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    Dan Parris (’08) looked at the pilot and engineer moving frantically in the front seat of the plane. As one of them jerked the controls up once...

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    Exploring the Yolklore

    The Unverified History of the Biola Egg

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    For decades, Biola students have been hunting for the Biola Egg, a mysterious mass of concrete that only a small minority of students can claim to...

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    Prayer for Generation Tweet

    Rediscovering a Vital Spiritual Discipline in a World of Constant Distractions

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    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...

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    Doing Thanks

    The Anatomy of Gratitude

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    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...

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

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    A Reformer’s Resurgence

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

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

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    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...

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    Why We Should Pray For Hollywood

    An Interview With Karen Covell

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    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...

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    Q&A: Clark Campbell

    Rosemead’s New Dean

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

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    A Classic, Reborn

    McDowell Duo Updates Landmark Book

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    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...

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

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    A Light in a Dark Place

    Alumna Reaches Out to Sex Workers in Athens

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    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...

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    The Yolklore Lives On

    During Mega-Viewing, Biola Egg Vanishes Yet Again

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    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...

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    Taking the World Stage

    Judith Hill (’06) Wows Millions

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    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...

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    In God We Trust?

    Five biblical lessons for believers during an economic recession

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    On a Tuesday last fall, sophomore visual journalism major Maylin Rowe thought for sure she was not going to be able to continue at Biola. That...

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    When I was just 19 years old I was sent to fight in the war that was raging in Vietnam. It was 1968 and the war was at its peak. For the first...

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    I pulled my convertible VW into the Biola parking lot at the back of Sutherland Hall, put the car in park, gathered my books and walked through...

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    AIDS didn’t yet have a name or a known cause when Glenn and Elizabeth Styffe were Biola nursing students in the early ’80s. But they knew, even...

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    Moses, Shellfish and the Church

    Do We ‘Pick and Choose’ When to Obey God’s Laws?

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    Actor Jack Black is known for his humor, not his hermeneutics. But when California voters banned gay marriage last year, the film star decided to...

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    ‘Blockbuster’ Debate Draws Over 10,000 Viewers

    Hitchens, Craig Clash at Biola on ‘Does God Exist?’

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    In his senior year, Biola’s Associated Students president Eric Weaver wanted to bring a “blockbuster event” to Biola - something that explored “the...

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    I’m a Christian. Now What?

    New Journal Explores Spiritual Growth Process

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

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    The Vexing Vaccine Dilemma

    What New Parents Should Know About Immunizations

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

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    Economics of an Ordinary Radical

    An Interview with Shane Claiborne

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

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    “The Church in a Missional Age”

    In contemporary Christianity, the “missional” movement is all the rage. But is it really redefining the church?

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    The late ’90s had “postmodern.” The first part of the 21st century introduced us to “emerging.” But over the last few years, there has been no...

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    Inside the Missional Movement

    An Exclusive Interview with Ed Stetzer

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    If you are looking for an authority on the missional movement, Ed Stetzer is your one-stop shop. A leading figure in contemporary evangelical...