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  • The Right Kind of Pluralist

    Book excerpt from ‘A Practical Guide to Culture’ co-written by alumnus Brett Kunkle

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Shane was thrilled. He and his girlfriend, Francesca, had just finished hours of conversation with their skeptical friends at a local restaurant....

  • Jason Newell — 

    Somewhere around 10 minutes into my first tour of Biola’s brand new Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health, I turned to a...

  • Live and LEARN

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    One of my only regrets as a two-time Biola graduateis that I didn’t take more classes. Don’t get me wrong: It’s not so much that I wanted the...

  • Anchored in the Word

    President's Perspective

    Barry Corey — 

    Ten years ago, when I started at Biola, I could not have predicted so much of what has happened. More and more, I find myself pondering Biola’s...

  • Rankings Roundup

    Biola gets high marks from U.S. News, Forbes, others

    Jason Newell — 

    Biola continues to be recognized as a national leader in academics, safety and campus life, evidenced by a series of college rankings released...

  • New Year, New Look

    Biola rolls out major rebranding effort

    Jason Newell — 

    If you've encountered Biola online, in person or in your mailbox recently, you may have noticed that something’s different. In August, Biola...

  • Studying the Spirit

    Q&A with Oscar Merlo, director of new Holy Spirit center

    Brett McCracken — 

    This fall, Biola University officially launched the Center for the Study of the Work and Ministry of the Holy Spirit Today. A 10-year initiative...

  • A Life Preserved

    Freshman Hannah Strege is the first person born through frozen embryo adoption

    Melissa Hedrick — 

    Before her birth in December 1998, Hannah Strege was frozen for two years. Conceived in a petri dish, she was preserved as an embryo until she was...

  • Calvary Chapel to be Transformed

    World-renowned artists to transform campus chapel

    Kristen Hartman — 

    In the center of campus on the west side of Metzger Lawn stands Calvary Chapel. It’s a place where thousands of Biola students, faculty and...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Did God use evolution to create humanity and all other life from a common ancestor? A growing number of prominent Christian theologians, pastors...

  • Monitoring a Movement

    Brad Christerson researches growing influence of ‘INC’ churches

    Joanna Wu — 

    Denominational churches are in decline, with far fewer members every year. But there is one group in particular within Christianity that is...

  • A Grave Reality

    We Were All Born “Auschwitz-Enabled”

    Clay Jones — 

    Many years ago, when I first started preparing for my book, Why Does God Allow Evil? , I began to study genocide because I didn’t want anyone to...

  • Biola For Everyone

    New online platform Biola LEARN offers low-cost courses to anyone, anywhere

    Melissa Hedrick — 

    At age 76, Nancy Longmire may not look like a typical Biola University student. But as one of the first participants in an innovative new program...

  • Renewing the Rivalries

    In their first season of NCAA Division II competition, the Biola Eagles are facing familiar foes once again

    Jason Newell — 

    Pepsi vs. Coke. Apple vs. Microsoft. Star Trek vs. Star Wars. Biola vs. APU. After a five-year pause, one of the best rivalries in the world (or...

  • Live from Los Angeles

    Anabel Muñoz (’10) reports from across Southern California for ABC7 Eyewitness News

    Joanna Wu — 

    One of Anabel Muñoz’s (’10) most memorable experiences to date as a television news reporter began with a phone call. A young woman named Crystal,...

  • Leaving a Legacy Beyond Dollars and Cents

    Economic thought leader David McAlvany (’97) helps others create a meaningful family culture

    Kathryn Toombs — 

    As a second-generation business owner, David McAlvany (’97) is no stranger to the idea of legacy. The CEO of the McAlvany Financial Companies,...

  • Think You’re Smart?

    Matt Fisher (’11) makes international headlines with research on intellectual humility

    Kristen Hartman — 

    Using Google can make people think they are smarter than they actually are. Want proof? Do a quick search for “Google” and “smarter than they...

  • People Matter Most

    Book excerpt from 'Our Deepest Desires' by Professor Gregory E. Ganssle

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    September 11, 2001, marks our shared consciousness. We were all glued to our television sets. The memories are burned into our minds and hearts....

  • Jason Newell — 

    Brexit. The Ban. The Wall. Over the past year, these small words have come to occupy a big place in our national and international consciousness....

  • Borders and the Bible

    How can scriptural wisdom inform ongoing debates over immigration?

    Brett McCracken — 

    For Nohemi, a senior communications studies major at Biola, immigration is more than just a topic of debate. It’s real life. Nohemi’s mom was...

  • On Higher Ground

    President's Perspective

    Barry Corey — 

    Come July, Paula and I will have been at Biola University for 10 years. A lot of wonderful developments have happened during that decade, most of...

  • ‘Weekend With the President’ Raises $4.2 Million

    Gathering breaks university’s single-day fundraising record

    Brett McCracken — 

    Two years ago Biola’s “Conviction and Courage Gala” in downtown Los Angeles set the record for the most money donated to the school at a single...

  • Another Successful Startup

    Student-alumni team wins $25,000 to launch socially conscious publishing company

    Joanna Wu — 

    Getting knocked out of the first round of the Biola Startup Competition in 2015 didn’t stop senior Jordan Perkins (’17) and alumnus John Terranova...

  • Mobilizing Students for Kingdom Work

    Kristina Lowen pursues her calling as Student Missionary Union’s next president

    Joanna Wu — 

    In a few short months, Kristina Lowen will step into a key role as president of the Student Missionary Union at Biola — a college she wasn’t...

  • Joanna Wu — 

    Joni Eareckson Tada, an international advocate for people with disabilities and the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, became the fourth...