• Talbot Magazine Staff — 

    To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, sparked by Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses in the 16th century, dozens of today’s...

  • Streamlining Seminary

    Innovative New B.A. + M.A. Program Prepares Students to Enter Pastoral Ministry More Quickly

    Gary T. Manning, Jr. — 

    Several students have taken advantage of one of Talbot’s newest programs, an innovative combination of two degrees: a bachelor’s degree in biblical and theological studies with a concentration in preaching and pastoral ministry (B.A. PPM), and a master’s degree in Christian ministry and leadership with a specialization in preaching and pastoral ministry (M.A. PPM).

  • Clinton E. Arnold — 

    Martin Luther preached the Bible multiple times a week. He saw it as the power of God for salvation to everyone who puts their faith in Christ. And he saw preaching as the living voice of God to keep people from deceitful teaching and the errors of the day that would lead them away from the truth of the gospel.

  • Faculty Profile: Karin Stetina

    Newest Professor to Theology Department

    Jeanette Hagen — 

    After teaching theology and church history at Wheaton College for nearly 20 years, Karin Stetina began teaching in the undergraduate department...

  • Book Excerpt: Grounding the Character of Fatherhood in God's Self-Revelation

    Excerpt adapted from The Fatherhood of God in John Calvin's Thought, by Karin Spiecker Stetina

    Karin Stetina — 

    “And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, promoting us to call out, ‘Abba, Father’” (Gal. 4:6). “I...

  • Shelf Life

    Recent publications from our very own Talbot Faculty.

    Sheryl Silzer, James M. Petitfils, Benjamin C. Shin, Walter Russell, Greg Ganssle — 

    Mos Christianorum: The Roman Discourse of Exemplarity and the Jewish and Christian Language of Leadership; Sustainable Church: Growing Ministry Around the Sheep, Not Just the Shepherds; Tapestry of Grace; Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations

  • Brenda Velasco — 

    Oscar Merlo is spearheading the center’s launch, funded by a major donation by a couple passionate about what the Holy Spirit will do through students at Biola. As an academic center, it will provide resources for a biblical examination of the person and ongoing work of the Holy Spirit, including research, publications, conferences, events and services for students.

  • Eric Oldenburg — 

    Talbot School of Theology’s extension site at Kyiv Theological Seminary in Kyiv, Ukraine, celebrated its 10-year anniversary on June 10. Talbot staff, faculty and administration, including Talbot Dean Clinton E. Arnold attended the celebration with alumni and current students.

  • Talbot Magazine Staff — 

    Talbot School of Theology has been granted Affiliate Member status in the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE). ICETE is a global community, sponsored by nine regional associations of theological schools, to enable international interaction and collaboration among all those concerned for the enhancement of evangelical theological education worldwide.

  • Historical Theology for Modern Thailand

    Karl Dahlfred's (Th.M. '11) heart for Thai church history

    Lara Hurlburt — 

    What do 16th-century Geneva and modern-day Thailand have in common?

  • Talbot Magazine Staff — 

    Paul Young (’61, D.Min. ’83) has written several books designed for men which spawned Impact Man ministries based in Santa Rosa, Calif. Among the...

  • Best of the Blog

    What Does a Swastika Mean to Me?

    Richard C. Langer — 

    The swastika has etched a personal meaning into countless souls. Some of these souls whisper stories from their graves, but others still walk among us. And for some, myself included, the stories of our fathers and mothers have been etched into our souls as well.

  • No Disconnect

    How Online Learning Can Build Character and Community

    Joanne J. Jung — 

    Creating an effective communal environment for learning can be challenging. Technology used well, however, has proven instrumental in addressing and accomplishing these tasks.

  • YHWH & Genocide

    Reflections on an Unpleasant Topic in the Old Testament

    Charlie Trimm — 

    While the old testament contains multiple “unpleasant” topics for modern readers of the Bible, most likely none are as serious as the question of YHWH’s commanded destruction of the Canaanites. To say the point bluntly, YHWH’s commands to Israel in Deuteronomy 7:1–2 sound suspiciously like genocide: “You must devote them to complete destruction” (Deut. 7:1–2, ESV). The people of Israel followed those instructions when they conquered Jericho (Josh. 6:20–21).

  • Shelf Life

    Recent publications from our very own Talbot Faculty.

    Gary L. McIntosh, Scott B. Rae, Kenneth C. Way, Ryan Peterson — 

    Growing God’s Church: How People Are Actually Coming to Faith Today; Introducing Christian Ethics: A Short Guide to Making Moral Choices; The Imago Dei as Human Identity: A Theological Interpretation; Judges and Ruth, Teach the Text Commentary Series

  • Book Excerpt: The Empowering Spirit

    Excerpt adapted from Ephesians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), by Clinton E. Arnold

    Clinton E. Arnold — 

    Ephesians has much to say about the nature and work of the Holy Spirit, but one of the most important features of the Spirit’s work is that he represents the empowering presence of God in the lives of believers.

  • Best of the Blog

    Biblical Necessities? Or Theological Explanations?

    Kenneth Berding — 

    In recent years, I have been helped in my study of the Bible by employing an informal distinction between “biblical necessities” and “theological explanations.” Of all the classes I teach at Talbot, this distinction has been most helpful to students taking a class I teach called “Pauline Theology: Romans.” Since some of my students have benefitted from this distinction, I thought you might appreciate reading about it.

  • Faculty Profile: Michael Thigpen

    Executive Director of ETS Joins Talbot’s Faculty

    Jeanette Hagen — 

    Michael Thigpen, one of Talbot’s newest faculty members, not only transplanted himself from Kentucky to California, but he has also brought the main office for the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) as he maintains his role as its executive director.

  • Joanna Wu — 

    An endowed chair has been established in recognition of William Lane Craig, a world-renowned philosopher and theologian who has been teaching at Talbot School of Theology for more than 20 years.

  • New Center Established to Focus on Work of the Holy Spirit

    Donor-funded initiative aims for more spiritual transformation and empowerment for evangelism

    Jason Newell — 

    What would happen if Biola were more intentional about understanding the work of the Holy Spirit and developing a greater passion to be led by the empowering and life-giving Spirit of God?

  • News Briefs

    M.Div. Program Reduced From 96 to 79 Credits, M.A. Programs Reduced From 64 to 49 Credits, Talbot Rolls Out Three Fully Online M.A. Program Concentrations

    Talbot Magazine Staff — 

    Over the past two years, Talbot faculty have been working hard and creatively to streamline the curriculum in the Master of Divinity program.

  • Clinton E. Arnold — 

    Sundoulos served us well for many years. But not everyone knew what the term “sundoulos” meant. As much as I like Greek, that is the danger of quoting it in your sermons, Bible studies and magazine names. “Sundoulos” is a fellow servant, and our intent is to be just that. We want to continue to serve you in the ministries where God has called you.