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  • Biola Magazine

    Twelve Must-Read Books

    Your Back-to-School Reading List Recommended By Biola Professors

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    (This is a condensed version of the full-length feature.) Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A man is known by the books he reads.” People are always...

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    The Biggest Threat to Religious Liberty

    Law professor Michael Koby (’88) argues that a 1990 Supreme Court ruling threatens religious freedom.

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    Many Christians are concerned about lawsuits that seek to remove Judeo-Christian symbolism from the public sphere, such as Ten Commandments...

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    Why Do Bad Movies Get Made?

    Film professor Michael Gonzales gives an insider’s look at Hollywood corporate culture.

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    I’ve often been asked by students how bad movies get made. Why, for example, does a movie with huge potential — an A-list cast, large budget and...

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    Sloppy Agape

    David Alan Black (’75, M.Div. ’80) challenges a common interpretation of Jesus’ famous question: “Peter, do you love me?”

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    Traditionally, John 21:15-17 has been a rich source of what Bible scholars call “eisegesis” — reading into the text something the text itself does...

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    The D-Word

    Has Doctrine Become the New Dirty Word?

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    In his book A Generous Orthodoxy (Zondervan), Brian McLaren makes a piercing assessment of evangelicals. He says they have focused on having all...

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    Since many Christians are concerned about the content of movies, Biola Connections decided to learn more about the rating system from Dr. Marc...

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    Like other seniors at Biola, 20-year-old Justin Wheeler was excited to be in his final year of college.He had mastered the routine of classes and...

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    A controversial passage, 1 Corinthians 7:21-24, has often been used by Paul’s critics to say he was indifferent to the plight of slaves. And some...

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    The Feminization of the Church

    Why Its Music, Messages and Ministries Are Driving Men Away

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    The leaders of a new, Christian movement think they’ve solved a centuries-old mystery: why men are absent from church. But their answer isn’t...

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    Interview With David Murrow

    Author of Why Men Hate Going to Church

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    For the cover article of the spring issue of Biola Connections, we interviewed David Murrow, the author of a provocative new book, Why Men Hate...

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    Abortion is often presented as a quick and painless procedure, with no side effects. But, lately, pro-life leaders have argued that women who have...

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    Knowing Yourself

    The Overlooked Key to Becoming a Leader

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    I am often asked, “What is the secret to becoming a great leader?” Kevin Cashman in his book, Leadership from the Inside Out, encourages us to...

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    Heavenly Rewards

    What Happens at the Judgment Seat of Christ?

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    Mention the judgment seat of Christ, and don’t be surprised if Christians shudder and try to change the subject. Why? It’s because most Christians...

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    Exorcising Our Demons

    Many Evangelicals Are Too Skeptical of the Demonic

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    The fall movie lineup included the first major release from a Biola graduate — The Exorcism of Emily Rose, directed and co-written by Scott...

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    Interview With Scott Derrickson

    Director and Co-Writer of The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Sony Pictures, September 2005)

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    In October, Biola Connections interviewed Scott Derrickson, via e-mail, about his movie, The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Derrickson graduated from...

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    The Hidden Blessings of Suffering

    A Father Reflects on His Daughter’s Battle With Leukemia

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    My years as a student at Biola (1981-1983) were marked with lifelong friendships and a challenge to know God intimately. However, as I reflect on...

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    Brian McLaren’s book A Generous Orthodoxy (Zondervan, 2004) has been called a manifesto of the “emerging church” — a movement that is rethinking...

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    Unjustifiably ‘Undignified’

    Does a Popular Praise Song Ignore the Biblical Context?

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    Praise and worship are a huge part of the Christian experience. We are encouraged throughout the Psalms to praise the Lord. We are also called by...

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    The church has been conflicted over the centuries about its relationship to images. The evangelical expression of Christianity has often adopted a...

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    Virtual Reality Check

    How the Internet Has — and Hasn’t — Changed the Church

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    In the beginning, the Internet was created and it changed the world. Then Christians said, “Let us take dominion and fill it.” So they bought Web...

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    ‘The Research Says’

    How Reliable Are the Statistics We Hear Everyday?

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    News headlines are filled with statistics: “Study shows 50 percent of marriages end in divorce” … “Research reveals women are better drivers than...

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    Hear the word “jealous” and images of an insecure, abusive husband easily come to mind. Indeed, jealousy has caused many difficulties and...