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2016 Winter Articles

  • Brett McCracken — 

    Faculty, students and young alumni are not just learning about science in the classroom. They’re doing science in the laboratory. As Biola...

  • Write Quick: Winter 2016

    Q-and-A with professor Fred Sanders

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    A brief interview with Fred Sanders (professor, Torrey Honors College), author of How God Used R.A. Torrey: A Short Biography as Told Through His...

  • From the Alumni Office: Winter 2016

    How to help our students while honoring a professor

    Rick Bee — 

    As we close in on the $180 million goal of “A Soul of Conviction, A Voice of Courage: The Campaign for Biola University,” we are taking the “show...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Confucius for Christians: What an Ancient Chinese Worldview Can Teach Us about Life in Christ, by Gregg Ten Elshof (professor of philosophy),...

  • Jason Newell — 

    A couple of years ago, Biola put up a series of billboards across Southern California, including a large one not far from John Wayne Airport. Each...

  • Barry Corey — 

    One of my great joys is serving at a university where 1,022 students are majoring in the sciences, planning for vocations in fields from research...

  • Jason Newell — 

    A series of college rankings released this fall rate Biola as a national leader in academics, safety and campus life. In September , U.S. News and...

  • Becoming the Bride

    Theologians from around the world gather to discuss ‘The Future of the Church’

    Brett McCracken — 

    What will the Christian Church look like in the future? Will it become more visibly unified or more fragmented than ever? Where and in what form...

  • The Birth of Blackstone

    New residence hall features whiteboard walls, breakfast-themed café

    Brett McCracken — 

    This fall, 318 Biola students have the privilege of being the inaugural residents of Blackstone Hall, the newly minted residence hall named after...

  • From Magic to Missions

    Brady Lee seeks to grow students’ passion for the Great Commission

    Stephanie Kim — 

    For Student Missionary Union (SMU) president Brady Lee, choosing to attend Biola was almost a no-brainer. When visiting his older brother, who...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    In May 2015, the university publicly launched “A Soul of Conviction, A Voice of Courage: The Campaign for Biola University.” The $180 million...

  • Victory Lap

    Christine Tixier graduates as two-time national swimmer of the year.

    Laurie Bullock, Kristina Nishi — 

    For Christine Tixier ('15) competitive swimming was something that she had consistently performed well in, but her excitement and passion for the...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Caleb Kaltenbach (M.A. ’07) is an alumnus of Biola’s Talbot School of Theology, lead pastor of a large church in Simi Valley, Calif., and a married...

  • Pitching a New Statistic

    Professor Jason Wilson’s mathematical formula could forever change baseball

    Laurie Bullock — 

    Jason Wilson, associate professor of mathematics at Biola, finds God’s beauty in a place where few people think to look — statistics. Wilson has...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    If you thought apostles and prophets only lived way back in Bible times and have long since disappeared, think again. Contemporary people calling...

  • How to Make Evidence for God Disappear

    A tutorial for atheist magicians

    Paul Nelson — 

    For several years, I’ve interacted with the University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne. Coyne doesn’t like me, and I can’t really...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Say the words “science and faith,” and people’s minds tend to go straight to the supposed standoff between Genesis, geology and genomes. But there’...

  • Boldness in Medicine

    Jane Anderson ('71)

    Laurie Bullock — 

    Jane Anderson ('71) knew that Biola was the university God had for her undergraduate years, even if the registrar’s office didn’t agree at first....

  • A Principled Principal

    Tabitha Hernandez-Blanton ('01, M.A. '04)

    Stephanie Kim — 

    Tabitha Hernandez-Blanton ('01, M.A. '04) began her career in education by teaching elementary school students in the very district she attended...

  • Faith and Finance

    Mark Linsz ('86)

    Laurie Bullock — 

    Mark Linsz ('86) believes in working with people. Throughout his career as an executive with Bank of America and in creating his own company, My...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola added three standout athletes to its Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 12 during its fourth annual induction ceremony. Two dual-sport athletes...

  • Growing in Gratitude

    Grateful marriages are happier marriages

    Chris Grace — 

    Like Paul did in his letter to the Colossians, many of the Old and New Testament writers connected love, peace and harmony with thankfulness. Not...