Mar. 26, 2017
Esqueda is a professor of Christian higher education in the doctoral programs
in educational studies at Talbot School of Theology at Biola
University. He was born and raised in Guadalajara, México, where he
graduated with honors with a Licenciatura in Latin American
Literature from the University of Guadalajara as well as two additional
diplomas, one on religion and society and the second on journalism. He
graduated with honors from Dallas Theological Seminary with an M.A. in
Christian Education and completed his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Higher Education at
the University of North Texas. Before coming to Biola University in 2011, he
taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas for
over seven years. He and his wife, Angélica, have two children Darío and Salma.
Dr. Esqueda has several publications on theological education, Christian higher
education, and literature. Teaching is his passion and has had the opportunity
to teach in several countries on different academic levels. He is an avid
Allen Yeh is a missiologist who specializes in Latin America and China. He also has other academic interests in history, classical music, homiletics, social justice, the California missions, the Maya, and biographical interest in Jonathan Edwards (America's greatest theologian) and Adoniram Judson (America's first intercontinental missionary). He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia. He earned his B.A. from Yale, M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell, M.Th. from Edinburgh, and D.Phil. from Oxford. Despite this alphabet soup, he believes that experience is the greatest teacher of all (besides the Bible). As such, Allen has been to over 60 countries on every continent, to study, do missions work, and experience the culture. As Mark Twain said in 1857, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."