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Articles by Paul Rood


  • Biola Magazine

    The Untold Story of The Fundamentals

    A century ago, Biola founder Lyman Stewart anonymously funded a hugely influential set of essays known as The Fundamentals. Archived letters and documents shed light on how Stewart and others helped to shape the face of evangelicalism today.

    Paul Rood — 

    A remarkable literary project of the early 20th century, The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth, is soon approaching the 100th anniversary of...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Forgotten Founder

    Biola’s first dean sold millions of books, evangelized around the world and was named “the father of Zionism” by a Supreme Court justice. Today, he's nearly vanished from school history. Here's why William E. Blackstone should be remembered.

    Paul Rood — 

    In 1936, my grandfather Paul W. Rood, who was Biola’s president in the midst of a deep national depression, chose to celebrate Biola’s heritage...