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  • The Good Book Blog

    John McKinley — 

    When I was a research student holed up in a windowless office in the library for a year, the PhD student next to my office was Jeremy Howard. While I struggled through stacks of research trying to avoid drowning in the historical theology portion of my dissertation, Jeremy was blazing through the writing of his dissertation on the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics and its use for Christian apologetics. His research world couldn’t have been farther away from mine. Years later, he has recently piloted a work that fits a gap I didn’t know I was looking for. To pass on an introduction to this new series, I interviewed the general editor, Jeremy Howard with several questions here.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joe Hellerman — 

    One of my self-imposed projects over the January break is to read through N. T. Wright’s (most recent) magnum opus, Paul and the Faithfulness of God. The work is actually two separate books (@ 600 and 1200 pages, respectively!). Book I is primarily concerned with backgrounds, and Paul’s worldview vis-à-vis paganism and Judaism. Book II deals with Paul’s theology and more directly engages the text of his letters.

  • Biola News

    Eagles atop GSAC All Sports Award standings

    Biola leads the race for the Golden State Athletic Conference All Sports Award through the fall.

    Neil Morgan — 

    After a roller coaster ride of a fall sports season, Biola University sits atop the Golden State Athletic Conference All Sports Award race. The...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Octavio Esqueda — 

    El nacimiento de Jesús cambió al mundo. La navidad es, sin duda alguna, el acontecimiento más importante en la historia de la humanidad y, por lo tanto, la mayor celebración de cada año. El Dios creador del universo se hizo hombre y habitó entre nosotros. Dios no está lejos ni es distante sino que a través de Jesús su presencia es real y personal. De hecho, el milagro de la navidad se resume con la palabra “Emanuel” que significa apropiadamente “Dios con nosotros.”

  • The Good Book Blog

    Scott Rae — 

    Why do pastors need to know all that much about work and economics? Last week we introduced this subject and suggested that there are very few areas of our lives that have nothing to do with work and/or economics. Remember that even the notion of our eternal salvation has something to do with economics, since the Bible actually describes the elements of our eternal salvation in economic terms. In addition, life on this side of eternity matters greatly. If we refuse to separate out the sacred from the secular, and thus affirm that all of life is spiritual, then there are few, if any, areas of our spiritual lives that are not impacted by economics.

  • Biola News

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Co-Founder of the Los AngelesDream Center, Matthew Barnett, addressed Biola University graduates at the fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 20,...

  • Biola News

    Alumnus Named Year’s Standout African-American College Writer

    The Hurston/Wright Foundation awarded Justin Campbell (‘09) for penning a Jazz-Age tale

    Trevor Gerdes — 

    This April, alumnus Justin Campbell ('09) received a surprising email that confirmed his talent as a writer. “I thought it was a prank at first,”...

  • Biola News

    Christmas Tree Lighting 2013 Recap

    Biola University students, alumni and La Mirada neighbors crowded around hot chocolate tables bundled in unusual southern California necessities — coats and scarves — to participate in the university’s 30th annual Christmas tree lighting.

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University students, alumni and La Mirada neighbors crowded around hot chocolate tables bundled in unusual southern California necessities —...

  • Biola News

    Swimmer Named NAIA Women's Swimmer of the Month

    Christine Tixier earned the first NAIA women's swimmer of the month award of 2013.

    Neil Morgan — 

    After qualifying for eight different national championship events through the first six meets of the season, Christine Tixier was named the...

  • Business. Ministry. Life.

    Steve Rundle — 

    There is a lot of excitement nowadays about businesses that have multiple “bottom lines.” Whether one calls it "Social Entrepreneurship" (SE) or...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Clinton E. Arnold — 

    “The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are without error or misstatement in their moral and spiritual teaching and record of historical facts. They are without error or defect of any kind.” Thus reads Biola University’s (and Talbot School of Theology’s) Articles of Faith—a document that remains unchanged since it was written shortly after the turn of the century. As the Dean of Talbot and as one who has been on the faculty for 27 years, I can say that this is a conviction that runs very deep in our faculty. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and, as such, is truthful in what it affirms and can be completely trusted.

  • Biola News

    Volleyball Coach Wins National Coach of the Year Award

    Aaron Seltzer named NAIA Coach of the Year after strong postseason finish

    Neil Morgan — 

    Every year since volleyball coach Aaron Seltzer took over 12 years ago has been a good year — a few of them great years — and 2013 definitely...

  • Biola News

    Biola's Athletic Programs Excel at National Level

    Eagles qualify for two national tournaments, five ranked teams in fall season

    Neil Morgan — 

    It was a fall season to remember for Biola athletics, as two teams made deep postseason runs and finished near the top in the nation, with almost...

  • Biola News

    Recent Graduates Perform with LA Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Alumnus Arnold Geis ('12) will perform in the "Messiah Sing-Along" on December 11

    Danny Pinnell — 

    Biola University alumni, Arnold Livingston Geis (‘12) and Matthew Kellaway (‘12), are singing this season with the LA Master Chorale (LAMC). The...

  • Biola News

    Women’s Soccer Captain Scores National Honor on Academic All-America® Team

    Senior Morgan Aukshunas joins a team of athletes distinguished by their grades

    Trevor Gerdes — 

    Senior kinesiology major and women’s soccer captain Morgan Aukshunas has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America team for 2013-2014,...

  • Biola News

    Doing the Right Thing: An Interview with Scott Rae

    Talbot philosophy professor Scott Rae releases new book on ethics and morality.

    Brett McCracken — 

    Scott Rae, professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot,just released the new book,Doing the Right Thing: Making Moral Choices in a...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Octavio Esqueda — 

    Por los tres últimos años, el índice de felicidad planetaria ha dado a conocer los países más felices del mundo de acuerdo a ciertos parámetros. Los resultados sorprendentes de la última edición en el 2012 señalaron que país más feliz del mundo es Costa Rica, en segundo lugar se encuentra Vietnam y en tercero Colombia. Los Estados Unidos se ubicaron en el lugar 104. Este índice de felicidad se basa en tres cosas: 1) Se hace la pregunta la persona, "¿Qué tan feliz es usted?" En una escala del 0-10. 2) Luego se mide la expectativa de vida de las personas de ese país. Finalmente se mide cuanta “tierra” (o recursos ecológicos) necesita la persona en ese país para ser feliz.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Ben Shin — 

    In my last blog, I wrote on how to invite a guest speaker to a retreat well. This included knowing how to choose a speaker for your group’s needs, giving enough time to prepare for the retreat, and serving him well as he arrives to the retreat. The goal for the time at the retreat is to serve the speaker well so that he would gladly want to return in the future without a second thought. This entry will concentrate on how to host the speaker well at a retreat.

  • The Good Book Blog

    The Good Book Blog — 

    Scott Rae, professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot, just released the new book, Doing the Right Thing: Making Moral Choices in a World Full of Options. He kindly took some time to answer a few questions about the book.

  • Biola News

    Biola Takes Steps to Boost Affordability

    Tuition increases kept to historic low; other measures underway

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Students and families entering the nation’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities this academic year experienced the lowest tuition and fee...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Tom Finley — 

    Is it possible for a true story about an ancient manuscript of the Hebrew Bible to be thrilling?

  • Biola News

    Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs: An Interview with Ed Curtis

    Talbot School of Theology Professor Ed Curtis releases new commentary book on Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs

    Brett McCracken — 

    Ed Curtis, professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot, just released the new book,Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs (Teach the Text...

  • Biola News

    Eagles Serve Inner City Youth At Baseball Clinic

    Biola Baseball taught at-risk kids about baseball, school and the Bible at a clinic at Angel Stadium.

    Neil Morgan — 

    Rather than spending the afternoon doing homework, playing video games or even practicing with their team, Biola baseball players made the trip to...

  • Biola News

    Five Eagles Named All-GSAC

    Biola gets more all-conference nods than any other GSAC team, including player and coach of the year.

    Neil Morgan — 

    After finishing second in a very close race for the Golden State Athletic Conference, No. 3 Biola is leading the postseason awards race by a wide...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Moyer Hubbard — 

    This is the first of a series of blogs dealing with gun control from a Christian perspective. In this first installment, I sketch the general theological case for sane restriction on guns, particularly assault weapons, and apply biblical principles to common objections. In subsequent (shorter) posts, I will respond to alleged “biblical” arguments used by gun advocates, who claim that Scripture supports unrestricted access to lethal weaponry for private individuals. [I have slighly modified this post in the wake of the horrible tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.]