Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Third Annual ETC Lunch at ETS

In Cambridge they used to say that it only takes three years of doing something before you’ve started a new tradition. I don’t know if that’s true, but this year we are going to host our third annual ETC lunch at ETS in Denver, Colorado. Yes, we are planning to do the more famous SBL dinner as well, but we’re still working on details for that. Stay tuned. But, for those who can’t attend SBL, this lunch is a way to informally connect around two of the best things on God’s green earth: textual criticism and American fast food (you heard me right, Brits!).

This year, we will plan to meet on Thursday, November 15 at 11:15am. That’s right after the business meeting. Let’s plan to meet in the lobby of the Sheraton where the conference is being held. From there we’ll walk to the Chipotle at 1600 California St. If you’re late to the lobby, just meet us there. There is also a Taco Bell and a Jason’s Deli nearby if high-calorie, overstuffed burritos are not your thing.

Please, do me a favor and leave a note in the comments if you plan to come. That gives us some idea of how many to look for. Hope to see you there!


  1. First— Chipotle isn't exactly fast, it's fast *casual*. Second— it is inspiring that such incredible minds who hold the power over how the English-speaking world reads their Bibles would gather to discuss their work around the humble burrito. God works in the days of small things!

    1. You flatter us with your praise. But you do Chipotle a disservice by calling their burritos humble!

  2. I think Michelle and I will try to make it.

  3. Won’t be there for ETS, but plan on being there for SBL

  4. I’m sure Maurice Robinson and I will be there

  5. I won't be in Denver that early, but I'll be there for SBL!

  6. Steve McCormick10/24/2018 11:57 am

    I think I can make it. Will have to recheck my flight back out of Colorado Springs, but I think that will work...if I don't talk between bites...

  7. I'll be there, but are you sure you meant to write Chipotle and not Chick-fil-A?

  8. I'll be there, Tom

  9. Kyle Keesling11/04/2018 6:28 pm

    I will be at ETS and will try to make it to the lunch! Looking forward to seeing some of you there.