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Summer 2020 Issue Articles

  • The Lasting Legacy of the Jesus People

    How an Unlikely, Countercultural Movement went Mainstream

    Andrew MacDonald, Ed Stetzer — 

    The late 1960s marked one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. Anti-war protests reached a fever pitch culminating in a near...

  • 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...

  • 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...