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  • 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 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...

  • The Reformation at 500

    Three Marks of Protestant Identity

    Rob Price — 

    For all the variety of Protestantism, we share a core identity. This identity was discovered by Martin Luther in the space of a few short years, and proclaimed with such prophetic power, exegetical clarity and deep pastoral insight that people across Europe began to recognize and adopt this identity as their own. The Protestant movement was born.

  • 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 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 Pifer — 

    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.

    Greg Ganssle, James Petitfils, Walt Russell, Ben Shin, Sheryl Silzer — 

    "Mos Christianorum;" "Sustainable Church;" "Tapestry of Grace;" "Our Deepest Desires"

  • 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 Kim — 

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

  • Talbot Magazine Staff — 

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

  • Best of the Blog

    What Does a Swastika Mean to Me?

    Rick 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 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 McIntosh, Ryan Peterson, Scott Rae, Kenneth Way — 

    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.