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  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    It’s not every day that nearly 1 million people around the world get a glimpse into a Biola University classroom. But after professor Matthew...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Last spring, Scott MacIntyre lived his dream while competing on American Idol and ultimately placing 8th. At the same time, his little sister,...

  • The Family That Sings Together

    ‘Idol’ Sibling Beats Odds to Attend Biola

    Brett McCracken — 

    A year ago this Christmas, freshman Katelyn MacIntyre was rushed to the hospital with kidney failure. For her family, it was like a bad case of...

  • Church and Screen

    Youth Pastor’s Film to Debut Nationwide

    Brittany Mccomb — 

    In his 11 years as a youth pastor, Jim Britts (’99) has come to know a thing or two about teenagers. For one: Life as a high school student seldom...

  • Unknown — 

    My wife and I recently moved overseas with our 2-year-old daughter to serve among an unreached people group on the eastern border of the Tibetan...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Bible is full of memorable and meaningful verses, but some of the richest treasures are often unfamiliar to the average Christian. What are...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The health care system in the United States needs rehabilitation. On that, politicians on both sides of the aisle agree. With costs rising rapidly...

  • Melissa Schubert — 

    In what I take to be the kindness of God, I recently enjoyed with my students a rich discovery in an unplanned connection between our Scripture...

  • Student Dispatches

    Memories From Around The World

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Dustin McCurry Torrey Rome (January 2009) Senior – Biochemistry/Philosophy We went to many churches that contained absolutely stunning works of...

  • Dispatches from Abroad

    How a Change of Scenery Can Enliven Our Faith

    Brett McCracken — 

    What do we see when we travel? Is it just postcard scenery and famous landmarks? Confusing subway maps and exotic menus? Or can there be more to it...

  • Taking the World Stage

    Judith Hill (’06) Wows Millions

    Brett McCracken — 

    Just hours after the memorial service for Michael Jackson on July 7, Rolling Stone magazine ran an online article that answered a question on many...

  • The Yolklore Lives On

    During Mega-Viewing, Biola Egg Vanishes Yet Again

    Jason Newell — 

    It’s been suspended from a helicopter. It’s been escorted through campus by a fire engine. It’s been buried, burgled, bulldozed, cloned and coated...

  • A Light in a Dark Place

    Alumna Reaches Out to Sex Workers in Athens

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    Several nights each week, Kelsey Talbott (M.A. ’08) ventures out on a rescue mission — one that leads her into the shadowy brothels and seedy...

  • Michael Moradshahi — 

    It’s not because I am obsessed with cows or chocolate or cheese, although I am fond of all three. Pocketknives, wristwatches and beautiful...

  • A Classic, Reborn

    McDowell Duo Updates Landmark Book

    Jason Newell — 

    One memorable day back in 1976, Josh McDowell (’66, M.Div. ’71) sat down with a pot of coffee, some free time and a simple mission: write about...

  • Q&A: Clark Campbell

    Rosemead’s New Dean

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    After a yearlong national search, Biola’s Rosemead School of Psychology has a new dean: Clark Campbell, who assumed the role in August. Campbell,...

  • Why We Should Pray For Hollywood

    An Interview With Karen Covell

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Karen Covell believes in the power of prayer and has a heart for the soul of Hollywood. That’s why 10 years ago she founded the Hollywood Prayer...

  • Dave Milbrandt — 

    When I think of what a typical missionary does, Ted Ruiz (M.Div. ’84) and his wife, Viv, come to mind. Family friends, they have selflessly...

  • A Reformer’s Resurgence

    Five Centuries Later, Calvin’s Work is Still ‘Changing the World’

    Brett McCracken — 

    This year marks John Calvin’s quincentenary — the 500th anniversary of the famous theologian’s birth — and his impact on Christian thought and...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    For Christian singles — an ever-growing group within the church — the prevailing message in culture and from the pulpit is often “Get married! As...

  • Doing Thanks

    The Anatomy of Gratitude

    Todd Hall — 

    I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – G.K. Chesterton I became a...

  • Prayer for Generation Tweet

    Rediscovering a Vital Spiritual Discipline in a World of Constant Distractions

    Brett McCracken — 

    Ours is an age of fast, easy communication. If we have a message to deliver, there are a myriad of options at our disposal: We can e-mail across...

  • Economics of an Ordinary Radical

    An Interview with Shane Claiborne

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    When it comes to Christians and money, Shane Claiborne has something to say. But unlike many outspoken voices on these issues, Claiborne actually...

  • The Vexing Vaccine Dilemma

    What New Parents Should Know About Immunizations

    Bob Sears — 

    Vaccines used to be an almost automatic routine for every baby. Parents simply got all the shots for their children without asking questions. But...

  • I’m a Christian. Now What?

    New Journal Explores Spiritual Growth Process

    Jason Newell — 

    Professor Steve L. Porter likes to conduct a simple experiment when he teaches on the topic of spiritual formation. First, he asks students to...