It was 14th century philosopher and theologian, Catherine of Siena, who said,
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
Biola women have been setting the world on fire for a long time.
For over a hundred years, the women of Biola have been pursuing who God meant them to be—philosophers, artists, professors, musicians, lawyers, activists—but most importantly, fierce disciples of that carpenter from Nazareth, Jesus Christ.
Biola women, past and present, run companies and carpool, teach classes and pursue PhDs, clothe the homeless and write exegesis, feed families and refugees.
They bring goodness, truth, and beauty into a world in desperate need, fostering space all around them for others to flourish. In short, they have grit.
The term “grit” is a psychological characteristic most recently studied by Angela Duckworth, who defines the term as the strength of one’s passion to meet a long-term goal.
This is what we desire to highlight and cultivate in you, our undergraduate women: your strength, your passion, and your image-bearing capacity as you seek to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The title “GRIT” is also an acronym for areas we will exploring on this blog—gifting (what was I made to do?) resilience (how do I struggle well?) insight (where can I find wisdom?) and tenacity (how do I keep showing up?)
You see, we believe that you are strong and capable, funny and wise, winsome, creative and bold. And we want you to have everything you need to live fully into these qualities, so that nothing slows you down on your fire setting agenda.
So join us as we journey together as GRIT: a resource collective for women. We’ll be posting phenomenal original and curated content—everything from interviews with alumna, tips on landing that internship, advice on living through seasons of struggle, and how to more fully follow after Jesus.
Let’s get gritty,