Okay, the conference hasn’t even started yet, but I already have my first thoughts. That’s because I finally got around to looking at the conference schedule, and I realized that I’m just not that interested in the justification debate anymore. The problem with these academic conferences is that by the time they get around to scheduling a conference on some debated issue, it’s already become somewhat tiresome to those of us who get bored easily. So, as I was looking over the list of papers to be presented, I found myself skimming over the rather large number of papers devoted to this topic.
Fortunately, it looks like there are a enough interesting papers to keep me going for a while. This morning it looks I’ll be attending the following:
- Thomas McCall, “Right with God: The Justice of God and the Doctrine of Justification in Trinitarian Perspective” (I know this one’s about justification, but Tom does good work and there will be a response from Michael Horton)
- Jason Sexton, “The State of the Recent Evangelical Trinitarian Resurgence”
- John Hammett, “Between Transhumanism and Sociobiology: A Christian View of Human Nature”
- Gregg Allison, “Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Promises and Pitfalls for Evangelical Appropriation”