In 2019, Dr. Michael Kruger served as the President of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), a group of scholars, teachers, pastors and students dedicated to theological thought and research.
ETS was founded in 1949, and is devoted to the inerrancy and inspiration of the Scriptures and the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Society publishes a quarterly journal, an academic periodical, and book reviews and holds an annual meeting for its members.
Dr. Kruger has been a member of ETS for 18 years and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. He is the co-founder and co-chair of the ETS study group, “NT Canon, Textual Criticism and Apocryphal Literature.” Prior to serving as president, Dr. Kruger was vice-president in 2017, and president-elect and program chair in 2018.
“It was a great privilege to serve as the president of the Evangelical Theological Society, the world’s largest gathering of evangelical scholars,” Dr. Kruger said. “RTS has a rich history of involvement with the society, with numerous professors giving papers and serving on study committees. My hope is that RTS’ involvement in the ETS will help it to remain academically rigorous, theologically aware, and biblically faithful.”
Dr. Kruger’s responsibilities as the President of the ETS included leading the executive committee, chairing the annual business meeting, and giving the presidential address at the annual meeting. In addition to Dr. Kruger, two other RTS faculty members have served terms as president of the ETS: Dr. Simon Kistemaker (1976) and Dr. Roger Nicole (1956).
“Michael Kruger’s work as a pastor, scholar, and educator has been a blessing for many, both within and outside of RTS. I am pleased that his contributions to theological scholarship and education were recognized and honored during his tenure as President of the ETS.” shared Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO of RTS.