From the Editor
God’s faithfulness to Biola University and Talbot School of Theology frame the themes of this and the next two issues of Sundoulos. We believe that as we have been faithful to our mission, keeping the inerrant Word of God at the center of what we do, God has blessed us and will continue to be faithful in coming days and years.
The mission of the University and of the School of Theology chart our course:
The mission of Biola University is biblically centered education, scholarship and service—equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The mission of Talbot School of Theology is the development of disciples of Jesus Christ whose thought processes, character and lifestyle reflect those of our Lord, and who are dedicated to disciple making throughout the world.
Commitment to our mission has resulted in tremendous growth and significant opportunities to extend our impact around the world.
This issue links the past—the first graduating class of 1955—with the future—plans for a new “campus within a campus” to meet the growing needs of Talbot. Plans are exciting, but we know the fruition only will come by prayer.
The next two issues of Sundoulos will focus on two extension sites: Kyiv Theological Seminary in the Ukraine, and the Charles L. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies in Manhattan. Both issues will highlight theological matters raised in the context of these two sites.
These are exciting days at Biola and at Talbot: a new president, new extensions, new buildings. But above all we are committed to remain faithful to our God and his unchanging word.
Sundoulos is published by the Talbot Alumni Association for the purpose of ministering to and communicating with alumni and friends of Talbot. All rights reserved. No material can be reproduced without the permission of the Sundoulos editorial staff.
The Talbot journal, Sundoulos (soon'-doo-los), is designed to serve those who have graduated from Talbot and are in full-time ministry. Sundoulos grew out of an influx of requests for some kind of continued support for alumni as they finished their coursework at Talbot. In 1993, it joined with the Alumni newsletter and received a new format. Dr. Bob Saucy was instrumental in the creation of the journal and describes it as “a way we could bring the fruit of the faculty to alumni.”