"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom?" –Marvin Martian

Not sure how many BHT fellows are attending ETS.  I’m still not able to attend one of these, but I wanted to highlight where I think there may be some fireworks.

— entire session tomorrow afternoon devoted to “Rethinking Constantine,” including George Kalantzis, who recently took Leithart to task, and who just published a book with Wipf and Stock, Caesar and the Lamb: Early Christian Attitudes on War and Military Service

— multiple sessions on Trinity-related issues, which have impact on egalitarianism vs. complementarianism — eternal generation of the son, eternal subordination; also, it appears that there is a draft “An Evangelical Statement on the Trinity” in the works, which was suggested/put forward by Mimi Haddad, Christians for Biblical Equality

— a panel devoted to the question of whether God “requires the State to redistribute wealth”

— a session comparing/evaluating James M. Hamilton’s God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology and Peter Gentry and Stephen
Wellum’s Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants.

— and, finally, my four favorite paper titles, two of which belong to Wayne Grudem —

Guenther (Gene) Haas (Redeemer University College), Can Autonomous Military Robots Be Programmed to Behave Ethically?

Paul Jacobs (Liberty University), Sing Unto The Lord A New Song: A Theological Evaluation and Analysis Of The Top 20 Contemporary Christian Songs for 2011

Wayne Grudem (Phoenix Seminary), The Global Warming Hoax Makes You Pay More for Everything and Threatens Your Freedom: A Biblical Response to Global Warming Claims

Wayne Grudem (Phoenix Seminary), God Does Not Require or Even Authorize the State to Redistribute Wealth (Except for a Welfare ‘Safety Net’)