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  • Biola Magazine

    Well Done

    With integrity and conviction, President Clyde Cook guided Biola to national prominence

    Holly Pivec — 

    After 25 years as Biola’s president, Clyde Cook will retire in June, a year before the school’s 100th anniversary. The Biola that Cook will hand...

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    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Todd Pickett, Biola University dean of humanities and social sciences, was interviewed in Canada's daily newspaper on the presence of Christian...

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    Dr. Aaron Kleist, associate professor of English, was recently aapproved for candidacy on the Fulbright Senior Scholar Roster. The Roster is a list...

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    Dr. William Lane Craig, research professor of philosophy at Biola, argued for the existence of God at an apologetics conference in D.C. Craig...

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    Sophomore Matt C. Jones was featured in Campus Life Magazine's "Up Close" section where they profile college students who are making a difference....

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    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Matt C. Jones (Left) and Joel Nassan (Right) work on their award-winning films. Matt C. Jones, sophomore film major at Biola, was announced as a...

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    Prism Magazine, a publication from Evangelicals for Social Action, featured a cover story in the September/October issue on the importance of...

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    The Cold War Kids, a Southern California band, was interviewed in the Los Angeles Times Calendar about its recent signing with Downtown Records....

  • Biola Magazine

    Sloppy Agape

    David Alan Black (’75, M.Div. ’80) challenges a common interpretation of Jesus’ famous question: “Peter, do you love me?”

    David Black — 

    Traditionally, John 21:15-17 has been a rich source of what Bible scholars call “eisegesis” — reading into the text something the text itself does...

  • Biola Magazine

    Why Do Bad Movies Get Made?

    Film professor Michael Gonzales gives an insider’s look at Hollywood corporate culture.

    Michael Gonzales — 

    I’ve often been asked by students how bad movies get made. Why, for example, does a movie with huge potential — an A-list cast, large budget and...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Biggest Threat to Religious Liberty

    Law professor Michael Koby (’88) argues that a 1990 Supreme Court ruling threatens religious freedom.

    Michael Koby — 

    Many Christians are concerned about lawsuits that seek to remove Judeo-Christian symbolism from the public sphere, such as Ten Commandments...

  • Biola Magazine

    Twelve Must-Read Books

    Your Back-to-School Reading List Recommended By Biola Professors

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    (This is a condensed version of the full-length feature.) Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A man is known by the books he reads.” People are always...

  • Biola News

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Whittier Daily News visited the site of Biola's brand new dormitory, Horton Hall, last weekend as first-time residents moved in. The new dorm has...

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    Lee McDonald — 

    A controversial passage, 1 Corinthians 7:21-24, has often been used by Paul’s critics to say he was indifferent to the plight of slaves. And some...

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    Rae Rucker — 

    Like other seniors at Biola, 20-year-old Justin Wheeler was excited to be in his final year of college.He had mastered the routine of classes and...

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    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Since many Christians are concerned about the content of movies, Biola Connections decided to learn more about the rating system from Dr. Marc...

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    The D-Word

    Has Doctrine Become the New Dirty Word?

    Holly Pivec — 

    In his book A Generous Orthodoxy (Zondervan), Brian McLaren makes a piercing assessment of evangelicals. He says they have focused on having all...

  • Biola Magazine

    Heavenly Rewards

    What Happens at the Judgment Seat of Christ?

    Henry W. Holloman — 

    Mention the judgment seat of Christ, and don’t be surprised if Christians shudder and try to change the subject. Why? It’s because most Christians...

  • Biola Magazine

    Knowing Yourself

    The Overlooked Key to Becoming a Leader

    John Miller — 

    I am often asked, “What is the secret to becoming a great leader?” Kevin Cashman in his book, Leadership from the Inside Out, encourages us to...

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    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Abortion is often presented as a quick and painless procedure, with no side effects. But, lately, pro-life leaders have argued that women who have...

  • Biola Magazine

    Interview With David Murrow

    Author of 'Why Men Hate Going to Church'

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    For the cover article of the spring issue of Biola Connections, we interviewed David Murrow, the author of a provocative new book, Why Men Hate...

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    The Feminization of the Church

    Why Its Music, Messages and Ministries Are Driving Men Away

    Holly Pivec — 

    The leaders of a new, Christian movement think they’ve solved a centuries-old mystery: why men are absent from church. But their answer isn’t...

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    Scott Young — 

    The church has been conflicted over the centuries about its relationship to images. The evangelical expression of Christianity has often adopted a...

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    Unjustifiably ‘Undignified’

    Does a Popular Praise Song Ignore the Biblical Context?

    Ben Shin — 

    Praise and worship are a huge part of the Christian experience. We are encouraged throughout the Psalms to praise the Lord. We are also called by...

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    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Brian McLaren’s book A Generous Orthodoxy (Zondervan, 2004) has been called a manifesto of the “emerging church” — a movement that is rethinking...