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2011 Winter Articles

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Dr. Arthur (’52) and Shirley Houk (’47) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary the last week of December 2010 in the Phoenix, Ariz., area. They...

  • Alumni Files: Winter 2011

    How Can We Make Biola More Affordable?

    Rick Bee — 

    The Biola University Alumni Board — a team of great volunteers who represent you — met recently to offer their wisdom and counsel on an important...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Church-Planting in Thailand Leslie Nesbitt (M.A. ’02) and Debbie (Yarrall, ’96) Nesbitt have been missionaries with Grace Brethren...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Virtues of Capitalism: A Moral Case for Free Markets, Scott Rae (chair and professor of philosophy of religion and ethics) and Austin Hill...

  • Jason Newell — 

    The next time you’re at the ice cream shop feeling stumped about which of the 31 flavors to order, consider this: There are nearly 3,000 four-year...

  • Barry Corey — 

    This October, Paula and I traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, to participate in the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, and from...

  • Dead Sea, Living Word

    Great Isaiah Scroll exhibit showcases Bible's history

    Jason Newell — 

    Normally, getting a glimpse of the Great Isaiah Scroll — one of the most important archaeological finds of the past century — would require a...

  • In a Class of His Own

    Alumnus earns prestigious award from White House

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    For high school students, using an iPod in class is good way to end up in the principal’s office. But for teacher Aaron Sams, it was a good way to...

  • An Apologetics Lucha Libre

    Professors tag team against Richard Dawkins in Mexican debate

    Brett McCracken — 

    E l universo tiene un propósit o? (Does the universe have a purpose?) This was the question at a Nov. 13 debate near Mexico City between some of...

  • Bringing Biola to U

    New iTunes U site expands university's reach

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    For graduates of Biola nostalgic for great chapel addresses, provocative lectures and intellectually stimulating classroom teaching, a new...

  • Another Strong Finish

    Women's Cross Country Team Places Second in Nation

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    Biola’s women’s cross country team has come a long way over the past five years — and not just because they’ve collectively run thousands of miles...

  • Aaron Orphaug — 

    The Dalits are a forgotten people, and yet they have taught me one of the most valuable lessons in my Christian faith. They are called the “...

  • BUBBS Goes the Way of the Dodo

    It's the end of an era for Biola's quirky e-mail/social-networking system

    Jason Newell — 

    Before there was Facebook, there was BUBBS. It wasn’t nearly as glamorous, and it certainly won’t inspire any award-winning movies any time soon....

  • Is the 'Mission' of Christianity Evolving?

    What one professor learned from missionaries and church leaders in four different continents in 2010


    This past year was an important year in global missions. To commemorate the centenary of the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference, numerous...

  • Deborah Taylor — 

    When was the last time that an entire day stretched before you with no obligations on your calendar, no to-do list to be managed, no particular...

  • Think Bigger

    There’s not a ‘Trinity verse’ — and that’s a good thing

    Fred Sanders — 

    The Trinity is a biblical doctrine, but let’s admit it: There’s something annoying about how hard it is to put your finger on a verse that states...

  • Get To Know

    David Nystrom, Biola’s new provost

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    After a yearlong nationwide search, Biola has a new provost and senior vice president. David Nystrom, a respected scholar with an extensive record...

  • Making it Matter

    Four professors talk with four students about making the most of a Biola education

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    This fall, Biola launched a vibrant new series of billboards, advertisements and mailers, each bearing the tagline: “College is a...