Sundoulos - Winter 2011

Campus News

Talbot Blog

Talbot’s new blog,, has had over 150,000 pageviews, representing 30,000 unique visitors, since its launch in February 2011. Thegoodbook received coverage from such diverse sources as The Christian Post, Outreach, K-Love, the Janet Mefferd radio show, The Fish,, and numerous blogs and websites.

Faculty Awards

Steve Porter received the Excellence in Biblical Integration Award. Edward W. Klink III received the Excellence in Scholarship Award.

New faculty

We welcome Octavio Esqueda (Licenciatura, University of Guadalajara; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of North Texas), who joins the Ph.D. and Ed.D. in Educational Studies Program in the Christian Education Department at Talbot.

May commencement

In May, 122 Talbot graduates joined nearly a thousand graduates of Biola for commencement exercises. Talbot’s Kyiv extension produced its first five graduates, four of whom were able to be present for the celebration. The commencement speaker, Libby Little, served as a medical missionary in Afghanistan for more than thirty years, along with
her husband, optometrist Dr. Tom Little. Tom Little posthumously received the Medal of Freedom in 2010.

Talbot chapels

Speakers for Talbot’s 2010-2011 chapels include: Faustin Ntamushobora, Leader in reconciliation ministry in East Africa; Harold Netland, Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies, Naomi A. Fausch Chair of Missions, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; John Sloan, Senior Pastor of Northpoint Evangelical Free Church; Felix Liu, President, Logos Evangelical Seminary; Philip Ryken, President, Wheaton College; Mike Sciarra, Senior Pastor, Grace Evangelical Free Church; Andrew Clarke, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, University of Aberdeen; Paul Beck, Senior Pastor, Sierra Madre Congregational Church; Randy Alcorn, Founder and Director, Eternal Perspective Ministries; Simon Gathercole, Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University; Mitch Glaser, President, Chosen People Ministries; and Kathy McReynolds, Senior Lecturer, Biblical Studies and Theology. For full details and additional speakers, visit:

A conference on “Israel, the Church and the Middle East Crisis” will be held at Biola University on March 23-24, 2012. The main speakers will include Joel Rosenberg, Dr. Walter Kaiser, and Dr. Mitch Glaser along with musicians Steve Wiggins and Marty Goetz. For more information, see Student admission is free.


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