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  • 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

  • Biola News

    Biola University Bridges Gap Between Church and Academia

    Dedication of Center for Christian Thought Attracts Crowd

    Ashleigh Fox — 

    Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought celebrated its official launch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Feb. 6. The well-attended...

  • Biola News

    Alumnus Wins $1 Million in Doritos Super Bowl Contest

    Alumnus' commercial ranks first in USA Today & Facebook Super Bowl Ad Meter

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Alumnus Kevin Willson (’01) headed to the Super Bowl for the third year in a row as a finalist in Doritos’ national commercial contest, “Crash the...

  • Biola News

    Student short film reflects on life and letting go

    “Persimmon” integrates Japanese culture

    Jessica Airey — 

    From Jan. 27- Feb. 4, the student short film “Persimmon” showed at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival — an Academy-accredited top tier...

  • Biola News

    Four teams of students spend Interterm overseas

    Biola’s Student Missionary Union sends students out to spread the gospel

    Abbey Bennett — 

    From Central American beaches to African plains, Biola’s Student Missionary Union (SMU) sent four teams of students overseas during Interterm to...

  • Biola News

    Biola Knocks Off No. 7 Azusa Pacific for Fourth-Straight Win

    Biola Wins Last Game with APU in History

    Jeff Hoffman — 

    In the final GSAC game between the two arch-rivals, Biola and Azusa Pacific, on Tuesday night at Chase Gymnasium, Biola led through much of the...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    One of my professors in college was really old. I can hear everyone asking: “How old was he?” (No, his social security number wasn’t 7…). Let’s put it this way: he was the founder of the college at which I was studying (Multnomah in Portland, Oregon), and the school was celebrating the half century mark of its founding while I was there! In fact, Dr. John Mitchell was over the age of 90 when he taught the two classes I took from him. He continued to teach well into his mid-90s. Not surprisingly, he was getting forgetful about some things by the time I had him as a teacher, but what he definitely was not forgetting were the Bible verses he had memorized. His ability to recall Bible verses was astounding. I do not know this for a fact, but I would guess that he had all of the New Testament and large sections of the Old Testament committed to memory. All of his students were profoundly impacted by his immersion in the Scriptures.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Uche Anizor — 

    In the second chapter of Billings’ Union with Christ, he takes issue with the reduction of Reformed theology to the TULIP acronym. Specifically, regarding “total depravity” he questions the notion that one can properly understand a Reformed (or biblical) doctrine of depravity within the limited scope of the so-called “five points.”

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Way — 

    Early last year I did a blog post by this same title, and I want to revisit the subject again. Around this time every year the excitement begins to build for archaeologists and for those who are interested in archaeology. The reason for elation is that summer plans for excavation in Israel are announced every January. This summer, there are around twenty excavations in Israel that are open for volunteer participation. Yes, that means YOU can be a part of unearthing the next great discovery in Israel!

  • The Good Book Blog

    Rob Price — 

    I’m not the only one who’s been reading Billings. Uche Anizor has been at it, too, and he’ll soon be posting comments here on specific chapters of Billings’s book. Meanwhile, I’ll add a few of my own on Billings’s foundational first chapter on union with Christ as the ground of our adoption.

  • Biola Magazine

    Alumni Files: Winter 2012

    Join the Network!

    Rick Bee — 

    For all of the benefits of a Biola education — the great Bible training, the lifelong relationships and the Biola community that we all enjoyed as...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Carl (’60) and Marilyn (Friesen, ’60) Gerbrandt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11, 2011. They were married in 1961 at the...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Sharon (Ramsey, ’84) Hansen has held a leadership position for 19 out of the 20 years she has worked with Southwest Airlines. She currently works...

  • Biola Magazine

    Mick Boersma — 

    When we moved into our house several years ago the backyard was a mess. The previous owners had large dogs, which had torn up whatever grass had...

  • Biola Magazine

    Get to Know: Winter 2012

    Freddy Cardoza, multifaceted minister

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    What do you get when you combine a love for snakes, Native American folklore, opera and urban ministry? The answer is Freddy Cardoza, chair of...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biolans Up Close: Winter 2012

    George Bell ('82), the tallest living American-born man

    Amy Seed — 

    George Bell is someone you can’t help looking up to. Standing at his full height of 7 feet 8 inches, Bell (’82) was named the “Tallest Man in the...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church … And Rethinking Faith , by David Kinnaman (’96), Baker Books, October 2011. More than 60...

  • Biola Magazine

    Opting for Adoption

    Alumnus’ teaching program honored by congressman

    Amy Seed — 

    During 20-plus years in ministry, Jeff Slack (’98, M.A. ’02) came to believe that something important was missing from many youth groups: a strong...

  • Biola Magazine

    Kevin Lewis — 

    Jesus Christ proclaimed, “I am the Way, and the truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). The Apostles echoed...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    For many Christians, Sunday mornings are about going to church, while Sunday afternoons are about watching pro football games, or basketball, or...

  • Biola Magazine

    Barry Corey — 

    Oct. 14, 2011, was a historic day at Biola University. It was a day of remembrance, thanksgiving and reflection on the blessings God has bestowed...

  • Biola Magazine

    Lessons Learned

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    The summer before I arrived at Biola as an undergraduate, I attended a massive worship service at a local stadium. One of the speakers who got up...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Best Books of All Time

    Professors and alumni guide readers through the classics of Western thought

    Brett McCracken — 

    What can Christians learn from writers like Aquinas, Marx, Nietzsche and Erasmus? What about Chaucer, Locke, Dante and de Toqueville? A lot,...

  • Biola Magazine

    Calling All Homeschoolers!

    Biola Youth Academics launches online high school classes, goes global

    Brett McCracken — 

    Homeschool students from around the world have been coming to Biola University for years. Now, Biola University is coming to them. For over 15...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola’s student athletes demonstrate outstanding character and leadership on and off the field, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. In October, the...