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  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    One of the temptations that we as Christian leaders regularly face is to not pray when we pray. We say prayers before meals, with our children before bed, before we teach Sunday school classes, and when we stand during worship services. And if your life is anything like mine, you are the designated pray-er for family functions. But there is a significant risk when we bow for prayer but don’t actually pray.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kevin Lawson — 

    Over the next several months, I will be addressing the problem of the shallow impact of many teaching ministries in our churches and ways that we might “Teach Deeper” for greater openness to God’s transforming work. In this first blog I pose some questions about why some of our teaching ministries seem to bear limited fruit and how we might better approach our teaching ministries.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Rob Price — 

    How do you introduce the great Protestant reformer Martin Luther in under 1,000 words—plus a picture or two? His life, his works, his doctrines, his impact? One standard biography (Brecht) runs 1,300 pages. I might omit a few things, but here goes.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joe Hellerman — 

    Don’t gimme no theology. Just gimme the Bible! Ever heard someone say that? Well, at times theology comes in handy. That might sound like a no-brainer coming from a pastor/seminary professor, but as a historian I much prefer interpreting a biblical passage in its historical and literary context (my task as a New Testament scholar) to systematizing various portions of Scripture around a single theological truth (the task of a theologian).

  • The Good Book Blog

    Freddy Cardoza — 

    Fear can be rational or irrational. That said, there's a 'sense' in which it doesn't always matter whether one's fear is rational or not. That's because even if a particular fear happens to be irrational, that doesn't necessarily make it any less troubling. In fact, irrationality doesn't "negate" fear in the least-- and, in some cases, it can even breed terror.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Gary Manning Jr — 

    Students often ask me about a saying from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: “… if your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness” (Matthew 6:22-23). It’s an interesting saying to study, because it requires us to look carefully at the context, at the Old Testament background, and at some unusual Greek and Hebrew idioms. More importantly, once the passage is understood clearly, it illuminates a key kingdom principle.

  • Biola Magazine

    Jason Newell — 

    The next time you’re at the ice cream shop feeling stumped about which of the 31 flavors to order, consider this: There are nearly 3,000 four-year...

  • Biola Magazine

    Barry Corey — 

    This October, Paula and I traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, to participate in the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, and from...

  • Biola Magazine

    Dead Sea, Living Word

    Great Isaiah Scroll exhibit showcases Bible's history

    Jason Newell — 

    Normally, getting a glimpse of the Great Isaiah Scroll — one of the most important archaeological finds of the past century — would require a...

  • Biola Magazine

    In a Class of His Own

    Alumnus earns prestigious award from White House

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    For high school students, using an iPod in class is good way to end up in the principal’s office. But for teacher Aaron Sams, it was a good way to...

  • Biola Magazine

    An Apologetics Lucha Libre

    Professors tag team against Richard Dawkins in Mexican debate

    Brett McCracken — 

    E l universo tiene un propósit o? (Does the universe have a purpose?) This was the question at a Nov. 13 debate near Mexico City between some of...

  • Biola Magazine

    Bringing Biola to U

    New iTunes U site expands university's reach

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    For graduates of Biola nostalgic for great chapel addresses, provocative lectures and intellectually stimulating classroom teaching, a new...

  • Biola Magazine

    Another Strong Finish

    Women's Cross Country Team Places Second in Nation

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    Biola’s women’s cross country team has come a long way over the past five years — and not just because they’ve collectively run thousands of miles...

  • Biola Magazine

    Aaron Orphaug — 

    The Dalits are a forgotten people, and yet they have taught me one of the most valuable lessons in my Christian faith. They are called the “...

  • Biola Magazine

    BUBBS Goes the Way of the Dodo

    It's the end of an era for Biola's quirky e-mail/social-networking system

    Jason Newell — 

    Before there was Facebook, there was BUBBS. It wasn’t nearly as glamorous, and it certainly won’t inspire any award-winning movies any time soon....

  • Biola Magazine

    Is the 'Mission' of Christianity Evolving?

    What one professor learned from missionaries and church leaders in four different continents in 2010

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    This past year was an important year in global missions. To commemorate the centenary of the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference, numerous...

  • Biola Magazine

    Deborah Taylor — 

    When was the last time that an entire day stretched before you with no obligations on your calendar, no to-do list to be managed, no particular...

  • Biola Magazine

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    Dr. Arthur (’52) and Shirley Houk (’47) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary the last week of December 2010 in the Phoenix, Ariz., area. They...

  • Biola Magazine

    Think Bigger

    There’s not a ‘Trinity verse’ — and that’s a good thing

    Fred Sanders — 

    The Trinity is a biblical doctrine, but let’s admit it: There’s something annoying about how hard it is to put your finger on a verse that states...

  • Biola Magazine

    Get To Know

    David Nystrom, Biola’s new provost

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    After a yearlong nationwide search, Biola has a new provost and senior vice president. David Nystrom, a respected scholar with an extensive record...

  • Biola Magazine

    Making it Matter

    Four professors talk with four students about making the most of a Biola education

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    This fall, Biola launched a vibrant new series of billboards, advertisements and mailers, each bearing the tagline: “College is a...

  • Biola Magazine

    In Memoriam

    Former President J. Richard Chase, 1930–2010

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    For nearly three decades, J. Richard Chase was a towering figure on Biola’s campus — both in stature and influence. First as a student, then as a...

  • Biola Magazine

    In Your Hands

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    The Summer 2010 edition of Biola Magazine generated more calls, letters and e-mails than any other issue in at least the past several years — which...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Miracle of May 2010

    President's Perspective

    Barry Corey — 

    The view from my office window is a complete mess. And I couldn’t be happier about it. From where I sit, I can see giant tractors tearing into the...

  • Biola Magazine

    In Our Own Backyard

    Student film exposes U.S. slave labor and sex trades

    Katelynn Camp — 

    For the almost 18,000 men, women and children trafficked into the United States yearly and sold as sex workers or forced laborers — in addition to...