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2016 Fall Articles

  • Jason Newell — 

    My first daughter started kindergarten this fall — a milestone that made both of us feel a whole lot older. Like many parents sending their kids...

  • On Senate Bills and a Better Story

    President's Perspective

    Barry Corey — 

    I have to be honest. If you had told me nine years ago, when the moving truck was settling our family into California, that the state legislature...

  • Religious Liberty Preserved

    California faith-based colleges are spared, for now, from concerning legal threat

    Brett McCracken — 

    Faith-based colleges and universities in California are breathing a sigh of relief this fall after an unprecedented threat to religious liberty...

  • Biola to Join NCAA Division II

    Eagles announce start of new era for athletics programs

    Brenda Velasco — 

    Biola’s athletic programs celebrated the start of a new era in July, when the university’s application for membership into the National Collegiate...

  • Clear Eyes, Full Plate

    Laura Gurskey is graduating with lofty goals — and the packed resume to match

    Brett McCracken — 

    As a transfer student graduating in December, Laura Gurskey may end up having less time at Biola than other students have had. But she’s made the...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    One of the church’s primary purposes is to make disciples. But how are new disciples actually being made today? Which methods are most effective...

  • Young People are Indeed Leaving the Church

    And new research tells us how to turn it around

    Larry Barnett, Craig Hazen — 

    Popular christian teachers, books, articles and websites have been ringing alarm bells about the loss of young people from evangelical churches in...

  • The Wrong Kind of Extreme

    Faculty/Alumni Book Excerpt

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    If the past decade and a half has taught Americans anything, it’s that religious extremism is a real thing. Bombarded by images of terrorism, gun...

  • An Entrypoint for Entrepreneurs

    With bold new initiatives like the Biola Startup Competition, the Crowell School of Business is equipping a new generation of innovators

    Jason Newell — 

    “What do you want to do for a career?” It’s a question every college student faces at some point — and one for which a surprisingly high...

  • New Role for a Familiar Face

    André Stephens (’91) steps into vice presidential position

    Kristen Hartman — 

    In the fall of 1986 a high school senior stepped onto Biola’s campus for the first time during a University Preview Day. He stayed in the...

  • Jenna Loumagne — 

    William Lane Craig (left) and J.P. Moreland (right) Biola professors William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland were recognized this fall on the list of...

  • Brenda Velasco — 

    Biola University has been granted a 10-year reaccreditation term — the longest term possible — from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges...

  • Neil Morgan — 

    Biola inducted two alumni into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 24: Jeff Benbow, a three-time All-American men's soccer player, and Christine...

  • The Truth, Well Told

    Former Microsoft communications director Jun Young (’95) runs his own Seattle-based firm

    Kathryn Toombs — 

    For Jun Young ('95), it’s always been about stories. Since the interest was sparked during his time at Biola and ignited in his professional...

  • Singing Through the Bible

    Amy Treadwell Toy (’03) writes a song every day to excite kids about memorizing Scripture

    Laurie Bullock, Brett McCracken — 

    One girl. One year. 365 original songs straight from Scripture. That’s the YouTube description of “Sing Through the Bible,” a daily video project...

  • The Culture of Complaint

    Moving from complaining to gratitude

    Karin Stetina — 

    This issue’s Last Word comes from The Good Book Blog, the faculty blog of Biola’s Talbot School of Theology. This article is adapted from a post...

  • Christ-Centered for the Common Good

    Four Ways Christian Colleges Contribute to the Flourishing of Society

    Brett McCracken — 

    What would society look like if, in a decade or so, there were no Christian colleges and universities? Or what if the Biolas, Wheatons and Gordons...