Sundoulos - Fall 2009

Faculty Activities

Upcoming Faculty Speaking, Teaching, and Ministry

Orbe Eguizabal joins a teaching team for two one-week seminars on curriculum development for Academic Deans and Presidents of Schools of Theology in Latin America: November 16-20, in Guatemala, and November 23-27, in Lima, Peru, sponsored by the International Council of Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE), and the Association of Theological Education in Latin America (AETAL). Contact Dr. Paul Sywulka, Executive Director of AETAL: or

John Hutchison gives a presentation of the June 2010 Israel trip October 10-11 at Twin Cities Church, Grass Valley, CA; contact John will teach a series on the life of Christ for Oceanside Christian Fellowship, El Segundo, CA, Sundays, October 18-December 13, where he also preaches Sunday, November 15; contact

Rex Johnson Leading the Prepare/Enrich Training Workshop on November 6, at Biola University. Contact: Megan Gibson at

Scott Rae Speaking at Grace Fellowship Church, August 30, Costa Mesa, CA (714-557-4093); presenter for the Ethics Conference at Bread of Life Church, September 25-27, Torrance, CA (310-325-7777); presenter at Defending the Faith Conference, October 8-11, Turlock, CA; and giving a lecture on ethics at Cal State University, Stanislaus, October 8 (Contact: Biola Apologetics Program 562-903-6000, Ext. 4570).

Dave Talley has several key involvements October 14-26 at Shalom University, Bunia (and surrounding communities), the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He will be the University Convocation speaker, speak for two chapel services, for various class lectures, and will preach in several area churches. Contacts: Dr. Katho Bungishabaku and Dr. Ted Witmer (Talbot alum),; Returning to the States, he will speak for the missions conference of Cypress (CA) Evangelical Free Church, November 8. Contact: Justin McElderry at

Erik Thoennes is preaching through the book of Isaiah, Sunday mornings throughout the fall at Grace Evangelical Free Church, La Mirada,

Faculty at the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meetings, November 18-20, 2009 at the Sheraton and J.W. Marriott Hotels, New Orleans, LA. (See for more information.)

  • Scott Rae, Plenary Address: On the Intersection of Faith, Economics, and Social Ethics
  • John Coe, Spiritual Theology: Bridging the Sanctification Gap for the Sake of the Church
  • John Hutchison, Significance of the Vine Motif in John 15: An Interpretive Model for Jesus’ Messianic ‘I Am’ Statements
  • Mark Saucy, Kingdom Now!…Er, Kingdom Not Yet? The Role of the Spirit in Kingdom Ethics
  • John McKinley, Some Christological Psalms as Pre-Recorded Accounts of Jesus, not David’s Experiences
  • Robert Saucy, The Role of Good Works in Biblical Salvation
  • Steve Porter, Some Recent Work on the Filling of the Holy Spirit: Individual-Experiential or Communal-Behavioral
  • Alan Gomes, Faustus Socinus (1539-1604) and John Calvin on the Merits of Christ
  • Timothy Pickavance, A New(ish) Argument against Humeanism
  • William Lane Craig, Yet Another Failed Anti-Molinist Argument
  • Ashish Naidu, Christology and the Christian Life in the Preaching of John Chrysostom
  • Walt Russell, The Intended Application
  • Thomas Finley, An Exegetical and Theological Study of Daniel 11 with Hermeneutical Implications
  • Doug Geivett, An Anti-Naturalist Argument from Beauty
  • Matt Jenson, Joanne Jung, and Benjamin Shin, Theological Imperatives for Diversity
  • Michael Wilkins, Discerning the Theology of Matthew: Method and Issues


Orbe Eguizabal “Leading Ministry Teams, Part I: Theological Reflection on Ministry Team,” and “Leading Ministry Teams, Part II: Research on Effective Teams with Implications for Ministry Team Leadership,” co-authored with Kevin Lawson, in Christian Education Journal, 6:2 (Fall, 2009).

Gary McIntosh Taking Your Church to the Next Level: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (Baker, October, 2009).

Ron Pierce “1 Corinthians 7: Paul’s Neglected Treatise on Gender,” in Priscilla Papers, 23/3 (2009); Old Testament Interactive Online (Knighshift, 2009). The latter item is student drill software (formerly published as OT Interactive); it has been completely re-written with satellite maps and professional graphics, and moved to a fully online program.

Scott Rae Review of Joel Green, Body, Soul, and Human Nature, in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith (September, 2009).

Erik Thoennes Reviews of Aspects of the Atonement: Cross and Resurrection in the Reconciling of God and Humanity, by I. Howard Marshall (Paternoster, 2007), and The Wondrous Cross: Atonement and Penal Substitution in the Bible and History, by Stephen R. Holmes (Paternoster, 2007), in Themelios Journal (July, 2009).

Michael Wilkins “Jesus’ Healing for the Horror of War,” Sundoulos (Summer, 2009); “What Can We Know About Jesus, and How Can We Know It?” Mishkan (59: 2009); Jesus: Man, Messiah or More? (8-part Day of Discovery television production, aired ebruary 22-April 12, 2009, and DVD, filmed on location in Israel as part of the IBR Historical Jesus research group); “Who Did Jesus Think He Was?” chapter in Contending with Christianity’s Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors, eds. Paul Copan and William Lane Craig (Broadman & Holman, 2009).

Matt Williams translated four major theological works into Spanish, as part of his ongoing ministry as general editor for two series. For Editorial Clie (Terrassa, Spain), as part of the Coleccion Teologica Contemporanea: Una introducción al Nuevo Testamento, D.A. Carson, Douglas J. Moo, Leon Morris (Vol. 27; July, 2009), and Teología sistemática, Millard Erickson (Vol. 28; July, 2009). For Vida Publishers (Zondervan, Miami, FL) Biblioteca Teológica Vida: Comentario de Efesios: del texto bíblico a una aplicación contemporánea, Klyne Snodgrass (Vol. 4; 2009), and El hijo pródigo: Lucas 15 a través de la mirada de campesinos de Oriente Próximo, Kenneth E. Bailey (Vol. 5; 2009).

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