In this issue
- Why Gnosticism is Irrelevant to the Study of the New Testament
- Gnostic Gospels
- Dean's Column
- Alumni Focus
- Campus News
- Faculty Activities
Clinton E. Arnold
Speaking Engagements International Center for Biblical Counseling, Biennial Conference, Sioux City, IA, April, plenary speaker, “Shamanism at Colossae”; Freedom in Christ Ministries, International Staff Conference, Knoxville, TN, May, keynote speaker, “The Importance of Identity Formation in Spiritual Conflict”; Church Resource Ministries, International Missions Conference, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, June, “Essentials of Spiritual Warfare” (workshop co-taught with Dr. Doug Hayward, School of Intercultural Studies).
Teaching Alliance Evangelical Divinity School, Anaheim, CA, June, two-week intensive course in Hermeneutics.
(Biblical Studies and Philosophy)
Journal Articles and Reviews “Is Aquinas an Act-Ethicist or an Agent-Ethicist?” The Thomist (April, 2006); Review of God’s Call: Moral Realism, God’s Commands, and Human Autonomy, by John E. Hare, Philosophia Christi (2006). Paper Presentations European Leadership Forum, Eger, Hungary, May: “Thinking Skills for Apologetics”; “Crusades, Inquisitions, and Holocausts: Christianity is Violent and Oppressive”; “Worship and the Creative Arts”; “Women, Slaves, and Science: Christianity Oppresses Human Dignity and Aspiration”; “Ethical Apologetics: Moral Objections to Christianity”; “Ethical Apologetics: Moral Objections to Christianity”; “Absolutists, Know-it-alls, and Bigots: Christianity is Arrogant and Intolerant”; “‘But It Will Help Millions of People’: Limits on Bioethical Research”; “Televangelists, Moralists, and Pedophiles: Christianity is Judgmental and Hypocritical”; “Reasonable Faith and Faithful Reason.” Speaking Engagements Torrey Emmaus Forum, Biola University, July, “Worship, Flourishing, and the Life of the Mind”; “On Being a Virtuous Christian”; Biola Defending the Faith Lecture Series kickoff event, Yorba Linda Friends Church, Yorba Linda, CA, September, “A Call to an Apologetics of Goodness.”
Speaking Engagements Couples’ seminar, Rolling Hills (CA) Covenant Church, April/May, “Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong”; Biola Thursday Chapel, May, “Spiritual Formation through the Trials of Life;” Life Covenant Church, Torrance, CA, May, “Turning the Other Cheek (Matt. 6:25-34)”; 8-week OT Survey, Life Covenant Church, Torrance, CA, June/July; Rowland Heights (CA) Community Church, September, “Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong”; First Presbyterian Church, Westminster, CA, September, “Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong.” Media Appearances Radio interviews in June/July, based upon his recent book Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong (Kregel, 2005).
(Christian Ministry and Leadership)
Conference and Presentations Annual conference, Association of Marriage and Family Ministries, Scottsdale, AZ, July: Pre-conference presentation with H. Norman Wright, “Ministries to Married Couples”; “Going Beyond Communication and Conflict Resolution,” workshop; “Transforming Couples Groups,” workshop; plenary session, “Where Has Your Faith Taken You?”
Research Project Currently conducting ATS (Association of Theological Schools) and L2 Foundation funded research project on pastoral attrition. The project investigates the primary factors that contribute to pastoral wellness and longevity in ministry. If you are a current or former pastor of an Asian American church, please go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=787012389555 (password: church), and participate in the study.
(Christian Education/Director, Ph.D. Educational Studies)
Conference and Presentation Children’s Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives, Concordia University, River Forest, IL, June, chair of planning team, presented paper on “Childhood Evangelism in the Evangelical Church.” Journal Article “A Proposal for ‘Right-Handed’ Christian Education,” KSCEIT Journal (Korean Society for Christian Education and Information Technology) (Spring). Consultation Graduate program development consultations: William Carey International University (Ph.D. program), Pasadena, CA, June, and Houghton (NY) College (M.A. program), August.
(Christian Ministry and Leadership)
Book Beyond The First Visit (Baker Books, 2006). Conference and Presentation Legacy 55+ Conference, Ft. Meyers, FL, August, “One Church, Four Generations.” Speaking Engagements Northern Seminary, Lombard, IL, September, “Beyond the First Visit,” seminar; Torrance Baptist Church, Torrance, CA, September, CA, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All,” seminar; Church of God, Orlando, FL, October, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All,” seminar. Teaching “Church Growth and Evangelism,” M.A. class, Lancaster (PA) Bible College, July.
Journal Articles “Clarity, Charity and Confrontation in the Evangelical Gender Debate,” Catalyst (2006); “Barak: A Faith Hall-of-Famer who Followed a Woman’s Lead,” Mutuality (2006); “The Feminine Voice of God: Women as Prophets in the Bible,” Priscilla Papers (Winter, 2007).
Training Seminars Missionary training for the Radicals Project, two-week training in the Old Testament, Monte Verde, Brazil, June; Seminar for seminary students, “Doing Old Testament Theology,” and guest speaker at two separate worship services, both at Lagonia Baptist Church, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, June/July; I2 Ministries Church Leadership Conference, Training for Iranian Church Leaders, Yerevan, Armenia, August, “The Grace of God Emphasis in the Old Testament as an Apologetic to Islam.”
Speaking Engagements Hume Lake (CA) Christian Camps Summer Preaching Series, July, “Living for Eternity Now”; Grace Evangelical Free Church, La Mirada, CA, summer, series on the Book of Acts; preached and prayed at the Wanca Quechua New Testament dedication, Huancayo Peru, August. Training Seminars Muslim Missions Training Center, Monte Verde, Brazil, June, “The Character of God and the Person of Christ.”