit of a stretch in terms of argument and ground to cover.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Very simple, no attention to intersection with other themes, possible diversity and dynamics, etc.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Important topic, clear thesis

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

Interesting, and perhaps timely, but I don’t see much beyond “yes, true” here until the last sentence or two. Hmmm . . . I’m somewhere in between with this one.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Looks good (and might raise some Trinitarian questions…)

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Important and understudied topic, clear thesis, has done the homework

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Raises interesting questions, and can’t be blamed for not including the (Protestant) OT!

04/29/2024

david.deuel

I especially like the fact that the proposal addresses Psalm 73 which some consider to be the theological center of the Old Testament (perhaps overstated). It think this paper would make a nice contribution to a session.

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

A lot or prolegomena before finally getting to paper’s thesis (if it does at all) at the end. This information might be helpful to our audience, but I don’t care for the title and doubt that others will make the “leap of faith” to join up. Mixed feelings here as it concerns our session.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

As much as I like this proposal, I can’t see how Sabbath ties exegetically to his points. Perhaps he has a connection that is not stated.

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

It seemed as if I was being taught what rhetoric involves until near the end (an add on?); not sure about this one, although it has some potential.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

I think this proposal is too sermonic for an ETS paper and not methodologically convincing.

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

Not much here about HOW Henry’s work would be utilized for 2024 and beyond; I imagined there would be something here about that rather than broad generalizations at the end. Mixed.

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

Started out looking interested; ended less so, and with a HUGE bibliography attached. Strange.

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

This looks VERY interesting and would be a solid fit with our group. I would like to have seen a bit more on strategy, but perhaps that will be part of the presentation. Thumbs up!

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Tel Fekeryieh demonstrates that image and likeness are likely close (although not synonyms) in meaning, perhaps a doublet for sorts. That aside, the interpretation of a difficult passage is plausible.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Interesting proposal.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Outstanding proposal.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Good methodology and focus.

04/29/2024

STEVE SHERMAN

The focus on “story” is nice, maybe even relevant to our audience, but I’m not sure how the paper would do much more than trot out Tolkien (like has been done many times, since LOR esp.). Also, some hasty generalizations put me off. Overall, seems a bit lacking.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Interesting and plausible, with theological and methodological significance.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

An interesting proposal based on the promising methodology, ritual theory.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

A bit overstated and vague at the same time, especially re the main interpretative/hermeneutical issues that bear on his proposal.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

I don’t see much new here, especially in terms of engaging ST, of which there is a great deal, and even OT/ANE.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Has some potential, but looks rather vague on key points (what is beauty? what of non-beautiful episodes?)
AGREE that sharpening our group description and/or CFP seems to be necessary–we’ve become a catch-all (alas!)

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Agree with Ched–needs to be sharper and demonstrate potential for new insights.

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Agreed–not BT (and intends to cover a lot of literature by surveying all of STJ).

04/29/2024

Daniel Timmer

Should be in HT.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Interesting ideas but no clear thesis; the proposal wanders all over the map without getting anywhere solid other than “idolatry is bad,” which we knew. Also not clear whether this is a fit for systematic theology vs. practical.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Interesting, but underdeveloped; it’s not clear to me the proposal will work.

04/29/2024

linda.belleville

Haven’t seen a proposal like this at ETS.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Vague and broad, a deadly combination.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Good proposal

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

I’d love to hear a good argument for this position, but the proposal is underdeveloped (what is the actual case that will be made?)

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Outstanding proposal

04/29/2024

linda.belleville

O’Brien’s commentary was pulled for plagiarism. Novel approach but I doubt that Paul was familiar with Matthew’s Gospel at the point that he wrote Philippians. Having done a commentary on Philippians, I am not impressed.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Thesis and value of the contribution are underdeveloped in this proposal.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Too ambitious for a paper

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Doesn’t offer a clear and important contribution

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Vague and does not inspire confidence that the theologies critiqued will be handled responsibly.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

A lot seems to hang on fine distinctions that are not canvassed here, but it’s an okay proposal.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Strikes me as ham-handed and insensitive to vitally important nuances in the meanings of terms.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

A very helpful contribution to a debate that very much needs it!

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Clear thesis, important topic, would have liked to see some touchpoints to existing literature

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Impressive proposal

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Not clear what is original or makes an important contribution.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Clear and deeply engaged with secondary literature; does seem a bit in the weeds in terms of importance.

04/29/2024

mlizknight

Not a great fit for our section, though it is an interesting proposal. Would love to see this get into a sys theo or open section.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Outstanding proposal

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Clear thesis, engaged with secondary literature, not a top-priority topic but still interesting

04/29/2024

linda.belleville

There is no sarcasm in the rest of this passage. Paul is using metaphors throughout. The comparison to a builder and the quality of materials used requires the unpacking of “as though through fire” (proposal needs to check the Greek) in the cultural context of builders/building.

04/29/2024

mlizknight

Not a *great* fit for our session, but not out of the question, either. With Brittany, I wish this had gone to the wisdom section.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Seems very ambitious but promising

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Good proposal, but I would feel more confident if it provided more specifics about the implications of the argument. There is a risk of not taking this beyond “don’t forget that God’s love is more important than your sin.” I’d want to see theological consequences developed with some specificity.

04/29/2024

linda.belleville

Interested in the application of linguistic” register.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Paul is right, the problem is not clearly defined here, and that limits my confidence in the proposal.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Important topic, but the proposal lacks specificity about Edwards. The broad description of the idea seems to veer dangerously close to Peter Abelard’s Pelagian view of salvation. Presumably if the author draws from Edwards that won’t be an issue, but what is Edwards’ contribution on this subject?

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Seems like an important contribution on an important topic. Strong preference for this over the other proposal focused on recovering a theology of the Father.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

In addition to being ambitious, I think this may get too lost in the weeds – what is the larger significance of this thesis?

04/29/2024

linda.belleville

The paper needs additionally to look at “wine” and Ephesus in the first century cultural context. The look at contemporaries is good.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Underdeveloped proposal; talks a lot about the background and tells us little about what the paper would actually do.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

While the proposal could be better fleshed out, it seems to me the paper is likely to make a good contribution on this vitally important topic.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Clear and focused argument on an important topic – would love to hear this paper

04/29/2024

linda.belleville

A circular argument. It would be better to look at the theology of 1 Timothy and its Christological focus and compare it with the rest of Paul’s letters.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Good proposal – I do wish it spent less time leading up to the thesis and more time spelling out the theological implications of the argument

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Ironically, this proposal arguing that others are imprecise is itself imprecise; it does not inspire confidence that the theologies it critiques will be well handled

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Looks like a strong original contribution on a debate that continues to matter a great deal

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Excellent proposal, and Fred Sanders on the Trinity is always worth hearing.

04/29/2024

linda.belleville

A really tough verse that I’ve struggled with in Galatians’ publications. It would be good to add Paul’s use of nomos in Galatians 1-3.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

I wish that someone could help him draft his proposal and build his paper.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Looks interesting

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

While the proposal could be more precisely developed, overall it looks like the paper would be an interesting contribution on an important topic.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Good proposal supported by a strong recommendation from a respected archaeologist, Steven Ortiz.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

The proposal does not answer the question in the paper title; the thesis is too broad/vague.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Far too ambitious and the thesis is vague.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Does not seem to make a new contribution (but maybe the nature of the individual encounters? Not sure), but a clear and well-written proposal.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Looks solid – clear thesis, important topic, author has done the homework.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

This is rehashing old ground.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Ambitious but do-able, and the topic is important. If this isn’t a fit for systematics it might fit in another program unit.

04/29/2024

Greg Forster

Not clear what’s new here on this old topic.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

There is an administrator at Arrapha, Hushacarpe, whose “crimes” are much like David in his sin with Bathsheba. I’m not sure that the Arraha situation is what the proposal has in view. It looks interesting.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

The proposal intends to demonstrate what1:11 “presents the solution to the problem of Israel’s sinful priesthood.” But what about 3:2-3 when God purifies the sons of Levi? I would expect that to be part of the solution and it may well be in the paper. But the paper proposal is interesting and pertinent.

04/29/2024

phillip.marshall

Agreed on thesis strength. But knowing Josh, I expect his paper will be excellent.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Interesting proposal. I would like to see the reader interact with R. Laird Harris’ study, “Why We Translated Sheol ‘Grave’ in the NIV for, although Sheol may make reference to the afterlife (see the Descent of Istar), Grave may well be a good translation in most Sheol contexts.

04/29/2024

phillip.marshall

Good proposal. I’m happy that the last part will address relevance to modern biblical studies.

04/29/2024

david.deuel

Well written proposal. The conclusion is a little difficult for me defend exegetically from the passage: “human innovation does nothing to rescue humanity from the destruction that is a consequence of a sinful world” has a philosophical or maybe homiletical (with Blake) bend.

04/29/2024

phillip.marshall

This sounds very intersting (to me!) and represents a potential advance in our understanding of Origen’s work. I note that his mention of Schironi evidences that he’s conversant with up-to-date research on Origen.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

abstract not well-developed

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Interesting and unique intertextual approach – intrigued about internarrativity as a method

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Very focused proposal and current.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Detailed proposal with a strong recommendation from a seasoned scholar.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Possibly important theme study – strong recommendation.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Strong proposal and important textual study.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Takes a long time to get to the point. Methodology noted but not much elaboration.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Likely somewhat controversial approach but worthy of discussion.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Good intertextual study.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

innovative approach, strong recommendation

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

A synopsis of an already published work deserves a place at the conference. Plus the thesis brings back a reading of 1 Corinthians 7:1 that has been set aside in recent times.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

reasonable proposal that invites discussion on a difficult passage

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

See prior comments

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

I wonder if the ideas are developed enough at this point for a conference presentation.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

originality is in question

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Solid proposal with good contribution to Markan studies.

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Focused proposal on an important theme

04/29/2024

mark.taylor

Weak proposal lacking sufficient detail for consideration.

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Adequate proposal thesis
Intriguing dialogue partners
More will-o’-the-wisp than concrete statement of argument
I’m interested but skeptical

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Some interaction with secondary literature would have helped
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Good interaction with secondary literature
Interesting

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent conversation with secondary dialectic partners
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent interaction with contemporary thinkers
Interesting with potentially a good argument

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Intriguing thesis–he may have a good argument here
Good interaction with secondary literature
I like it

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument

Interesting
Clear biblical and theological argumentation

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Interesting proposal

04/29/2024

cjfresch

Agree with the rest of you. Should be a strong paper, and it’s good to have something more properly LXX 🙂

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Compelling thesis; structured argument
Excellent interaction with secondary literature
Clear biblical and theological argumentation on pertinent issue

04/29/2024

cjfresch

Sounds like it will be a good paper, though I don’t think it’s the best fit for our session (which would only matter if we had more submissions).

04/29/2024

cjfresch

Sounds good

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

This proposal will be sure to stir up conversation. I appreciate the historical awareness and desire to contribute to the current discussion on ethnodoxology. But this is ambitious for a short papaer.

Note: The author’s paper at ETS 2023 was well received.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

A fascinating proposal that may contribute to a theology of worship leadership. But how much does Tolkien’s theory rely upon biblical principles for leadership in the church?

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

Braden wrote a fine dissertation on liturgical confession, building an argument from history and Scripture, and engaging with a broad selection of related literature. This proposal reads very close to his dissertation abstract. Still, it’s hard to present an entire dissertation in one ETS session.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

The author presented his main argument—that proskyneo is not worship—last year at ETS. It was an exercise in semantics that I will not forget, but I was not convinced. This paper arrives at some good principles, but I recommend caution.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

Sounds like a well-informed philosophical argument. But I’m not sure if the BW section is the best fit. How much would the author address worship?

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

A more practical proposal

04/29/2024

joanna.hoyt

It sounds like a solid topic. I’m familiar with Ian’s research and tends to be well-researched and persuasive.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

Rich connections with diverse literature and personally of interest to me. But I’m not sensing an argument drawing on Scripture. Also, is the proposal to focus on the numinous or ourselves?

04/29/2024

joanna.hoyt

I’m intrigued with the topic. If he has the data and scholarship to support his conclusions it could be quite convincing.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

If only there was still a theological aesthetics section at ETS …

04/29/2024

joanna.hoyt

I’m not sure this will draw much of an audience at ETS seeing as how it is so technical with little indication of the ‘payoff’ for interpretation/translation.

04/29/2024

joanna.hoyt

I don’t think this fits our session, though it sounds interesting.

04/29/2024

joanna.hoyt

This topic has ‘payoff’ for translation and interpretation. But it also is information that’s already out there in discourse linguistics and literary analysis methodologies. I don’t see how this is furthering research as I would like it to. It sounds more like something he would teach to a class to help them identify the features.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

I would welcome this historically-informed proposal that brings together contemporary evangelical and philosophical voices (ancient and modern). While the last sentence hints at a pneumatological argument, I wish the scriptural basis for such was more clear.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

I would welcome some new voices contributing to the biblical connection between mission and worship.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

I would welcome some new voices contributing to the biblical connection between mission and worship.

04/29/2024

joanna.hoyt

For a paper engaging with Hebrew Discourse Analysis I would want to see more engagement with technical DA research and linguistic research into conjunctions. I feel like the scholar wants to engage with DA well, but I don’t see the evidence in this abstract that he will do so. In the end it sounds like he is simply defaulting to Robar’s methodology while tipping his hat towards his advisor.

04/29/2024

Mark Boda

A bit dated, but would bring a diverse voice to our group and some focus on political dimension of lament.

04/29/2024

Mark Boda

This won’t work for us.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

I appreciate the desire to demonstrate that praying to Jesus (and not just through) is appropriate. But yes, the last sentence seems to go against the proposed methodology (and evangelical convictions).

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

A fascinating (and potentially convicting) comparison. Depends on how the exegesis is done.

Please don’t put this author in the same session as the author from MBTS.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

I appreciate the proposed biblical argumentation combined with historical examples. But could this be comparing apples and oranges, methodologically?

This would certainly draw a crowd and provoke some discussion. Who wants to chair?

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

It seems that my colleague didn’t submit the full proposal/abstract.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

Well-crafted proposal, with biblical support and clear topic.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

This has good potential.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

Perhaps a bit ambitious.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

Another proposal calling for a theological aesthetics section.

04/29/2024

markdaniel.carrollr

This does not seem to me to be a strong Old Testament theology paper. There are broader concerns driving this paper. It is off topic for this year as well.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

👍

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

Perhaps good for a practical theology section. Or for a ministry conference.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

🤙

04/29/2024

markdaniel.carrollr

On our theme. Joel is working on a commentary on Haggai & Zechariah, so he would have a good fund of material from which to draw.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

So so

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Interesting proposal

04/29/2024

markdaniel.carrollr

An interesting proposal, but a better fit elsewhere than our session.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

No sure about this

04/29/2024

markdaniel.carrollr

An interesting idea but too broad and thus thin.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

I welcome a paper on orality, Scripture and worship from a seasoned scholar. I don’t read the quote related to “detextification” as the author’s view, necessarily. He spends the rest of the proposal making a biblical case.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Interested to see how he ties this all together

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Not sure this really fits

04/29/2024

markdaniel.carrollr

Brueggemann would be a good conversation partner for this year’s topic. Lament recently has witnessed a renewed interest, so this would be timely in that sense as well.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Worth a revisit I’m sure

04/29/2024

markdaniel.carrollr

Not a good fit.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Interesting

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

Another relevant paper on song lyrics. Lots of potential here for lyrical analysis in dialogue with liturgical theology. But besides reference to Heb 13 the other biblical support has to be assumed.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

🤷🏻‍♂️

04/29/2024

markdaniel.carrollr

Potentially a good fit for the topic—”potentially” because I am not sure how deeply theological it is (for the OT and today).

04/29/2024

markdaniel.carrollr

An interesting topic and a creative title, but not a good fit.

04/29/2024

joshua.waggener

An important topic and argument. But where’s the method?

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Interested to hear his argument

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Interesting for sure.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Very relevant for today

04/29/2024

markdaniel.carrollr

This is potentially an interesting and important paper. I might worry about a latent anti-God of the OT idea (anti-semitism?) that is increasingly common these days in OT studies. But =, if handled well, could be a good contribution.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Not sure this fits the topic

04/29/2024

markdaniel.carrollr

Nathan has been doing a lot of good work recently on these themes, and having his paper would be a good contribution to the session. As a South African teaching in a predominantly black African institution, he has thought long and hard on such matters.

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Seems relevant to the annual tooic

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

May not fit with theme for this year but still think it would be of value

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

🤙

04/29/2024

joshua.stewart

Hear him out at least

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Excellent interaction with major players
Interesting and pertinent topic
Not sure what presenter means by “participatory metaphysics,” but perhaps he’s referring to analogia entis. If so, I’d really like to hear him out.

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis; not so clear on argument
No interaction with anyone, anywhere, in anytime
Not buying it

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Draws upon Webster and Bavinck; proposes to interact with other “significant viewpoints”
Interesting and relevant

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

So it’s a defense of Webster against Moreland and Craig. I’d like to hear it
No mention of the structure of the argument
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and suggestive argument
Excellent interaction with the great tradition, east and west
I like it

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Evocative notion: Using Kripke’s suggestion to resolve multiple theological conundrums
No interaction with other theologians, but maybe because no one has used Kripke on these issues before
Interesting

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

No stated thesis; only a question: why the differing reception history for John and Theodore
The question does interest me, though

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Sounds interesting. Well stated thesis
Good interaction with the scholarship on Theodore

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis
No interaction with other sources contemplated
Argument seems backward to me. It should be: First, the text supports an ontological (or functional image). Second, can you build a natural theology on that view?

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Imprecise proposal thesis
Proposal does mention the existence of scholarly discussion
It seems like more of a marketing presentation in support of simplicity rather than a biblical/theological defense of a thesis

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Good idea but needs development
Nothing about secondary literature

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Imprecise proposal thesis; needs development
It looks like the seed of an argument that needs fleshing out

04/29/2024

paul.thorsell

Adequate enunciation of proposal thesis
Good interaction with various notions of FOTL among authors
Definitely has a structured argument

04/30/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
It seems too broad in scope for this venue
Unfortunately, this is ground already well-plowed

04/30/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument: to deconstruct Kobes Du Mez’s book
I’ve not read Kobes Du Mez’s book but it sounds like a sociological analysis/hatchet job on American Evangelical culture and politics; if so, is a critique of that book within the purview of our annual meeting?
It sounds interesting though

04/30/2024

paul.thorsell

Imprecise proposal thesis
No interaction with secondary literature
No real argument, only a call to “assess” their theology of discipleship

04/30/2024

paul.thorsell

Ambiguous thesis and argument but even if only a “taxonomy,” it should be part of the program.
Excellent interaction with key secondary literature
Interesting and pertinent topic

04/30/2024

paul.thorsell

Clear thesis and argument
Proposal tries validate a previously argued thesis by examining how it is fleshed out in a finite set of cultural loci
I’m excited about this presentation

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Sounds good, but doesn’t belong in BT.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Belongs in a different section–Paul? Romans?

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Ambitious but plausible.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Not enough OT for BT section.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Lacks focus and freshness.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Not BT.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Promising angle and outcome.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Not BT; more of a missions study.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Ray does good work in this area, but the paper belongs in a Practical Theology setting.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Good thoughts in general, but Timmer nails it.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Belongs in an OT session, if anywhere.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Promising and significant if competently carried out.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Innovative with broad scope.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Like Jim says.

04/30/2024

robert.yarbrough

Doubtful that the thesis, even if true, adds to or changes much in the seven theologies in view.

04/30/2024