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  • Biola News

    Senior Dinner 2011

    As 100 white paper lanterns floated overhead on Metzger Lawn Friday, May 20th, Biola's Class of 2011 celebrated their accomplishments at Senior Dinner--over 700 students and guests!

    Deannah Baesel — 

    As 100 white paper lanterns floated overhead on Metzger Lawn Friday, May 20th, Biola's Class of 2011 celebrated their accomplishments at Senior...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    Last night I finished reading Rob Bell’s book Love Wins. I read it in preparation for an outreach I’ll soon be doing through my local church on the topic of heaven and hell. Love Wins is a deeply troubling repudiation of certain aspects of orthodox Christian doctrine by a megachurch pastor who is trying to be relevant to a tolerance-enamored generation.

  • Biola News

    Professor Weighs in on Rapture Prediction

    Erik Thoennes quoted by KTLA News on Bible's teaching about Judgment Day

    Brenda Velasco  — 

    Thanks to the well-publicized prediction of a Northern California radio host, millions of people were waiting — some more seriously than others —...

  • Biola News

    Graduating Senior Heads to Austria to Play Semi-Pro Soccer

    First Non-Austrian Female to Play on the Team

    Kayle Fields — 

    In a time when most seniors are panicking about post-graduation stress, senior Gillian McPherson is preparing to play soccer semi-professionally...

  • Biola News

    Student Receives National Tennis Award

    Danielle Calbeck Named ITA NAIA Arthur Ashe Award Winner

    Jeff Hoffman — 

    Biola junior Danielle Calbeck recently earned a significant national tennis honor by being named the winner of the 2011 Women's Arthur Ashe, Jr....

  • Biola News

    Japan Relief Team Raises Money Making 1,000 Cranes: A Sign of Endurance

    Donations to go toward relief efforts and Team Japan

    Harmony Wheeler — 

    Bright colored origami cranes line the pathway outside the Biola University library, reminding those who pass by to pray for those affected by the...

  • Biola News

    Harmony Wheeler — 

    Directors, producers and actors gather every year to view and discuss upcoming blockbusters and independent films at the Sundance Film Festival in...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Ben Shin — 

    The whole mentorship movement continues to increase in popularity especially within the church. Many young people today are seeking out mentors. This even seems to be a value for the younger generation. But in actuality, this movement is not a new one at all but rather one that dates back even to the first century.

  • Biola News

    International Students Celebrate Women for International Women's Day

    Biola students from around the world reflect on the definition of beauty and how women are treated in different cultures

    Lydia Ness — 

    In celebration of International Women's Day, international students at Biola University in La Mirada, California, talked about womanhood and...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kevin Lawson — 

    Over the last three months I’ve described a “right-handed” model for thinking about what we do in Christian education. It pulls together five “right” aspects of what we need to focus on in our teaching: right relationship, right knowledge, right passion or heart, right will, and right actions. For the next few months I want to explore and unpack a “coaching” pedagogy that helps promote real growth, not just increased knowledge. Let me start with a verse from one of my favorite Psalms and a story.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Walt Russell — 

    1 Thessalonians 5:22: “Abstain from all appearances of evil” (KJV) “Abstain from every form of evil” (ESV) I confess that whenever I encounter this verse, I picture old, withered saints shaking their bony fingers in younger believers’ faces and exhorting them about some questionable behavior. In this recurring scenario, the godly, mature Christians find it necessary to exhort the younger saints, not because they have done something that is evil, but simply because they behaved in a manner that could have the appearance of being evil.

  • Biola News

    Media Conference Features Key Players from CBS and Wired Magazine

    CBS VP Michael Klausman receives first Biola Media Award

    Harmony Wheeler — 

    This year’s Biola Media Conference boasted keynote speaker Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine and honored Michael Klausman, senior vice...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Andy Draycott — 

    ‘Missional ethics’ speaks of the missionary dimensions of the life of the people of God and the ethical features of mission. The connection between mission and ethics is fundamental for how we perceive our common life in the Spirit.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Rob Lister — 

    In my previous post, I reflected on a lesson about humility that I learned as a seminarian. Since then, I have encountered a few folks who have observed that a struggle with spiritual pride is not altogether infrequent in the halls of evangelical seminaries. Initially, seminary might seem an unexpected place to encounter such a struggle. Why is it, then, that this temptation is often found in this context? Is seminary somehow intrinsically antithetical to gospel humility?

  • Biola News

    Kayle Fields — 

    In an age of budgets being cut, classes and departments being taken away and schools struggling to provide for student needs, Biola students are...

  • Biola News

    Biola is Located in One of the Safest Cities in the Region

    Crime statistics remain low with Campus Safety's priority for a safe campus

    Lydia Ness — 

    Biola University’s home city of La Mirada remains one of the safest cities in LosAngeles County and one of the safest districts where crime...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Dave Keehn — 

    Is your church similar to a family holiday celebration? The table is set, the decorations adorn the room, all ages are gathered together… but sitting at different tables. The “adult’s table” is the set with the large platters of food, and the fine wine to match the fine china. At the “kids’ table” are plastic plates that won’t break, no table clothes that could be stained, and no food platters – the plates of food will be served to the children by a parent in pre-approved samplings that the adult chooses. Does this sound like the difference between the adult worship vs. kids worship: one gets the better equipment and musicians while we assume the kids are content with student musicians. Adult mission trips push the limits of opportunities while kids are often ignored for true missional experiences. Even our language of “big church” gives away the “second-class status” with which we classify the children and youth ministries. The larger the church, the more professional the youth ministry becomes… the more segregated youth are from the church. The result is tragically youth are “guests” in church, and hear the message “don’t mess it up”.

  • Biola News

    Women's Track and Field Team Writes History at GSAC Championships

    Team races to program best at GSAC outdoor track and field championships

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    The Biola women’s track team wrote history by placing third at the Golden State Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on...

  • Biola News

    On National Day of Prayer, Dean of Education Discusses Praying Without Ceasing

    Shedding Light on Practice of Prayer in the Public Workplace

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    It took becoming a teacher — a job requiring much patience amidst pressure — for dean of Biola’s School of Education, June Hetzel, to realize the...

  • Biola News

    Media Conference Explores Digital Future of Entertainment Industry

    Disruption has become the new normal with digital devices and constant multi-tasking. Reflecting on the new entertainment economy, the Biola Media Conference sought to define success and the future of the industry within and beyond a digital perimeter.

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Disruption has become the new normal with digital devices and constant multi-tasking. Reflecting on the new entertainment economy, the Biola Media...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    I stand on the walls of Jerusalem As the armies march toward the city I know why they’ve come and what they’ll do And my heart cries out desperately

  • The Good Book Blog

    Freddy Cardoza — 

    Evil is present in the world. It was seen in the face of Usama bin Laden. It is also seen in things like murder, child abuse, terrorism, and natural disasters. Many Christians and non-Christians don't understand why evil is present in the world. Here's why.

  • Biola News

    How Should Christians Respond to Osama bin Laden's Death?

    Professor Provides Perspective on "Justice and Love"

    John Mark Reynolds — 

    As news of Osama bin Laden’s death began to spread on May 1, many people — Christians included — found themselves dealing with conflicting...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Gary Manning Jr — 

    I grew up hearing and reading the Bible during the transition from the King James Version to NASB and NIV. In my church setting, the transition was mostly welcomed, except by a few godly old-timers who were certain that our prayers were more acceptable to God if they included a generous portion of thees, thous, and Elizabethan-era verb endings. The KJV had the interesting effect of making some very ordinary words into technical religious terms, since the words dropped out of ordinary use in the centuries since the KJV was translated. One of those words is grace. Interestingly, the NASB, the NIV, and even (often) the NLT continue to use this word to translate the Greek word χάρις (charis), even though the meaning of grace in English has changed over the centuries.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Matthew Williams — 

    Jesus' interactions with people in the Gospel of John...and today This is the second 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. As we look closely at these individuals, we will often see that they are dealing with shame, though this theme is usually hidden in the historical background of the first century. Thus, over the course of this series, we will explore how Jesus interacts with them not only to take away their shame, but also to raise them up and give them honor!