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  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Way — 

    I was recently reflecting on my doctoral training and I realized that I learned a few things (ten, to be precise) beyond the actual subject matter of my discipline. For starters, I learned that footnotes can be overdone.

  • Biola News

    Freshman swimmer breaks NAIA record

    Biola races with success at national championships

    Jessica Airey — 

    With a pair of top eight finishes, the Biola University men’s and women’s swim teams enjoyed a fruitful season ending at the NAIA National...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Gary Manning Jr — 

    Earlier this semester, my good friend Ken Berding and I were discussing the different views on Romans 7:14-25 and decided that we would each write a blog post summarizing our reasons for holding opposing views on the passage. Last week, Ken gave a great defense of the view that Romans 7:14-25 is autobiographical and is thus about the Christian struggle with sin. I found Ken’s reasons 3, 6 and 7 very strong (Ken also gave a fine experiential discussion of that struggle in an earlier post). As Ken pointed out, there are many smart people on both sides of this issue, so this is not a “slam-dunk” interpretational problem. Throughout Christian history, there have been several opinions about what Paul meant in this passage. The two main options are 1) Paul is referring to his own experience as a Christian, and therefore the general Christian experience; or 2) Paul is referring to the experience of a pre-Christian Jew trying to obey the Law.

  • Biola News

    Alumna Creates Art Piece for Los Angeles Riots Anniversary

    Museum of Tolerance to host the multi-dimensional art installation

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Wrapping plaster vessels in bubble wrap, artist and alumna Maggie Hazen (’10) prepared to transport her art installation piece commemorating the...

  • Biola News

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    In honor of National Women’s History month and to help unemployed Los Angeles women at the Dream Center, Biola University held a clothing drive to...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Mickey Klink III — 

    In an earlier post I mentioned a book on biblical theology that my colleague and I had nearly finished writing. The book is finally finished, and is entitled: Understanding BIblical Theology: A Comparison of Theory and Practice (Zondervan).

  • Biola News

    Kids Tennis Day 2012 draws record number of young students

    Biola’s men’s and women’s varsity tennis teams welcome kids and teach them to play tennis

    Abbey Bennett — 

    On March 30, Biola’s men’s and women’s tennis teams hosted Kids Tennis Day 2012, the largest event of its kind on a college campus. For the third...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Gary McIntosh — 

    What sounds like a simple task at first often turns out to be much more difficult in practice. Such is the situation when attempting to define a multiethnic church. For example, a brief survey of the current literature reveals four words that are commonly used to describe churches where the people come from diverse backgrounds: “multinational,” “multi-racial,” “multi-ethnic,” and “multicultural.”

  • Biola News

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Professor and administrator Freddy Cardoza is passionate about the next generation of Christian ministers and Christian educators. More...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    A Cross-Shaped Gospel: Reconciling Heaven and Earth , by Bryan Loritts (M.A. ’98, Biola trustee), Moody Publishers, October 2011. Today’s church...

  • Biola Magazine

    Get to Know: Spring 2012

    Stewart Oleson, ‘comedian-at-law,’ broadcast journalist

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    “Life is an improv.” That’s what Stewart Oleson, associate professor of journalism and broadcast journalism advisor, tells his students. How else...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Drew Hall (’98) is familiar with TV sets like those for The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and Saturday Night Live, but he won’t be found on...

  • Biola Magazine

    Alumni Files: Spring 2012

    No Slip ’n Slide for Biola!

    Rick Bee — 

    As alumni director, I receive a number of letters and notes from graduates who have questions about Biola facilities, students, faculty and staff....

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Alan R. Niquette (’67) is the founder and director of Dramatic Difference Ministries, an Oregon-based nonprofit corporation that celebrated its...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biolans Up Close: Spring 2012

    Kevin Willson (’01), award-winning commercial director

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Kevin Willson (’01) has worked his way into the big leagues — of commercials, that is. In February, the director’s now-famous “Sling Baby” ad won...

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    Biola Magazine Staff — 

  • Biola Magazine

    Center of Attention

    A look inside the new Biola University Center for Christian Thought

    Jason Newell — 

    The new Biola University Center for Christian Thought officially opened its doors in February, marking the start of one of the most ambitious...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Biola University Alumni Association handed out its annual awards at a special chapel service on Feb. 17, recognizing two individuals and one...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    La Mirada, Calif., may not be considered a culinary destination, but Biolans don’t have to go far to experience mind-blowing cuisine of...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    We asked the alumni and professors featured in this issue's "Soul and Stomach" cover package to share some of their favorite original recipes with...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Some Biola graduates impact the world for Christ in the boardroom, the classroom, the pulpit or the cockpit. Others, like the alumni on the...

  • Biola Magazine

    Soul and Stomach

    What it means to eat Christianly

    Brett McCracken — 

    “How does food relate to theology? What can it teach us about faith?” For students in Bible professor Andy Draycott’s Theology 2 class last year,...

  • Biola Magazine

    A Gouda Thing

    Cheese club expands Biola’s palette

    Brett McCracken — 

    It’s not every day that you might expect to see 30 to 50 undergraduates sitting around tables, tasting the likes of Dubliner, Drunken goat,...

  • Biola Magazine

    Amy Seed — 

    Biola’s women’s cross country team took home a 12th place finish at the NAIA national championships in November, earning their fifth-consecutive...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Biola University men’s basketball team made program history when they defeated Concordia 81-77 and won their first-ever Golden State Athletic...