Sundoulos - Winter 2011

Faculty Activities

Talbot Lecture Series. This fall, Talbot faculty share their wisdom with churches in the Los Angeles / Orange County area. John Coe speaks on Spiritual Formation at Rockharbor in Costa Mesa; Walt Russell speaks on biblical hermeneutics at Calvary Church of Santa Ana; and Scott Rae speaks on church and society at Rolling Hills Covenant Church.

J. Kent Edwards will present three papers at the conference “Effective Preaching in the Micronesia Context” at Pacific Islands Evangelical Seminary: “Why Should We Preach the Bible?”; “What is Biblical Preaching?”; and “How to Preach the Stories of Scripture.” He will also present three papers at the conference “Preaching For A Change: Gladstone Festival Of Preaching” at McMaster University: “The Apostolic Secret of Effective Preaching: Why Their Preaching Changed the World”; “From Good to Great: How to Become a Great Preacher”; and “Crossing the Cultural Divide: The Challenges and Possibilities of Intercultural Biblical Communication.”

Talbot Faculty Papers to be presented at the 2011 meetings of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS), Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE), and the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL):

Clint Arnold, ETS Presidential address, “Sceva, Solomon, and Shamanism. The Jewish Roots of the Problem at Colossae”; Uche Anizor, “Luther, the Priesthood of Believers, and the Theological Interpretation of Scripture”; John Coe, “Neurotic Spirituality as Moral Temptation: The Unhealthy Conscience in Dealing with Shame and Guilt”; David Horner, “Too Good Not to Be True: A Call to Moral Apologetics”; Klaus Issler, “Five Key Barriers to Deep Learning and Formation based mainly on Jesus’ Parable of the Four Soils” (NAPCE); Edward Klink III, “He Revealed his Glory: History According to the Gospel of John”; Michelle Lee-Barnewall, “Reframing the Gender Debate: Gen. 2-3 in Literary Perspective”; Gary Manning, “John’s Nobleman and Matthew’s Centurion”; “The Spirit and Power of Elijah: The Use‚Ä®of Elijah/Elisha Material in Luke-Acts”; J.P. Moreland, “Oppy on the Argument from Consciousness: A Rejoinder”; “Bioethics, Substance Dualism and Self-Awareness”; “A Conceptual Argument for Substance Dualism” (EPS and SBL); Ashish Naidu, “Assisting Grace or Transforming Grace? An Investigation of the Motifs of Grace in John Chrysostom’s Exposition of Hebrews”; Jason Oakes, “The Trinitarian Metaphysics of Berkeley, Malebranche, and Edwards’ Understanding of Leadership and Mutual Submission”; Steve Porter, moderator for the Spiritual Formation / Sanctification group; Ronald Pierce, panel respondent to Alan Padgett’s As Christ Submits to the Church: a Biblical Understanding of Leadership and Mutual Submission; Scott Rae, “Educating for Virtuous Living”; with Amy Sherman, “Reflecting the Call: Why Pastors and Business Leaders Need Each Other”; panelist, “Multidisciplinary Theological Engagement with Contemporary Bioethical Issues”; Fred Sanders, panelist, Kevin Vanhoozer’s Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion, and Authorship; Mark Saucy (with Ed Morsey), “Marriage as Earthly Workshop for Healing the Heart”; “Formed to Rule: The Kingdom of God and Spiritual Formation”; Robert Saucy, panel respondent to Darrell Bock’s paper on the Dispensational Study Group; Judy TenElshof and John Coe, “A Transformational-Wisdom Approach to Christian Education: Embracing Spiritual Formation as Apprentice-Training in the University and Seminary”; Kenneth Way, “The Literary Structure of Judges Revisited: Judges as a Ring Composition” (SBL).


Kenneth Berding, Walking in the Spirit (Crossway, 2011). Garrett j. DeWeese, Doing Philosophy as a Christian (IVP, 2011).

Doug Huffman, The Handy Guide to New Testament Greek: Grammar, Syntax, and Diagramming (Kregel, 2011); Christian Contours: How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and Heart (Kregel, 2011).

Alan Hultberg, editor, Three Views on the Rapture: Pretribulation, Prewrath, or Posttribulation (Zondervan, 2010).

Joanne Jung, Godly Conversation: Rediscovering the Puritan Practice of Conference (Reformation Heritage Books, 2011); Knowing Grace: Cultivating a Lifestyle of Godliness (Biblica, 2011).

Jonathan Kim, “Intellectual Development and Christian Formation,” “Psychological Development and Christian Formation,” and “Cultural Development and Christian Formation,” in Christian Formation: Integrating Theology and Human Development (B&H, 2010).

Edward W. Klink III, “The Gospel Community Debate: State of the Question,” in New Testament Studies (Sage, 2010).

Kevin Lawson, “Growing in Wisdom and Stature: Recent Research on Spirituality and Faith Formation,” in Shaped By God: Twelve Essentials of Nurturing Faith in Children, Youth and Adults (Faith Alive, 2010).

Jonathan Lunde, Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship (Zondervan, 2010).

Gary Manning “Vine, Shepherd and Bones: The Use of Ezekiel in the Gospel of John,” in After Ezekiel: Essays on the Reception of a Difficult Prophet (T&T Clark, 2010).

Ronald Pierce, Partners in Marriage & Ministry (Christians for Biblical Equality, 2011).

Scott Rae, coauthor (with Kenman Wong), Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace (IVP, 2011); coauthor (with Joy Riley), Outside the Womb: Moral Guidance for Assisted Reproduction (Moody, 2011).

Erik Thoennes, Life’s Biggest Questions: What the Bible Says about the Things That Matter Most (Crossway, 2011).

Michael Wilkins, “Peter’s Declaration of Jesus’ Identity in Caesarea Philippi,” in Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus: A Collaborative Exploration of Context and Coherence (Eerdmans, 2010).

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