Sundoulos - Winter 2007

Campus News

Biola’s Eighth President Inaugurated

Amid appropriate pomp and pageantry, but openly focused on God’s goodness and provision, Biola University inaugurated Dr. Barry Corey as its eighth president on November 2, 2007. Dr. Corey, 45, succeeded Dr. Clyde Cook, one of the longest-tenured college presidents in the nation, who served as Biola’s president since 1982. Corey’s term officially began July 1, 2007.

Dr. Corey is a native of Massachusetts and came to Biola from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts where he served as Vice President/Chief Academic Officer and Academic Dean. He held this position since 2002, overseeing academic operations including faculty relations, curriculum development and degree/non-degree programs. Before that, he served as Vice President for Development at Gordon-Conwell (1992-2002), leading all fundraising and external relations programs.

In his initial meetings with the Biola community, “Dr. Corey… demonstrated the qualities that attracted our Search Team to him in the first place—a deep love for Jesus and Scripture, 100 percent affirmation of Biola’s Doctrinal Statement and genuine authenticity,” said Stan Jantz, Chair of the Presidential Search Team.

Dr. Corey has been married to his wife, Paula, for 15 years, and they have three children: Anders, 14; Ella, 11; and Samuel, 8. For more information, visit the Biola website, and see the Fall 2007 issue of Biola magazine.

Talbot Hosts National Conference

Talbot hosted the annual national conference of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (EHS) on October 11-13, 2007. A record 100 professors of preaching from the U.S. and Canada were in attendance. Conference theme: “Preaching in a Secularized West.” JP Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, was the plenary speaker. Dale Burke, Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Free Church, Fullerton, was the featured pastoral speaker. Brandon Cash, Talbot alumnus and former A.S. President, and Don Sunukjian, Chair, Department of Christian Ministry and Leadership, were featured Bible teachers. Sunukjian was conference host, and is president of EHS.

Dr. Barry Corey, Biola’s new President, greeted guests at a Thursday night opening banquet. Kent Edwards, professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, and Director of Talbot’s Doctor of Ministry Program, was the Master of Ceremonies.

New Journal to be Launched

Talbot School of Theology’s Institute for Spiritual Formation (ISF) and Biola will be launching a new journal in April, 2008, The Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, edited by John Coe and Steve Porter. The first issue will include articles by Dallas Willard, James Houston, Dick Averbeck, and John Coe.

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