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  • Biola News

    Graduate Athlete Makes History By Breaking Records

    Nychele Fischetti is the first athlete in school history to compete in 12 national track meets in four years.

    Ethan Froelich — 

    Nychele Fischetti was a great runner in high school before she came to Biola, and a record-breaker when she graduated in May. Graduating with a...

  • Biola News

    2012 Senior Dinner Recap

    Seven hundred graduating seniors and their guests celebrated their accomplishments at Senior Dinner 2012.

    Don Bernstein — 

    Seven hundred graduating seniors and their guests celebrated their accomplishments at Senior Dinner 2012 recently under warm, summery skies on...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    A lot of critical-leaning biblical scholars dispute Paul’s authorship of the Pastoral Letters: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. Recently there has been a bit of movement toward greater acceptance of the possibility of Paul’s authorship among those more critically inclined, though there is still a long way to go. One argument supporting the Pauline authorship of these letters is a discovery I made a number of years ago while studying Polycarp’s Letter to the Philippians. Polycarp inadvertently tells us in his little letter that he believes that the Apostle Paul is the author of 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy (and if that is true, probably also of Titus). Why does this matter? Because Polycarp wrote around A.D. 120 (some recent scholars say around 110), and was in a position to know a lot about the apostolic age that we don’t know. Up until this discovery, the earliest known author to both quote from the Pastoral Letters and to connect them to Paul as author was Irenaeus writing around A.D. 180. This discovery moves down the external attestation for the Pauline authorship of the Pastoral Letters by 60 years.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joe Hellerman — 

    I am receiving an increasing number of e-mails from persons in my church championing this or that conservative political cause. I recently responded in some detail to a dear brother who sent me a note encouraging his church leaders to become aware of a particular political agenda.

  • Biola News

    Ken Bascom Left a Mark on Biola, Physically and Spiritually

    University mourns loss of alumnus and longtime employee

    Jason Newell — 

    Ken Bascom, a beloved Biola administrator who played a crucial role in planning and developing the university’s building projects over the past...

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Notes Aretta (Hagar, ’57) Loving recently published her third book, Immersed in “The Light of the World” — Jesus Christ!, with Gazelle Press. She...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Dennis Dirks stepped down in June after 20 years of service as the fifth dean of Talbot School of Theology. While dean, Dirks initiated two...

  • Biola Magazine

    Get to Know: Summer 2012

    Jane Carr, adventurous educator and ministry leader

    Amy Seed — 

    Back in the ’80s when Jane Carr (’88, Ph.D. ’00) practiced evacuating capsized canoes in the Biola swimming pool, she was a recreation and camp...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 — 

    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

    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...