Talbot School of Theology
|Talbot Theological Seminary|
|President||Dr. Barry Corey|
|Dean||Dr. Clinton Arnold|
|Students||1,320 (F 2017)|
|Location||La Mirada, CA, USA|
Talbot School of Theology is a Christian theological seminary located near Los Angeles. Talbot is one of the seven schools that comprise Biola University, located in La Mirada, California. The school is interdenominational and theologically conservative in its theological positions.
In 1952, during the last year of his second term as Biola's president, Dr. Louis T. Talbot worked to establish a fully accredited theological seminary. The seminary's first dean was Charles L. Feinberg, who, along with his colleagues, unanimously voted to name the seminary "Talbot Theological Seminary." In 1981, the seminary's name was changed to "Talbot School of Theology" when Biola moved from college to university status.
Talbot first became accredited in 1978 by Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Talbot has more than 1,200 students, 70 full-time faculty members, 50 part-time faculty, and offers six master's degrees and three doctoral degrees. Clinton E. Arnold is Talbot's sixth and current dean, serving since 2012.
- Neil T. Anderson – Founder of Freedom in Christ ministry, best-selling author, well-known conference speaker.
- Kenton Beshore – Senior Pastor, Mariners Church in Irvine, California, currently the 17th largest church in the United States and 2nd largest in California
- Michael Chang – Former professional tennis player from the United States.
- Mike Erre – Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Free Church Fullerton campus
- F. David Farnell – Professor of New Testament at The Master's Seminary
- R. Kent Hughes – Editor and contributor, Preaching the Word commentary series, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois
- Greg Koukl – Christian speaker, radio talk show host, apologist, and president of Stand to Reason ministries.
- Andy Luckey – producer for the 80s and 90s series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Adventures from the Book of Virtues
- John F. MacArthur – Evangelical writer, pastor, and president of The Master's College and The Master's Seminary
- Josh McDowell – Christian author and pastor
- Frank Pastore – Christian radio host The Frank Pastore Show, KKLA 99.5 FM
- Danny Yamashiro – Radio host "The Good Life Hawaii", (KGU-FM 99.5 FM) evangelist, pastor, author, and founder of Jesus Christ Is Calling You, Inc. in Honolulu, Hawaii
- David Alan Black - Professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Mark L. Strauss - Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego
- Clinton E. Arnold – Talbot Dean, former president of the Evangelical Theological Society.
- William Lane Craig – Research Professor of Philosophy, author and Christian apologist.
- Michael J. Wilkins - Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, author and lecturer.
- J. P. Moreland – Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, author and lecturer.
- Scott B. Rae – Dean of Faculty, Professor of Christian Ethics, former president of Evangelical Theological Society
- Robert L. Saucy – Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology, author and former president of the Evangelical Theological Society.
New Talbot Complex
The Talbot Building Complex Project is a $55.4 million project that will take place in two phases over the course of several years. Prior to completion of Phase One, existing Talbot facilities, which had been designed for 300 graduate students, were serving 1,000 students in massively overcrowded conditions. When completed, the buildings are designed to form a seminary "campus within a campus."
Phase One added a new 30,617-square-foot (2,844.4 m2) building adjacent to Feinberg Hall, named Talbot East. This $21.4 million project added 7 classrooms, 31 academic offices, and features a faculty meeting room, prayer chapel, two conference rooms, and a Ph.D. seminar room. On May 20, 2010, Biola officials held a ground breaking ceremony for Phase One and it was officially dedicated on October 14, 2011.
Phase Two will demolish Myers Hall, which is nearly 50 years old, and replace it with a state-of-the-art 57,798-square-foot (5,369.6 m2) building, providing 17 classrooms, 53 academic offices, a theology reading room, a student lounge/cafe', and a recreation room. Rooftop gardens will help decrease the amount of energy required to heat and cool the building. Phase Two will also remodel the first floor of Feinberg Hall to accommodate the Institute for Spiritual Formation.