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  • 2020 Fall

    Biola Honored for ‘Best Undergraduate Teaching’

    U.S. News and World Report recognizes university on several rankings.

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola University has again been named one of America’s top-tier national universities by U.S. News and World Report, earning special recognition in...

  • 2020 Fall

    Finding ‘Hope in Crisis’

    Donors give nearly $3 million to students impacted by Covid-19.

    Kristen Hartman — 

    Four years ago, Alisa Sanchez met Jesus. Someone at the shelter where she and her infant daughter were staying explained the gospel, and the...

  • 2020 Fall

    Mentoring Minorities in Medicine

    First-generation student Ixchel Gomez starts a club for students of color pursuing health sciences.

    Joanna Wu — 

    Ixchel “Izzy” Gomez is on a mission to practice medicine — and she wants to bring others like her along with her. Growing up in a largely Hispanic,...

  • 2020 Fall

    Meet the Deans – Fall 2020

    Biola’s film, psychology and science schools start year with new top leaders.

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Three of Biola’s nine schools began the academic year under the leadership of new deans, each stepping into their roles this summer following...

  • 2020 Fall

    Joanna Wu — 

    Marriage rates in the United States have hit an all-time low — a reflection of adults waiting to marry until later in life or forgoing marriage...

  • 2020 Fall

    An Antidote to Burnout

    Humility is a key to work-life balance, professor says in award-winning research.

    Joanna Wu — 

    Many people strive to achieve a healthy work-life balance — an ideal that has become all the more challenging in the midst of a pandemic that has...

  • 2020 Fall

    Think About It – Fall 2020

    A roundup of recent videos, podcasts and other resources on Christianity and culture.

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Coping with Covid-19 — Biola’s Website How can we live and love well during a pandemic? Check out a collection of biblical resources from Biola...

  • 2020 Fall

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    God and Guns in America, by Michael W. Austin (M.A. ’00), Eerdmans, May 2020. The gun debate is raging in America. Senseless acts of gun violence...

  • 2020 Fall

    Michelle Barnewall — 

    How does the grace of God conflict with our ideas of justice? I think of how much I want things to be just. If I work hard, I want it to be...

  • 2020 Fall

    Making Magic

    Karlynn Holbrook serves as senior manager of organizational operations at Walt Disney World.

    Zachariah Jimison — 

    In 1998, a little boy was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. His dying wish was to meet Buzz Lightyear. At the time, Karlynn Holbrook (MOL ’06)...

  • 2020 Fall

    Zero to a Billion

    Samuel Sunderaraj helps young tech companies accelerate revenue.

    Zachariah Jimison — 

    Samuel Sunderaraj’s (’95) uncle in Seattle was the only person he knew in the United States when he first stepped onto Biola’s campus in the fall...

  • 2020 Fall

    A Pandemic of Opportunity

    Randa Hinton launches a podcast to help young people create careers in the world of Covid-19.

    Zachariah Jimison — 

    In January 2020, Randa Hinton’s (’09) pastor encouraged her to pray big prayers. On the cusp of graduating with her master’s in communication from...

  • 2020 Fall

    Never Too Late

    Lori Salvador realizes a dream by earning one of Biola’s first fully online bachelor’s degrees.

    Joanna Wu — 

    A few years ago, Lori Salvador (‘19) decided it was time to go back to school — without actually going back to school. From her home on the island...

  • 2020 Fall

    Kenneth Berding — 

    Here’s a thought experiment. Suppose that you possessed a magic ball from which dangled a tiny magic thread. Furthermore, suppose that when you...

  • 2020 Fall

    Jason Gonzalez — 

    Coarse sand massaged our skin as we nestled into the beach of Ville-franche-sur-Mer. Sounds of gentle turquoise waves and tummies full of French...

  • 2020 Spring

    The Evangelists

    Meet the Biola alumni and students behind a bold national effort to share the gospel on public school campuses

    Joanna Wu — 

    Photo above:Biola alumni Rich Hung, KelleePopp and Ben Flemming help lead the National School Project from their office in Whittier, California....

  • 2020 Spring

    Are You on BiolaHub Yet?

    Discover the new online network for mentoring, finding jobs and connecting with fellow alumni

    Jason Newell — 

    From Jakarta to Germany, from Seattle to Seoul, Biolans around the world are discovering an innovative new service that promises to make it better...

  • Editor’s Note

    For Spring 2020 Issue

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Dear Readers, As you read the online version of Biola Magazine’s Spring 2020 issue, please note that this issue was sent to print in early March,...

  • 2020 Spring

    What’s a Christian to do with Video Games?

    Q&A with game designer Michael Steffen

    Joanna Wu — 

    Last July, an audience gathered at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York for the Fortnite World Cup, one of the most anticipated esports events of...

  • 2020 Spring

    Killing Cancer

    Professor Richard Gunasekera uses motorized nanomolecules to drill into harmful cells

    Jason Newell — 

    Richard Gunasekera’s cancer research isn’t just cutting-edge; it’s drilling-edge. The Biola scientist is part of a team of researchers who are...

  • 2020 Spring

    When Tragedy Hit, So Did a Cascade of Grace

    'After Biola' with Cassidy Ray ('10)

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    I can’t remember a time in my life when I felt more optimistic about my future than when I graduated from Biola in 2010. It was this absolute...

  • 2020 Spring

    Biola Through the Lens of President and Parent

    Book excerpt from 'Make the Most of It' by President Barry H. Corey

    Barry Corey — 

    Four years after starting my job as the university’s president, our oldest graduated from high school and decided to attend Biola. Given my role at...

  • 2020 Spring

    Books by Biolans

    Recent publications by our very own Biola faculty and alumni

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Faith for Exiles Faith for Exiles, by David Kinnaman (’96, Biola trustee) and Mark Matlock (’91), Baker Books, September 2019. It’s easy to get...

  • 2020 Spring

    The Priority of Love

    Book excerpt from 'Theology in the Democracy of the Dead' by Matt Jenson

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    To be human is to be a lover. The most basic thing to say about humans, according to Augustine, is not that we are social animals (as in...

  • 2020 Spring

    Karin Stetina — 

    “Does time dedicated to working in the secular world endanger our souls?” Chris R. Armstrong asks this important question in Work: Theological...