Faculty | Master of Divinity (Messianic Jewish Studies)

As a Talbot School of Theology student, you’ll study under top-notch scholars who aren’t just widely published and highly respected in the academic community — they’re also actively engaged in passionate, heartfelt ministry. In addition to the following faculty members who will teach many of your concentration-specific courses, you will also have the opportunity to take courses with a wide range of Talbot professors from other areas of specialization.

Gregory Hagg

  • Director, Charles L. Feinberg Center (Talbot, New York Extension)
  • Professor of Old Testament, Feinberg Center

  • Ph.D. New York University
  • Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.A. New York University
  • B.A. William Jewell College

Gregory Hagg specializes in Hebrew and Judaic studies and has taught numerous courses focusing on both Old and New Testaments books. His knowledge of Jewish History provides him with insight that enables him to add depth to the courses in the M.Div. in Messianic Jewish Studies, the degree offered through the Charles L. Feinberg Center.

Hagg's role as Program Director includes teaching, hiring...

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Rich Flashman

  • Associate Professor, Feinberg Center

  • D.Min., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Th. M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M. Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts

Dr. Richard H. Flashman is an Associate Professor of Practical Theology and teaches in Brooklyn, NY, at the Charles L. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies, an extension of Talbot School of Theology in partnership with Chosen People Ministries. Dr. Flashman teaches the Survey courses in Old Testament and New Testament as well courses in Practical Theology. He also serves as the Chaplain...

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Mitch Glaser

  • President, Chosen People Ministries (Charles L. Feinberg Center)
  • Adjunct Profesor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, Feinberg Center


    Dr. Mitch Glaser was born into a nominally Orthodox Jewish home in New York City at a time when views on life, death and religion were beginning to undergo major changes in American Society. His religious roots, fragile at best, were soon lost after his Bar Mitzvah to the excitement and energy of the 1960s. After dropping out of college in 1970, Dr. Glaser moved to California and was introduced...

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    Zhava Glaser

    • Associate Professor of Old Testament, Feinberg Center

    • Ph.D., City University of New York
    • M.S., Hunter College
    • M.S., Hunter College
    • M.S., Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission
    • B.S., University of Southern California

    Dr. Glaser teaches entry-level Biblical Hebrew as a living, spoken language, as well as advanced Hebrew exegesis courses in Old Testament (Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim). She also teaches Jewish History and Jewish Ethics, and is an editor and the co-author of the Fall Feasts of Israel published by Moody Press.

    Born in Argentina to Jewish parents, Dr. Glaser has traveled widely throughout the world....

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    Clinton E. Arnold

    • Dean, Talbot School of Theology
    • Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

    • Post-Doctoral Study, University of Tübingen, Germany
    • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
    • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
    • B.A., Biola College

    Clinton Arnold enjoys teaching, speaking and writing on various aspects of the New Testament. He has had a special interest in the historical and cultural setting of the letters of Paul. He is currently serving as the Vice President of the Evangelical Theological Society. Arnold is the editor of the four-volume Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary for which he wrote commentaries...

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    J. Kent Edwards

    • Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership

    • Ph.D., Cook School of Intercultural Studies, BIOLA University
    • D.Min., Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary
    • M.Div., Tyndale Seminary
    • B.Th, Canadian Bible College

    J. Kent Edwards’ ambition is to change people’s lives with the Word of God and equip others to do the same. Kent is known for his passion for preaching, and brings over 30 years of Christian leadership experience, as a senior pastor, church planter and educator. He is a popular conference and seminar speaker and lectures regularly nationally and internationally.

    Kent Edwards is the tenured...

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    Douglas W. Geringer

    • Associate Dean, Assessment, Accreditation and Administration
    • Associate Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

    • Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary
    • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., California State University, Fresno

    Doug has two driving passions: (1) to live the Gospel and (2) to advance the Gospel by means of theological education. He serves the school in two roles. Though completely unaware of his administrative skills as a seminary student, Doug enjoys academic administration as Associate Dean (most of the time anyway). His major administrative responsibilities include budget management and oversight,...

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    Alan W. Gomes

    • Professor of Theology

    • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
    • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
    • Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary
    • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

    Alan Gomes specializes in the history of Christian doctrine and in the theology of American religious cults. Gomes is series editor of the 15-volume Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements, and wrote three books in the series: Unmasking the Cults (the introductory volume to the series), Unitarian Universalism and Truth and Error: Comparative Charts of Cults and Christianity. He also...

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    Joseph H. Hellerman

    • Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

    • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
    • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
    • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
    • M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
    • Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Joe Hellerman has taught at Talbot for more than a decade and ministered in the church most of his adult life. Joe's seminary training (at Talbot) focused on Old Testament studies, while his doctoral research at UCLA dealt with the social history of the early Christians. Joe has authored three academic monographs: The Ancient Church as Family (Fortress Press, 2001), Reconstructing Honor in...

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    Moyer V. Hubbard

    • Professor and Chair of New Testament Language and Literature

    • D.Phil., University of Oxford
    • M.Div., Western Seminary
    • Th.M., Western Seminary
    • B.S., Multnomah University

    Moyer Hubbard's area of specialty is the Pauline epistles and the Greco-Roman context of the New Testament. His books include Christianity in the Greco-Roman World (Baker), New Creation of Paul's Letters and Thought (Cambridge) and two commentaries on 2 Corinthians (Zondervan, Baker). He has contributed articles to New Testament Studies, the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, the ...

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    Research Interests

    • Pauline Epistles
    • Second-Temple Judaism
    • Pneumatology
    • Greco-Roman Backgrounds to the New Testament

    Alan Hultberg

    • Director, Master of Arts program
    • Associate Professor of New Testament

    • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., University of California, San Diego

    Alan Hultberg combines academic research in the Apocalypse, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament and New Testament theology with a strong desire to see students become biblically oriented disciples of Jesus Christ. He comes to Talbot with formal classroom experience at the elementary, college, and seminary levels and has served in pastoral and lay leadership roles in churches in...

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    John Hutchison

    • Professor of Bible Exposition

    • Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • Th.M., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
    • M.Div., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
    • B.S., Washington State University

    John Hutchison brings outstanding ministry experience to the classroom, having served 22 years in youth, associate, interim and senior pastor positions. He is the author of Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong — Biblical Wisdom for Facing Tough Times, and has also been published in Vital Apologetic Issues, Bibliotheca Sacra, Journal of Evangelical Theological Society and Decision magazine....

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    Research Interests

    • Development/refining of three online courses-(1) Jesus the Master Teacher, (2) New Testament Survey (3) Life of Christ elective

    Daniel Kim

    • Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitics

    • Ph.D. University of Aberdeen
    • Th.M. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    • M.Div. Talbot School of Theology
    • B.S. Biola University

    Prior to joining the Talbot’s Old Testament faculty full-time, Dr. Kim spent over 15 years on the Biola campus as an alumnus of both Biola and Talbot, and later as adjunct faculty. After majoring in Business as an undergraduate at Biola, he worked as an accountant and financial analyst before pursuing the pastorate and biblical studies. Dr. Kim maintained a connection to the business world...

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    Gary T. Manning, Jr.

    • Director, Master of Divinity program
    • Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

    • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
    • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.Ed., University of Hawaii

    Dr. Manning is passionate about helping leaders in the church interpret and teach the Scriptures more faithfully and more powerfully. Gary studied at Talbot and Fuller, and focuses his studies on the Gospel of John, the Synoptic Gospels, and the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. He is the author of Echoes of a Prophet: The Use of Ezekiel in the Gospel of John and in Literature of...

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    Jason McMartin

    • Associate Professor of Theology

    • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
    • M.A., Claremont Graduate University
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., Biola University

    Jason McMartin specializes in the areas of systematic theology, religious epistemology, philosophical theology and theological integration. Recent investigations have included the epistemic effects of sin, eudaimonistic ethics, and the doctrines of sin and humanity. He teaches systematic theology and theological integration for Rosemead School of Psychology and for Talbot School of Theology and...

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    Ashish J. Naidu

    • Associate Professor of Theology

    • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
    • M.A., Oral Roberts University
    • Adv. Diploma, International Bible College

    Ashish Naidu's interests are in the areas of historical and systematic theology, particularly in exploring the historical-theological foundations of the Christian faith. Besides contributing to various publications and regularly presenting at academic societies, he relishes teaching theology enriched by insights from the great tradition of historic Christianity. Naidu desires to serve the...

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    Ryan Peterson

    • Associate Professor of Theology

    • Ph.D., Wheaton College
    • M.Th., University of Edinburgh
    • M.A., Biola University
    • B.A., Moody Bible Institute

    Ryan Peterson’s research interests lie in the areas of theological anthropology and theological method. He teaches systematic and historical theology, and particularly enjoys working with students on the doctrines of God, humanity, sin, Christology, and the atonement. He is deeply interested in the growth of his students in the knowledge and love of God and the way such growth motivates...

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    Robert B. Price

    • Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Theology

    • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.S., Indiana University

    Dr. Robert Price's interests are in systematic and historical theology. He studied New Testament here at Talbot before venturing off to do research on Swiss theologian Karl Barth. In addition to core Talbot theology courses, Dr. Price teaches electives on major theologians and doctrines of the Christian faith.

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    Scott B. Rae

    • Senior Advisor to the President for University Mission
    • Dean of the Faculty, Talbot School of Theology
    • Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics

    • Post-Graduate Study, American Institute for Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem)
    • Ph.D., University of Southern California
    • M.A., University of Southern California
    • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • B.A., Southern Methodist University

    Scott Rae's primary interests are medical ethics and business ethics, dealing with the application of Christian ethics to medicine and the marketplace. He has authored 10 books in ethics including The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood; Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics; Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies; Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach...

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    Research Interests

    • Business Ethics
    • Calling/Vocation in the workplace
    • Bioethics
    • Biotechnology ethics

    Victor S. Rhee

    • Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

    • Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • M.Div., Capital Bible Seminary
    • Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.S., University of Maryland

    Victor Rhee specializes in Hebrews and general epistles in the New Testament. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on "The Concept of Faith in the Overall Context of the Book of Hebrews," and authored Faith in Hebrews: Analysis within the Context of Christology, Eschatology, and Ethics (Peter Lang). He also contributed articles to The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon Press). He had...

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    Mark R. Saucy

    • Director, Talbot Kyiv Extension
    • Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Theology

    • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
    • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
    • B.A., Biola College

    Mark Saucy's interests lie primarily in the areas of systematic and biblical theology. Before coming to Talbot he and his family served as missionaries for 13 years with SEND International in Kyiv, Ukraine, assigned to encourage and develop theological education in Eurasia. Living in Ukraine also stimulated an interest in patristics and comparative theology with the Eastern Orthodox Church....

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    Benjamin C. Shin

    • Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership

    • D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
    • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

    Benjamin C. Shin has served in the ministry as a pastor, parachurch leader and professor for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of UCLA, Talbot School of Theology and Dallas Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading, music, sports (especially the UCLA Bruins) and spending time with people. His vision and passion includes mentoring leaders, rebuilding churches and teaching the Word of God. He...

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    Donald R. Sunukjian

    • Professor and Chair of Christian Ministry and Leadership

    • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
    • Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • B.A., University of Southern California

    Donald Sunukjian's lifelong love has been preaching, both as a pastor and a teacher. His passion is to see God's Word presented with accuracy, clarity, interest and relevance. With doctorates in theology and communication and 14 years as a senior pastor, he brings both scholarship and experience to the classroom. He has contributed to The Bible Knowledge Commentary, Biblical Preaching, ...

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    Michael Thigpen

    • Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitics
    • Executive Director, Evangelical Theological Society

    • Ph.D., Hebrew Union College
    • M.Phil., Hebrew Union College
    • M.Div., Columbia Biblical Seminary
    • B.A., University of North Carolina

    Michael Thigpen enjoys teaching and writing on a wide variety of topics in the Old Testament. His special areas of interest are prophetic literature, God’s motives and the theology of work and economics in the Old Testament. Thigpen currently serves as the Executive Director of the Evangelical Theological Society. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director in 2009, he taught Old Testament...

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    Kenneth C. Way

    • Associate Professor and Chair of Old Testament and Semitics

    • Ph.D., Hebrew Union College
    • M.Phil., Hebrew Union College
    • M.A., Trinity International University
    • B.A., Moody Bible Institute

    Kenneth Way's passion is teaching the Old Testament in its ancient Near Eastern environment. His research interests include the book of Judges, Israelite religion/archaeology, Northwest Semitic inscriptions and the fauna of the ancient Near East. He regularly presents at academic meetings and has been published in Ugarit-Forschungen, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Journal of...

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    Markus Zehnder

    • Professor of Old Testament and Semitics

    • Habilitation, Theological Faculty of the University of Basel
    • Ph.D., Theological Faculty of the University of Basel
    • M.Div, Theological Faculty of the University of Basel

    Markus Zehnder grew up in Switzerland and is an ordained minister of the Reformed Church of Switzerland. After the completion of his doctorate, he moved to Jerusalem and then to Boston for postdoctoral studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Harvard University. He has held teaching positions in Switzerland, Germany, Norway, and Belgium. He has a passion to connect the Bible both...

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