CBU at ETS and SBL

The annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Philosophical Society, and Society of Biblical Literature will commence in a little over two weeks. Here’s a list of professors of California Baptist University who are presenting, along with their paper titles and session:

Evangelical Theological Society

Wednesday AM
Anthony Chute (Professor of Church History; Associate Dean, School of Christian Ministries)

Moderator, Baptist Studies: Baptists and the Church


Greg Cochran (Associate Professor of Theology; Director of the Applied Theology Program)

Church History I

“The Priority of Ministry to the Persecuted Church: A Reorientation of the Paradigm for Biblical Justice”


Matthew Emerson (Assistant Professor of Christian Studies; Chair, Department of Arts & Sciences (OPS))


Luke Stamps (Assistant Professor of Christian Studies (OPS))

Baptist Studies: Baptists and the Church

“Baptists and the Catholicity of the Church”


John Gill (Assistant Professor of Christian Studies (OPS))

Ecclesiology: Theologians I

“Alexander Carson and the Church: An Ecclesiology shaped by Evangelical Concerns?”


Chris Morgan (Professor of Theology; Dean, School of Christian Ministries)

Baptist Studies: Baptists and the Church

“Baptists and the Unity of the Church”


Mark Rogers (Adjunct Professor of Christian Studies)

American Christianity: The History of Park Street Church
“Reclaiming Boston: Resurgent Edwardsianism and the Founding of Park Street Church”


Thursday AM

Matthew Barrett (Assistant Professor of Christian Studies (OPS))

Models of God: The Jealousy of God

“He Hardens Whomever He Wills: The Exodus, God’s Fame, and the Manifestation of God’s Jealousy
through Divine Sovereignty”


Thursday PM

Adam Co (Associate Professor of Theology)

Systematic Theology: General Studies 2

“Understanding the Doctrine of Union with Christ within the Kingship and Kingdom Motif of Scripture: Uniting Key Emphases in Paul and in Jesus Canonically”


Evangelical Philosophical Society

Wednesday AM

Scott Key (Professor of Philosophy)


“Toward an Epistemology of Value: Wisdom and Trust in Aristotle’s Ethics and the Gospel of Mark”


Society of Biblical Literature

Tuesday AM

Ash Melika (Associate Professor of Archaeology/Anthropology)

Egyptology and Ancient Israel
“The Founding of the Temple in Ancient Egypt and Israel”


Shameless Plug

Yes, I’m using my blog for promoting where I teach. Sue me.

For those who haven’t read my “About” page (so, everyone), I am Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at CBU, but I’m also the Lead Faculty for Christian Ministries in the Online and Professional Studies Division. This means that I head up the Christian Studies program on the OPS side of the school, managing everything from curriculum revision to scheduling.

Our traditional Christian Studies program is phenomenal. Chris Morgan, the Dean of the School of Christian Ministries on main campus, is an outstanding leader and scholar and the faculty are top notch. I couldn’t recommend that program more highly for those who are seeking a traditional, four year, day time program.

But for working adults who need to take classes at night or online, we have a top notch Christian Ministries program in OPS as well. Our curriculum is balanced between Bible (4 courses), theology (3 courses), history (2 courses), philosophy (2 courses), and practical ministry (4 courses). Our faculty is outstanding – we’ve got a good mix of scholarship and practical experience here, something that is invaluable in a Christian Ministries degree. Each course is 8 weeks long, so you can finish the major in 16 months if you take two courses per 8 week session. And our courses are rigorous – we expect the best from our students. Further, our courses are balanced between reading the best books, writing for analysis and synthesis, and applying knowledge.

Right now for fall we have 2 courses available fully only (Baptist History in the first session, New Testament II in the second), but beginning in the Spring we’ll have the entire curriculum available online.

So, if you or someone you know is interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries and can’t do so in a traditional day time program, I don’t think there’s any better place to come or to send someone than here.

But I’m biased.

For more information, you can check out the website here.