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Phoenix Seminary Welcomes the Evangelical Theological Society Offices to Campus

Phoenix Seminary
August 4, 2020

In a statement earlier today, the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) announced their new location at Phoenix Seminary in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“ETS offices have a new home at Phoenix Seminary,” the ETS website announced. “We are grateful to Phoenix Seminary and President Brian Arnold for their hospitality in providing administrative offices for ETS. We are also grateful to Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, for the years that they have hosted ETS.”

Phoenix Seminary will provide office space for the day-to-day administration of the organization that was founded in 1949 and is committed to serving Jesus Christ and his church by fostering conservative, biblical scholarship through its annual meeting, regional meetings, and academic journal. 

I am very grateful to Dr. Brian Arnold and Phoenix Seminary for hosting the Evangelical Theological Society on their campus,” said Executive Director Ken Magnuson. “Phoenix Seminary faculty are actively involved with ETS and are committed to faithful biblical scholarship in service to Jesus Christ and His church. The generous provision of administrative offices for ETS is much appreciated, and will serve the society well.”

President Brian Arnold sees the move as a welcomed and strategic addition to the Phoenix Seminary community.

“The Evangelical Theological Society is a rich community of evangelical scholars from all over the world. Under Dr. Thigpen’s leadership, our seminary’s new Provost, the society experienced great growth, and I am excited to see how ETS will continue to blossom with Dr. Magnuson at the helm. At Phoenix Seminary we are committed to robust theological education in the Southwest and beyond. Having ETS on our campus signals our seriousness about academic theology for the good of the church, as we train pastors and Christian leaders who exhibit scholarship with a shepherd’s heart.”

In addition to his role as Executive Director, Dr. Magnuson, who also serves as professor of Christian Ethics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will teach at Phoenix Seminary as an adjunct professor in Christian ethics. 

The full statement from the Evangelical Theological Society can be viewed at

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