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Faculty | B.S. in Bible, Theology, and Apologetics

Charlie Trimm

  • Associate Professor and Chair of Old Testament

  • Ph.D., Wheaton College
  • M.Div., Northwest Baptist Seminary
  • M.A., Northwest Baptist Seminary
  • B.S., Western Washington University

Charlie Trimm loves to inspire students to recognize the beauty of the Old Testament and its relevance for the life of the church today. Having served for several years in pastoral ministry, he strives to encourage the spiritual growth of his students in all his classes. He received his Ph.D. from Wheaton College in 2012, writing his dissertation on God acting as a divine warrior in the exodus....

Courses

  • Associate Professor, Talbot School of Theology (Fall 2018–present)
    • Geography of Israel
    • Old Testament History and Literature
    • Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
    • Kings
    • Divine Violence in the Old Testament
    • OT Ethics and Theology
  • Assistant Professor, Talbot School of Theology (2012–18)
    • Biblical Interpretation and Spiritual Formation
    • Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
    • Kings
    • Divine Violence in the Old Testament
  • Adjunct Instructor at Moody Bible Institute (2010–12), Corban University School of Ministry (2010), and Northwest Baptist Seminary (2005–07)

Research Interests

  • Warfare and Violence in the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East
  • Old Testament Theology
  • Honoring Parents in Diverse Modern Cultures
  • The Works of J. R. R. Tolkien

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Sean McDowell

  • Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics

  • Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Theology, Talbot School of Theology
  • M.A. Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., Biola University

Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a biblical worldview. Sean is an associate professor in the Christian Apologetics...

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James Petitfils

  • Associate Professor of New Testament

  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, Talbot School of Theology
  • BA, Biola University

Dr. James Petitfils completed his doctorate from UCLA in 2013 and joined the undergraduate New Testament department at Biola in 2014. Trained in both New Testament exegesis and the socio-cultural history of the Roman Mediterranean, he researches and publishes on a variety of subjects including storytelling in the Roman world, ancient Christian martyr texts, and leadership in Mediterranean...

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Matthew Williams

  • Professor and Chair of New Testament
  • Director of BA+MA Programs

  • Ph.D., Trinity International University
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign

Matt Williams came to Talbot with broad teaching experience, including several years as a missionary to the Spanish Bible Institute and Theological Seminary. He was awarded professor of the year by the university, and continues to preach and teach in various churches and conferences throughout the United States and Spain. Williams was the general editor for Colección Teológica Contemporánea, a...

Research Interests

  • Johannine Theology
  • Spanish Literature

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Erik Thoennes

  • Professor and Chair of Theology

  • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity Schools
  • M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School
  • M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School
  • B.A., Central Connecticut State University

Erik Thoennes is committed to teaching biblical and systematic theology so that he and his students love God and people more fully. He strives to make the necessary connections between the study of theology, obedience to Jesus and fulfilling the Great Commission. He has taught theology and evangelism at the college and seminary levels for several years and is a frequent guest speaker at...

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Uche Anizor

  • Associate Professor of Theology

  • Ph.D., Wheaton College
  • M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.S., University of Western Ontario

Uche Anizor is a theologian who teaches a variety of courses in systematic and historical theology to undergraduate students. His current interests include theological method, the theological interpretation of Scripture and the theology of Colin Gunton.

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J P Moreland

  • Distinguished Professor of Philosophy

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., University of California, Riverside
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.S., University of Missouri

J. P. Moreland is Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He received a B. S. in physical chemistry from the University of Missouri, a Th.M. in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of California at Riverside, and a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Southern California. He has spoken and debated...

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Metaphysics

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Thaddeus Williams

  • Associate Professor of Theology

  • Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., Biola University

Dr. Williams loves enlarging students' understanding and enjoyment of God while teaching Theology 1 and 2 courses at Biola University. He also teaches History of Atheism, Introduction to Philosophy, and Biblical Literature in the secular college context. He has taught theology internationally, including seminaries in Nepal and Francis Schaeffer's L'Abri ministries in Switzerland and Holland....

Courses

Biola University:

  • Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Theology I
  • Theology II
  • Theology of Abraham Kuyper
  • The Character of God
  • Evangelism
  • Foundations of Christian Thought

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