Insitute for Spiritual Formation

Faculty

The ISF faculty represents an interdisciplinary mix of professionals from the fields of theology, psychology, philosophy, marriage & family, church history and intercultural studies.

“The work of every member profits the entire body.”

– St. Thomas Aquinas

  • Photo of John H. Coe

    John H. Coe

    • Director, Institute for Spiritual Formation
    • Professor of Philosophy and Spiritual Theology
    • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
    • M.A., University of California, Irvine
    • M.A., Western Kentucky University
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., Biola University
  • Photo of Betsy A. Barber

    Betsy A. Barber

    • Director, Center for Spiritual Renewal
    • Associate Director, Institute for Spiritual Formation
    • Associate Professor of Spirituality and Psychology
    • Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology
    • M.A., University of Texas
    • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology
    • B.A., Trinity College
  • Photo of Steven L. Porter

    Steven L. Porter

    • Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology
    • Associate Director, Center for Christian Thought
    • Ph.D., University of Southern California
    • M.Phil., University of Oxford
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., Biola University
  • Photo of Kyle Strobel

    Kyle Strobel

    • Assistant Professor, Institute of Spiritual Formation
    • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology (N.T.)
    • M.A., Talbot Shool of Theology (Philosophy)
    • B.A., Judson University
  • Photo of Judy Ten Elshof

    Judy Ten Elshof

    • Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership
    • Institute for Spiritual Formation and Christian Ministry and Leadership
    • Director of Talbot's Spiritual Formation Focus
    • Associate Director, Center for Spiritual Renewal
    • Founder, Hilltop Renewal Center
    • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
    • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., California State University, Fullerton

Special Institute Adjunct Faculty

  • Photo of Clinton E. Arnold

    Clinton E. Arnold

    • Professor of New Testament Language and Literature
    • Dean, Talbot School of Theology
    • Post-Doctoral Study, University of Tübingen, Germany
    • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
    • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
    • B.A., Biola College
  • Photo of Douglas Hayward

    Douglas Hayward

    • Professor of Intercultural Studies
    • Program Director of MA Intercultural Studies and Chair, Graduate Intercultural Studies
    • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
    • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
    • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
    • B.A., Westmont College
    • Diploma, Moody Bible Institute
  • Photo of Klaus D. Issler

    Klaus D. Issler

    • Professor of Christian Education and Theology
    • Ph.D., Michigan State University
    • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • M.A., University of California, Riverside
    • B.A., California State University, Long Beach
  • Photo of J.P. Moreland

    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
  • Photo of Greg Peters

    Greg Peters

    • Associate Professor of Torrey Honors Institute
    • Director of Faculty Advancement, Torrey Honors Institute
    • Ph.D., St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
    • M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • M.A., St. John's University School of Theology
    • B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible
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    Walter Russell

    • Professor of Bible Exposition
    • Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary
    • M.A., St. Mary's Seminary
    • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • B.S., University of Missouri
  • Photo of Robert L. Saucy

    Robert L. Saucy

    • Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology
    • Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
    • B.A., Westmont College
  • Photo of Michael J. Wilkins

    Michael J. Wilkins

    • Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature
    • Post-Doctoral Study, University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, San Diego
    • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
    • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
    • B.A., Biola College
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