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  • Biola News

    Students Rally Against Cal Grant Cuts in Sacramento

    Twenty-five Biolans testify at public hearing in Sacramento

    Brenda Velasco — 

    Twenty-five Biola University students recently traveled to the state Capitol in Sacramento to lobby against the proposed 44 percent cuts to the...

  • Biola News

    Biola’s athletes finish strong at NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships

    Eleven All-American honors and five school records broken at three-day championship meet

    Ashleigh Fox — 

    Biola’s indoor track and field athletes finished strong on Saturday, March 3 at the 2012 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the SPIRE...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Rob Lister — 

    One of the things I've struggled with over the years is knowing how to best pursue my own productivity goals. At various times, I’ve experienced everything from “productivity pride” to “productivity disappointment” to “productivity envy.” Along the way, I have learned that I don’t have to battle my productivity struggles in my own strength. And as a result of some of those lessons, I’ve collated a few items that I regularly pray for in relation to my productivity pursuits.

  • Biola News

    Men’s Basketball Team Wins Conference Championship

    Eagles claim their first-ever GSAC tournament title

    Jeff Hoffman — 

    For the first time in program history, the Biola men’s basketball team won the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament title Tuesday night,...

  • Biola News

    Biola University hosts 16th annual SCORR conference

    The conference addresses racial reconciliation on college campuses with students from different schools

    Abbey Bennett — 

    Diversity and racial reconciliation are words recently heard in many conversations, no matter your background. Glen Kinoshita, the director of...

  • Biola News

    Biola professor authors third edition of business textbook

    Scott Rae shares new sections and improvements made to his renowned anthology

    Abbey Bennett — 

    The business textbook “Beyond Integrity” finds its roots at Biola, but has spread across the nation. Scott Rae , chair and professor of philosophy...

  • Biola News

    Kelly Anyadike pilots her way into the Guinness Book of World Records

    Biola student becomes youngest African-American female to solo fixed-wing aircraft

    Jessica Airey — 

    On her sixteenth birthday in 2008, Kelly Anyadike became a record-breaking aviator when she flew four different airplanes out of the Compton...

  • Biola News

    Philosophy professor examines practical Christian morality

    Doug Geivett releases new book on virtues for everyday living

    Jessica Airey — 

    Doug Geivett, Biola University professor of philosophy, recently released a new book titled “Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life.” The...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Uche Anizor — 

    Check out this excellent and thought provoking post by theologian Stephen Holmes from St. Andrews. Read the post here

  • Biola News

    Biola celebrates 104th birthday with tailgate party

    University enjoys basketball triumphs, grilled food and musical entertainment

    Ashleigh Fox — 

    Biola University celebrated its 104th birthday with a tailgate party on Saturday, Feb. 25 held in front of Chase Gymnasium. Students, staff and...

  • Biola News

    Professor Discusses Tim Tebow’s Public Prayers on Fox News

    Fox 11 interviewed Erik Thoennes on public displays of Christian faith

    Jessica Airey — 

    Biola University professor Erik Thoennes appeared on Fox News Studio 11 in Los Angeles to discuss the public Christian faith of NFL football star...

  • Biola News

    Vice Provost named President of Fresno Pacific University

    Pete Menjares selected as school's 11th president

    Brenda Velasco — 

    Pete Menjares was named Fresno Pacific University’s 11th president. Menjares is also making history as the second Hispanic president to serve at a...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Octavio Esqueda — 

    These days have been filled with contrasts for me. In a way, we all face these contrasts, but when they are too close to each other, the tensions they produce literally move us from joy to tears. One the one hand, my baby daughter is now two-months-old. My wife and I celebrate the joy of her life and are thankful for the Lord’s blessing upon us. We are tired and somewhat sleep deprived, but her smile brings joy to our existence and reminds us about the goodness of life. On the other hand, however, it was the second anniversary of my dad’s passing and I find myself missing him more every day. Dead is as real as life and both bring deep emotions that flow from the core of our beings. Why can we be so happy and so sad at the same time?

  • Biola News

    Students Help with Oscar Winning “The Artist”

    Black-and-white film adds color to alumna’s life

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    A few months ago, alumna Laura Aldridge (’09) shopped her resume around, only to have people ask what “The Artist,” her most recent film, was and...

  • Biola News

    Students rally to bring back a favorite web series

    Co-producer of “Dorm Series” returns after a semester off

    Mark Nesbitt — 

    For three students at Biola University, they share their dorm life with more than just their roommates and friends, they share it with thousands...

  • Biola News

    Deeply Rooted: Biola Celebrates 104th Birthday

    Rediscovering Biola's First Dean: William E. Blackstone

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University’s 104th birthday arrives on Feb. 25 — a day the campus marks each year with events to celebrate the biblical heritage passed down...

  • Biola News

    Exhibit Officially Opens: Twentieth-Century British Art from the Ahmanson Collection

    From the Roberta Ahmanson collection, the exhibit is displayed for the first time in Southern California

    Ashleigh Fox — 

    Biola University experienced an evening full of the arts on Saturday, February 19, beginning with High Tea at Talbot School of Theology and ending...

  • Biola News

    Tenielle Schroeder — 

    Students expanded their learning from the classroom to theaters at this year’s celebrity-studded Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah....

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    “Preach the gospel at all times; when necessary, use words.” How many (hundreds of!) times have you heard that line rolled out? The good part about the alleged saying is that we do need to communicate that we truly believe the gospel through what we do. People need to see the gospel as well as hear it. If you have any doubts about this, please refer to my post from a few days ago on “justice and mercy” ministries. But there are two problems with the way this quote is normally used. First, it is often used by people who are oriented toward social concern but who are less comfortable with verbally proclaiming the good news about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and faith in him alone. Such hesitancy to share the gospel verbally simply will not do if you even remotely consider yourself to be a biblical Christian. Second, Francis of Assisi apparently never said it.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Uche Anizor — 

    Mark Thompson of Moore College offers some helpful observations regarding the difference between patristic and modern treatments of the Trinity. Here's an excerpt: Patristic trinitarian thinking and writing appears more overtly biblical, and specifically more exegetical, than much modern writing. Sometimes that exegetical work is tortuous and repetitive, as in some of Athanasius' orations against the Arians. Sometimes it is crisp and leaves important questions unanswered. Yet the Bible is in the foreground rather than in the background in many of the patristic treatments of the doctrine. In contrast, much of the modern discussion glances off the Bible and shies away from sustained exegetical comment.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Dave Keehn — 

    The model established by God through God’s people to instill God’s Truth within the Next Generation can be describe as such: begin religious instruction in the family home as spiritual practices, add knowledge through the larger community of faith, and provide mentoring from key spiritual leaders for specific practices and duties. This model was utilized throughout the Old Testament era due to some foundational concepts about young people, a developmental stage that was not fully identified at that time outside of Scripture. However, God has specific principles to follow in ministering to this pre-adult age group.

  • Biola News

    Student-Produced Film Premiers with Enthusiasm

    “Kids on the Run” premier attracts more than 400 students

    Alethia Selby — 

    Each semester, a senior from Biola's Cinema and Media Arts department writes and directs a film under the university’s name. The premiere of Nolan...

  • Biola News

    Biola Honors 1981-82 Men’s Basketball Team on 30th Anniversary of Dream Season

    Halftime of men’s basketball game vs. Point Loma Nazarene University reserved to honor Biola’s 1981-82 “Dream Team”

    Jeff Hoffman, Sports Information Director — 

    The Biola University athletic department took time during halftime of Saturday's men's basketball game against Point Loma Nazarene University to...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    Over the past five months the Overseers (translate: “Elders” or “Pastors”) at Whittier Hills Baptist Church have been thinking and praying about ministries of compassion and justice and the relationship of such activities to gospel proclamation. We have recently completed a position paper in which we collectively lay out what we believe the Bible teaches on this topic. We also address a few practical issues in the paper. We will be using this document in the future to help guide ministry decisions as we interact with those who are poor, oppressed, and marginalized. I’m linking you to our paper with the permission and encouragement of our leadership team. We hope that this paper will be a help to other churches, ministries, and individuals to think carefully and biblically through this important--and sometime controversial--topic. You are free to use this paper (or sections of it) in any way you consider appropriate in your respective areas of ministry.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Uche Anizor — 

    Does our union with Christ have anything to say about Christian social justice? Todd Billings in chapter 4 of Union with Christ makes this vital connection