R. Albert Mohler Jr. has been elected as vice president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), effective immediately following this year’s Nov. 13-15 annual meeting in Denver.
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R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been elected as vice president of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Mohler was elected as vice president with no objections from fellow scholars at the 70th annual ETS meeting. He is the third representative in the last 15 years from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) to serve as vice president of ETS, following Thomas R. Schreiner and Bruce A. Ware.
Schreiner, Southern Seminary’s James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament, was ETS vice president in 2012 and president in 2013.
Ware, SBTS T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology, was vice president of ETS before becoming president in 2009.
Gregg R. Allison, professor of Christian theology at the seminary, served as ETS secretary in 2018.
Mohler has been an active ETS member for three decades and has presented many papers and addresses for both national and regional meetings.
He described ETS as “the most important academic society for scholars who are, first of all, evangelical and, second of all, committed to the strengthening of this movement, academia, and the engagement of the intellectual world.”
“The history of ETS is the history of the development of the evangelical movement in America,” Mohler said in comments after the ETS business meeting Nov. 15. “Even though it is off the screen of most people in evangelical churches because of its academic nature, it was one of the most important lodestars of the evangelical movement.”
Mohler, now in his 25th year as president of Southern Seminary, has been at the forefront of public theological dialogue in evangelicalism.
In addition to his responsibilities at Southern, Mohler also is the seminary’s Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology. He is the author of numerous books, including We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, & the Very Meaning of Right & Wrong; Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth; and Words From the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the Ten Commandments.
Mohler hosts two podcasts: The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview, and Thinking in Public, a series of conversations with leading thinkers. He also writes a blog commenting on moral, cultural and theological issues.