The Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) voted Dr. Craig Keener, F.M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Seminary, Vice President of ETS at its 69th annual business meeting on Nov. 17 in Rhode Island.

“I am grateful for the respect and kindness of my colleagues in considering me for this office,” Dr. Keener said. “In contrast to book-writing, which requires a lot of work, this honor comes to me simply as an unexpected act of grace.”

Dr. Keener has authored 22 books, five of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, for which Craig authored most of the New Testament notes (and which John Walton and Craig edited), won Bible of the Year in the 2017 Christian Book Awards, and also won Book of the Year in the Religion: Christianity category of the International Book Awards.

Founded in 1949, the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) is a group of scholars, teachers, pastors, students, and others dedicated to the oral exchange and written expression of theological thought and research.