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2014 Winter Articles

  • Get to Know: Winter 2014

    Andy Draycott, culture-crossing, cartoon-collecting theologian

    Amber Amaya — 

    As a self-described “freelance preacher and vagabond scholar,” Andy Draycott is a man with many homes, hobbies and degrees. Born in England,...

  • Winning Ways: Winter 2014

    Volleyball coach Aaron Seltzer named national 'Coach of the Year'

    Neil Morgan — 

    Biola volleyball players have long felt that Aaron Seltzer is one of the nation’s best coaches. And now it’s official. In December, Seltzer was...

  • Biolans Up Close: Winter 2014

    Lawrence Tong (’89), International director of Operation Mobilisation

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Lawrence Tong is a man on a mission. Last March, the 1989 Biola graduate became the new international director of Operation Mobilisation, a leading...

  • Alumni Files: Winter 2014

    Networkers, Mentors and Hirers: Join Us!

    Rick Bee — 

    In January, the alumni office updated Biola’s senior leadership about our progress in implementing a leading program of career networking,...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    A Reasonable Response: Answers to Tough Questions on God, Christianity and the Bible, by William Lane Craig (research professor of philosophy),...

  • Wood on the Walls

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    When you step inside Biola’s impressive new Mosaic Cultural Center, the first thing you notice is all the wood. It’s everywhere you look: walls,...

  • Barry Corey — 

    About 60 of us are gathered in the Majesty Plaza ballroom, a chandeliered hall in a downtown Shanghai hotel. I’m writing this column from that...

  • Biola's Religious Freedom Lawsuit Moves Forward

    Federal judge suspends government’s abortifacient mandate

    Jason Newell — 

    A federal judge in December granted Biola University relief from complying with a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    One of the key measures of a university’s health is the size of its endowment, a savings account of sorts that helps to provide strong financial...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Last December, Talbot Research Professor of Philosophy William Lane Craig was in fine form doing what he does best: making atheists squirm. On...

  • A Master Maestra

    Alumna Julie McGough’s inspiring work with Spanish speakers earns her recognition as one of Los Angeles County’s top teachers

    Amber Amaya — 

    Photos by Greg Schneider Julie McGough (’91, M.A. ’94) has three goals for every student who walks through her classroom door — to love reading,...

  • World Tour

    From Paris to Kenya, meet graduates who are putting their Biola educations to use in a broad range of careers, cultures and contexts

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Truth Is Not Negotiable Kenyan Journalist Bedan Mbugua ('80) chose prison over compromising his conscience “What happened to the sugar?” That...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    We spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping — more than any other single activity. But while many of us are happy to thank God for a good night...

  • Scott Smith — 

    Low standard test scores, serious budget crunches and more — our public schools face daunting challenges. But perhaps they face a deeper issue,...

  • Steve Porter — 

    Recently I was reading through the Sermon on the Mount and I had to stop and chuckle. I got to the passage where Jesus is teaching not to worry...