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  • Biola News

    Q&A: What Has Theology to do with California?

    Thoughts on the new Theological Engagement with California Culture Project

    Joseph Gorra — 

    Biola University faculty are often involved in scholarly collaborations with other faculty worldwide. TheTheological Engagement with California...

  • Biola News

    Joseph Gorra — 

    Gregg Ten Elshof is the current Director of the Center for Christian Thought, Chairperson of the undergraduate philosophy department and Associate...

  • Biola News

    Joseph Gorra — 

    Joseph Gorra Interviews Mike Austi n Joseph Gorra is the Manager of Academic Programs and Research for Biola University’s graduate program in...

  • Biola News

    Ethics for Everyone

    How a Christian Philosopher Communicates Beyond the Academy

    Joseph Gorra — 

    Professional Christian philosophers like Mike Austin continue to make waves not only in the academic arena but in non-academic environments, as...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Ben Shin — 

    Choosing the right leaders helps determine good leadership. This is true for every organization that requires leadership. Even the business world understands this important axiom. Jim Collins for example in his book Good to Great uses the analogy of getting the “right people on the bus” before any kind of leadership could move, develop, or flourish. This is not only a proven principle from experience but also something that the Pastoral Epistles certainly emphasizes. This is why following the prescription of what makes a good leader according to the Word of God is so crucial for the church. Without referring to the qualities mentioned in the Scripture, potentially wrong criteria could be imposed in choosing leaders for the church and this would be tragic!

  • The Good Book Blog

    Matthew Williams — 

    SHAME REMOVED; HONOR RECEIVED, PART 3 --Jesus' interactions with people in the Gospel of John...and today This is the third part of a series that looks at events in the Gospel of John in which we find Jesus interacting with various people who need help—physical help and spiritual help. In John 4, Jesus speaks with a Samaritan woman. It is interesting that John records this interaction right after his interaction with Nicodemus. The Samaritan woman could not be more different than Nicodemus. Nicodemus was a male Jew, a Pharisee, a member of the Jewish ruling council, and was Israel’s teacher (3:1, 10). He was the epitome of the best of the best that Israel had to offer.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joanne Jung — 

    If you think the book of Ruth is some kind of self help program to become the best mother-in-law (or daughter-in-law), you will have missed the whole idea of why it's included in Scripture. It was written by one who carefully, skillfully, and dramatically records - with a surprise ending to the book - the events of a seemingly insignificant, desperate family. I brought this message to the audience attending Biola's chapel on Grandparents Day. It's 22 minutes short, but "the view is spectacular."

  • The Good Book Blog

    Jeffrey Volkmer — 

    This is the first part of a two part mini-series that will seek to answer two questions regarding the large portions of legal corpora spread through the Pentateuch, or the first five books of the Bible, known by the Hebrew term Torah and often translated into English as "Law." In Part I we will ask the question "What Is It?" and in Part II to appear next month, we will consider the question "What Is It For?" not only for ancient Israel, but also its relation and significance for modern day Christians.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kevin Lawson — 

    Last month I shared a “coaching” model for teaching that I believe can help us deepen the impact of our teaching, helping us avoid the problems of biblical amnesia and aborted application. This month I start by looking at Paul’s teaching ministry to see how this coaching approach fits with his efforts. Then I go back through the phases of the coaching model and talk about what that would mean for us as teachers in the church. What does it look like to begin teaching like a coach?

  • Biola News

    Archeology Professor Researches Burial Practices of Man’s Best Friend

    Professor Shares Native Americans’ Relationship to Dogs

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Professor of Archeology, Paul Langenwalter, has been researching ancient burial practices and the companion like relationship Native Americans had...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Mickey Klink III — 

    I just returned from a symposium on ecclesial theology in Chicago, IL (Oak Park, to be exact) hosted by The Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology (SAET). The annual symposium of the SAET pulls together a diverse body of evangelical pastor-theologians from across the country, with fellows (“members”) representing the Lutheran, Pentecostal, Episcopal, Baptist, Messianic Jewish, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Independent Bible church traditions. Each three-day symposium gathers for discussion and collaboration on theological issues related to the life of the church. Mentoring fellows include Doug Sweeney (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Scott Hafemann (Gordon-Conwell, soon to be University of St. Andrews), and often involves visiting scholars/pastor-theologians: this year it was Kevin Vanhoozer (Wheaton College/Graduate School). I have been a fellow of the SAET for two years because we believe that theology is not merely done for the church but in and by the church. For the SAET the difference is crucial. Here is the mission of the SAET:

  • Biola News

    CNN’s “That’s Not in the Bible” Features Biola Prof

    Craig Hazen Comments on Scripture Mishaps

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Quips and phrases commonly mistaken for scripture passages were the highlight of recent CNN news article, “That’s Not in the Bible.” Craig Hazen,...

  • Biola News

    Brenda Velasco — 

    On June 8, 2011, the Fullerton Police Department arrested Trevor Harwell, a former Biola University student and technician for a local computer...

  • Biola News

    Two Eagles Drafted for Major League Baseball Teams

    Largest Contingent: Pitcher Bobby O’Neill to join Minnesota Twins, Closer Cameron McVey to join San Francisco Giants

    Jeff Hoffman — 

    Biola senior pitcher Bobby O'Neill has been selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 43rd round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft on...

  • Biola News

    Baseball Team's Resiliency Pushes Postseason Run

    Eagles Wrap Up Yet Another Successful Season

    Tyler Poe — 

    Only three of the 14 years in Biola University baseball coach John Verhoeven’s career has his team failed to finish in the top three of the Golden...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    This past Wednesday night I participated in an outreach along with Talbot colleagues Gary Manning and Alan Hultberg at the Uptown Whittier YMCA. The outreach was in support of a new campus plant for Whittier Hills Baptist Church in one of many “downtowns” here in the Los Angeles basin (but referred to in Whittier as “uptown” rather than “downtown”). People from the uptown community received invitations either on the street—I went out twice along with two of my daughters and some others from the church—or by mail. We told people that the purpose of the forum was to respond to the recent upturn in the media of discussions about what happens after death. The turnout to the event was good and the responses were encouraging.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joanne Jung — 

    Pop Quiz. Identify the correct company to which these advertising jingles are associated: “You deserve a break today” “Have it your way” “Rule the Air” Fascinating how advertising agencies craft a need for a product while feeding the human ego. The underlying message in these jingles is that it really is all about you.

  • Biola News

    Biola's Drake Fages Named NAIA First-Team All-American and Gold Glove Winner

    Catcher Brian Loard also recognized on All-American team

    Jeff Hoffman — 

    Biola University junior infielderDrake Fages(Temecula, CA/Temecula Valley HS/California Baptist University)has been named an NAIA Baseball...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Freddy Cardoza — 

    We’ve seen a lot of death, pain, suffering, and evil in our world during the last few years, so today I want to address a few questions having to do with evil, pain and suffering— questions that, I believe, all ‘thinking’ people ask.

  • Biola News

    Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremonies

    Biola celebrated the accomplishments of 997 graduates during the Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremonies.

    Victoria Smith — 

    Biola celebrated the accomplishments of 997 graduates, including five students from Biola's Kyiv program, during the Spring 2011 Commencement...

  • Biola News

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    “We’re having the most sophisticated student conversation in the world right now,” quipped alumnus Sean McDowell (‘98) to the audience at a debate...

  • Biola News

    First Kyiv Talbot Extension Class to Graduate

    Biola to Celebrate Class of 2011 at Spring Commencement

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Nearly 1,000 soon-to-graduate Biola University students are preparing to mark a milestone in their lives this weekend — and for five of them, the...

  • Biola News

    Biblical Studies Professor Releases Book on Knowing God's Grace

    Joanne Jung encourages readers to be sensitive to God's voice and presence

    Harmony Wheeler — 

    A newly released book by Biola University professor Joanne Jung complements the spiritual disciplines by drawing readers into a deeper engagement...

  • Biola News

    Students spend break visiting some of the poorest neighborhoods in the Dominican Republic

    Book written by students about baseball as a way of life for Dominicans to be released later this year

    Harmony Wheeler — 

    Thirteen Biola University students traveled to the Dominican Republic last month and witnessed something behind the rough exterior of the country:...

  • Biola News

    Senior Psychology Student Seeks to Provide Tanzanian Children with Education

    Andrew Johannson changes lives of hundreds in Tanzania

    Adrienne Nunley — 

    Senior and psychology major Andrew Johansson ended up changing the lives of hundreds of youth in Tanzania while on a family trip in the summer of...