J.F. Arnold – Editor in Chief

James received his MA in Philosophy of Religion at Talbot School of Theology in 2013. He holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Biola University, and is a graduate and perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute. James blogs  on a number of subjects, including technology, theology, and hip-hop. He has written for Biola’s Center for Christianity, Culture, & the Arts, The Gospel Coalition, and he is an editor for Mere Orthodoxy. You can keep up with him on Twitter.

Make UpAlicia Prickett

Alicia recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody School of Education. She holds a B.A. in English with an emphasis in writing from Biola University, is a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute, and has publications in Poetry QuarterlyThe Inkslinger, and Next Step Magazine. Alicia’s writing reflects a mixed group of influences, coming from the twilight zone between Christian thought and the secular university, her humanities roots and administrative training, her Protestant upbringing and Greek Orthodox faith.

Mackenzie with BookMackenzie Mulligan 

Mackenzie is a graduate of Biola University and a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute, and he’s also married to the extremely beautiful Anna Mulligan. He makes his living as a writer (like, for a job), and in his free time he writes on literally anything that strikes his mind long enough to make it onto his computer, although it generally comes back to some aspect of theology, either on Evangelical Outpost or on his personal blog. And in his even more spare time, he wrote a book! It’s called Simon, Who Is Called Peter, and if you’re interested in the life of Jesus’ most notorious disciple, you should definitely give it a read! You can buy it right here.

Sarah ParroSarah Chantal Parro

Sarah recently graduated from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico (a.k.a. Heisenberg’s territory). She holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in Professional Writing and a Minor in Theatre. She currently writes freelance theatre reviews for, and has creative writing published in two issues of Conceptions Southwest.


Nathan Bennett

Nathan holds a BA in Intercultural Studies from Biola University, and is a graduate and perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute. Nathan’s writing reflects his degree, and he often contemplates the theological issues surrounding a global community of believers. You can keep up with him on Twitter.


Alishia2Alishia Lawman

Alishia is working on a B.A. in philosophy through the University of London as well as taking seminary classes through the Antiochian House of Studies. She is a graduate of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University and she enjoys writing on topics of philosophy, theology, and psychology. While attending Biola, Alishia met Josh (the best person in the world) and married him. Alishia is a full-time student and a part time music teacher.

David Nilsen

David graduated from Biola University in 2008 (B.A. Philosophy). He studied Historical Theology for three years at Westminster Seminary in California (his essays on Theology, Church History and Eastern Orthodoxy can be found here). David has been blogging about Philosophy, Politics and Culture since 2004. He has contributed to The White Horse Inn and The Gospel Coalition. You can also follow him on Twitter.

Hannah Profile PictureHannah Roberts

Hannah has a film degree from Biola University. She lives near Venice Beach and works in post-production for a reality show. In her off hours she plays ultimate frisbee, scouts bands and book sales, and spins jams at house parties under the alias DJ Blu-J.

Timothy BrahmTimothy Brahm

Timothy is a Training Specialist at Justice for All, an organization that trains thousands to make abortion unthinkable for millions, one person at a time. He teaches people to defend their beliefs with gentleness and reverence. He is passionate about putting opposing arguments in their strongest form before showing where they go wrong, and he is confident that the pro-life view can stand up to scrutiny. He graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in philosophy and is a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute. He is an avid board game player and a sucker for classic Disney films. You can seehis own website here.

Victoria Van Vlear

Victoria Van Vlear

Victoria is currently working toward a BA in English with an emphasis in writing at Biola University, and is studying to become a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute. Having just returned from studying at Oxford University, she began working as an assistant editor for Evangelical Outpost in partial fulfillment of her semester paper project. After completing the project, she joined the team as a writer. She loves reading, running, rock-climbing, and roller-coastering at Disneyland.


Ron Fancher

Ron is a displaced Alaskan living in Los Angeles, California. He currently resides with a stray cat and a leaking motorcycle, and is working towards a BS in International Business from Biola University. He enjoys backpacking, basketball, and good folk music. You can also keep up with him on his personal blog, Red Heels and Stagger Lee.

Lizzy Marten

Lizzy Marten

Elizabeth, more commonly know as Lizzy, is currently working toward her BSN at Biola University. Besides enjoying her time learning in the classroom and the hospital, she likes to spend time reading, painting, and laughing with good friends.

Jessamy Delling

Jessamy Delling

Jessamy Delling was born to a life of word craftsmanship (if you ever meet her, ask how she was named). She finds herself increasingly aware that sounds mold her encounters with creation and time. To channel this, she apprentices herself to any book, person, job, or role which will sharpen her insight into the intersections of word, sound, knowledge, and experience. Her future plans will always involve spending long hours with her niece and nephew, horseback riding, adventuring abroad, finding new ways to cook bacon and, trying to motivate herself to have responsible, informed opinions about the Oxford comma.

EricCoronaE. E. Corona

Eric, a Political Science undergraduate at Biola University, is currently working toward perpetual membership in the Torrey Honors Institute.  He enjoys thinking about the intersection of contemporary American culture and politics, and he is particularly interested in how history can be meaningfully applied right here and  right now.  When he is not studying, you can find him napping, fixing broken things around the apartment, or formulating puns.

Kent Reister

Kent Reister

Kent Reister is an Oregonian who goes home every break to work on the farm and then returns to the concrete jungle to get his BA in English at Biola Universtiy. When he isn’t reading and writing he likes to go to bluegrass concerts, take long road trips, and backpack in the mountains.

Nick DalbeyNick Dalbey

Nick graduated with a degree in English Literature from Biola University and is a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute.  By day, he is a high school English teacher in San Jose, and by all other times of the day he is a husband, learner, reader, and highland games competitor.

Stormie_PhotoStormie Knott

Stormie Laine Knott comes from a long line of storytellers and free spirits. She attributes her sense of wonder and expressive laugh to growing up around loud music, horses, acrylic paint, and the ocean. When she isn’t busy earning her BA in Social Work at Biola University, she travels, feeds koi fish with her grandma, teaches art to children, and watches sunsets on her roof. She hopes that in her lifetime she will be honest and keep learning how to love God and people well.

Ashley Evarro_PhotoAshley Evaro

Ashley is working toward perpetual membership in the Torrey Honors Institute as well as a  B.A. in Political Science at Biola University.  As a native of Southern California, she enjoys hiking and exploring year-round.  Her other interests include baking, discovering unique coffee shops, and studying history.  Her favorite thinkers include, John Locke, Plato, St. Augustine, and Dante.

Sarah Boerner_PhotoSarah Boerner

Sarah is a Nursing major at Biola University and currently working toward perpetual membership in the Torrey Honors Institute. If all the world’s a stage, her character has been likened to Puck from a Midsummer Night’s Dream. She loves mischief, music, and meandering around the world. Her plans for the future will hopefully include spending more time with her family, growing with her church and achieving her lifelong goal of a pet dog.

Kaley Mulligan_PhotoKaley Mulligan

Life is never dull for Kaley.  Between training for and competing in triathlons, baking and decorating cakes, planning for her next adventure, and earning her anthropology degree at Biola University, there is never a spare moment. As an aspiring anthropologist, Kaley loves learning about and interacting with all kinds of people and uses this as an excuse to travel the globe.  Kaley uses her writing to explore real world application found in classic literature.

Behind the Curtain:

Sean Patterson

Sean graduated from the Torrey Honors Institute in 2000 and received his degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from USC in 2002. Sean serves as “resident geek” and webmaster for the Evangelical Outpost. By day he is an application and mobile developer for Fresh Consulting. By night he serves as java overlord (of the coffee persuasion), CCG junkie, spider killer for his wife, and silly daddy to his twin daughters.