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  • Biola Magazine

    Biolans Up Close: Fall 2011

    Ryan Callis ('02), artist, designer, assistant to Jim Carrey

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    In the nine years since Ryan Callis (’02) graduated from Biola University, the Long Beach, Calif.-based painter has had his work shown in galleries...

  • Biola Magazine

    Get to Know: Fall 2011

    Li-shan Hung, world-class pianist

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. It’s an old joke, and not a particularly funny one. But Biola professor Li-shan Hung...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith, by Matthew Lee Anderson (’04), Bethany House, June 2011. Our bodies matter. Christians today...

  • Biola Magazine

    Space for Art

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    About six months ago, art professor Barry Krammes popped into my office unannounced, looking eager to tell me about something (and ready to ask...

  • Biola Magazine

    2011-12: The Year of the Arts

    President's Perspective

    Barry Corey — 

    Biola University’s mural, "The Word," has for 20 years stretched from top to bottom of Bardwell Hall, our science building. Painted by renowned...

  • Biola Magazine

    John Bloom — 

    Theistic Evolution is a view held by Christians who believe that Darwinian evolution is true. Some theistic evolutionists believe that God guided...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    As part of Biola University’s Year of the Arts, philanthropist, art historian and collector Roberta Green Ahmanson was invited to be Biola’s 2011–...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    In recent years, Biola’s cinematic output has been prodigious. Here are three new films by Biola students, faculty and alumni that you should know...

  • Biola Magazine

    Art and Belief

    Christian artists converge on campus for CIVA conference

    Brett McCracken — 

    For a few days in June, 275 artists from around the world convened on Biola’s campus for the 2011 Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) conference....

  • Biola Magazine

    Student Filmmaker Wins YouTube Contest

    $35,000 the latest prize for oft-awarded Zach King (’12)

    Brett McCracken — 

    Biola senior Zach King made his first films at age 7, when he picked up the home video camera and pointed it at his three younger sisters. At 14,...

  • Biola Magazine

    Pardon Our Dust!

    New structures on campus, by the numbers

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola’s campus was full of construction workers over the summer, and not just for the long-anticipated new Talbot School of Theology building...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Earlier this year, Biola launched an impressive new website designed to help you — alumni, parents, students, supporters and friends — stay up to...

  • Biola Magazine

    Golden Girl

    Runner Amy Atkinson (’11) wins international medals on a hopeful road to the Olympics

    Jason Newell — 

    Amy Atkinson has always loved to run long distances, but over the past couple of years her legs have taken her farther than she ever dreamed...

  • Biola Magazine

    Still Building

    Hudd Saffell continues to make a mark on Biola’s campus

    Kira McCracken, Jason Newell — 

    Look around Biola’s campus, and you’ll find Hudd Saffell’s fingerprints everywhere. As far back as the mid-1970s, Saffell was playing a key role...

  • Biola Magazine

    Sanctuary & Sacred Space

    Making room for art in the life of faith

    Barry Krammes — 

    Editor's Introduction: What is sacred space? And how does it relate to art, theology and the life of faith? In the essays and features in this...

  • Biola Magazine

    John Coe — 

    When we think of the important subject of prayer and worship, it is interesting to notice that the Christian faith affirms that sacred spaces and...

  • Biola Magazine

    Kurt Simonson — 

    “Take my tired body, my confused mind, and my restless soul into your arms, and give me rest, simple quiet rest.” These words from Henri Nouwen’s...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Illusionist

    Artist Gregory Michael Hernandez (’99) bends reality with his imaginative, geometrical installations

    Betsi L. Freeman — 

    Visitors to the Emma Gray Headquarters art gallery this summer were immersed in a 3-D optical illusion: Flatland, an installation project by...

  • Biola Magazine

    Natasha Duquette — 

    “I am not ashamed to own that I believe that the whole universe, heaven and earth, air and seas, the divine constitution and history of the holy...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Janice Ardrey(’65) recently retired from a 16-year teaching career in veterinary technology at Cosumnes River College. She also worked for 25...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Way — 

    It’s a simple concept: God is our Rescuer, and we are to be imitators of God (Eph 5:1). Therefore, we should be rescuers of others.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Mickey Klink III — 

    What does the doctrine of “the church” really do? Does it have a say in matters related to church life and practice? While you might want immediately to answer in the affirmative, let me offer one more question: When is the last time the doctrine of the church had a say in a ministry decision of your local church? Let me tell you where I am going with this. I have a hunch that the doctrine of the church is quite frequently a non-voting member of our ministry decisions – even within the church, and its influence is suppressed not by anti-church sort of Christians, but by the very same evangelicals who would herald themselves as committed to a robust ecclesiology. Allow me to give just one example

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joe Hellerman — 

    I have always had mixed feelings about the whole idea of sermons broadcast over the airwaves. And now with the internet we can listen to preachers from thousands of churches around the world without having to interact with a single human being. There are, of course, great benefits to the dissemination of all these sermons. But there are distinct liabilities, as well.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Moyer Hubbard — 

    I was perusing the news on msn.com some time ago and saw a link that said, “Do you have a spending problem? Take the Savvy Spending quiz.” I guess I had too much time on my hands, so I thought I’d take a look at the quiz. Before I started, however, MoneyCentral at msn.com gave me their advice ...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    I was living with my family on the north edge of New York City on September 11, 2001. The entire nation was stunned and outraged by the attacks on the Twin Towers. The shock reverberated across the nation. The effect on those living in New York was something else altogether.