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  • The Good Book Blog

    John McKinley — 

    In response to the ongoing revelations of widespread cheating in professional sports, my earlier blog explored the idea of cheating as compared to New Testament ethics. So much for why athletes should not cheat, and what they should pursue instead. The doping problems in sport raise another question: what is someone responsible to do when she becomes aware of others' cheating? This question extends beyond sport to daily life evils that are preventable if someone in our lives would just speak up once in a while.

  • The Good Book Blog

    John McKinley — 

    Slowly, more top professional cyclists that were rivals of Lance Armstrong are mumbling confessions of the same carefully-worded sort that Lance released last January. Some have been coerced by teams or government inquiries (as with the handful of Americans who testified to their own doping as part of implicating Lance Armstrong). The latest is Jan Ullrich, the German cyclist who placed second to Lance three times in the Tour de France. Like many others, Ullrich used the same worn out excuse that “everybody was doing it,” and that his joining the “medical program” was just a way to play on a level field. What are we to think of these things?

  • Biola News

    Biola Alumnus and Former California Foster Youth to Champion Change in Nation’s Capitol

    Inglewood native Alain Datcher shares personal story to help shape child welfare law

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Inglewood native Alain Datcher (’11) is one of 16 college students from across the nation who will spend the summer on Capitol Hill in Washington,...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    A couple years ago I was asked to lead a discussion for the Talbot School of Theology faculty on “The New Perspective on Paul.” Now, you should know up-front that (for the most part) I am not very positive about the overall approach that New Perspectivists take when they interpret the letters of Paul (esp. Galatians and Romans) and when they try to set those letters in a reconstructed first century Jewish theological context. But I also do not believe that it is right or wise for people to be dogmatic about topics that they don’t know very much about. So, to help you interact responsibly with the New Perspective, I want to revisit the lecture I did for the Talbot faculty try to help you understand the New Perspective on Paul so that you can critically weigh for yourself its merits and demerits.

  • Biola News

    Students Provided Opportunity with Nationally-Recognized Leadership Development Institute

    Twelve Biola students successfully graduate from the program

    Carissa Lehmkuhl — 

    Twelve Biola students graduated from the Millenium Momentum Foundation’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI) April 2013 — representing the...

  • Biola News

    Nearly 1,000 Students Received Degrees at Biola's Spring Commencement Ceremonies

    Biola celebrated the accomplishments of almost a thousand graduates during the Spring 2013 Commencement Ceremonies.

    HIlary Larkins — 

    On Friday, May 24, nearly 10,000 guests attended Biola University's Commencement Ceremonies to celebrate the accomplishments of the Spring...

  • The Good Book Blog

    John McKinley — 

    Following on my earlier post on the metaphorical language used for naming and describing the punishment of hell, this post explores the doctrine of degrees of punishment. The basic idea is that the Bible seems to say that all evildoers will suffer the same hell for their sins, but God's perfect justice means that worse criminals will suffer worse punishments for their crimes. This is not torture or exacting pain as somehow accompiishing something for God, as if God were a fiendish tormentor. But then what is it?

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Good Idea. Now What? by Charles T. Lee (M.A. ’99), Wiley Publishing, February 2012. Lee, CEO of Ideation Consultancy, offers systematic advice for...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biolans Up Close: Spring 2013

    Brian Hall ('96), Academy Award-winning software creator

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Brian Hall (’96) may not be a movie star, but the computer software he helped to develop has quickly become one — reaching such heights that it...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    After becoming engaged her senior year and creating her own wedding invitations, Megan (Knight, ’08) Gonzalez saw an opportunity to make money...

  • Biola Magazine

    Rick Bee — 

    I reached a bit of a milestone over Biola’s winter break when I completed my sixth medical mission trip to India within the past 10 years. The “...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    As Biola University geared up to celebrate its 105th birthday in February, we at Biola Magazine figured: What better way to celebrate than with a...

  • Biola Magazine

    Get to Know: Spring 2013

    Nancy Yuen, filmmaking sociologist

    Amber Amaya — 

    She spent 10 years interviewing actors in Hollywood, she only speaks Mandarin to her daughters and she grew up having G.I. Joe and Gilligan's...

  • Biola Magazine

    David Bourgeois — 

    Every semester, the students in my Management Information Systems class take a detour from learning about how technology affects business and...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Biola University Alumni Association handed out its annual awards at a special chapel service on Feb. 22, recognizing several alumni for their...

  • Biola Magazine

    Amber Amaya — 

    Solving crimes in “CSI: Holy Land” and filling in the blanks to “Eye of the Tebow” paid off for Drake (’94) and Christina (Adelseck, ’95)...

  • Biola Magazine

    Greg Koukl — 

    As an ambassador I’ve learned that everyday encounters are the bread and butter of my witness for Christ. While giving a talk at a local Barnes...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Last October, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life unveiled new data showing that for the first time in its history, the United States does...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    As Biola University geared up to celebrate its 105th birthday in February, we at Biola Magazine figured: What better way to celebrate than with a...

  • Biola Magazine

    Jeff Hoffman — 

    For Biola’s softball team, the home field now feels a lot more like home. In January, the team kicked off their season with the dedication of a...

  • Biola Magazine

    Cassandra Acosta — 

    Biola students and staff delivered more than 2,000 pieces of business clothing, shoes and accessories to the women of the Los Angeles Dream Center...

  • Biola Magazine

    No Kidding

    Renowned philosopher's latest project: children's books

    Amber Amaya — 

    He’s debated some the world’s leading atheists.He’s traveled the world defending the Christian faith. He’s published landmark books on apologetics...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Launches 'Ruby Women'

    New group offers opportunities to learn, serve, give and travel

    Amber Amaya — 

    Biola has launched a bold new ministry aimed at women — and it’s looking for members. The group, Ruby Women, was formed in the fall to give women...

  • Biola Magazine

    Bed and Breakfast

    Dorm-diner combo and parking structure coming soon

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola students will soon have a new residence hall that features sleek study areas, plentiful parking and — perhaps best of all — breakfast...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    What will the Biola University of the future look like? The answer can be found in the new University Plan, which lays out seven aspirations that...