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Summer 2018 Issue Articles

  • Rejoicing in the Grace of God

    Talbot-Kyiv Extension Reaches the Slavic World

    Mark Saucy — 

    The Talbot-Kyiv Extension celebrates more than a decade of ministry in Ukraine, providing theological training to leaders and scholars in the church of Eurasia.

  • Eric Oldenburg — 

    Hear from students and alumni of the Talbot-Kyiv extension.

  • The Purpose in Our Everyday Strains & Pains

    How Luther’s theology of the cross helps us see God at work in our suffering

    John McKinley — 

    Sanctification is a difficult doctrine. One complication is the way the Bible talks about sanctification both as an accomplished status, calling Christians saints who have been sanctified, and how sanctification is an ongoing, lifelong process of God’s work on the Christian.

  • Clinton E. Arnold — 

    Talbot has two extension centers — one in New York and one in Eastern Europe. Both are strategically located for significant missional impact. And both are unique in their contextual focus.

  • Podcasting Professors

    Talbot Professors Explore Faith and & Culture on ‘Think Biblically’ Podcast

    Joanna Wu — 

    Race, poverty, the LGBTQ community, theistic evolution, student culture today and church as a family — these are just some of the topics on Talbot’s new podcast, “Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture.”

  • Extension in N.Y. Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    The Feinberg Center in Brooklyn Offers Seminary Training in Messianic Jewish Studies

    Gregory Hagg — 

    The Charles L. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies is celebrating 10 years of training Jewish and Gentile believers for Jewish ministry.

  • Lori Mann — 

    Biola’s Christian apologetics programs — including the Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics, widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost apologetics programs, and the Master of Arts in Science and Religion — have officially joined Talbot School of Theology.

  • James Hampson — 

    In recent years, Talbot’s administration, faculty and staff have been working hard on a new initiative to offer more flexible, streamlined programs to help alleviate some of the pressures students face, such as finances, time and distance.

  • Faculty Profile: Michelle Lee-Barnewall

    Talbot Professor with a Specialty in New Testament and Theology of Gender

    Jeanette Pifer — 

    Michelle Lee-Barnewall (M.A. ’93), associate professor of biblical and theological studies, has contributed widely to New Testament scholarship.

  • Book Excerpt: Facilitating and Supporting the Ministry of Your Associate Staff

    Except adapted from 'Supervising and Supporting Ministry Staff: A Guide to Thriving Together' by Kevin E. Lawson and Mick Boersma.

    Mick Boersma, Kevin E. Lawson — 

    What produces satisfaction for you in your ministry efforts? Is it seeing increased attendance, or increased giving, or receiving a lot of positive...

  • Shelf Life

    Recent publications from our very own Talbot faculty.

    Ed Curtis, Leon Harris, Joe Hellerman, Kyle Strobel — 

    "Jonathan Edwards;" "Why We Need the Church to Become More Like Jesus;" "Interpreting the Wisdom Books;" "The Holy Spirit as Communion"

  • What do Academia, Pop Culture and Television Production Have in Common?

    Malachy Williams (Ph.D. ’17), Talbot alumna, has a story to tell

    Lori Mann — 

    Whether it’s teaching Christian ministry courses at New York Theological Seminary, creating children's creative movement dance curriculum,...

  • Talbot Magazine Staff — 

    See how the Kingdom of God is advancing through the personal and professional lives of Talbot alumni!

  • Best of the Blog

    Spiritual Adviser to the President

    Tom Finley — 

    Most of the news stories about the death of the Rev. Billy Graham highlight how he reached out to various U.S. presidents in times of crisis. He...