Small Group - A Virtual Walk through the Land of the Bible
Talbot School of Theology
Talbot School of Theology
About the Course Authors
Dr. 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. His research interests include warfare in the ancient Near East, the family in the Old Testament, and difficult topics relating to the ethics of God in the Old Testament. He studied for a year at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2004, lived six months in Jerusalem with his family for a sabbatical in 2019, and has been involved with several student trips to Israel. He is married to Mariah, has four children, Eily, Kellen, Brynne and Deklan. When he is not teaching, he can often be found watching soccer.
Dr. Ken Way's passion is teaching the Old Testament in its ancient Near Eastern environment. His research interests include the Pentateuch, the books of Judges and Ruth, Israelite religion/archaeology, Northwest Semitic inscriptions, and the fauna of the ancient Near East. He also leads occasional tours to Israel, and has been published in Ugarit-Forschungen, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Journal of Biblical Literature, Levant, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and in various dictionaries and edited volumes. Ever since his college days, Dr. Way has sensed God's calling to teach the Bible (especially Old Testament) in an academic setting and to mentor students who desire more of God in their lives.Dr. Way holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Hebrew Union College, an M.A. from Trinity International University, and a B.A. from the Moody Bible Institute. Before coming to Biola in 2007, he taught at Indiana Wesleyan University, Xavier University, and Trinity International University.
The Talbot School of Theology is a theologically conservative, evangelical seminary in Southern California near Los Angeles. With over a 60-year heritage of biblical fidelity, the seminary couples solid evangelical scholarship with spiritual formation to prepare students for a lifetime of relevant, effective ministry. The seminary's master's degree programs and doctoral degree programs are led by a faculty of nationally renowned, widely-published and actively engaged ministry leaders.