Sundoulos - Fall 2009

Campus News

Glaser Book Award

Talbot alumnus and adjunct faculty member Mitch Glaser is the co-recipient of Christianity Today magazine’s Award of Merit in the Apologetics/Evangelism category for 2009, for his book To The Jew First: The Case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History, co-edited with Darrell Bock. Dr. Glaser is President of Chosen People Ministries, with which Talbot partners for the Charles L. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies in Manhattan, NY. Talbot’s founding Dean, Dr. Charles Feinberg, was a member of the Board of this organization for many years.

Talbot at Pastors Conference

Talbot faculty Mickey Klink, Ashish Naidu, Tim Pickavance, Mark Saucy, and Don Sunukjian, along with Biola faculty John Bloom and Kevin Lewis, presented seminars during the month of June on a range of theological, apologetics, and ministry-related topics, at an ongoing Theology Conference hosted by Shepherd of the Hills (Woodland Hills) Church. Senior Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach (’07) arranged the seminars to provide continuing education training for area pastors and lay leaders.

New Faculty

Talbot welcomes six new faculty members for Fall 2009. In Biblical & Theological Studies: Andy Draycott (BA, MA, Oxford; MLitt., St. Andrews, PhD, Aberdeen); Jason McMartin (BA, Biola; MA, Talbot; MA, PhD, Claremont; shared appointment with Rosemead School of Psychology, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate integration and theology courses); Jason Oakes (BA Oklahoma State; MA, Oklahoma; MDiv, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, Oklahoma); and Jeffrey Volkmer (BA, Hawaii; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; DPhil Candidate, Oxford). In Christian Education: Frederick Cardoza (BS, Liberty; MA, Southeastern Seminary; PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), and David Keehn (BA, Azusa Pacific; MA, Talbot, pursuing PhD at Talbot).


The University begins the academic year with over 5,900 students. Talbot enrollment stands at 1,249, up 78 from last year. We are grateful to God for His blessing.

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