FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will offer college and seminary students a unique hybrid course in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Nov. 14-16.
The class, which is classified as a main campus residential course, will involve attendance at the ETS meeting as well as two pre-conference lectures that students can attend in person or access online. According to Jason Lee, professor of historical theology, this course format can especially help extension campus students who must take some main-campus residential courses but whose other responsibilities make it difficult to regularly attend classes in Fort Worth.
“The course combines two focused areas of study, contemporary theology and biblical theology, and sets them in the context of contemporary evangelicalism,” Lee said. “The readings of the course will provide some insight into the history of evangelicalism and show how great evangelical theologians and pastors combined their evangelistic passion with scholarly enterprise.
“The sessions at ETS will allow the students to hear from the leading evangelical scholars, including many of the authors of the books they they use at Southwestern.”
In order to take the course, students need to enroll in the class through the registrar’s office, join ETS as student members and register for the annual meeting. The course is listed under three headings in Southwestern’s catalog, and students need to enroll for the appropriate course, based on their needs: BIBTH 5593 (5594) Issues in Biblical Theology; SYSTH 3903 (3904) Contemporary Theology; and HIS 4903 Directed Study. Students will also be responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals, and they need to arrive at the conference by the evening of Nov. 13.