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  • Biola Magazine

    Alumni Files: Summer 2013

    State of the Alumni Union

    Rick Bee — 

    As many of you who completed last year’s alumni survey may recall, the alumni office has gone through an extensive review of programs and services....

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    It’s been 34 years since Sherrill (Hennings, ’71) Bragg first set foot on Peruvian soil. Four children and 14 grandchildren later, Sherrill is...

  • Biola Magazine

    Get to Know: Summer 2013

    Allen Yeh, cultural connoisseur and world-traveling missiologist

    Amber Amaya — 

    There is one thing Allen Yeh, associate professor of intercultural studies and missiology, won’t eat — bugs. He used to stay away from brains too,...

  • Biola Magazine

    Thaddeus Williams — 

    The Peace and Love Hippie Hostel is one of Paris’ most budget-friendly, a dingy sanctuary for under-showered backpackers. It was there that I met...

  • Biola Magazine

    Melissa Travis — 

    When I enrolled in Biola’s M.A. in science and religion program in 2009, I was driven by my passion for teaching science and faith topics to...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Higher education is in the midst of an unprecedented shift, brought on by the relatively rapid rise of online learning. Last year alone, nearly...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Abolition of Man This book consists of three reflections on education: “Men without Chests,” “The Way,” and “The Abolition of Man,” along with...

  • Biola Magazine

    At Home With Lewis

    A Biola alumnus reflects on living at The Kilns, C.S. Lewis’ Oxford home

    Matt Anderson — 

    An American salesman, a Dutch academic and an Australian actor walk into an old house nestled some four miles outside Oxford, England. It’s not...

  • Biola Magazine

    Jerry Root — 

    Jerry Root (M.Div. ’78) has been a student and scholar of C.S. Lewis for more than 43 years and annually shares his passion with Biola students as...

  • Biola Magazine

    Staying Power

    Four reasons why Lewis’ legacy endures

    Jerry Root — 

    I am often amazed that interest in C.S. Lewis’ writing continues to flourish. What is it that gives him his staying power? My hunch is that there...

  • Biola Magazine

    Still Looking for C.S. Lewis

    Fifty years after the author's death, why has "the next Lewis" remained so elusive?

    Chris Mitchell — 

    For the past nearly two decades I have been routinely asked, “Where are the C.S. Lewises of our day?” What they are asking is, “Who are the people...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Brain Fixers

    With help from Biola students, alumni Susan and Jerry Rueb are bringing healing and support to people with serious brain injuries

    Amber Amaya — 

    Photography by Greg Schneider On an early September morning in 2011, Steve Grove strapped on his bicycle helmet and set out for a familiar...

  • Biola Magazine

    A Beautiful Mosaic

    Inside the New Mosaic Cultural Center

    Amber Amaya — 

    Nestled between Talbot East and Sutherland Hall, the Mosaic Cultural Center is a new space that will play an important role in the university’s...

  • Biola Magazine

    Spring Sports Roundup

    Biola women win GSAC championship

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Track and Field The women’s track and field team won its first-ever championship in April at the Golden State Athletic Conference Outdoor Track...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    May marked the close of the first full academic year for the Biola University Center for Christian Thought, which spent two semesters exploring the...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola honored four women with Ruby Awards during a special luncheon for Women’s History Month on March 20. The awards ceremony, now in its sixth...

  • Biola Magazine

    A $1.5 Million Question

    Biola professor leads new research into how to measure humility

    Jason Newell — 

    Moses, according to the biblical book of Numbers, was more humble than any other person on the face of the earth. But for the rest of us, how can...

  • Biola Magazine

    School of Education Goes Global

    Faculty offer resources and training to schools in Burundi, Cambodia and Lebanon

    Brett McCracken — 

    At evangelical institutions like Biola, there’s a lot of passion to share the gospel and make disciples across the globe. But what if the people we...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Makes National 'Green' List

    Princeton Review includes Biola on list of most environmentally friendly colleges

    Brett McCracken — 

    Sprawling lawns, eternally leafy trees and hordes of wide-eyed freshman are not the only things “green” on campus these days. Increasing efforts...

  • Biola Magazine

    Barry Corey — 

    If you asked me what course had a significant impact on my undergraduate education, I would tell you about the one taught by Professor Twila...

  • Biola Magazine

    Saint Lewis

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    C.S. Lewis died 50 years ago this November, and if this is the first time you’ve been made aware of that fact, it probably won’t be the last. The...

  • The Good Book Blog

    John McKinley — 

    In response to the ongoing revelations of widespread cheating in professional sports, my earlier blog explored the idea of cheating as compared to New Testament ethics. So much for why athletes should not cheat, and what they should pursue instead. The doping problems in sport raise another question: what is someone responsible to do when she becomes aware of others' cheating? This question extends beyond sport to daily life evils that are preventable if someone in our lives would just speak up once in a while.

  • The Good Book Blog

    John McKinley — 

    Slowly, more top professional cyclists that were rivals of Lance Armstrong are mumbling confessions of the same carefully-worded sort that Lance released last January. Some have been coerced by teams or government inquiries (as with the handful of Americans who testified to their own doping as part of implicating Lance Armstrong). The latest is Jan Ullrich, the German cyclist who placed second to Lance three times in the Tour de France. Like many others, Ullrich used the same worn out excuse that “everybody was doing it,” and that his joining the “medical program” was just a way to play on a level field. What are we to think of these things?

  • Biola News

    Biola Alumnus and Former California Foster Youth to Champion Change in Nation’s Capitol

    Inglewood native Alain Datcher shares personal story to help shape child welfare law

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Inglewood native Alain Datcher (’11) is one of 16 college students from across the nation who will spend the summer on Capitol Hill in Washington,...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    A couple years ago I was asked to lead a discussion for the Talbot School of Theology faculty on “The New Perspective on Paul.” Now, you should know up-front that (for the most part) I am not very positive about the overall approach that New Perspectivists take when they interpret the letters of Paul (esp. Galatians and Romans) and when they try to set those letters in a reconstructed first century Jewish theological context. But I also do not believe that it is right or wise for people to be dogmatic about topics that they don’t know very much about. So, to help you interact responsibly with the New Perspective, I want to revisit the lecture I did for the Talbot faculty try to help you understand the New Perspective on Paul so that you can critically weigh for yourself its merits and demerits.