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  • Fruitful Research on Fruitless Areas

    Business professor Brandon Odell Ware studies the causes of ‘food deserts’

    Joanna Wu — 

    How close do you live to your nearest grocery store? This might not be something you often consider, but it’s an important question for Brandon...

  • Does God ‘Send People to Hell’?

    Book excerpt from '40 Questions About Heaven and Hell'

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    The notion that God sends people to hell is accurate in a certain sense. If by “send to hell” one means that God himself will cast unrepentant...

  • Craig Hazen — 

    Some parts of the Bible are simply more difficult to believe than others. I have found these words spoken by Jesus in John 15:7 to be some of the...

  • A Voice of Freedom

    How Sarah Chang fled North Korea, inspired thousands and became an unlikely Biola graduate

    Joanna Wu — 

    Eight and a half years ago, a North Korean orphan walked onto a stage in South Africa, never imagining how the next 7 minutes would change her...

  • Where Psychology Meets Spirituality

    Now in its 50th year, Rosemead School of Psychology is a leader in theologically integrated education and research — with bold aspirations for the future

    Jason Newell — 

    Each fall, psychology professor David Cimbora stands before a class of doctoral students to welcome them to the first week of their five year...

  • Her Personal Emmy-Winning Story

    Journalist Katie Boer (’08) touches lives by documenting her mom’s struggle with dementia

    Alex Brouwer — 

    One of Katie Boer’s (’08) life goals was to win an Emmy by the time she was 30. After receiving two previous nominations, she achieved that goal...

  • Lily Tsau — 

    You’re reading Biola Magazinebecause you’re an alumnus or have some attachment to Biola and you want to know what’s happening at, around and about...

  • From Science to ‘Searching’: Alumna Co-stars in Award-Winning Film

    Michelle La (’11) transitions from wastewater analysis to acting career

    Monica Kochan — 

    After college, Michelle La’s (’11) career was headed down the drain — but in a good way. She’d landed a role in wastewater management for a local...

  • Finding God in Subatomic Particles

    Experimental particle physicist Michael G. Strauss does research at famed CERN laboratory

    Kristen Hartman — 

    Michael G. Strauss (’81) arrived at Biola as an undergraduate who was interested in the intersection of science and faith. After graduation he...

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    Biola President Barry H. Corey (left) at the U.S. Capitol with Shirley Hoogstra (middle left), president of the Council for Christian Colleges...

  • Alumni Regional Contacts Bring Biolans Together Across the Country

    Plug in to community with help from a Biola alumni regional contact

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Communities of Biolans are coming together across the country and around the world. Here are just a sample of Biola meet-ups where Biolans are...

  • Jason Newell — 

    I was typing away on my laptop about eight years ago when a message from a colleague popped up on my chat screen. “Have you seen this yet?” I...

  • Jason Newell — 

    When it comes to reading, my proverbial eyes are much bigger than my stomach. Maybe youcan relate. At any given moment, I’m trying to work my way...

  • Barry Corey — 

    Biola students returning to campus this fall encountered a Calvary Chapel that has beenartistically transformed. This summer, the renowned Danish...

  • Biola Brings Special Education Training to Middle East

    Professor leads national conference involving Jordanian dignitaries

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    Biola education professor Dennis Eastman (right) shakes handswith Jordanian Prince Mired Bin Ra'ad (left) at a special educationconference in...

  • First(Gen) Lady

    Sierra McCoy, a first-generation college student, leads Biola's student government

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    As a first generation college student, Sierra McCoy wasn’t completely sure what to expect from Biola. But from early on, she had a drive to help...

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    J.P. Moreland speaks widely on philosophy,including here at Biola in this photo. J.P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy at Biola’s...

  • Joanna Wu — 

    After six years and nearly 4,000 uploads of enough free educational multimedia content to play for almost 88 straight days, the Open Biola website...

  • Kristen Hartman — 

    Alton Lim (sitting at center), surrounded by his family and Biola President Barry H. Corey, at ribbon-cutting ceremony in February in front of the...

  • Kristen Hartman — 

    Biola hosted its 40th and final golf tournament on Sept. 10, where more than 100 golfers took to the links to raise more than $40,000, which will...

  • Athlete Profile: Stephanie Jewett

    Volleyball player works with special-needs orphans in China

    Neil Morgan — 

    Rather than hit the beach, go to Disneyland or visit her family in North Carolina, Stephanie Jewett — a senior communication sciences and disorders...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    In some ways, technology has made it easier than ever for humans to connect. Yet despite their apparent connectedness, a growing share of American...

  • Gary McIntosh — 

    This issue’s Last Word comes from The Good Book Blog, the faculty blog of Biola’s Talbot School of Theology. This adapted article was originally...

  • The Peacemaker

    Sam "Saji" Oommen ('90) founder of Building Leaders 4 Peace, focuses work on reconciliation

    Kristen Hartman — 

    When Lana stood up in front of a room of her peers — fellow Syrian refugees, Turks, Americans and Canadians — and chose to forgive the pilot of...

  • No Regular Joe

    As Starbucks’ Americas controller, Paul Shilling (’00) plays key business role for coffee giant

    Kristen Hartman — 

    After almost five years as the director of corporate accounting for Starbucks, Paul Shilling (’00) became Starbucks’ Americas controller in May...