Phoenix Seminary Welcomes the Evangelical Theological Society Offices to Campus

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

Phoenix Seminary at ETS and SBL 2019

Later this week, the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) will gather in San Diego. Researchers and theologians from across the globe will attend these meetings to present their research and engage one another at the highest levels of academic scholarship. Several members of the Phoenix Seminary faculty will be participating in these meetings either by presenting or attending. They will also have new books on sale in the book rooms. Be sure to stop by our Phoenix Seminary booth at ETS to connect with us!

John DelHousaye

“The Therapeutic Role of Touch in the Ministry of Jesus Christ”
ETS – Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8:30 a.m.

Moderating Evangelicals & Gender sessions
ETS – Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22

Wayne Grudem

“Grounds for Divorce: Why I Now Believe There Are More Than Two”
ETS – Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m.

John Meade

Moderating Septuagint Studies session
ETS – Thursday, Nov. 21

“Origen and the Disputed Books: A Reappraisal of the Evidence for an Origenic Recension of Books Outside the Hebrew Canon”
SBL – Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9:00 a.m.

New Book Honors Wayne Grudem

Wayne Grudem with his wife Margaret

Wayne Grudem with his wife Margaret

At this year's annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Dr. Wayne Grudem, Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary, was honored with a special book written and edited by his colleagues, former students, and friends, including Phoenix Seminary's Dr. John DelHousaye.

The editors of the volume held a special session at ETS where the contributors along with Dr. Grudem's three sons shared about his ministry, his personal character, and his wide influence on evangelicalism. We are very thankful for his many years of  faithful service to the church and to Phoenix Seminary. Congratulations, Dr. Grudem!

You can view more photos of the event on Instagram.

About the Book

Scripture and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Wayne Grudem

Edited by John DelHousaye, Jeff T. Purswell, John J. Hughes, Contributions by Gregg R. Allison, John M. Frame, Vern S. Poythress, Sam Storms, Bruce A. Ware, Leland Ryken, Thomas R. Schreiner, Peter J. Williams, R. Kent Hughes, C.J. Mahaney, Ray Ortlund, John Piper, Owen Strachan, Erik Thoennes, Elliot Grudem, Darryl DelHousaye

Scripture is the foundation for all of Christian life and ministry, but in our current age it is being challenged, doubted, and, in many cases, simply ignored.

Wayne Grudem, one of evangelicalism’s best-known theologians and authors, has worked tirelessly throughout his life to demonstrate the necessity, sufficiency, and centrality of Scripture.

In his honor, Grudem’s friends and colleagues, including John Piper, Thomas R. Schreiner, Sam Storms, Vern S. Poythress, John M. Frame, Gregg R. Allison, Erik Thoennes, and John DelHousaye, have compiled a series of essays on various topics central to Grudem’s life and teaching. Exploring topics such as the nature of Scripture, the relationship between Scripture and doctrine, and the role of Scripture in life and ministry, this volume stands as a testimony to the enduring worth of God’s Word.

You can read an excerpt of the book at the publisher's website