Erik Thoennes

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  • Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Chair, Biblical & Theological Studies Theology Department

Erik Thoennes is amazed everyday that God saved him as a young boy in a small factory town in Connecticut and adopted him into His family. God has blessed him with his godly wife Donna, who has been his faithful ministry partner since they were married in 1989. Erik and Donna have four children; Caroline (born in 2000) and Paige (born in 2002), Samuel (b. 2005), and Isaac (b. 2006). Erik is a professor of Theology, and Chair of the Theology Department at Biola University/Talbot School of Theology, as well as a pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, California. He also taught at Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Erik's undergraduate degree was in philosophy from Central Connecticut State University, and he has graduate degrees in Biblical studies and Evangelism from Wheaton College and a PhD. in Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His research interests include the character of God, Christian views of humor, play, competition, sport, and biblical preaching. He and his wife Donna are in orphan care ministry. Before coming to California, he coached high school and college football and was a manager of a group home for developmentally disabled adults. Some of the most fun and enriching experiences of his life have been: meaningful local church involvement, hitchhiking around America, working with at risk youth, and playing American football in Europe. Erik’s primary goal in life is to love and glorify Christ more each day and help others to as well.

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  • The Attributes of God

    Dr. Erik Thoennes speaks on the immense impact a sound understanding of the attributes of God has on discipleship. Dr. Thoennes also suggests that the attributes of God should serve as anchors in t...

  • The Glory of God

    from BBST 450: Character of God

    by Erik Thoennes

    65:06 — September 28, 2011

    The Glory of God

    Dr. Erik Thoennes presents the glory of God as the underlying theme throughout the entire Bible. Dr. Thoennes also demonstrates how a proper understanding of the glory and excellence of God's chara...

  • Doctrine of the Trinity

    Dr. Erik Thoennes explains the Biblical evidence and significance of the Trinity, beginning by showing evidence in the Old Testament and continuing into the New Testament. He goes on to emphasize t...

  • The Doctrine of Jesus, Part 2

    Dr. Erik Thoennes works through Scripture to show that Jesus was both human and God. He takes particular care to show that Jesus was fully aware of his deity.

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