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The Good Book Blog, a resource from the faculty of Talbot School of Theology, features articles that explore contemporary ideas from the perspective of the Bible — the “Good Book” — including topics such as apologetics, biblical studies, theology, philosophy, spiritual formation, ministry and leadership. Find out more about what sets Talbot apart and how it prepares Christian leaders through its degree programs.

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  • Mark Saucy — 

    No, not that S-word—though the mainstreaming of 4-letter words into “civil discourse” is something worthy of notice, and not as praiseworthy! No, I...

  • How to Find Christ

    Weekly Q & A with Dr. William Lane Craig

    William Craig — 

    This is the weekly Q & A blog post by our Research Professor in Philosophy, Dr. William Lane Craig. Question Hi Dr. Craig. I'll try and make...

  • The Compartmentalization Conundrum by Jake Aguas

    Biola Faculty on a Theology of Work

    Uche Anizor — 

    This post stems from the Kern reading group on Faith, Work and Economics at Talbot, a small group comprised of Talbot and Crowell faculty that...

  • Markus Zehnder — 

    For most people, “faith” comes in where knowledge is not sufficient. Faith and knowledge, in this understanding of the terms, are opposites. “I do...

  • Kenneth Way — 

    Previously we considered the original application of Psalm 72 as a coronation prayer for a Davidic king, but here we explore how Psalm 72 serves...

  • Mick Boersma — 

    It’s tricky teaching pastoral ministry. While students must be warned of the challenges and hardships of service, it’s not helpful to scare the...

  • Are We Characters in a Book?

    Weekly Q & A with Dr. William Lane Craig

    William Craig — 

    This is the weekly Q & A blog post by our Research Professor in Philosophy, Dr. William Lane Craig. Question Dr. Craig, (much thanks for all...

  • Kenneth Way — 

    As an Israelite coronation prayer, Psalm 72 describes the objectives for every new king in the Davidic dynasty. In this first installment, we...

  • When the Rules Change

    Biola Faculty on a Theology of Work

    David Talley — 

    This post stems from the Kern reading group on Faith, Work and Economics at Talbot, a small group comprised of Talbot and Crowell faculty that...

  • Mick Boersma — 

    I’ve received a lot of excellent counsel over the years from men and women godlier, smarter, more experienced, and wiser than me. One of the...

  • Thaddeus Williams — 

    After decades of data gathering, the pollster George Gallup concluded, “Americans revere the Bible—but, by and large, they don't read it. And...

  • Can We Agree to Disagree?

    Weekly Q & A with Dr. William Lane Craig

    William Craig — 

    This is the weekly Q & A blog post by our Research Professor in Philosophy, Dr. William Lane Craig. Question Dear Dr Craig There has,...

  • Joanne Jung — 

    You are invited to step into this semester’s Puritan theology class. We explore the theological roots of Protestant spiritual formation by first...

  • Mick Boersma — 

    Not long after the American Civil War ended my great grandfather, Harke Boersma, left Pella, Iowa with a group of other recent Dutch immigrants to...

  • Kenneth Berding — 

    About four years ago, politically conservative news commentator Dennis Prager (Jewish in his faith)posted 11 short videos about the Ten...

  • Throwing Cheese to the Glory of God

    The Spirituality of Everyday Life

    Thaddeus Williams — 

    Paul describes the Christian life as the process of “being transformed into the same image [of Christ] from one degree of glory to another” (2 Cor....

  • Did the Universe Begin with Nothing?

    Weekly Q & A with Dr. William Lane Craig

    William Craig — 

    This is the weekly Q & A blog post by our Research Professor in Philosophy, Dr. William Lane Craig. Question Dear Dr. Craig, A hidden...

  • Mick Boersma — 

    The Mountain Democrat in the California gold mining town of Placerville once printed an advertisement for the 'Hope and Neptune' restaurant: "We...

  • Erik Thoennes — 

    I love the autofocus feature on my camera. I know serious photographers will cringe when they read that, but I’m not a serious photographer, and I...

  • David Talley — 

    “Business is an environment that both reveals and refines a person’s character and spirituality.” This quote is taken from Scott Rae’s chapter, “...

  • How then are you loved?

    Rejoicing on the ‘Even As’ Gospel of John 17

    Thaddeus Williams — 

    Take the phrase—“You’re the first person I have ever told…” In two decades of ministry, I have had the privilege of hearing this phrase more than...

  • Hermeneutical vs. Scientific Young Earth Creationism

    Weekly Q & A with Dr. William Lane Craig

    William Craig — 

    This is the weekly Q & A blog post by our Research Professor in Philosophy, Dr. William Lane Craig. Question Dr. Craig, I am excited about...

  • Sean McDowell — 

    For the past three years, I have been tweeting an apologetics tip each day (well, at least most days I can think of one!). Here are the Top 10...

  • The (Ir)Resistible Old Testament

    A Review of Andy Stanley’s "Irresistible"

    Charlie Trimm — 

    In recent decades the church has seen droves of people leave for a variety of reasons (for more on this trend, see the book A Recipe for Disaster...

  • Do Extraordinary Events Require Extraordinary Evidence?

    Weekly Q & A with Dr. William Lane Craig

    William Craig — 

    This is the weekly Q & A blog post by our Research Professor in Philosophy, Dr. William Lane Craig. Question Hi Dr Craig, You have written...