Clint Arnold

Reflections on Dr. Robert L. Saucy’s 54-Year Career at Talbot

By Clint Arnold Mar. 30, 2015 2:42 p.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Marriage and Family, Ministry and Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Theology

Dr. Robert L. Saucy was a faculty member at Talbot for 54 years. He began teaching here in 1961—the year JFK was inaugurated as President, the Andy Griffith show made its debut, and Henry Mancini received a Grammy for “Moon River.” The Dean of Talbot, Dr. Charles Feinberg, hired Bob to Chair both the Systematic Theology Department and the Department of English Bible. At that time, Talbot was less than 100 students.

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The Story of Charles Lee Feinberg: Talbot’s First Dean

By Clint Arnold Jan. 20, 2014 9:00 a.m. Christian Education, Culture, Evangelism, Ministry and Leadership, Missions

It was the fall of 1930.  Just a year had passed since the stock market crash that triggered the Great Depression. Adolf Hitler was on his meteoric rise to power in Germany. But God was powerfully at work in the Pennsylvania steel town of Pittsburgh. A 21-year-old Jewish man named Bezalel Feinberg had heard the Gospel and prayed to receive Christ. It sounds so simple, yet it was anything but. 

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Talbot and Inerrancy

By Clint Arnold Dec. 10, 2013 1:30 p.m. Christian Education, Theology, Historical Theology

“The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are without error or misstatement in their moral and spiritual teaching and record of historical facts. They are without error or defect of any kind.” Thus reads Biola University’s (and Talbot School of Theology’s) Articles of Faith—a document that remains unchanged since it was written shortly after the turn of the century. As the Dean of Talbot and as one who has been on the faculty for 27 years, I can say that this is a conviction that runs very deep in our faculty. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and, as such, is truthful in what it affirms and can be completely trusted. 

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Pastor Chuck Smith (1927-2013)

By Clint Arnold Oct. 3, 2013 2:40 p.m. Church Life, Culture, Ministry and Leadership

I am so very grateful for the life and legacy of Pastor Chuck Smith, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement.  He entered the presence of the Lord early this morning after a bout with lung cancer.

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Four Aspects of a Vision for Talbot School of Theology

By Clint Arnold Sep. 7, 2012 11:34 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Ministry and Leadership, New Testament, Spiritual Formation, Theology

Since becoming Dean, I have been repeatedly asked, “what is your vision for Talbot?”    The following is a concise summary my convocation address that was delivered September 3, 2012 in which I address this question.

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Who Were the Gnostics?

By Clint Arnold Mar. 1, 2012 8:59 a.m. Apologetics, Biblical Exposition, New Testament, Theology, Historical Theology

Come and find out the answer to this question on Wednesday evening, March 7th, 7:00-8:30pm, at the Mayers Hall Auditorium at Biola University.  This is the title of a free public lecture by Dr. Simon Gathercole, Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Cambridge.  The event will conclude with a Q&A session.

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7 Reasons in Support of Consecutive Exposition of the Scripture

By Clint Arnold Sep. 7, 2011 11:32 a.m. Biblical Exposition, New Testament, Old Testament

Consecutive expository preaching entails preaching through whole books of Scripture passage-by-passage.  In recent years, more and more pastors are moving away from this kind of expository preaching.  Some people complain that it is boring, lacks relevance, and is not sufficiently application driven.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.  There are some very good reasons for maintaining (or adopting) consecutive expository preaching as the principal manner of preaching in your church.  Here are seven.

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