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2015 Spring Articles

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible’s Authority, by Jonathan Morrow (M.A. ’07, M.Div. ’07, D.Min. ’11), Moody, August 2014....

  • Sizing Us Up

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    If you’re a regular reader of Biola Magazine, you may have already noticed some differences in this issue. For one thing, you’re not having to...

  • The Journey Through Yosemite

    President's Perspective

    Barry Corey — 

    Someone recently told me Christians need to stop using the journey motif because it’s tired and hollow. I get it, in part. Platitudes about “life...

  • Jason Newell — 

    Hasiet Joy Negash spent her final days on earth living out a dream. Alongside a team from Biola’s Student Missionary Union, Negash traveled to...

  • L.A. Stands for 'Locating Atonement'

    Biola hosts third annual Los Angeles Theology Conference

    Brett McCracken — 

    How should Christians understand the doctrine of the atonement in a broader systematic theological context? This was the question of the moment...

  • The Chimes Earns National Recognition

    Student newspaper wins Online Pacemaker award for second consecutive year

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola’s student newspaper, The Chimes , won the Online Pacemaker Award on Nov. 1 at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media...

  • Opening the Gates

    To attend her dream school, Mary Tatlock hoped for a dream scholarship

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Good Friday 2014 was especially good for Mary Tatlock. It was the day the freshman intercultural studies major received mail that would change her...

  • Starting Them Young

    Biola launches new K-12 “satellite program” for homeschool students

    Jason Newell — 

    As thousands of families already know, Biola University isn’t just for university students. For the past two decades, Biola Youth has been...

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    Biola University will launch a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) degree this fall — a new graduate program designed to prepare students...

  • Online Giving Made Easy

    With rise in philanthropy, Biola debuts new giving website

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Universities today produce some of the most compelling people and inspiring thoughts. Yet most universities have decidedly uninspiring giving...

  • Captain America

    Amy Weststeyn named national volleyball player of the year

    Neil Morgan — 

    Amy Weststeyn is known for going vertical for Biola on the volleyball court, and in December she reached a new all-time high for the university’s...

  • Can Multiethnic Churches Become the ‘New Normal’?

    Alumnus Bryan Loritts is leading a movement to build multiethnic unity in the body of Christ

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    In late 2014, race became the conversation in America. A pair of controversial decisions not to prosecute police officers for the high-profile...

  • Shepherds with Hammers

    How professor Albert Yee thinks biblically about engineering

    Brett McCracken — 

    If you put an ichthys sticker on a hammer, does that make it a “Christian hammer”? That’s a question that helped Albert Yee, associate professor...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    On Jan. 30, three of the top minds in Christian apologetics were on stage together in Chase Gymnasium to discuss “God, Science and the Big...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    When you visit a church in America, you can usually tell within a few minutes what really drives the congregation. The activity-driven church has...

  • Write Quick

    Q&A with alumnus and author Sean McDowell

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    A brief interview with Sean McDowell (’98, M.A. ’03, assistant professor of Christian apologetics), co-author of Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful...

  • The Viewfinders

    In a tragedy-stricken land, Biola journalists are equipping Haitians to share their stories

    Michael Longinow, Tamara Welter — 

    Nelson, a lanky young Haitian man, brought his camera up to professor Tamara Welter and showed her the screen on the back. He needed help with an...

  • A History of Hardship

    Haiti’s people have shown resilience through poverty, natural disasters and political turbulence

    Tamara Welter — 

    Haitians are proud of the fact that their country was the first black republic; slaves overthrew Haiti’s French control. But Haiti’s history is...

  • The Extraordinary Beauty of Ordinary Faith

    An interview with author and theologian Michael Horton (’87)

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    In his new book, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World, alumnus Michael Horton (’87) argues that evangelicals should tone down...

  • We Won’t All Change the World … And That’s Okay

    An excerpt from "Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World"

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    In the church today, we like to raise the bar, up the ante and lay out radical calls that most people can’t possibly answer. Nor do we expect them...

  • Dorm Stairwells to Skid Row

    Antquan Washington (’02) serves L.A.'s needy

    Heather Leith — 

    More than a decade ago, a conversation with a friend in the Hart Hall stairwell inspired Antquan Washington (’02) to get involved with ministry to...

  • From the Alumni Office: Spring 2015

    What is God’s Definition of Success?

    Rick Bee — 

    In this issue of Biola Magazine, the alumni board is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Alumni of the Year Awards. These great...

  • Yearbook Archive Goes Digital

    Every volume of The Biolan since 1927 now accessible online

    Heather Leith — 

    Looking to reminisce on your glory days at Biola without having to crawl into the attic to find your dusty yearbooks? Every edition of The Biolan...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Biola University Alumni Association recognized 11 alumni for their outstanding accomplishments and service during a special awards chapel on...

  • Abstinence, Intensity and Love

    Two reflections on Lent and love, one from the perspective of abstinence, one from the perspective of intensification

    Bruce Hindmarsh — 

    This issue’s Last Word comes from the Biola University Center for Christian Thought’s blog, The Table.In this article, adapted from a post on...