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Grace Sangalang Ng
Grace is a PhD student and works in the Purchasing department at Biola University. She received her B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her M.A.s in Bible Exposition and Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, and is second-generation Filipino-American. Grace is interested in culture and how it relates to spiritual formation as she wrote her master’s thesis on shame and how it affects relationships with God and others in the Asian-American community. She loves listening to an eclectic variety of music and enjoys attending concerts and playing her guitar and piano. Grace also really likes good food, good conversations with friends, nature, hiking, and hanging at Disneyland with her husband, Stanley Ng.
Josh received his PhD from the University of Aberdeen, UK in New Testament.
More importantly, he is a husband to his awesome wife Melodie and the father of three energy filled young boys. As far as education is concerned, Josh completed his graduate work at Talbot School of Theology receiving two Masters of Arts Degrees (Theology and Spiritual Formation). He spent over ten years in church and other ministry/leadership positions before making the move overseas to begin studying New Testament and 1st Century Judaism under Dr. Andrew Clarke at the University of Aberdeen. Upon Dr. Clarke’s early retirement, Josh finished his PhD under Dr. Jutta Leon-hardtbalzer. His completed PhD thesis looked at the understanding of the experience of divine wisdom in the Philo of Alexandria and the Apostle Paul.
Josh’s current interests include: Spiritual Theology/Formation, New Testament and its 1st Century Jewish background, Leadership, Parenting, the modern and ancient Chruch Community, and a slew of others random things.
Currently, Josh is serving as the Life Groups Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Dallas, TX where he is attempting to balance his scholarly pursuits and, at the same time, build a ministry of discipleship designed to permeate the life of individuals taking part in church community. Check out Josh’s website ADHDScholar.com and follow him on twitter @pastorcoolguy
Logan is currently a PhD student at Durham University (UK) working on ethics in Paul’s letter to the Galatians. He is California native to his very core—not just any part of Cali, but the bay. At Durham, other than spending his life in the library, he spends much of his time singing his heart out with the university a cappella group Northern Lights, or playing guitar around town. You can contact Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon is currently a working on his PhD in Old Testament at Durham University. He went to Biola University and Talbot School of Theology for his B.A and M.A. in Biblical and Theological studies. He also has a minor in English Literature which means he enjoys reading, listening to, and watching good stories where ever they may be found. His passion and his heart is for the Church, with specific focus in integrating academic thought with church life. He can be reached at email@example.com
Jack is a graduate of Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute who is currently teaching middle school literature and composition in inner-city Phoenix and completing his Masters of Divinity. He loves thinking about the catholicity of the Church and its relationship to other theologically significant communities, especially friendship, families, nonprofits, and cities. He hopes to found a “center for intellectual recreation” at whichever school or Anglican parish he ends up setting down roots with, a place where adults can keep growing in their Christian, civic, and familial identities instead of staying home and watching Netflix. His favorite colors are dark brown, olive green, and crimson; his apartment is full of them; and you’re welcome to come over for dinner and conversation and to spend the night.
Kayle (pronounced “kay-lee” rather than sounding like the tasty vegetable “kale”) is currently a Biblical/Theological Studies major at Biola University and a student in the Torrey Honors Institute. She is from the classy little city of Fullerton where she frequents coffee shops and lives with her family, roommate, and maltipoo. She is an avid reader, practising writer, an artist in her spare time, and a willing adventurer. When Kayle doesn’t have her nose in a book, she is usually spending time with her fiance, Richard. They are excited about getting married, finishing their undergraduate degrees in the next year, and seeing where the LORD leads them. They currently attend Anglican Church of the Epiphany together in La Mirada. Kayle hopes to be attending graduate school in Fall of 2016 to continue studying her interests in literature, art, imagination, and theology. Interesting facts include: Kayle was sorted into Ravenclaw House on Pottermore, thinks grilled cheese sandwiches are classy when made with tomato slices and basil, and believes mayonnaise is disgusting.
Justin is a PhD student at the University of Manchester, UK. Before earning his M.A. in New Testament Language and Literature at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, he received his B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton (CV). Justin’s passion for Biblical Studies and his unceasing curiosity have coalesced into his interminable academic journey. Justin is married to his beautiful, supportive, patient, [insert positive adjective here], and loving wife Janette. He enjoys, inter alia, spending time with his wife, watching movies, reading, writing, cooking, and eating. Justin’s current scholarly interests include: Christology, Gospel Studies, Second Temple Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism, Greco-Roman religions and mythology, Historical Jesus Research, Wirkungsgeschichte (Reception History), Biblical Criticism (esp. Textual, Source, Redaction, and Literary), Pauline Theology, and many other things, the which, if they should be written every one, it is supposed that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written… Justin can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bobby is currently finishing his B. A. in Biblical and Theological studies at Biola University. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and has landed himself in the culture shock that is Southern California. Despite the lack of natural born trees, he loves taking whatever opportunity he can to go hiking or find his way to the nearest beach. When he isn’t off doing something outside, he enjoys reading books on theology, philosophy, and psychology, or ordering pizza and hanging out with some friends for the night. With a passion for teaching, he isn’t particularly sure about where he’s going. But no matter where that is, he has a simple goal of loving his church and loving people around him well.
Kris Song is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen, School of Divinity studying under Professor Grant Macaskill. He also teaches Greek and Exegesis at Talbot School of Theology on an adjunct basis. In a former life, Kris used to practice as an attorney focusing on U.S. federal litigation. His current doctoral research is on Pauline pneumatology and his research interests include church unity, race relations, missional hermeneutics, and religious freedom/civil liberties. Kris loves his wife and three kids, the company of good friends, and music that has the ring of truth to it.
Stanley received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine and his M.Div from Talbot School of Theology. Born and raised in Ventura County, Stanley transplanted to Orange County for college. During college, he committed his life to Christ, which seeded a passion to remain and specifically outreach to those in the STEM industry. Currently, he serves as adjunct instructor for Biola University’s Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Department in La Mirada, CA, where he manages labs and occasionally guest lectures. He’s a member of Bethel English Church and serves as the Executive Pastor. Aside from his service at his home church, he is also involved in consultant work for churches and other ministries. His research and writing interests are in church growth and revitalization, cultural architecture, technological advancement for church ministry, science and religion, and sanctifications theology within the Pauline epistles. Aside from his vocation, Stanley enjoys playing his acoustic guitar, a good tennis match, and brewing coffee in various ways. A good book and a cup-of-joe is always a great way to wind down. To de-stress, he likes to spend time with his wife, Grace Sangalang Ng, at Disneyland.
Garrett is a seminary student at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA and is studying for an M.Div. in Just Peacemaking. He received his B.A. from Biola University in La Mirada, CA with a major in Biblical Studies and Theology. He is a proud perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute–a Great Books Institute at Biola. He enjoys playing guitar and reading in his free time and takes pleasure in integrating theology with any discipline he can begin to wrap his mind around. You can contact him by email: email@example.com.
Tanner is a graduate of Biola University (B.A.; B.S.) and Talbot School of Theology (M.A.). His academic ambitions are to be equipped for a future in either teaching/ seminary ministry, or in academic leadership and administration, with the desire to serve the growing international church in the development and deployment of its future pastors, leaders, and missionaries. Tanner currently resides in Whittier, CA, serving his community as an assistant branch manager at a commercial bank. He also serves as coordinator of outreach and evangelism at Whittier Hills Baptist Church-Uptown. Tanner’s academic interest lie in the areas of andragogy, homiletics, biblical counseling, spiritual disciplines, New Testament use of the Old Testament, global missions strategy, global economics, leadership, strategic management, and language studies. Tanner grew up in the greater Sacramento area, and for enjoyment, he loves the outdoors, Crossfit, sports, traveling, teaching, and intentional time with friends. Tanner can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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