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  • Biola News

    Faculty Spotlight: Nancy Duvall

    Nancy Duvall shares her expertise on the soul and how the concept relates to psychology and faith

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    The concept of the soul has all but vanished in today’s culture, according to Nancy Duvall, professor of psychology and expert on the soul....

  • The Good Book Blog

    William Lane Craig — 

    Dear Dr. Craig I am a Christian student from Norway. During a debate about if god exists or not (on a Facebook group called political youth), I defended his existence to the best of my ability, using the Kalam cosmological argument. I had seen on your YouTube videos, and on your articles here on RF. However, I encountered a problem. Someone else tried to undercut the argument using the problem of existence of an unembodied mind beyond time and space. I fear I cannot counter this, and I struggled to find an explanation to this on your pages.

  • Biola News

    Alumna Receives First Place at Virginia Press Association Awards

    Katie Watson (‘11) wins prestigious award for work as an investigative reporter

    Lauren Frey — 

    Biola University alumna Katie Watson (‘11) won four awards in the 2013 News/Editorial and Advertising Contest for the Virginia Press Association...

  • Biola News

    Swim Wins Conference Awards

    Head Coach, Diving Coach and a swimmer win PCSC awards.

    Jeff Hershey — 

    Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference (PCSC) awards were announced Friday with Biola Head Coach Eddie Shepard and swimmer Christine Tixier...

  • Biola News

    Students Use Spring Break to Volunteer

    Biola sends two ministry teams to make an impact on different communities

    Emily Joy Johnson — 

    Most college students spend spring break vacationing, however, for a number of Biola students, spring break is an opportunity to serve. On April...

  • Biola News

    Professor Reflects on Reagan’s Influence at 50th Anniversary Symposium

    C-Span airs Darren Guerra’s message on Reagan’s speech “A Time for Choosing”

    Molly Magee — 

    Darren Guerra, a political science professor at Biola University, spoke at the 2014 Ronald ReaganSymposium honoring the 50th anniversary of former...

  • Biola News

    Transformative Teaching: Imagination Summit 2014

    This year's Imagination Summit took place on Friday, May 21, 2014 in Calvary Chapel.

    Hilary Larkins — 

    The Imagination Summit began four years ago and today it’s goal is to equip Biola faculty to more effectively utilize specific digital...

  • Biola News

    Biola Celebrates Women's History Month in March

    On Wednesday, March 26, Biola University celebrated Women’s History Month with a special chapel, luncheon, and breakout sessions.

    Hilary Larkins — 

    On Wednesday, March 26, Biola University celebrated Women’s History Month with a special chapel, luncheon, and breakout sessions. Keynote speaker...

  • The Good Book Blog

    William Lane Craig — 

    On your site (www.reasonablefaith.com) you say: "On most Divine Command theories God possesses His moral qualities essentially (indeed, that's just what it means to say they're part of His nature!). So there is no possible world in which God is not kind, impartial, gracious, loving, and so on. So I don't think it is possible that Allah is God, since Allah is not all-loving and impartial." Essentially you argue that Allah can't be God based on His immorality. But don't you? ...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kevin Lawson — 

    It’s been awhile since I have posted on the Good Book Blog. Since I come back to post a few times a year, I want to begin with an area of ministry that is very dear to my heart – ministry with children. In many ways, I think the church in general has a very mixed view of ministry with children. On the one hand we recognize that children are a gift, and we value them highly. On the other hand, we may often feel that “real ministry” takes place with youth and adults. Perhaps it is that we more readily see the impact of our teaching with youth or adults, and in ministry with children it is harder to see significant changes. What we may miss out on is seeing the powerful foundational nature of ministry with children that sets life directions and patterns that “bloom” later in adulthood. I, for one, recognize the critical importance of ministry with children, and the impact it can have for a lifetime. In this blog, and the one that will follow, I’ll be talking about the kinds of ministry objectives we should be aiming for in ministry with children, and some models of ministry for those who serve the children in their congregations. What I share here is adapted and expanded from some material I wrote as part of Introducing Christian Education and Formation, by Ron Habermas, published by Zondervan (2008).

  • The Good Book Blog

    Octavio Esqueda — 

    La navidad y la pascua son los dos eventos claves en el calendario cristiano. En la navidad celebramos la encarnación de Hijo de Dios quien se hizo hombre y habitó entre nosotros. En la pascua recordamos la muerte y resurrección de Jesucristo. Aunque conmemoramos dos acontecimientos, la realidad es que ambos están unidos porque Jesús nació para morir y darnos vida a través de su resurrección de entre los muertos. No se puede explicar la navidad sin la pascua y viceversa.

  • Biola News

    Biola Students Lobby Against Cal Grant Proposed Cut

    State of California to decrease private school entitlements

    Lauren Frey — 

    Two Biola students travelled to the California State Capitol in Sacramento to lobby against proposed Cal Grant funding cuts — an 11 percent...

  • Biola News

    Students Encouraged to Engage in Cross-Cultural Experiences

    Biola’s study abroad program has grown due to recent university initiatives

    Camryn Hudson — 

    A new initiative for every Biola University graduate to have a cross-cultural experience, and increased student interest in studying abroad, has...

  • The Good Book Blog

    William Lane Craig — 

    In the news I notice that the BICEP2 project has released some data that measures the polarization of the cosmic background radiation due to gravitational waves in the very first instances of the universes existence. Physicists seem to be getting excited as they claim it supports the multiverse theory. I am not familiar with the mathematics that underpins cosmogony so I was wondering if you had any comments on a few of their claims.

  • Biola News

    Adams Is All-American, Again

    Adijat Adams Earned NAIA All-American second team honors.

    Neil Morgan — 

    NAIA RELEASE For the second consecutive season Biola women’s basketball’s stud center, Adijat Adams, is a NAIA All-American. Adams was named to...

  • Biola News

    Andre Murillo Named All-American

    Andre Murillo, senior forward, named NAIA All-American honorable mention.

    Neil Morgan — 

    NAIA RELEASE A successful season on and off the court culminated with a grand honor on Wednesday as Andre Murillo was named an NAIA All-American...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Scott Rae — 

    Though the New Testament is not a textbook on economics, it was immersed in a particular economic environment and much of the New Testament teaching had implications for economic life. In the New Testament, Jesus takes up right where the Old Testament prophets left off. Care for the poor was just as important to Jesus as it was to the prophets. When the followers of John the Baptist (who was in prison at the time) asked Jesus if He was indeed the Messiah who was to come, He answered in terms that could have been taken right out of the prophets. He put it like this, “Go back to John (the Baptist) and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are being raised to life and the good news is being preached to the poor” (Matt. 11:4-5). The evidence that Jesus was who He claimed to be was not only that He did miracles, but who were the beneficiaries of those miracles were: the poor, marginalized and vulnerable. Similarly, when He spoke of final judgment and what would separate His true followers from the pretenders, He made it clear that how someone treats the poor is a critical indication of a person’s spiritual maturity. This is likely what Jesus meant when He said that, “I tell you the truth, when you did it to the least of these my brothers, you were doing it to me” (referring to feeding the hungry and taking in the needy, Matt. 25:40).

  • The Good Book Blog

    William Lane Craig — 

    Dr. Craig, I'm an atheist and I've long followed your debates. Though I'm not moved by your arguments I think you present and defend them well. One of these arguments, the fine tuning argument, seems to be quite presumptuous in it's attempt to explain life. It seems to me that it skips quite a few steps to land at a conclusion that life is an ultimate goal of the universe ...http://www.reasonablefaith.org/rr

  • Biola Magazine

    Amber Amaya — 

    Paul Pardi (M.A. ’98) has worked for Microsoft in some capacity for more than 10 years — currently as the senior content publishing lead. During...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    A Reasonable Response: Answers to Tough Questions on God, Christianity and the Bible, by William Lane Craig (research professor of philosophy),...

  • Biola Magazine

    Alumni Files: Winter 2014

    Networkers, Mentors and Hirers: Join Us!

    Rick Bee — 

    In January, the alumni office updated Biola’s senior leadership about our progress in implementing a leading program of career networking,...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biolans Up Close: Winter 2014

    Lawrence Tong (’89), International director of Operation Mobilisation

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Lawrence Tong is a man on a mission. Last March, the 1989 Biola graduate became the new international director of Operation Mobilisation, a leading...

  • Biola Magazine

    Winning Ways: Winter 2014

    Volleyball coach Aaron Seltzer named national 'Coach of the Year'

    Neil Morgan — 

    Biola volleyball players have long felt that Aaron Seltzer is one of the nation’s best coaches. And now it’s official. In December, Seltzer was...

  • Biola Magazine

    Get to Know: Winter 2014

    Andy Draycott, culture-crossing, cartoon-collecting theologian

    Amber Amaya — 

    As a self-described “freelance preacher and vagabond scholar,” Andy Draycott is a man with many homes, hobbies and degrees. Born in England,...

  • Biola Magazine

    Steve Porter — 

    Recently I was reading through the Sermon on the Mount and I had to stop and chuckle. I got to the passage where Jesus is teaching not to worry...