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  • Biola Magazine

    Amy Seed — 

    If anyone could challenge the depth of a rabbi’s knowledge of Jewish studies, it would be the Rev. Yong-Soo Hyun (Ph.D. ’90). He is the founder and...

  • Biola Magazine

    Alumni Files: Summer 2012

    Remembering Rich Buhler ('68)

    Rick Bee — 

    A great friend of Biola and of mine passed away on May 7, 2012. Rich Buhler (known as “Cotton” to those who attended Biola with him in the ’60s), a...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biolans Up Close: Summer 2012

    Tracy Romine ('91), golden-voiced manager of consumer support for McAfee

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    In 1991, Tracy Romine had a rooftop revelation that propelled him into a fast-paced and successful radio career. Over the ensuing 20 years, Romine...

  • Biola Magazine

    John McKinley — 

    My students usually have trouble grasping Chalcedonian Christology that Jesus, God the Son, lives as one person in two natures, simultaneously. I’...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Man on the Run: Helping Hyper-Hobbied Men Recognize the Best Things in Life, by Zeke Pipher (M.Div. ’01), Howard Books, March 2012. Passionate,...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Worth of Work

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    The worst job of my life, hands down, was a summer I spent in the basement of a photo processing plant in San Diego — a fumy facility where stores...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Medal Count

    Biola Magazine picks up publishing awards

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Olympians in London aren’t the only ones winning medals this summer. Biola Magazine recently picked up gold, silver and bronze awards from CASE...

  • Biola Magazine

    Barry Corey — 

    I made the mistake a few years ago — before I came to Biola — of doubting an idea Charles Colson shared with me. At the time I was serving as dean...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Who says summer should be filled with “lazy days”? There are all sorts of fun things to do! If you need any help deciding how to fill those moments...

  • Biola Magazine

    A Fond Farewell

    Trustee Ed Lehman retires after 47 years on Biola's board

    Amy Seed — 

    When Ed Lehman (’57) first joined Biola’s Board of Trustees, Lyndon B. Johnson was president, The Sound of Music was the year’s film sensation and...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola’s Spring 2012 semester was even more jam-packed with fascinating conferences than usual — giving students and thousands of visitors the...

  • Biola Magazine

    Jason Newell — 

    For the first time in 20 years, Biola’s Talbot School of Theology has a new man at the top. In May, Biola’s Board of Trustees approved longtime...

  • Biola Magazine

    Winning Ways: Summer 2012

    Baseball coach John Verhoeven reaches 500 victories

    Amy Seed — 

    Pitching 500 wins in baseball is a rare feat, and only one professional player — Cy Young — has ever achieved it. But in February, former major...

  • Biola Magazine

    Brett McCracken — 

    For a graduating senior at Biola, the walk across Metzger stage to receive one’s diploma can be a blur. It’s a journey packed with meaning, yet it...

  • Biola Magazine

    Further Up and Further In

    Reflections on the Torrey Honors Institute from one of its 'Perpetual Members'

    Matt Anderson — 

    There is nothing about the Torrey Honors Institute on the rings that its graduates receive. These days, college rings tend to be extravagant...

  • Biola Magazine

    Jesus at Work

    Why 'Secular' Jobs Aren't for Second-Class Christians

    Klaus Issler — 

    Imagine you were invited to observe that special planning session in eternity past when the Godhead considered creating this world and mapping out...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    What does the faith of the next generation of Christians look like? When we examine the actual beliefs of Christian teenagers regarding Jesus and...

  • Biola Magazine

    Sean McDowell — 

    Mormonism is everywhere. The Republican nominee for president is a Mormon, there is a play on Broadway about the Book of Mormon and the LDS Church...

  • Biola Magazine

    Amy Seed — 

    Biola University presented three alumnae with Ruby Awards during a special chapel for Women’s History Month on March 28. Deborah...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    Ignatius of Antioch was the passionate leader of the church in Antioch just after the apostolic period. He wrote five letters to churches in Asia Minor, one to the church in Rome, and one to Polycarp of Smyrna during a forced marched by ten soldiers (“leopards” he calls them) in the direction of Rome to be thrown to wild beasts because of his faith in Jesus Christ.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Uche Anizor — 

    As one who is kind of obsessed with questions of method in theology, I found some summary comments by T. F. Torrance on the relation of history and tradition to theological formulation helpful. He writes: No scientist ever begins his work de novo; while he works with the methodological questioning of what he has already known he builds on knowledge already achieved and engages in a movement of advance. But it is one of the worst characteristics of theological study, whether in biblical interpretation or in dogmatic formulation, that every scholar nowadays thinks he must start all over again, and too many give the impression that no one ever understood this or that until they came along.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Michelle Barnewall — 

    In The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard identifies what he calls “disciplines of engagement” and “disciplines of abstinence.” Examples of disciplines of abstinence including fasting, solitude, silence and frugality, while disciplines of engagement include study, worship, service, prayer, and fellowship.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    Right now I’m teaching a summer readings course on the Apostolic Fathers. Ten students are reading with me such documents as 1 Clement, the Letters of Ignatius, Polycarp’s Letter to the Philippians, the Didache, the (so-called) Epistle of Barnabas, the Shepherd of Hermas, To Diognetus, the Martyrdom of Polycarp, 2 Clement, and the fragments of Papias. These are the earliest Christian documents written just after the apostolic age and span the years from around A.D. 95 up until about A.D. 165. Though they are referred to as the “apostolic fathers,” they are really our earliest “post-apostolic fathers.” But how should we assess their value? Here are three options:

  • The Good Book Blog

    Gary McIntosh — 

    Churches tend to approach culture from one of three perspectives: Isolation, Domination, or Incarnation. Isolation takes place when a church is so far removed from culture that it can no longer communicate the Good News in effective ways. If isolation takes place in a complete way, it usually leads to a church that totally dies out. However, most cases of isolation simply result in a church that has limited impact on people and society.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Mick Boersma — 

    First it was a fishing boat. Sixteen feet of aluminum, shining in the sun. Always an avid angler, this would be his ultimate pleasure. Later would come the shop full of woodworking tools. Playing 'Hans the Woodcrafter' would provide hours of enjoyment during the frigid months of an Iowa winter. I was too young to care, let alone figure out what motivated my dad to launch into these hobbies during my grade school years. He was in his forties then, an old man by kid standards, and pursuing his life-long passion of farming.