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  • 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...

  • 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)...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Karin Stetina — 

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

  • Sleep Week for the Sleep Weak

    Biola launches campuswide campaign to improve students’ mental health

    Zachariah Jimison — 

    “I only got three hours of sleep last night.” “It’s week two and I’ve already pulled three all-nighters.” “Sleep? What even is sleep?” These are...

  • Statistical Experts

    Biola’s new Quantitative Consulting Center wants to help you with your data

    Kiana Karn, Joanna Wu — 

    Need help crunching those numbers? Look no further than Biola’s new Quantitative Consulting Center (QCC), which opened in fall 2019. Jason Wilson,...

  • Joanna Wu — 

    One of Biola’s student magazines, The Point, won a 2019 Pacemaker Award, a national honor for college campus publications For the second time in...

  • Coming Attractions

    New this fall: degrees in marriage and family therapy, public relations and more

    Jason Newell — 

    Biola is now accepting applications for several new programs launching this fall — including on-campus and online options for both graduate and...

  • Think About It

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

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Matt Redman at The Biola Hour — Biola’s YouTube channel Matt Redman, the singer and songwriter widely known for “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),...

  • Against All Odds

    Liberian native Handson Lake overcomes trials to become a Torrey Honors student

    Joanna Wu — 

    Growing up in Liberia, Handson Lake never thought college would be possible. “Liberia is a country where the reality of getting three meals a day...

  • A Passion for Patronage

    John Rinehart seeks to fuel the spread of the Word through Gospel Patrons

    Zachariah Jimison — 

    As he was finishing his Master of Divinity at Biola’s Talbot School of Theology, John Rinehart (’02, M.Div. ’09) turned to his wife, Renée (Peck ’...