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  • Biola News

    Elizabeth Mak — 

    With coverage on the Irvine 11 this past year, it is not surprising that men and women are inclined toward Islamophobia — the irrational fear and...

  • Biola News

    Psychology Professor Explores the Grief Associated with Abortion

    Gary Strauss co-authors Grief & Abortion, book gives insight on the healing process after an abortion

    Alethia Selby — 

    Inspired by the overwhelming amount of heartbreak that is found in the aftermath of an abortion, Biola professor of psychology, Gary Strauss...

  • Biola News

    Men's Soccer Coach Celebrates One Hundred Wins

    Coach Kuderman Leads Men's Soccer Team to Victory

    Heather Tanji  — 

    Head coach Bryan Kuderman led Biola's soccer team to victory against Concordia University on Nov. 12, earning Biola the GSAC tournament...

  • Biola News

    Jeff Hoffman — 

    Coming off a record-breaking first-year at Biola, freshman middle blocker Amy Weststeyn has been recognized nationally as the American Volleyball...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Rob Lister — 

    I love reading good children’s literature to my kids. I especially love it when a great narrative for kids comes packaged together with really good theology. Such is the case with Starr Meade’s Keeping Holiday (Crossway, 2008)—a book so satisfying narratively and theologically that we are re-reading it to our kids this holiday season. The best way I can describe it is to say that Keeping Holiday is part Narnia and part Pilgrim’s Progress for kids.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Octavio Esqueda — 

    Several years ago I had a Latin professor who made us memorize a phrase that it has been in my mind ever since. The Latin expression is “magister meus doctus est” and means “my professor is instructed or wise.” Obviously, my Latin professor was teasing when he made us memorize that phrase, but in reality, those words describe an important and profound truth. Everybody expects that professors are wise enough to guide their students. It has been commonly assumed that only those who know more can lead others in the right path because we know that nobody can give something without first possessing it. I have been a teacher in different countries and settings for twenty years now and I can testify about the accuracy of this general perception.

  • The Good Book Blog

    John Hutchison — 

    Thanksgiving day 2011 has come and gone. Like many families, it has always been for us a time when the relatives gather together. Like many Christian families, we try to remember in a more intentional way the blessings God has bestowed upon us. But unlike most families, on Thanksgiving Day we are painfully reminded of another memory . . .

  • Biola News

    Elizabeth Mak — 

    Athletes at Biola University know that life is about more than running the fastest, scoring the most points and winning the game. It’s about...

  • Biola News

    European soccer player finds a home at Biola

    Sava Pantic is the newest international student to join the Biola men’s soccer team

    Heather Tanji — 

    Adjusting to college life is never easy. New friends, new classes and newfound independence are a lot to take in for any student. For 25-year-old...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Way — 

    One of the best books I have read in the last couple of years is Thinking in Circles (Yale, 2007) by Mary Douglas. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in hermeneutics, literary approaches to the Bible, or the cultural background of the Bible. It is a non-technical read that is filled with fresh and provocative insights, and since it is only about 150 pages, one could read it in just one or two sittings.

  • Biola News

    Alumnus Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon

    Former cross country athlete Brian Ball runs record time, qualifies for Olympic Trials, and proposes to girlfriend

    Elizabeth Mak — 

    Brian Ball, former five-time NAIA All-American for the Eagles , is still running faster than ever. After graduating from Biola in 2008 with his...

  • Biola News

    Students Bless the Homeless During Thanksgiving

    Biolans help Union Rescue Mission feed 5,000 people on Skid Row

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola students partnered with Union Rescue Mission to bring Thanksgiving a few days early on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, serving up a traditional...

  • Biola News

    Students Gather for Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

    Biola President Carves Turkey for Students

    Alethia Selby — 

    Students anxiously waited in line to enjoy this year’s Thanksgiving feast at Biola’s Caf on Thursday, Nov. 17. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner...

  • Biola News

    Renowned Scholars to Join New ‘Biola University Center for Christian Thought’

    The center, launching in February, will produce scholarship on contemporary issues facing Christianity

    Jason Newell — 

    Two of the world’s most influential Christian philosophers will be spending time in residence on Biola’s campus next semester as part of the new “...

  • Biola News

    The Sabbath Soul

    Students explore values of the Sabbath at 76th Annual Torrey Memorial Bible Conference

    Heather Tanji  — 

    In a culture where productivity and pleasure seeking is the main focus, Biola challenged students and faculty to be still, enjoy God’s presence...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Rob Price — 

    Last week our son, Elijah (7) was given a drawing assignment: copy Sandro Botticelli’s Madonna of the Pomegranate (c. 1487). Operative word here: ‘copy’. Elijah, however, understood ‘interpret’. And so the heavenly shafts of light illumining Mary’s head were transmogrified into something rather less spiritual. So, taking a cue from Sanders’s Avant-Garde category…

  • Biola News

    Stories of Valor: Alumni Serve as Chaplains

    In honor of Veterans Day, four alumni share about ministering in the military

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    The job of a military chaplain involves offering hope, counsel and pastoral care to soldiers facing difficult situations at home and abroad. Over...

  • Biola News

    Journalism Students Featured on the Radio

    Lydia Ness and Job Ang Speak With KKLA’s Frank Pastore

    Elizabeth Mak — 

    Radio show host Frank Pastore had journalism students Lydia Ness and Job Ang on air to discuss their newly published book The Dominican Dream: A...

  • Biola News

    Student Run Public Relations Agency Receives National Affiliation

    Biola Journalism’s 6th Street PR Highly Ranked

    Elizabeth Mak — 

    The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has ranked 6th Street PR, Biola’s student-run public relations firm, among what the PRSSA...

  • Biola News

    Sharon Soper Receives Nursing Alumni of the Year Award

    Biola Alumna Gives Both Medical and Spiritual Care to Patients on the Mission Field

    Elizabeth Mak — 

    Susan Elliott, Anne Gewe, Sharon Soper, Becky Fleeger Sharon Soper (‘80), nurse practitioner and author of Soybeans and the Kingdom of God: An...

  • Biola News

    “Sanctuary” Marks Biola’s First On-Campus Film Festival

    Award-winning Independent Films Come to Biola

    Heather Tanji  — 

    Biola University hosted its first film festival featuring a variety of international award-winning short films, documentaries and a feature length...

  • Biola News

    Aaron Fenlason Named NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week

    Senior goalkeeper recorded two shutouts in pair of GSAC Tournament matches last week

    Jeff Hoffman — 

    KANSAS CITY --- Biola senior goalkeeper Aaron Fenlason has been named the final recipient of the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of...

  • Biola News

    'Biola Blogs' Spotlighted by Huffington Post

    News site highlights Biola’s communication to GenY

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    According to the Huffington Post, Biola University is one of four colleges that have especially harnessed the power of blogs to communicate to the...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Rex E. Johnson — 

    Imagine meeting weekly for 3 – 4 months over coffee or tea with someone who is eager to discover what a relationship with Jesus Christ is all about. Conversations focus on understanding the Bible, salvation, the Holy Spirit and resurrection, righteousness and justification, peace with God and the peace of God, the realm of grace, freedom from punishment and the freedom in discipline. They are true conversations, not lectures. You have a guidebook, your “Traveler” gets a Traveler’s Notebook. We have often found that the Traveler has not really begun the journey. He or she has never surrendered to Jesus, and we can help them understand better what salvation is, and commit to Jesus.

  • Biola News

    Candyland Event Provides Safe Halloween Fun for Families

    Hundreds of children attend tenth annual trick-or-treat event at Biola

    Heather Tanji & Jessica Airey — 

    A long line of miniature Disney princesses, superheroes and jungle animals entered the colorful world of Biola University’s Candyland on Oct. 31,...