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2016 Summer Articles

  • Jason Newell — 

    From my window in Metzger Hall, I’ve got a front-and-center view of a massive pit opening up in the ground near Biola’s main entrance. Don’t worry,...

  • Barry Corey — 

    This spring, Biola University's Center for Christian Thought (CCT) and Center for Marriage and Relationships (CMR) hosted a one-day symposium on...

  • A Groundbreaking Day for the Sciences

    Construction begins on ambitious new science facility

    Jason Newell — 

    Biola broke ground in February on the most ambitious building project in its history, an expansive new science facility that will serve as a home...

  • A Big Year for Biola Athletics

    Five teams win conference championships

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola’s student-athletes competed their way to one of the most successful years in university history in 2015–16, with five separate teams winning...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Deborah L. Taylor (’93, M.A. ’01), a longtime Biola University administrator and faculty member, was appointed in May as the university’s new...

  • Religious Freedom Scholar Receives 2016 Colson Award

    Paul Marshall is the third recipient of Biola’s ‘Conviction and Courage’ award

    Brett McCracken — 

    On May 27, Biola University awarded its third Charles W. Colson Conviction and Courage Award to Paul Marshall, a religious freedom scholar and...

  • A Precedential President

    Taylor Stribbling serves as Biola’s first Student Government Association president

    Laurie Bullock — 

    Taylor Stribbling’s final year at Biola also marked a big first. The 2015–16 school year marked the debut of the Student Government Association,...

  • Teaching the Write Way

    Professor Christie Curtis’ grammar textbooks are used in classrooms across the U.S.

    Laurie Bullock — 

    Christie Curtis (M.A. ’06) loves language. And as the co-author of a widely popular series of grammar textbooks, the Biola education professor...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    With the 2016 U.S. presidential election well underway and political rhetoric heating up, perennial discussions about evangelicals and politics...

  • Truth Must be Wedded to Grace

    Faculty/Alumni Book Excerpt

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    During a trip to Breckenridge, a beautiful ski town in the mountains of Colorado, a friend and I decided to get our hair cut at one of the little...

  • Is it Intolerant to Claim Christianity Alone is True?

    Five responses to objections about Christianity’s exclusive claims


    A couple of years ago I visited Canada to record television interviews about my book Christian Endgame. Prior to the recording, some of the...

  • The Radical Call of Kindness

    Why the church must recover Christian compassion in an age of incivility

    Barry Corey — 

    I held the hand of the kindest man I everknew, sitting by his bedside in silent reverence while he lay shrouded in sheets bleached white. We were...

  • Offering Refuge

    Amid a worldwide refugee crisis, Biolans are taking bold action to care for those in need

    Charlene Choi — 

    The people of God have always been refugees. The instant we were banished from Eden, we became wanderers. The minute we fled Egypt, we were...

  • One SCORR and 20 Years Ago

    For 20 years, Biola’s annual Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation has celebrated the beauty and engaged the challenges of diversity on Christian college campuses

    Brett McCracken — 

    “Evangelical Colleges’ Diversity Problem.” That was the headline of a January 2016 feature article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, which...

  • Leader of the Band

    Music instructor Mitch Bahr (’96) earns title of ‘California Teacher of the Year'

    Laurie Bullock — 

    Fourteen years ago Mitch Bahr (’96) stepped up to the podium to become music director at a rural Northern California high school and brought...

  • Christianity Under a Microscope

    Molecular biologist Anjeanette ‘AJ’ Roberts (M.A. ’15) explores hard questions about faith and science

    Laurie Bullock — 

    As a college student, Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts wanted to dig deeper into the unknown. At the time, that meant viruses. While studying chemistry...

  • No Fear in the ‘Force’

    Rob Bredow (’94) heads technology at Lucasfilm

    Brett McCracken — 

    With the release of The Force Awakens this past December, the building of Star Wars lands at Disney theme parks and the development of at least...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Office of Alumni Relations and Biola’s Alumni Board recognized four alumni for their outstanding accomplishments and service during a special...

  • Combating Cynicism

    Four words for cynics: ‘affirm before you criticize’

    Greg Ganssle — 

    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...