In this issue
- Companions on the Journey
- Mentoring Leaders Through Seminary
- Talbot Authors
- Dean's Column
- Alumni Focus
- Campus Focus
On May 24, 2013, 162 students graduated from Talbot School of Theology. The graduation speaker was Adam Edgerly, who holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Biola University. Edgerly is lead pastor of Newsong Los Angeles Covenant Church, a culturally diverse faith community. He is also a corporate consultant and executive coach with the Awaken Group and chief executive officer of Culture Consultants, LLC.
In August of 2013, Scott Rae became the new Dean of Faculty at Talbot School of Theology. Dr. Rae will also retain his positions as Professor of Christian Ethics and chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Talbot. Michael J. Wilkins is stepping down from his role as Dean of Faculty after twenty-one years of service. Dr. Wilkins will continue teaching at Talbot as Distinguished Professor of New Testament.
Talbot chapel speakers for the 2013-14 school year include Greg Ganssle, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Rivendell Institute, Yale University; Mike Broyles, Director, Prison Ministries for World Impact; Joel Rosenberg, Author and Founder of The Joshua Fund; Jamie Shepherd, Director, Oaks Counseling Center; Jennifer Roback Morse, President and Founder of The Ruth Institute; Karen Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Wheaton College; and Chip Ingram, Founder of Living on the Edge Ministry. For the full 2013-14 Talbot chapel schedule, see http://www.talbot.edu/news_events/ chapel-schedule.
Faculty Awards And Accomplishments
Freddy Cardoza was reconfirmed as the Executive Director of the Society of Professors in Christian Education (SPCE) and will be leading the National Conference for the SPCE in Chicago in October 2013. Dr. Cardoza was also invited to be a visiting professor for the Ph.D. program of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in San Francisco (Mill Valley, CA).
Andy Draycott received a summer research fellowship from the Wabash Center for Teaching in Religion and Theology.
J. Kent Edwards earned a Ph.D. in Intercultural Education from Biola University in May 2013.
Jonathan Lunde was voted Professor of the Year by Biola’s 2013 senior undergraduate class.
J. P. Moreland received the Excellence in Mentoring Award from Biola University in May 2013.
Steve L. Porter received an Academic Visitor Grant for New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology at the University of Oxford.
Michael J. Wilkins received the Career Achievement in Leadership Award from Biola University in May 2013.
Freddy Cardoza filmed twenty-six training video sessions in Nashville for church and ministry leaders with Ministry Grid, an equipping organization for those serving the body of Christ.
Garry DeWeese will deliver a lecture on September 26, 2013, at SUNY-Plattsburg, which is entitled “The Truth of Christian Theism” and is sponsored by Protestant Campus Ministries.
Andy Draycott cohosted and lectured at the Faith and Learning Institute for faculty from Universitas Pelita Harpan, Tamerang, Indonesia, which took place at Biola University. Dr. Draycott also participated in and provided Portuguese-to-English translation for the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity Faculty Development Seminar on the topic of Evangelicalism and Social Action, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and the Amazon River in Brazil.
J. Kent Edwards will be speaking at the following events this fall: Mission Hills Church Men’s Retreat on October 11-12; EFCA Pacific Northwest District Pastors Conference in Bend, OR, on November 8-9; Advent Christian Preaching Conference in Alton Bay, NH, on November 12-14; and Cross Talk International in Romania on November 18-29.
Orbelina Eguizbal will be giving a presentation entitled “Teaching for Practice” at AETAL VIII Continental Conference in Campinas/SP, Brazil on September 23-26, 2013.
Joe Hellerman spoke on “The Church as a Family” as the plenary speaker for the Evangelical Free North Central District Conference.
John Hutchison became one of the pastor-elders of Oceanside Christian Fellowship in El Segundo, CA, this spring, serving on the pastor-elder team with Dr. Joe Hellerman (Talbot professor) and Brandon Cash (Talbot alumnus). From May 26-June 22, Dr. Hutchison was the leader and Bible teacher for two tour groups to Israel: Biola University’s Israel tour (co-led with Dr. Barry Corey and Adam Morris) and a tour with Oceanside Christian Fellowship (co-led with Dr. Joe Hellerman and their wives).
Klaus Issler spoke for the MBA Distinguished Speaker Series at Biola University on March 25, 2013, on the topic “Jesus Values Business.” Dr. Issler also gave three hour-long interviews on Moody Radio (Chicago) “Midday Connections” with host Melinda Schmidt regarding his book Living into the Life of Jesus: The Formation of Christian Character (InterVarsity, 2012) on March 6, April 10, and June 5; and a 45-minute interview on June 8 with Dennis Moles, RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI, on hearing God in times of desolation and consolation as an audio resource for an online course entitled “Christian Formation” for the University GlobalNet, a world- wide online Christian studies program.
Rex Johnson ministered in Korea in May 2013 with a team led by Dr. Sunny Song, where he spoke on “Helping People Recover from Addictions,” “Marital Intimacy and Parenting Your Children,” “Your Marriage as a Model of Jesus Christ and His Church,” and other topics in churches and at a Christian college and seminary. Dr. Johnson also consulted in July with a Bible institute president and board in Grenada on the development of a ministries track for their program.
Rick Langer led a two-week intensive training seminar on the integration of faith and learning for ten Indonesian faculty members from Universitas Pelita Harapan that took place on the campus of Biola University.
Kevin E. Lawson led seminars on “Teaching the Bible for Deeper Impact,” “Small Group Ministries,” “Intergenerational Ministry,” and “Designing Church Ministries with Adults” for Chinese-Australian pastors and lay leaders in Sydney, Australia, in March 2013, where he also taught a course on teaching the Bible at Presbyterian Theological Centre. In May 2013, Dr. Lawson led faculty development seminars on “Pursuing Spiritual Maturity as Faculty” and on “Stress Management” at Bandung Theological Seminary in Bandung, Indonesia, as well as a seminar for church leaders on Spiritual Formation for Christian Growth.
Jonathan Lunde spoke at the Baccalaureate Service and Senior Dinner at Biola University in May, 2013.
Gary L. McIntosh was the keynote speaker for the Southern Baptist Convention of Kentucky on August 17, 24, and September 7, 2013 speaking on the topic “There’s Hope for Your Church.” Dr. McIntosh also will be the keynote speaker for the Singapore Assemblies of God Pastor’s Convention held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on November 18-14, 2013, speaking on the topic “Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership.”
Steve L. Porter delivered several conference presentations this spring: “The Cure for Anxiety: Jesus, Freud, and Prozac,” Psychology and Religion Research Group, May 2013, at Queens College, University of Cambridge; “Christian Sanctification and the Evidential Force of Spiritual Maturity,” Joseph Butler Society, May 2013, at Oriel College, University of Oxford; “Spiritual Formation in the Classroom: The Problem of Slow Change,” March 2013, at Arizona Christian University; “Why Don’t We Grow?: The Flesh as Habituated, Relational Resistance to the Holy Spirit,” March 2013, at Arizona Christian University; “Four Considerations in Favor of Penal Substitution,” March 2013, at University of Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Cluster Fellowship Group in Phoenix, AZ; and “Why Don’t We Grow?: The Flesh as Habituated, Relational Resistance to the Holy Spirit,” February 2013, at the Center for Spiritual Renewal Conference at Regent University.
Scott Rae spoke at Summit Ministries’ summer session.
Mark Saucy became the director of the new satellite site for The Urban Ministry Institute, an international educational ministry of World Impact aimed at developing church leaders among the urban poor, at Granada Heights Friends Church in La Mirada, CA. In addition, Dr. Saucy taught a course and spoke in chapel at the Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary in Kyiv, Ukraine, in June 2013.
David Talley will be teaching at Hyderabad Institute of Theology and Apologetics in India on October 12-26, 2013.
Erik Thoennes preached at Forest Home Family Camp and Hume Lake Summer Teaching Series and High School Camp in July and August of 2013, and will preach at the Hume Lake Men’s Conference and The Los Angeles Bible Training School Bible Conference in October of 2013.
Michael J. Wilkins was invited to give a paper on “The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel: According to the Gospels” for The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel Conference sponsored by Chosen People Ministries which will take place on October 3-5, 2013 in New York City.
Faculty Papers to be Presented at Scholarly Conferences in 2013-2014
Evangelical Theological Society (November 19-21, 2013): Uche Anizor, “Beyond Barth? Colin Gunton and the Doctrine of Scripture”; Freddy Cardoza, “Your Academic Career: Determining Your ‘Doctrinal Fit’ within a Prospective Institution”; John Coe, “The Great Commission as Spiritual Formation”; Garry DeWeese, “Pedagogical Best Practices for the Doctrine of Inerrancy”; Tom Finley, “The Calculation of Time in the Book of Daniel: Ancient Versus Modern Methods”; Gary Manning, “‘All the Things Written about Him’: How the Four Evangelists Viewed Scripture”; Ashish J. Naidu, “The First Adam-Second Adam Typology in John Chrysostom and Cyril of Alexandria” and “Biblical Authority and the Ministry of the Word in the Early Church: Reading Scripture with John Chrysostom”; Steve L. Porter, “Sarx’ as Habituated, Relational Resistance to the Spirit”; Charlie Trimm, “Genocide and Inerrancy: A Categorization and Evaluation of Recent Approaches to YHWH’s Commanded Destruction of the Canaanites”; Michael J. Wilkins, invited paper on “Discipleship in Relationship to Spiritual Formation as an Outgrowth of the Great Commission” for special session on “Spiritual Formation and the Great Commission” for the Spiritual Formation/Sanctification Section of ETS, and invited panel participant for the Career Connections for Faculty Session: “Assessing Institutional Fit.”
Other Conferences: Garry DeWeese, participating in a panel on “Inerrancy, Hermeneutics, Epistemology: Keeping the Categories Straight” (Evangelical Philosophical Society); Kevin E. Lawson, “Eschatological Foundations of Christian Education: How Our Beliefs about Christ’s Return Impact Our Educational Ministry Efforts” (Society of Professors of Christian Education); Scott Rae, “A Theology of Work, Business, and the Common Good” (Acton University); Charlie Trimm, “Divine Warrior in the Hebrew Bible: Diversity in the Motif” (Society of Biblical Literature).
William Lane Craig, Garry DeWeese, and Doug Geivett contributed entries to God and Evil: The Case for God in a World Filled with Pain, ed. Chad Meister and James K. Dew (IVP, 2013).
Doug Geringer, Douglas S. Huffman, Joanne Jung, Michelle Lee-Barnewall, Darian Lockett, Jim Mohler (deceased), Ben Shin, and Ken Way contributed entries to The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary, ed. Tremper Longman III (Baker, 2013).
Uche Anizor, “Luther, the Priesthood of Believers, and the Theological Interpretation of Scripture,” in Aspects of Reforming: Theology and Practice in Sixteenth Century Europe, ed. Michael Parsons (Paternoster, 2013).
Kenneth Berding, “At the Intersection of Mission and Spiritual Formation in the Letters of Paul,” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 6 (2013): 18-37; “Who Searches Hearts and What Does He Know in Romans 8:27?” Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research 5 (2013): 94-108; Workbook in Romans: Arranged According to the History of Redemption (Weaver Book Company, 2013).
Orbelina Eguizabal and Fritz Deininger, eds., Foundations for Academic Leadership (VTR Publications, 2013).
Alan W. Gomes, “4 Views on Davy Jones’ Locker: A Plea for Literalism,” Zeitschrift für Dogmangeschichte 72 (2013): 43-62.
Joe Hellerman, Embracing Shared Ministry: Power and Status in the Early Church and Why It Matters Today (Kregel, 2013).
Douglas S. Huffman, “Are There Contradictions in the Bible?” in In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture, ed. Steven B. Cowan and Terry L. Wilder (B&H, 2013).
Gary L. McIntosh, “Ely Reeves Callaway, Jr., A Life in Three Acts,” THE HIGH COUNTRY. Temecula, CA: Temeula Valley Museum, Spring 2013 No.83: 16-21; Gary L. McIntosh and Charles Arn, What Every Pastor Should Know: 101 Indispensable Rules of Thumb for Leading Your Church (Baker, 2013); Gary L. McIntosh and Samuel D. Rima, Japanese Translation of Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: How To Become an Effective Leader by Confronting Potential Failures (2013).
Steve L. Porter, “Why Should We Read Spiritual Classics? Three Theological Rationales for the Practice of Spiritual Reading,” in A Guide to Spiritual Classics, ed. Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel (IVP, 2013); “Christian Spirituality and Christian Mission: On Not Trying To Be More Generous Than God,” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 6 (2013): 6-10.
David Talley, The Story of the Old Testament (Reclaimed Publishing, 2013).