The Centrality of Scripture

In this episode, Kymberli Cook, Stephen Nichols, and Clint Arnold discuss the Bible, focusing on how it is viewed in academia and its importance in the life of Christians.

About the Contributors

Clint Arnold

Clinton E. Arnold is Research Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) in La Mirada, California, USA.  He earned his PhD at Aberdeen University (1986) and is an alumnus of Talbot (MDiv, 1983), and Biola (BA, 1980). He served as the Dean of Talbot for ten years (2012-2022) and is the past President of the Evangelical Theological Society (2011). Clint is the editor of the 20-volume Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament for which he wrote the volume on Ephesians.  He has recently completed a commentary on Colossians for the Word Biblical Commentary series.  Clint serves as a preaching/teaching pastor at Church Project Orange County.  He is married to his wife, Barbara, and they have three adult sons and three grandchildren. 

Kymberli Cook

Kymberli Cook is the Assistant Director of the Hendricks Center, overseeing the workflow of the department, online content creation, Center events, and serving as Giftedness Coach and Table Podcast Host. She is also a doctoral student in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, pursuing research connected to unique individuality, the image of God, and providence. When she is not reading for work or school, she enjoys coffee, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters.

Stephen J. Nichols

Dr. Stephen Nichols

President of Reformation Bible College, Chief Academic Officer for Ligonier Ministries; Sanford, FL


Dr. Stephen J. Nichols is president of Reformation Bible College, chief academic officer for Ligonier Ministries, and a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow. He is host of the podcasts 5 Minutes in Church History and Open Book. He has written more than twenty books, including Peace, A Time for Confidence, and R.C. Sproul: A Life and volumes in the Guided Tour series on Jonathan Edwards, Martin Luther, and J. Gresham Machen. He is coeditor of The Legacy of Luther and general editor of the Church History Study Bible.