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  • 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...

  • Biola Magazine

    Barry Corey — 

    A generation ago, back in the ’70s, Christian leaders like Bill Bright, Loren Cunningham and Francis Schaeffer were imagining a generation of...

  • Biola Magazine

    So Much To Love

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    Minneapolis recently celebrated its coldest first day of spring in 48 years. I know, because I was there, trying to keep my ears from turning...

  • Biola News

    Spring 2013 Baccalaureate

    Hundreds of graduating students, along with their family and friends, attended Biola's Baccalaureate service on Thursday, May 23 at First Evangelical Church of Fullerton.

    Hilary Larkins — 

    On the evening ofThursday, May 23, twenty-four hours prior to the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, close to 600 guests arrived at theFirst...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    In my last post I shared about how to carry on a deeper, less confrontational discussion with your Muslim friend by asking a question about the topic of hypocrisy. Click HERE for my earlier post. In this post I will suggest a different question to ask your friend that might allow you to enter into yet another non-confrontational conversation with the goal of introducing your Muslim friend to Jesus Christ.

  • Biola News

    Biola Unveils Replica of Iconic Los Angeles "Jesus Saves" Sign

    Neon sign adorns Biola's parking structure

    Carissa Lemkuhl — 

    On Friday, May 24, Biola University unveiled a replica of one of the school’s original “Jesus Saves” neon signs that adorned the downtown Los...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Gary Manning Jr — 

    Recently, while reading through the minor prophet Haggai in the LXX (the Greek Old Testament), I noticed a phrase that looked familiar: “before a stone was laid on a stone (λίθον ἐπὶ λίθον) in the Temple of the Lord…” (Hag 2:15). Hmm… where had I seen λίθον ἐπὶ λίθον before? Yes: in Jesus’ Olivet Discourse, when he describes the coming destruction of the Temple buildings: “Do you see all these things? I tell you the truth: there will not be a stone left on a stone (λίθος ἐπὶ λίθον) here; all will be torn down” (Matt 24:2; see parallels in Mk 13:2, Lk 19:44).

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joanne Jung — 

    After being unresponsive for two days, my dad was escorted into the presence of his Savior on Saturday May 4, 2013 at 2 AM. Family and friends gathered to celebrate his life last Friday. I shared these words:

  • The Good Book Blog

    Octavio Esqueda — 

    ¿Por qué las cosas son como son? ¿Dónde está Dios cuando el mundo lo ignora a Él y a sus principios? Cuando Dios actúa, ¿por qué hace Él lo que hace? Todos nos hemos hecho alguna vez preguntas difíciles respecto a Dios y a nuestra fe. En muchas ocasiones, lo que vemos aparentemente no concuerda con lo que creemos acerca de Dios. ¿Qué hacer en estas circunstancias? En Habacuc encontramos un libro bíblico que nos muestra un modelo para enfrentar estos momentos y acrecentar nuestra fe en el Dios que sostiene el universo con su poder.

  • Biola News

    Biola Named One of the "Most Outstanding" Properties in La Mirada

    Biola's grounds crew honored by City of La Mirada for their work to keep the campus beautiful.

    Rachel Snyder — 

    The city of La Mirada has named Biola University one of the “Most Outstanding” properties in the city as part of its 2013 Spring Beautification...

  • Biola News

    Marissa Mavaega — 

    Dave Peters, professor of political science and public administration, is retiring at the close of the spring 2013 semester after 47 years at...

  • Biola News

    The Point and The Chimes Recognized by California College Media Association

    Biola Student Media Competes Against Schools Across the State

    Carissa Lehmkuhl — 

    The California College Media Association recognized Biola’s student-run newspaper and magazine, respectively. The Point magazine, awarded third...

  • Biola News

    Alumna Serves Home Country with Psychology Degree

    Thilini De Visser ('12) ministers through her family's orphanage in Sri Lanka

    Marissa Mavaega — 

    Coming from a background of civil-war and turmoil in Sri Lanka, alumna Thilini De Vis ser ('1 2) graduated from Biola University and returned to...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    One of the hardest things Christians face when they step out to share their faith with Muslims is that the conversation almost inevitably veers toward a competitive discussion about which religion is better: “You think this, but I think this.” “I’m right and you’re wrong.” Often you’ll find yourself on the defensive: “Yes, Jesus did die on the cross…” “Yes, Jesus is the Son of God…” “No, the Bible hasn’t been changed…” Is there any way to keep your conversation from degrading into an “I’m right and you’re wrong” discussion?

  • Biola News

    Biola Graduates Travel to Unexpected Cities to Teach At-Risk Youth

    Biola students accepted into Teach for America program

    Cassandra Acosta — 

    Jonathan Nichols, a humanities major at Biola, will travel nearly 3,000 miles to Maryland after receiving his diploma on May 24. He will be...

  • Biola News

    Baseball Head Coach John Verhoeven Leaves Legacy

    Verhoeven retires as all-time winningest coach after 16 years

    Cassandra Acosta and Bethany Wilson — 

    After 16 years as Biola baseball’s head coach, John Verhoeven is retiring from his position this year. He will close his career with a .656 game...

  • Biola News

    Aspiring Filmmakers and Screenwriters Learn How to Make Meaningful Art in a Postmodern Culture

    Co-creator of Home Improvement receives the Biola Media Award at 18th Annual Biola Media Conference

    Carissa Lehmkuhl  — 

    Writer and editor Gregory Wolfe opened the 2013 Biola Media Conference Saturday, May 4, by pushing back on modern “monoculture” mentality - one...

  • Biola News

    Biola's Center for Christian Thought Hosts Event on Evidence of the Afterlife

    New York Times bestselling author and radiation oncologist Jeffrey Long speaks about why near death experiences point to an afterlife

    Rachel Snyder — 

    Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought recently hosted its first event on near-death experiences with New York Times bestselling author...