Yesterday, Michael Gurney, the chairman of the Northwest Region of the Evangelical Theological Society, emailed his call for papers. This is the message for those who are interested but who did not receive the email for one reason or another:

Dear Fellow Members of ETS,

Our spring Northwest ETS will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Multnomah University, 8435 NE Glisan St., Portland, Oregon. The plenary session and all papers will be held in Travis-Lovitt Hall (Multnomah’s Seminary building).  Registration will begin at 8:30 and the program will begin promptly at 9:00. $7.00 will cover registration cost.  Lunch will be available at the Campus Dining Room in the Joseph Aldrich Student center. Prices for the all you can eat Brunch are $7.75.

Marcus Borg (fellow of the Jesus Seminar, retired Professor of religion and culture at Oregon State University, and now Canon-Theologian Trinity Cathedral)  and Craig Blomberg  (Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary) will lead the plenary session by presenting papers  followed by a dialogue on the topic of “The Search for the Historical Jesus: Two Views.” I think our plenary speakers will stimulate much discussion in addressing this ever relevant issue.

This is a formal call for papers.  We would like to have you contribute to evangelical scholarship in the Northwest.  Please submit the title of your paper along with a paragraph length abstract to me or another of the sectional officers by email as soon as possible.  For obvious reasons, it needs to be in our hands no later than February 1. We will use the abstracts to select the papers for presentation at the meeting.  Include your name, institution and a telephone number and/or email address so we can contact you quickly.

Do you have a friend who is not a member?  I’ll be glad to send an application or you may refer them to our web site,, for membership information and application.

Thank you for your support for ETS.  We look forward to your participation on February 26.


Mike Gurney

NW Region Chairman


If you want to contribute a proposal you can email Dr. Marc Cortez ( or Dr. Gerry Breshears ( of Western Seminary as well.

See also: Marc Cortez’s post on the subject here.