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2009 Summer Articles

  • In God We Trust?

    Five biblical lessons for believers during an economic recession

    Brett McCracken — 

    On a Tuesday last fall, sophomore visual journalism major Maylin Rowe thought for sure she was not going to be able to continue at Biola. That...

  • Michael Wilkins — 

    When I was just 19 years old I was sent to fight in the war that was raging in Vietnam. It was 1968 and the war was at its peak. For the first...

  • Cassandra Van Zandt — 

    I pulled my convertible VW into the Biola parking lot at the back of Sutherland Hall, put the car in park, gathered my books and walked through the...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    AIDS didn’t yet have a name or a known cause when Glenn and Elizabeth Styffe were Biola nursing students in the early ’80s. But they knew, even...

  • Moses, Shellfish and the Church

    Do We ‘Pick and Choose’ When to Obey God’s Laws?

    Jason Newell — 

    Actor Jack Black is known for his humor, not his hermeneutics. But when California voters banned gay marriage last year, the film star decided to...

  • ‘Blockbuster’ Debate Draws Over 10,000 Viewers

    Hitchens, Craig Clash at Biola on ‘Does God Exist?’

    Brett McCracken — 

    In his senior year, Biola’s Associated Students president Eric Weaver wanted to bring a “blockbuster event” to Biola - something that explored “the...

  • I’m a Christian. Now What?

    New Journal Explores Spiritual Growth Process

    Jason Newell — 

    Professor Steve L. Porter likes to conduct a simple experiment when he teaches on the topic of spiritual formation. First, he asks students to...

  • The Vexing Vaccine Dilemma

    What New Parents Should Know About Immunizations

    Bob Sears — 

    Vaccines used to be an almost automatic routine for every baby. Parents simply got all the shots for their children without asking questions. But...

  • Economics of an Ordinary Radical

    An Interview with Shane Claiborne

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    When it comes to Christians and money, Shane Claiborne has something to say. But unlike many outspoken voices on these issues, Claiborne actually...