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  • 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...

  • 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.