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  • The Jesus People Movement: 50-plus Years Later

    How the Holy Spirit’s Work Then Can Give Us Hope for the Future

    Oscar Merlo — 

    Six decades ago, America was experiencing a moral and spiritual decadency similar to the condition of our times. However, in Southern California,...

  • Clint Arnold — 

    I became a Christian in 1970 at the height of the Jesus People Movement. But my conversion — at the same time as my mother and stepfather — was in...

  • Biola University Goes Online in Response to Global Pandemic

    All Biola classes are delivered remotely in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19

    Joanna Wu — 

    COVID-19 made a widespread impact this spring, changing the day-to-day life for so many — globally and nationally — and personally affected Biola...

  • From Set Design to God’s Design

    Becket Cook (M.A. ’17), a former Hollywood set designer, writes a memoir about his transformation by the gospel

    Joanna Wu — 

    Becket Cook was living a glamorous life in L.A. as a set designer, regularly mingling with well-known celebrities, attending VIP parties in...

  • Are You on BiolaHub Yet?

    Biola launches new online network for mentoring, finding jobs and connecting with fellow alumni

    Jason Newell — 

    From Jakarta to Germany, from Seattle to Seoul, Biolans around the world are discovering an innovative new service that promises to make it better...

  • Talbot Adds New Track to Master’s in Christian Ministry and Leadership

    New concentration gives students greater flexibility for their area of ministry

    Brandon Cash — 

    This fall, Talbot will be offering a new concentration under the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership (MACML). Named after the...

  • Spiritual Formation Professor Wins Annual Book and Research Award

    Professor Steve Porter recognized for his article on the late Dallas Willard

    Daniel Kim — 

    Talbot professor Steve Porter (’92, M.A. ’95) was selected as the 2019 co-winner of the Dallas Willard Research Center’s annual book and research...

  • Faculty Profile: David Merrill

    Assistant Professor of Spiritual Theology

    Jeanette Pifer — 

    David Merrill (M.Div. ’10, Th.M. ’12) has been teaching spiritual formation for Talbot’s Spiritual Formation Core (SFC) for the past two years and...

  • Best of the Blog

    A Cancer Patient Looks at Psalm 23

    Kenneth Way — 

    Psalm 23 is not exactly about shepherds or sheep. It is a royal psalm about King YHWH and his covenant relationship with the Davidic king, and it...

  • Book Excerpt: What is the Rest that God Promises to His People?

    Excerpt from ‘Rest in Mesopotamian and Israelite Literature’ by Daniel E. Kim

    Daniel Kim — 

    People seek peace and prosperity, refreshment and flourishing. Perhaps the relentless search for rest comes from the human condition, or maybe it...

  • Shelf Life

    Recent publications from our very own Talbot faculty.

    Michelle Barnewall, Daniel Kim, Darian Lockett, Kevin Van Lant — 

    Surprised by the Parables: Growing in Grace through the Stories of Jesus Michelle Lee-Barnewall (M.A. ’93) Associate Professor of New Testament...

  • Mental Health in the Church

    Interview with Sunny Song, Talbot Professor and Clinical Psychologist

    Sunny Song — 

    The mental health crisis in the U.S. impacts all of us, including the church, so how can ministry workers be prepared to meet people’s mental...

  • What Every Pastor Needs to Know About Mental Health and the Church

    With increasing rates of mental health issues and suicides in America, how can pastors and ministry leaders respond to this crisis in the church?

    Kevin Van Lant — 

    Current statistics by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suggest that nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with some form of mental illness...

  • Clint Arnold — 

    The rise in mental health issues in recent years has become a well-documented point of concern, especially among students on our nation’s...

  • Book Excerpt: An Introduction to Reading the Catholic Epistles

    Excerpt from ’Reading the Catholic Epistles,’ by Darian Lockett

    Darian Lockett — 

    The Catholic Epistles give us a unique window into early Christian theology and practice. These letters highlight the centrality of love for not...

  • Faculty Profile: Darian Lockett

    Associate Professor of New Testament

    Jeanette Pifer — 

    Darian Lockett, associate professor of New Testament, has beenteaching undergraduates in Talbot’s Biblical and Theological Studies Department...

  • Steve Porter — 

    What is the impact of a theological education on the spiritual and character development of theology students? While there is often anecdotal...

  • Joel Elies — 

    In the spring of 2021, Talbot will be launching a new Doctor of Ministry track in African American Leadership. This innovative doctoral program...

  • Fred Sanders — 

    Talbot School of Theology will host the eighth annual Los Angeles Theology Conference (LATC) in January 2020. LATC is an academic conference that...

  • The Good Book Blog — 

    There has been a recent revitalization of systematic theology among evangelicals. Whereas evangelicals had not been known for their academic...

  • Alumni Profile

    Pastor John-Paul Foster (’10, M.A. ’15) serves at Los Angeles’ historic Faithful Central Bible Church

    Joanna Wu — 

    Pastor John-Paul Foster (’10, M.A. ’15) serves at Los Angeles’ historic Faithful Central Bible Church

  • Best of the Blog

    Does the New Testament Replace the Old?

    Jeffrey Volkmer — 

    In the Old Testament, the Torah was a set of instructions that told the Hebrews how to stand apart from everyone else so that when the nations...

  • Shelf Life

    Recent publications from our very own Talbot faculty.

    Uche Anizor, Octavio Esqueda, Erik Thoennes, Markus Zehnder — 

    Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology and Mission in a Changing World Erik Thoennes Professor of TheologyEditor & Contributor Moody...

  • The Rise of Scientism

    How to Identify — and Defeat — Christianity’s Greatest Ideological Foe

    J P Moreland — 

    Ideas matter. In fact, we are largely at the mercy of our ideas. Emotions and felt needs are important as well, but while they are wonderful...

  • The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge

    Exploring Dallas Willard’s parting diagnosis of our cultural moment

    Steve Porter — 

    Perhaps it goes without saying that we live in a time of moral bewilderment. Similar to the time of Isaiah, persons can easily call evil good and...