Sundoulos - Spring 2011

Campus News

In Memoriam

Jim Mohler

Talbot mourns the loss of Jim Mohler, who entered into our Lord’s presence on November 5, 2010.

Jim served as Chair of the Biblical and Theological Studies Department, beginning in August 2006. In March 2009, he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. Jim continued to serve actively until February 2010, when it was no longer physically possible.

Jim’s ministry included pastoring youth in churches in the West and Midwest, and instructing students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and serving in administrative capacities at Trinity International University/Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and finally with us here. Jim’s love for people touched the lives of hundreds whose love for the Lord and his Word was increased and strengthened.

With boundless enthusiasm and a zest for life, Jim’s spirit seemed undimmed by the physical challenges of his final months. His was a contagious zeal for His Lord, his family and friends, and for the people of God. He will be greatly missed.

Please continue to pray for Jim’s wife, Miriam, and their children, Emily and Clayton, during this time of enormous loss.

New Faculty

Doug Huffman

We welcome Doug Huffman who joined the faculty in January as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies, succeeding Jim Mohler (see previous page). His credentials include an MA in New Testament (Wheaton College Graduate School), an MA in Christian Thought and a PhD in New Testament (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School).

Before coming to Talbot, Dr. Huffman taught in biblical and theological studies and served in several administrative roles at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to a number of journal articles and book chapters, he is the editor of How Then Should We Choose? Three Views on the Will of God and Decision Making (Kregel, 2009).

Doug and his wife Deb have been deeply involved in the local church. Pray for the Lord’s blessing as he gives leadership to this department, which provides the 30 hours of Bible required of every Biola graduate. Pray also for Doug’s wife Deb, who remains in Minneapolis awaiting the sale of their home.

Talbot Building Project

Talbot Building Project

Construction lags behind schedule, slowed by the wettest December in many years in Southern California. Still, it is exciting to see the building as it rises well above ground level, and we anticipate its completion in September. Continue to pray for the Lord to bless the ongoing Campaign for Talbot as we expand facilities to serve the ever-growing student population of Biola University and Talbot School of Theology.

Check out the live construction web cam at

Tokunboh Adeyemo Memorial Lectures

To celebrate the life of our dear departed brother, Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo, and to give continued visibility to the cause that he stood for in Christian ministry and towards the transformation of Africa, the Center for Biblical Transformation, in partnership with Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM), Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA), Pan African Christian University (PACU), Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST), and International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), has instituted the Tokunboh Adeyemo Memorial Lectures, to be organized annually in his honor, and to the glory of God.

The inaugural lecture will be March 19, 2011, at the Pan African Christian University, Valley Road Campus, NPC Valley road, Nairobi. We rejoice at this fitting tribute in the memory of this exemplary Talbot graduate and African leader.

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