Experts on "Spiritual Warfare"

Clinton E. Arnold

  • Professor of New Testament Language and Literature
  • Dean, Talbot School of Theology

Dr. Arnold enjoys teaching, speaking, and writing on various aspects of the New Testament. He has had a special interest in the historical and cultural setting of the letters of Paul. He is currently serving as the Vice President of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Arnold is the editor of the four-volume Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary for which he wrote commentaries on “Acts, Ephesians”, and “Colossians”. He is the general editor of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament for which he has written the volume on “Ephesians”. His other books include: How We Got the Bible (Zondervan); Ephesians: Power and Magic (Cambridge/Baker/Wipf & Stock); Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters (InterVarsity Press); The Colossian Syncretism (Mohr Siebeck/Baker); and 3 Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare (Baker). Dr. Arnold has published in Christianity Today and was a regular columnist for Discipleship Journal. His research articles have appeared in such journals as New Testament Studies, Novum Testamentum, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and the Journal of Psychology and Theology. Dr. Arnold, his wife, and three boys are vitally involved in their local church.

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Annette Browning

  • Associate Professor of Nursing

As a clinical nurse specialist, Annette performed as a clinical educator in staff development for various hospitals and served over fifteen years as an RN in the delivery of direct patient care to the critically ill. After several years of functioning as an adjunct faculty member Annette joined the ranks of the Biola faculty full time. She independently authored Biola Nursing Department's critical care nursing curriculum from its inception.

Dr. Browning has recently authored several articles on the topics of advance directives and end of life care in critical care related to spiritual care at end of life, empowering family members of patients in making appropriate end of life care decisions and the influences of technology on end of life care in critical care settings. Her primary area of research is moral distress in critical care nurses related to end of life care decision making

Annette was largely responsible for the initiation of patient simulation into Biola’a nursing curriculum and currently serves as the nursing department's Patient Simulation Coordinator.  

Dr. Browning is certified by the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) as an end of life critical care trainer.  She has been involved in church leadership and women's ministries for over twenty years, guest speaking on retreats and teaching bible studies.

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Douglas Hayward

  • Professor of Intercultural Studies
  • Program Director, PhD Intercultural Studies & MA Intercultural Studies

Dr. Hayward was a missionary for 20 years among the highlands Dani people in Papua, Indonesia. His ministries include church planting, community development coordinator, leadership training and staff development, and supervision. He has written three books on the Dani people, plus numerous journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and chapters in books on missiological topics. He teaches classes in anthropology, folk religion, contextualization, ethics, new religious movements, and spiritual warfare. His outstanding contributions as a teacher have been acknowledged by awards from Who's Who Among America's teachers, the Marquis Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who in American Education.

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Clay Jones

  • Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics

Formerly hosted Contend for Truth, a call-in nationally syndicated talk radio program. On his program he debated many people over eight years including John Cobb, Jr.; a professor of Buddhism; Jamal Badawi, Islamic Information Institute; a Muslim cleric; Lee Holzinger, Church of Scientology; Mormons; Jehovah’s Witness Greg Stafford; Dallas Blanchard, RCRC; Peta representatives; a euthanasia advocate; a secular humanist, Rep. Loretta Sanchez; KFI talk show host Bill Handle; Jimmy Creech, SoulForce; Bruce Ware; R. C. Sproul, Jr.; Robert Morey; R. Scott Clark; and a KJV only advocate. Dr. Jones was the executive director of Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity Law School) has been on the pastoral staff of two large churches; has authored apologetic software as well as encyclopedia and journal articles; is writing a book, Why God Allows Evil, and speaks widely on that subject. Find him on the web at www.clayjones.net

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Kevin Alan Lewis

  • Associate Professor of Theology and Law

Dr. Lewis specializes in the topics of systematic and polemical theology, theology and law integration, jurisprudence, and Christian apologetics. He is the Founder and Director of the Evangelical Legal Society, an organization dedicated to the task of restoring the theological foundations of law and justice in society and providing Christians with the resources necessary to do law, justice, and public policy from a foundation of evangelical theology. Dr. Lewis is an active lecturer at churches, colleges, and conferences and has appeared on several radio and television shows, addressing a variety of topics.

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John E McKinley

  • Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

Dr. McKinley has focused on the doctrines of Jesus Christ and sanctification. He enjoys teaching broadly across all the topics of systematic theology. Dr. McKinley and his wife have three children. They are active in their church, Calvary Chapel La Mirada. Previously, they served together in the inner city ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ in Inglewood, CA, and the youth ministry of a rural church in Floyd Knobs, IN. Dr. McKinley has also competed internationally as a member of the U.S. National Men’s Cycling Team, and still rides regularly for fitness and relaxation

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J.P. Moreland

  • Distinguished Professor of Philosophy

With degrees in philosophy, theology, and chemistry, Dr. Moreland has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout the U.S. He has authored, edited, or contributed papers to thirty-five books, including Does God Exist? (Prometheus), Universals (McGill-Queen’s), and Consciousness and the Existence of God (Routledge) and Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology (Blackwell).  He has also published over 75 articles in journals such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, MetaPhilosophy, Philosophia Christi, Religious Studies, and Faith and Philosophy. Dr. Moreland served with Campus Crusade for 10 years, planted two churches, and has spoken on over 200 college campuses.

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Douglas Pennoyer

  • Dean, Cook School of Intercultural Studies
  • Professor of Intercultural Studies

The son of New Tribes missionaries to the Philippines, Dr. Pennoyer spent his childhood years among the Mt. Pinatubo Negritos of Zambales province. He attended elementary schools in Tondo, Manila and Villar, Iba and Botolan, Zambales. He was at Faith Academy from 1959-1963, and graduated from Kings High in Seattle in 1965. In 1973-74, he studied the religion and customs of the Tawbuid tribe. His thesis, Tawbuid Plants and Ritual Complexes, and six subsequent articles in professional journals, are the only comprehensive published statements on this isolated tribal group of Eastern Mindoro, Philippines.

Dr. Pennoyer is the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships, a National Institute of Mental Health dissertation award, a National Defense Foreign Language Fellowship (Cornell), a National Science Foundation Science for Citizens grant, and a Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant. He worked for seven years (1975-1982) with one of the nation's largest multi-tribal councils, the Small Tribes Organization of Western Washington (STOWW). As the Executive Director of a staff of thirty, and an annual budget in excess of $1 million, he ran socio-economic, health, legal, and natural resource programs for 18 small tribes in Washington and Oregon. At Seattle Pacific University (1983-1991) he headed up the Intercultural Institute of Missions, a coordinative entity on campus that worked with the faculty, staff, and students at SPU to strengthen the missions program and to develop, promote and seek funding for missions and international programming.

He also ran a Greater Seattle annual missions conference, administered a Pew Foundation grant to internationalize the curriculum of Christian colleges, and acted as the recruiter and training host for an ESI summer program that sent people to China to teach English.

Dr. Pennoyer came to Biola from the Snohomish Free Methodist Church where he was the Senior Pastor (1991-1998). In 1997, he was ordained an Elder by the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church of North America. During the 1989-90 school year, he also preached and taught Bible classes at Eastside Free Methodist in Bellevue, Washington. He planted and co-pastored a non-denominational church, Family Bible Fellowship of Puyallup (1976-1981). He is a member of the Southern California Conference of the Free Methodist Church, serves on the Board of FEBC, and is a past President of the Evangelical Missiological Society.

Dr. Pennoyer and his wife Joann have four children, Heather Kooiman, Rachel McClelland, Amanda, and Timothy, and three grandchildren. They live in Hacienda Heights, California.

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Joshua Smith

Dr. Joshua Smith is very pleased to join the English Department at Biola. He brings a wide range of experience in the instruction of literature and composition. His research is primarily in nineteenth-century American literature, where he specializes in minority discourses and in the relationship between literature and history. Dr. Smith also has a secondary research interest in the literature of the American West. As an ordained minister, he has participated in pastoral and short-term missions ministry at his local church for several years. Dr. Smith is also a professional speaker and saxophone player. Animated, humorous, thought-provoking and explosive, he engages students with a personable and inspirational teaching style. Dr. Smith and his wife, Marsee, have two boys, Josué and Angelo.

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David C. Wang

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Wang's research interests include spiritual formation and psychological resilience, mindfulness, traumatic stress, and multicultural psychology.  He teaches integration and statistics in the undergraduate program as well as graduate courses in psychological assessment, trauma, and structural equation modeling.

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