«GENERAL BACKGROUND Married: Donna Children: Caroline, Paige Present Occupation: Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Talbot ...»
K. Erik Thoennes, Ph.D.
Children: Caroline, Paige
Present Occupation: Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Talbot School
of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
Pastor, Grace Evangelical Free Church, La Mirada, CA
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School: Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, 2001.
Wheaton Graduate School: M.A., Theological Studies, 1994.
M.A., Evangelism, 1995.
Certificate of Advanced Biblical Studies, 1995.
Central Connecticut State University: B.A., Philosophy (Honors Program), 1987.
CONTINUING EDUCATIONVisiting Scholar, Tyndale House, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, Jan-May, 2006.
Participated in 2 week faculty integration seminar with Millard Erickson and wrote a paper with Rosemead Professor Elizabeth Hall entitled “At Home in the Body: The Implications of the Incarnation for Counseling Psychology.” May-June, 2002.
Participated in 2 week faculty integration seminar with James Huston and wrote a paper entitled “Doing Theology in a Postmodern Environment” May/June 2001.
New Faculty Integration Seminar, Biola University, January, 2000.
GRANTS AND HONORS
Biola University 2007 Professor of the Year (chosen by the students).
Research and Development Grant, Biola University, for social justice research in India, Spring, 2007.
Research and Development Grant, Biola University, for research on a theology of sport, Spring, 2006.
Biola University 2003 Professor of the Year (chosen by the students).
Biola University 2003 Robert B. Fisher Award for Faculty Excellence (chosen by the faculty).
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ph.D. Student Scholarship, 1998.
T.W. Wilson Award in Evangelism, Wheaton Graduate School, 1995.
GTE Academic All-American (District I) for Football, 1986.
Outstanding Student Award, Central Connecticut State University, 1985 & 1986.
Scholar Athlete Medal of Merit, Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, 1986.
Leadership Award, Central Connecticut State University, 1985.
PUBLICATIONSDissertation “A Biblical Theology of Godly Human Jealousy.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2001.
Books A Guide to Biblical and Theological Studies, co-author with Michael Wilkins, in the forthcoming Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition Series: A Guidefor Students, Crossway, 2011.
A Sure Foundation: A Summary of Basic Christian Doctrine, forthcoming, Crossway, 2010.
“Overview of Doctrine” 13 essays in the ESV Study Bible, Crossway, 2008. Named "2009 Christian Book of the Year" by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
“Created to Play: Thoughts on Play Sport and the Christian Life” chapter in The Image of God in the Human Body: Essays on Christianity and Sports, Donald Deardorff and John White eds., Edwin Mellen Press, 2008.
Godly Jealousy: A Theology of Intolerant Love, Mentor Press (CFP). March 2005 (2nd printing, March, 2008).
Reading for Life: 100 Christian College Teachers Reflect on the Books That Shaped Their Lives, Xlibris (Random House), 2002. J. Davis, T. Martin & L. Ryken (eds). Wrote three book review entries.
Light on the Way. By J. Wilbur Chapman, The Institute of Evangelism, Wheaton, IL, 1998, editor and introduction for republication The Inspirational Study Bible. Tyndale House Publishers, 1994. Study notes and introductions for various chapters.
Articles “The Bible and Revelation,” Boundless Webzine (Oct. 28 2008).
“J. Wilbur Chapman” Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, Blackwell, Fall, 2008.
Study Guide for Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology, Zondervan, June, 2008.
“What if I Can’t Remember a Time When I Was Saved?” Christianity Today, December 2007.
“Laughing Through Tears: The Redemptive Role of Humor in a Fallen World,” in Presbuterion, Volume XXXIII, Number 2, Fall 2007.
“At Home in Our Bodies: The Implications of the Incarnation for Embodiment and Counseling Psychology” with Elizabeth Hall, Christian Scholars Review, Fall, 2006 “A Jealous God” Biola Connections, Fall 2005.
“Can Someone Be Almost Saved?” Christianity Today: April 2004 “Seeking God’s Will,” Biola Connections, Summer 2002.
“An Invitation to Adultery: Religious Pluralism in Light of Divine Jealousy.” The Confessing Movement of the UMC, http://ucmpage.org/articles/ethoennes.html, December, 1999.
“The Bookshelf.” Equipping Evangelists. Volume 9, September 1997. The Institute of Evangelism, Wheaton, IL.
“J. Wilbur Chapman: The Pastor Evangelist.” Equipping Evangelists. Vol 5, June 1994.
Book Reviews Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching, by Don Kistler, editor, (Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 2002), Themelios Journal, D. A. Carson, editor, forthcoming, July, 2010.
Aspects of the Atonement: Cross and Resurrection in the Reconciling of God and Humanity, by I. Howard Marshall, (Paternoster, 2007) in Themelios Journal, D. A. Carson, editor, Vol. 34, Issue 2, July, 2009.
The Wondrous Cross: Atonement and Penal Substitution in the Bible and History (Paternoster, 2007) in Themelios Journal, D. A. Carson, editor, Vol. 34, Issue 2, July, 2009.
“Review of BibleWorks 5.0,” Christian Software.com http://www.bibleworks.com/reviews/reviews_thoennes.htm, November, 2002.
Multimedia Presentations The Apostle’s Creed, scholar interviews for 4 part video series, Third Millennium Seminary Cirriculum, 2009.
“Deepening Life Together,” primary teacher for DVD Bible Study Series on the book of Acts, Baker Publishing Group, July 2008.
“Deepening Life Together,” scholar interviews for various topics, DVD Bible Study Series, Baker Publishing Group, November 2008.
“The Promises of God” lectures for Baker Books Video Bible Study series for Baker Publishing Group, May 2008.
Miraculous Messages: From Noah’s Flood to the End Times, video production, Grizzly Adams Production, Inc. October 2007.
LECTURES AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS“Created to Play: Thoughts on Play, Sport, and the Christian Life” paper presented at The Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Providence RI., November 2008.
“Laughing Through Tears: The Redemptive Role of Humor in A Fallen World,” paper presented at The Evangelical Theological Society Far West Regional meeting, The Master’s Seminary, Santa Clarita, Ca, April 2007.
“Laughing Through Tears: The Redemptive Role of Humor in A Fallen World,” paper presented at The Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Washington D.C., Fall 2006.
“At Home in our Bodies: The Implications of the Incarnation for Embodiment and Counseling Psychology.” Paper presented with Rosemead Professor Liz Hall at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Valley Forge Pa. November, 2005.
“Reaching the Hearts and Minds of Students” Keynote Speaker at the Wheaton College Faculty Development Day, Wheaton IL. August, 2005.
“The Role of the Local Church in the Life of the Christian College Student,” Workshop presentation at Wheaton College Faculty Development Day, Wheaton IL. August, 2005.
“Laughing Through Tears: The Redemptive Power of Humor for Life in a Fallen World,” Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning bi-annual Art and Soul Conference, Waco Texas, April, 2005.
Defending the Faith Lecture Series Kickoff Lecture, Solid Ground Brethren in Christ Church, Alta Loma, CA, February, “The Contemporary Crisis of Conviction.”, March, 2005.
Wheaton College Special Services speaker, “Vital Signs of a Healthy Church.” Wheaton College, Wheaton IL. January, 2004.
Stand to Reason lecture on :The Case for the Christian View of Human Nature,” Long Beach, CA.
“At Home in Our Bodies: The Implications of the Incarnation for Embodiment and Counseling Psychology” with Dr. Elizabeth Hall at Christian Association for Psychological Studies conference, Anaheim, CA, June 2003.
“At Home in Our Bodies: The Implications of the Incarnation for Embodiment and Counseling Psychology” with Dr. Elizabeth Hall at the Evangelical Theological Society Far West Regional Conference, May, 2003.
“Loving God with our Minds” at Association of Christian Schools International, Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA. October, 2003.
“The Case for the Christian View of Human Nature” Association of Christian Schools International leader’s conference, Monterey, CA. February, 2003 Kickoff lecture “The Case for the Christian View of Human Nature” for the Defending the Faith Lecture Series. Biola University, La Mirada CA. May, 2002.
“Can a Transcendent God Have Genuine Emotions?” Evangelical Theological Society Far West Regional meeting, Biola University, April, 2002.
“Can a Transcendent God Have Genuine Emotions?” Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Denver, CO. November, 2001.
“The Openness of God Debate.” Presentation to the faculty of Talbot School of Theology Faculty Forum.
“Doing Theology in a Postmodern Environment: The Life and Character of the Christian Theologian.” Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Nashville, TN. November, 2000.
“Where College Students are Today Theologically,” presentation at the Biola Faculty Retreat, Palm Springs, CA. August, 2000.
“God’s Heart for the Poor: A Theology of Poverty” at the Faith-Based Summit, Los Angeles CA. April, 2000.
“A Theology of Poverty,” at the President’s Luncheon, Biola University, La Mirada CA. May, 2005.
“A Theology of Poverty and Work” at The Fatherhood Conference, Manhattan, NY. June, 2000.
“Doing Theology in a Postmodern Environment: The Life and Character of the Christian Theologian.” Far West regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, The Masters Seminary, Santa Clarita, CA. May, 2000.
"Defending the Faith" at the MA in Apologetics Banquet at Biola University, La Mirada, CA. September, 2000.
“An Invitation to Adultery: Religious Pluralism in Light of Divine Jealousy.” Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, November, Boston MA. 1999.
“Godly Human Jealousy: A Fresh Look at a Misunderstood Emotion.” Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Orlando, FL. November, 1998.
AFFILIATIONSEvangelical Theological Society
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRYAdopted a child from Taiwan, December 2009.
Hosted an orphan from Taiwan in our home on a summer tour with Nightlight Christian Adoptions, July 2009.
Adopted a child from Taiwan, August, 2008.
Preached a series called “Pursing a Passion for Christ” at Campus Crusade for Christ’s Eastern European Staff Conference, Lake Balaton, Hungary, January 14-22, 2008.
Taught at various churches and meetings and conducted interviews with women as part of a mission trip/research project for 3 weeks in and around Delhi India, January 2007.
Preached at a Wanca Quechua New Testament dedication in Huancayo Peru, Aug, 2006 Taught a course on “The Character of God and the Person of Christ” at a missionary training school in Monte Verde, Brazil, June, 2006.
On a 5 week mission to North India in January 2005:
Preached at public evangelistic service on “Knowing God” Mumbai.
Preached at 3 open air public evangelistic meetings in Kurnool.
The following meetings took place in and around Delhi:
Preached on “Finishing Well” at Delhi Bible Fellowship, Delhi.
Ministered at St. Victor’s Church, Delhi.
Preached twice on “The Attributes of God” at The Delhi Bible Institute.
Ministered to church leaders at WINN Pastors Conference.
Spoke at evangelistic meetings at Mt. Carmel and St. Martin Schools.
Conducted evangelistic Q & A at St. Thomas School.
Preached at Palam Vihar Church on “Finishing Well.” Preached at Naga Fellowship on “The Attributes of God.” Lectured on “A Christian View of Human Nature at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Lectured on “A Christian View of Human Nature” at St. Stephens University.
Preached on “Being an Example Worth Following” at a Pastor’s Conference.
Seminar Leader, Training Program for Russian Pastors, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Institute of Evangelism, Moscow, Russia, 1993.
Project Advisor, The Honduras Project, Wheaton College, 1994.
Participant, Belize Summer Mission Project, Calvary Commission, Belize, Central America. Evangelism and Refugee Relocation, 1985.
BIOLA UNIVERSITY SERVICEServed on Talbot Faculty Doctrinal Review Committee, 2002-present.
Served on Talbot Faculty Development Task Force, Fall 2005-present.
Lead extensive search and hiring process for theology faculty opening.
Served on the ad hoc committee reviewing the Biola dance policy, spring 2009.
Conducted faculty promotion teaching evaluations for department chair in his absence, spring 2009.
Preached in Talbot chapel on “Pursuing a Passion for Christ in the Scriptures.” Preached on “Being a Man of Integrity: at “The Journey” Biola men’s ministry graduation ceremony, May 2009.
Preached at “After Dark” Undergraduate chapel on “A Theology of Adoption” April 2009.
Taught two sessions for the Torrey Honors Institute Theology Seminar, March, 2009.
Preached in Biola undergraduate “grandparents weekend” chapel on “The Glory of God in the Face of Christ” March 2009.
Preached on “Reaching the Unreached” at Biola Student Missionary Union chapel, December, 2008.
Preached on “Imputed Righteousness” in Biola Undergraduate chapel September, 2008.
Preached on “Living in Light of Eternity” at the New Student Orientation Sunday worship service, August, 2008.
Served on University Chapel Board 2003-2008.
Mentored Rob Lister for Talbot’s Peer Coaching Program, 07-08.