Philosophy, M.A. '11
At Talbot I learned how to focus on what was most relevant. Now when I turn my attention to various theological problems, I'm able to cut to the heart of the issue.
How did your program at Biola prepare you for your career?
I went to Talbot largely in order to get into the best Ph.D. program I could get into. I was fortunate to get accepted to UT Austin's program. Once I arrived at UT the training I received at Talbot set me apart from my peers. I felt ahead of the curve.
What did you appreciate most about your time at Biola?
The community of the graduate students is unique. Never again will I be surrounded by such a number of committed and intelligent believers all dedicated to excellence in philosophy. I also deeply valued the genuine care of the professors and the time that they put in outside of class.
How did Biola equip you to be a more faithful follower of Jesus Christ?
At Talbot I learned how to focus on what was most relevant. Now when I turn my attention to various theological problems, I'm able to cut to the heart of the issue. Also, my training has made me a more effective witness for Christ in that I'm able to understand and communicate the truths of the gospel to unbelievers than before.
What advice would you give to students considering your degree program?
Decide what's important and focus the lion's share of your attention on that thing.