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Category: 2014 Summer

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Astonished: Recapturing the Wonder, Awe, and Mystery of Life with God, by Mike Erre (M.A. ’04), David C. Cook, April 2014. Jesus should get bigger...

  • Biolans Up Close: Summer 2014

    Brent Mason (’87), finance director for the city of Riverside, Calif.

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Much of Brent Mason’s day-to-day life is spent crunching numbers. As finance director for the city of Riverside, Calif., he’s responsible for...

  • Alumni Files: Summer 2014

    Inbox: Concerns About Costs

    Rick Bee — 

    I hit a nerve with many of you in the last issue of Biola Magazine when I mentioned the topic of debt and the cost of tuition. Thank you for the...

  • Amber Amaya — 

    On a good day, more than 4,000 vehicles cross through the Washington State Ferries terminal where Scott Iversen (’80) works. As a terminal...

  • Get to Know: Summer 2014

    Octavio Esqueda, country-crossing researcher and futbol fan

    Amber Amaya — 

    Octavio Esqueda doesn’t buy into the culture of busyness. “Tiempo es oro,” he says. “Time is gold.” Time is precious. The veteran professor values...

  • Diane Vincent — 

    This issue’s Last Word comes from the Torrey Honors Institute’s Scriptorium Daily blog (, where it was originally published...

  • The Need for ‘Urban Apologetics’

    'To many of my urban pastor peers, apologetics seemed far too detached from the church work they were doing on a daily basis'

    Christopher Brooks — 

    When I first became active in apologetics — the art of commending and defending the Christian faith — I quickly realized that in the minds of most...

  • How Can We Be Better Disagree-ers?

    Professor Tim Muehlhoff, author of I Beg to Differ, shares how to tackle tough conversations

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Whether in the boardroom or the bedroom, on Twitter or TV, disagreement is a fact of life. And unfortunately, it’s often handled badly — resulting...

  • The Fundamentals vs. 'fundamentalism'

    The Fundamentals publishing project is a part of the history of fundamentalism in America, to be sure, yet the two words are also different in important ways

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    When talking about The Fundamentals, it’s important to recognize a distinction from “fundamentalism” as it is understood both in history and in...

  • 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...

  • Home Away From Home

    The Collegium, which opened 10 years ago this fall to serve Biola’s growing off-campus community, is one of the most elegant and inviting spaces on campus

    Jason Newell — 

    For many years, Biola’s commuter students didn’t have much of a place to go between classes, meaning they often had to resort — resort to hang out...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Softball Biola’s softball team made the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) postseason for the first time since 2002, but was...

  • Deep Roots, Deep Faith

    Suzanne Crowell honored with Ruby Award for commitment to Biola

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    Spend an afternoon with Suzanne Crowell and it’s easy to see why she is this year’s Anna Horton Ruby Award recipient. Her tenacity and commitment...

  • Crowell School of Business Welcomes New Dean

    Six things to know about Gary Lindblad

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    On July 1, Biola’s Crowell School of Business welcomed Gary Lindblad as its new dean. Lindblad, who has directed the MBA program at the Paul Merage...

  • Biola’s First Feature Film Wins Top Prize at Festival

    Professor and filmmaker Dean Yamada talks about the success of Cicada

    Brett McCracken — 

    This spring, Biola University premiered its first-ever feature-length film, Cicada , produced by faculty, students and alumni of the cinema and...

  • Back to the #ProtFuture

    ‘Future of Protestantism’ discussion draws crowd, sparks online discussion

    Brett McCracken — 

    La Mirada felt a little bit like Wittenberg or Geneva on April 29. The eyes of the evangelical theological world focused on Biola’s Calvary...

  • Warrens Inspire Graduates, Receive Honorary Degrees

    Chuck Colson also honored posthumously at spring commencement ceremony

    Brett McCracken — 

    Biola celebrated the largest graduating class in university history in May, awarding nearly 1,000 degrees during a spring commencement that...

  • Barry Corey — 

    Last summer I received a letter from a Biola dad whose son graduated that year. John, the dad, is an investment broker from the East Coast whose...

  • Blest from the Past

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    The cracked and worn booklets that grace this issue’s cover may not look like much today. But a century ago, their humble pages were helping to...