Evangelical Theological Society, Far West Region

Evangelical Theological Society, Far West Region

Friday, April 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Gateway Seminary - Los Angeles Campus, 3210 E. Guasti Rd., Ontario, CA US 91761-8642

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Evangelical Theological Society, Far West Region 

This year's theme is 500 Years of Reformation: Sola Scriptura, featuring plenary speaker Dr. Carl R. Trueman.

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  • General admission - $20
  • Student - $10

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You must preregister for the banquet before April 10. The cost is $15 and tickets may be purchased with your registration through Eventbrite.


Registration 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lobby
Welcome and Announcements 
Chris Chun, Vice President, Evangelical Theological Society, FWR  
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Chapel
First Plenary Address 

“Reformation Preaching: Theology, text, proclamation, Part I”
Carl Trueman, Westminster Theological Seminary.

1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Chapel
Parallel Session 1 2:40 - 3:20 p.m. Various
Parallel Session 2 3:30 - 4:10 p.m. Various
Parallel Session 3 4:20 - 5:00 p.m. Various
Second Plenary Address 

“Reformation Preaching: Theology, text, proclamation, Part II”
Carl Trueman, Westminster Theological Seminary.

5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Chapel
Banquet and Presidential Address 

“The Early Fathers on Noah and the Flood”
Brian Moulton, President, Evangelical Theological Society, FWR 

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Graves Center

Carl Trueman 

Rev. Dr. Carl R. Trueman holds the Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has written more than a dozen books. Trueman’s academic interests include Reformation church history, including the life and work of Martin Luther, John Calvin and John Owen. For those who are new to Trueman’s writing and teaching on his research interests, he recommends several resources as places to start. Regarding Reformation church history his book Reformation: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. On Luther, he would recommend reading Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom. On Calvin, his forthcoming co-edited work Oxford Handbook of Calvin and Calvinism. On John Owen, he would suggest his book John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man.


Parallel Session 1 | 2:40-3:20 p.m.

  • Carl Mosser (PhD, Gateway Seminary) “How a Biblical, Western, and Reformational Doctrine Became “Eastern”: Correcting Misconceptions about Deification” (343)
  • Steve Sherman (PhD, Grand Canyon University) “Reformational Hermeneutics: Conviction, Unity, and Divergence on Baptism” (304)
  • Daniel R. Hyde (PhD student, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) “Benefitting From Luther’s Small Catechism as a Non-Lutheran” (303)
  • Chris Woznicki (PhD student, Fuller Theological Seminary) “Is Petitionary Prayer Redundant? Calvin and the Early Reformers on the Problem of Petitionary Prayer” (344)
  • Ryan A. Brandt (PhD, Grand Canyon Theological Seminary) “The Reformed Principia and Spiritual Theology Today: A Reflection on Revelation and Its Implications Towards Spirituality” (404)
  • Michael Ahn (PhD, Gateway Seminary) “An Archaeological Assessment of Early Roman Sepphoris” (440)
  • Ryan Rindels (PhD student, Gateway Seminary) “The Use of Hebrews in Discussion on the Saints Final Perseverance in Seventeenth-Century Baptist Confessions” (403)
  • John Book (PhD student, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) “Will there be Nations in the New Earth? A Biblical and Theological Analysis” (439)
  • Scott Bayer (PhD student, Claremont School of Theology) “Sola Scriptura and Speech-Act Theory: A New Approach to Expositional Preaching” (441)
  • Bob Freiberg (DMin, Southern California Seminary) “Endowed by our Creator: The Gospel given in the Declaration of Independence (503) 
  • Jeff Mooney (PhD, California Baptist University) “Scared to Life like Luther?: A Biblical Theology of a Major Motif” (530) 
  • Steven Evenson (MA student, Biola University) “Narrative Horizons: MacIntyre, Hauerwas, and Nussbaum in Conversation” [EPS] (504)
  • Jon Garcia (ThM student, Talbot School of Theology) "Reforming from a Hispanic Perspective: Examining the Context and Praxis that informs our Theology" (305)
  • Jason Wright (PhD student, Gateway Seminary) “The Cradle Where Christ is Laid: How Martin Luther's Christology Shaped His Belief in Sola Scriptura, as Demonstrated in His Sermons on John 6-8” (528)

Parallel Session 2 | 3:30-4:10 p.m.

  • John Shouse (PhD, Gateway Seminary) “Sola Scriptura and the Spirit: The Place of Scripture, Tradition and Spirit in Reformation Theology” (304)
  • Greg Cochran (PhD, California Baptist University) “Is There (or Should There Be) a Protestant Work Ethic?” (343)
  • Seth Rodriquez (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) “Reformation in the Old Testament Period: Archaeological Insights into the Reforms of Hezekiah and Josiah” (303)  
  • Peter Tie (PhD, Christian Witness Theological Seminary) “A Reexamination of Calvin’s Munus Tripex and Luther’s Munus Duplex, as well as a Proposal for Munus Monoplex” (305) 
  • Eric Yang and Stephen T. Davis (PhD, Claremont, McKenna College) “Social Trinitarianism Unscathed” [EPS] (344)
  • Steve Duby (PhD, Grand Canyon University) “Creation, Providence, and the Problem of Divine ‘Timelessness’” (404)
  • Gregg Watson (PhD, Gateway Seminary) “‘His hand has stretched out against me’: The Plight of Naomi in the Story of Ruth” (440)
  • Jennifer Figueroa (MA student, Biola University) “The Ultimate Cultivator of Aristotelian Virtue” [EPS] (403)
  • Madison Trammel (PhD student, Midwestern Seminary) “A Defense of Ignatius of Antioch’s Martyrdom and Theology of Redemption” (439)
  • James Fazio (ThM, Southern California Seminary) “The Hermeneutical Foundations of ‘Sola Scriptura’: A Critical Evaluation of Luther’s Christocentric Method” (441)
  • Harry Hahne (PhD, Gateway Seminary) “Can I Trust My Bible Software? Why Bible Searches May Not Find What You Expect” (503)
  • Gregory Jenks (PhD, Hope International University) “Eve as Savior of the World: From the Genesis Narrative to Paul’s Instruction about Women” (530)
  • Christopher Date (Student, Liberty University) “Semper Reformanda—Cur Non Et Infernum? The Protestant Abandonment of Sola Scriptura in Defense of Eternal Torment” (504)
  • Thomas Varallo (ThM Student, Southern California Seminary) : ‘Sola Scriptura’: Examining the chosen status of Jerusalem via Old Testament Scripture (528)

Parallel Session 3 | 4:20-5:00 p.m.

  • Scott Smith (PhD, Biola University) “Nominalism and the Practice of Science” [EPS] (304)
  • Justin McLendon (PhD, Grand Canyon University) “John Calvin the Refugee Theologian: Reflections on Shepherding the Sent Church with a Graceful Hospitality” (343)
  • Tim Mosteller (PhD, California Baptist University) “Three Problems for Existence Monism: Essence, Identity and Quantification” [EPS] (303)
  • Gavin Ortlund (PhD, Reasons to Believe) “Substitution as Both Recapitulation and Satisfaction: Atonement Themes in Convergence in Irenaeus, Athanasius, and Anselm” (305) 
  • Jesse Gentile (PhD student, Fuller Theological Seminary) “Calvin’s Theology of the Image of God: Six Ways it Influenced His Pastoral Work” (344)
  • John Taylor (PhD, Gateway Seminary) “What's on the Menu at the Lord's Supper? The Common Meal in Romans 14—15 in Cultural and Literary Context” (404)
  • Jeff Jibben (DMin, Grand Canyon University) “When Scripture Helps Source Criticism: How Matthean Text Type Supports Markan Priority” (440)
  • Stephen Reynolds (PhD student, Gateway Seminary) “The Application of Sola Scriptura in Andrew Fuller’s Apologetic Against Universalism” (403)
  • Haggeo Cadenas (MA student, Arizona State University) “Carnap and the Philosophy of Religion” [EPS] (439)
  • Cory Marsh  (ThM, Southern California Seminary) “Luther and Darby: Sola Scriptura and its Legacy of Ecclesiastical Independence” (441)
  • Paul Smith (PhD, Gateway Seminary) “Jeremiah and other prophets: Who is speaking a true Word of the Lord?” (503)
  • Peter Jung (PhD, Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University) “Edwards was an infralapsarian? A Response to Douglas Sweeney’s Interpretation of Edwards’s lapsarianism” (530)
  • Peter Vik (ThM, San Diego Christian College) “All Christians Sins But No Christians Sin Projected Eschatological Reality in 1 John” (504)
  • Loren Pankratz (D.Min, The Bridge Community) “Mormonism's Euthyphro” [EPS] (528)