Faculty | B.S. in Biblical Ministries

Dave Keehn

  • Chair, Department of Christian Ministries
  • Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., Azusa Pacific University

Dave Keehn has served for over 30 years in youth ministry in both small and large churches. After teaching ministry courses as an adjunct for 12 years at Talbot School of Theology and Biola University, Keehn joined the faculty in the fall of 2009. His passion is to develop church leaders for future generations. Keehn’s expertise is in developing ministry programs to reach and disciple the...

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Jane Carr

  • Professor
  • Department of Christian Ministries
  • Women's Golf Coach

  • Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.S., Cal State University of Fullerton
  • B.S., Biola University

Dr. Carr has served for over 20 years on the pastoral staff of a large church in Southern California in addition to serving as a faculty member at Talbot. She brings with her a broad range of ministry experience including Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, Singles' Ministry, Church Administration, and Staff Development. Dr. Carr's area of specialization is Children's...

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Research Interests

  • Leadership Development
  • Children/Family Ministries

Chad Miller

  • Director of Student Led Ministries and Spiritual Formation

    Education: B.A. Communication Studies, Biola, 2000; M.A. Spiritual Formation and Soul Care (ISF).

    At Biola since: 2010
    My StrengthsFinder top five: Ideation, Connectedness, Empathy, Communication, Adaptability.

    1. What do you do in your job (briefly)?
    I work in the Spiritual Development Department (just across from the gym), overseeing spiritual development events like Fives, and Sabbathing, as...

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    Joanne J. Jung

    • Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

    • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.S., California State University, Los Angeles

    Joanne Jung's interests lie in hermeneutics and spiritual formation. Her research of the English Puritans, specifically their spiritual practices and community, continues to fuel Jung's passion to nurture her students' growth in their knowledge of the Bible and seeing that knowledge impact their spiritual transformation. This passion to see others grow in Christ extends beyond her students,...

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    David A. Horner

    • Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies & M.A. Philosophy

    • D.Phil., Oxford University
    • M.Phil., Oxford University
    • M.A., Denver Seminary
    • B.A., Colorado State University

    David Horner has taught at the University of Oxford, Denver Seminary, and served as a Visiting Scholar and Research Associate at the University of Colorado. He has lectured in numerous classrooms and university forums nationally and in Europe, and he has written numerous articles and book chapters on ethics, apologetics and ancient and medieval philosophy. Horner serves as Research Scholar for...

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    Research Interests

    • Ethics
    • Medieval philosophy
    • Theology of worship

    David L. Talley

    • Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
    • Chair, Biblical & Theological Studies – Old Testament Department

    • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    • Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary
    • M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary
    • M.A., Grace Theological Seminary
    • B.A., Southeastern Bible College

    With varied ministry experiences, including student development, counseling, pastoring and teaching psychology and Old Testament studies, David Talley brings a blend of scholarship and practical application to his classroom instruction. He co-pastors a local church, and enjoys research in the areas of Old Testament theology, the Pentateuch and the prophets. His dissertation research on the...

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    Research Interests

    • Old Testament theology issues with a focus on major themes and how they are evidenced in the story of Israel
    • Gender issues focused on the biblical teaching and implications for our lives today
    • The role of difficulty in our world and how this is evidenced in the story of the Old Testament with implications of what this means for the Christian life today

    Matt Williams

    • Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies
    • Chair, Biblical & Theological Studies – New Testament Department

    • Ph.D., Trinity International University
    • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    • B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign

    Matt Williams came to Talbot with broad teaching experience, including several years as a missionary to the Spanish Bible Institute and Theological Seminary. He was awarded professor of the year by the university, and continues to preach and teach in various churches and conferences throughout the United States and Spain. Williams was the general editor for Colección Teológica Contemporánea, a...

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    Research Interests

    • Johannine Theology
    • Spanish Literature

    Rob Lister

    • Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

    • Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • B.A., The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina

    Rob Lister joined the faculty of the Talbot School of Theology in 2006. His primary research interests currently lie in the areas of Theology Proper, Christology and Sanctification — doctrines that all fused together at the hub of his doctoral dissertation on divine impassibility. Lister sees his teaching role as both academic and pastoral in nature — a role that occupies a place outside as...

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    John E. McKinley

    • Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

    • Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., California State University, Sacramento

    Professor McKinley is most interested in the theological questions that touch on personal engagement with God. God is there, but how does God sweep us up into relationship with him existentially? These questions about sanctification, discipleship, and Christology led to Dr. McKinley's doctoral study on the temptation experience of Jesus Christ. He has continued to work on the doctrines of...

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    Jonathan M. Lunde

    • Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

    • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    • Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    • M.Div., Lutheran Brethren Seminary
    • B.S., Moorhead State University

    Jonathan Lunde's main interests lie in the study of Jesus, both as he is presented in the gospels and in the more specialized Historical Jesus field. He also enjoys studying how the writers of the New Testament use the Old Testament. Prior to coming to Talbot, he taught for seven years at Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois, and also has local church ministry experience. His passion is to...

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    Richard C. Langer

    • Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
    • Director, Office for the Integration of Faith and Learning

    • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
    • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
    • M.A., University of California, Riverside
    • B.S., Colorado State University

    Rick is a Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology and the Director of the Office of Faith and Learning at Biola University. He specializes in the integration of faith and learning, and has also published in the areas of bioethics, theology and philosophy. He has a passion for helping Christians of all ages understand the connection between the Gospel and all the diverse facets of the created...

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