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  • Biola Magazine

    Unknown — 

    It’s one of the most life-altering war wounds that a service member can experience, even though it doesn’t leave a scratch on the body:...

  • Biola Magazine

    Good Advice

    Twenty-one alumni and professors offer practical wisdom from their areas of expertise

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    How to Tell a Great Story I write books for a living — sometimes my own, sometimes in collaboration with high-profile public figures. The genre I...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Forgotten Founder

    Biola’s first dean sold millions of books, evangelized around the world and was named “the father of Zionism” by a Supreme Court justice. Today, he's nearly vanished from school history. Here's why William E. Blackstone should be remembered.

    Paul Rood — 

    In 1936, my grandfather Paul W. Rood, who was Biola’s president in the midst of a deep national depression, chose to celebrate Biola’s heritage...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    For the second year in a row, Biola University’s supporters made history by setting records for total giving in a single fiscal year. In the 2012–...

  • Biola Magazine

    Talbot Prayer Chapel Impresses Design Community

    Awards, acclaim pour in for Biola's unique sacred space

    Brett McCracken — 

    Hidden away in the lower level of the newest building on Biola’s campus, Talbot East, is a room you have to know you are looking for. But once you...

  • Biola Magazine

    A Spate of the Arts

    Biola Launches Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    On Sept. 20, Biola celebrated the official launch of its new Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts (CCCA), with the unveiling of the brand...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola University has again been named one of America’s best colleges, earning high marks this fall on several annual college-ranking lists. In...

  • Biola Magazine

    Barry Corey — 

    This past academic year I was on a flight from Chicago to New York, seated in 29D. As I boarded the plane, I noticed a handful of Orthodox Jewish...

  • Biola Magazine

    Jason Newell — 

    One of the best parts of my job is getting to learn about your job. Really. It’s inspiring to see the many ways that God is using Biola graduates...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Octavio Esqueda — 

    El 31 de octubre de 1517 Martín Lutero clavó en las puertas de la catedral de Wittenberg en Alemania 95 tesis en las que criticaba abiertamente las ventas de indulgencias de la iglesia católica romana. Lutero inicialmente no tenía la intención de romper con la iglesia romana sino enfatizar la supremacía del evangelio basada en su simplicidad y a la vez en su gran profundidad. El evangelio o las buenas noticias de la salvación en Cristo es el fundamento esencial de la fe cristiana y desgraciadamente se había pervertido convirtiéndose en una práctica totalmente ajena a su esencia. De manera que, las indulgencias eran una distorsión absoluta del evangelio y, por lo tanto, dignas de ser repudiadas con severidad. Como resultado de esta acción, Lutero inició el movimiento conocido como la Reforma Protestante y cada 31 de octubre se conmemora como el Día de la Reforma.

  • Biola News

    Biola’s Student Online Newspaper Receives Coveted Award; Magazine Named Finalist

    The Chimes Online wins Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola student publications took journalism gold on Oct. 26 at the 92nd annual Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers convention in...

  • Biola News

    Biola Weekend 5K Raises $4,000 for Student Scholarships, Clubs and Local Organizations

    Participants break record for most runners in third annual event

    Jacquelyn Elissa Mota  — 

    More than $4,000 was raised to benefit Biola clubs and local organizations at Biola’s third annual 5K “Run for funds.” With more than 400 runners,...

  • Biola News

    Neil Morgan — 

    Four Eagles were named to the 2013 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District men and women’s soccer teams. The four honorees gave Biola the highest...

  • Biola News

    Biola Weekend 2013

    Biola Weekend brought over 800 parents, alumni, and other guests to campus for two days of events and activities that highlighted “The Best of Biola!"

    Hilary Larkins — 

    To kick off the weekend, Provost Dr. David Nystrom led the morning chapel, sharing with alumni, parents and students how--if Jesus could transform...

  • Biola News

    Minding the Heart: An Interview with Robert Saucy

    Talbot professor Robert Saucy releases new book focused on spiritual transformation

    Brett McCracken — 

    Robert Saucy, distinguished professor of systematic theology at Talbot,just released the new book,Minding the Heart: The Way of Spiritual...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Thaddeus Williams — 

    I recently watched a disturbing video. A camera caught the head of a certain political organization; we’ll call him Lucius, attempting to convince a packed auditorium about the reality of moral law. Specifically, Lucius appealed to a real moral law above and beyond culture to argue against a right to homosexual marriage. What struck me most was less of what he said and more how he said it. Lucius taunted the crowd relentlessly, hurling insults like hand grenades. People often argue against moral reality by appealing to moral reality (e.g., there can’t be absolutes because look at out how absolutely wrong the crusades and inquisitions were!). But there is an equal and opposite inconsistency, namely, arguing for moral reality while breaking the very morality we are defending (e.g., real morals like ‘love your neighbor’ exist, you ignoramus!). In other words, Lucius’ problem was that he did not argue his worldview as if his worldview were actually true. No matter what he said, the way in which he said it made it seem like morals like love and respect were not to be taken seriously after all. The medium refuted the message.

  • The Good Book Blog

    The Good Book Blog — 

    Ed Curtis, professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot, just released the new book, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs (Teach the Text Commentary Series). He kindly took some time to answer a few questions about the book.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Darian Lockett — 

    After thirty-five years of service, James Adamson’s NICNT commentary on the Epistle of James has received a much-needed update by Scot McKnight. McKnight’s contribution to the series significantly expands on its predecessor volume—being more than twice its size—which is due, in part, to the mounting scholarship on James appearing since its 1976 publication date.

  • Biola News

    Patricia Folgar — 

    This year's Barbecue and Angel Game was a wonderful evening! And if you missed it, you missed a beautiful night under the stars (and the Big A) at...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Ben Shin — 

    Being a retreat speaker can be an enjoyable time but can also be a challenging time. The difference maker for which outcome occurs is largely dependent on the host for the speaker. Over the years, as both a speaker and also as a host, I’ve seen some excellent treatment of speakers and also some situations that could use a lot of improvement. This will be a 2 part series of blogs in which I hope to highlight some ways to invite and host a guest speaker in which he would feel very well taken care of throughout the whole process. In this first part of the series, I will focus on how to invite a guest speaker to a retreat.

  • Biola News

    Aukshunas Named National Player of the Week

    Senior defender Morgan Aukshunas claims Biola's first national player of the week award since 2011

    Neil Morgan — 

    Just one day after wrapping up her second Golden State Athletic Conference defensive player of the week nod, Biola women's soccer defender Morgan...

  • The Good Book Blog

    The Good Book Blog — 

    Robert Saucy, distinguished professor of systematic theology at Talbot, just released the new book, Minding the Heart: The Way of Spiritual Transformation. He kindly took some time to answer a few questions about the book.

  • Biola News

    Biola’s Center for Christian Thought Offers Free Resources

    New bulletin, podcasts and short videos spread scholarly work of center

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Starting its third year, the Biola University Center for Christian Thought has released a new publication, launched a blog and posted dozens of...

  • Biola News

    Adventure Club Seeks Community Through Creation

    As club's popularity grows, so does its members' passion for adventure

    Danny Pinnell — 

    While many college students spend their weekends catching up on homework or going to the movies, there is a niche group at Biola University that...

  • Biola News

    Athletics Gets Five Stars

    Biola athletics is about more than just putting points on the board or runs across the plate, this was evidenced by Biola being named an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution.

    Neil Morgan — 

    Biola University has once again been named a five-star institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Champions of...