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2017 Spring Articles

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Margaret (Bascom,’48) Sanders recently celebrated her 90th birthday, and was joined for the occasion by her sister Barbara Bascom ('38) and niece...

  • From the Alumni Office: Spring 2017

    After a Historic Campaign, What’s Next?

    Rick Bee — 

    The completion of the campaign for Biola University is one of the most significant accomplishments that I have experienced in my nearly four...

  • Jason Newell — 

    I’ll admit, I was one of the skeptics. When university leaders announced the launch of an unprecedented $180 million fundraising campaign five...

  • Barry Corey — 

    The 60 months of our fundraising campaign, “A Soul of Conviction, A Voice of Courage: The Campaign for Biola University,” have been a journey for...

  • New Center Established to Focus on Work of the Holy Spirit

    Donor-funded initiative aims for more spiritual transformation and empowerment for evangelism

    Jason Newell — 

    What would happen if Biola was more intentional about understanding the work of the Holy Spirit and developing a greater passion to be led by the...

  • Biola’s Campus, Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

    Virtual reality headsets give prospective students a 360-degree tour

    Jason Newell — 

    Do you ever wish you could transport yourself to Biola’s campus? Stand under the Bell Tower on a sunny day? Grab a quiet seat next to the Fluor...

  • Called to Reach Every Nation

    Christian Gessner’s entrepreneurial spirit leads him from Brazil to Biola

    Joanna Wu — 

    As the founder of Airbnbin Latin America, Christian Gessner spent years helping millions of wanderlusts find homes while traveling. Now, the...

  • Strides in Speech

    Biola’s Speech-Language Clinic trains students while serving the local community

    Joanna Wu — 

    Just a few years ago, Whittier resident Luis Contreras noticed his elementary-aged son becoming more and more self-conscious about his speech. His...

  • Joanna Wu — 

    An endowed chair has been established in recognition of William Lane Craig, a world-renowned philosopher and theologian who has been teaching at...

  • Fall Sports Roundup

    Eagles Finish Strong in Final Year of GSAC Competition

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola’s athletics teams enjoyed a strong fall season in their final year of membership in the NAIA and the Golden State Athletic Conference,...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The 2016 U.S. election sparked new discussions about the political power and influence of American Christians. Should Christians seek power in...

  • A Traveling Teacher of Teachers

    Professor Kitty Purgason receives her third Fulbright grant

    Kathryn Toombs — 

    From the beginning of her life, Kitty Purgason seemed to have been groomed for international relations. Growing up in India as the daughter of a...

  • Hollywood's Diversity Problem

    Excerpt of 'Reel Inequality' by Professor Nancy Wang Yuen

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Growing up as an immigrant kid in Southern California, just miles from the Hollywood industry, I watched hours of television for amusement. This...

  • Dan Radmacher — 

    I am always surprised and amused to hear people talk about verses they think are in the Bible that are not. I led a small group of college guys...

  • A New Day

    Empowered by a historic campaign that raised $214 million, Biola University is poised to begin a bold new chapter

    Barry Corey — 

    On a January day a little more than five years ago, the Biola Board of Trustees cast a vote that made me feel both exhilarated and daunted. By...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Campaign for Biola University successfully raised $214 million to support four main categories. Here are just a few tangible examples of how...

  • Keeping the Momentum Going

    The newly launched Biola Fund will help provide a world-class education for all students

    Jason Newell — 

    After five years and $214 million in donations, The Campaign for Biola University has officially come to an end. Through the generosity of Biola’s...

  • The Art of Relationships

    Through its popular podcast, blog and events, Biola’s Center for Marriage and Relationships is reaching thousands with practical, biblical wisdom

    Kathryn Toombs — 

    It’s easy to idealize marriage. A few short weeks after their wedding, Miles and Aimee Matias (’16) realized just how true this was, as they began...

  • Creating ‘Baby Believers’

    Danielle Hitchen (’10) kickstarts a theology book for toddlers

    Kathryn Toombs — 

    Danielle Hitchen (’10) knows that raising kids is hard. As the mom of a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old, Hitchen is well aware of the challenges that...

  • The Mission of ‘Christy Miller’

    Robin Jones Gunn (’75) shares the gospel through fiction

    Kathryn Toombs — 

    To many young girls (and former young girls), the name Robin Jones Gunn is a familiar one. As the author of over 90 books, including the popular...

  • Meet the 2017 Alumni Award Winners

    The Biola University Alumni Board is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Alumni Awards

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Biola University Alumni Board is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Alumni Awards. Awardees will be honored during a special...

  • Appetite for Construction

    Property developer Jeff Hachquet (’00) turned family land into food-lovers’ destination

    Kristen Hartman — 

    During nearly 15 years in real estate development, Jeff Hachquet (’00) has worked with properties across Las Vegas. But no project has been as...

  • Local Politics

    The Hard Road to Love and Humility in Your Neighborhood

    Jennifer Fitzgerald — 

    We follow Christ. We want to be active American citizens. In this day and age and in this culture of outrage, can we be both of those people at...