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  • The Good Book Blog

    Joe Hellerman — 

    Third semester Greek is a challenging place to be for our seminary students. Many of these folks are doing well just to hang on to what they learned back in Greek 1-2. Learning intermediate grammar finds our students negotiating a sharp turn deep in the tunnel of language acquisition. The proverbial light at the end of this tunnel—where knowledge of Greek pays significant exegetical dividends—gets almost snuffed out for a season by Wallace’s thirty-some categories of the genitive case.

  • Biola News

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola donors assembled Saturday, February 12, 2011 for the Conservatory’s presentation of “Into the Woods”, the Tony Award-winning musical by...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Freddy Cardoza — 

    A sage once said that "Truth-telling is an act of violence." Regarding violence, anyone who has ever been victimized and that has suffered the resultant trauma knows its resonant results. It is like the proverbial pebble which causes a disproportionate effect-- rows of ripples that circumnavigate far from the point of impact, long after the rock has settled in the silt below.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Jeffrey Volkmer — 

    Along with speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, if one were to peruse the communication literature of most American, Evangelical churches, it would seem that Paul had somehow left off Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and blogs of every sort. The ubiquity of “social media” in all its iterations has found quite the tender audience in Evangelicalism with seemingly no parachurch ministry, church (along with each respective ministry therein), pastor, youth minister, or seminary able forge ahead without intermittingly spreading communicative buckshot across the world wide web at a 140 character pace.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Freddy Cardoza — 

    Fear can be rational or irrational. That said, there's a 'sense' in which it doesn't always matter whether one's fear is rational or not. That's because even if a particular fear happens to be irrational, that doesn't necessarily make it any less troubling. In fact, irrationality doesn't "negate" fear in the least-- and, in some cases, it can even breed terror.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joe Hellerman — 

    Don’t gimme no theology. Just gimme the Bible! Ever heard someone say that? Well, at times theology comes in handy. That might sound like a no-brainer coming from a pastor/seminary professor, but as a historian I much prefer interpreting a biblical passage in its historical and literary context (my task as a New Testament scholar) to systematizing various portions of Scripture around a single theological truth (the task of a theologian).

  • The Good Book Blog

    Rob Price — 

    How do you introduce the great Protestant reformer Martin Luther in under 1,000 words—plus a picture or two? His life, his works, his doctrines, his impact? One standard biography (Brecht) runs 1,300 pages. I might omit a few things, but here goes.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kevin Lawson — 

    Over the next several months, I will be addressing the problem of the shallow impact of many teaching ministries in our churches and ways that we might “Teach Deeper” for greater openness to God’s transforming work. In this first blog I pose some questions about why some of our teaching ministries seem to bear limited fruit and how we might better approach our teaching ministries.

  • Biola News

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    With spirits higher than the scoreboard indicated, the annual Biola-APU men’s and women’s basketball showdown was full of energy, enthusiasm and...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Virtues of Capitalism: A Moral Case for Free Markets, Scott Rae (chair and professor of philosophy of religion and ethics) and Austin Hill...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Church-Planting in Thailand Leslie Nesbitt (M.A. ’02) and Debbie (Yarrall, ’96) Nesbitt have been missionaries with Grace Brethren...

  • Biola Magazine

    Alumni Files: Winter 2011

    How Can We Make Biola More Affordable?

    Rick Bee — 

    The Biola University Alumni Board — a team of great volunteers who represent you — met recently to offer their wisdom and counsel on an important...

  • Biola Magazine

    Making it Matter

    Four professors talk with four students about making the most of a Biola education

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    This fall, Biola launched a vibrant new series of billboards, advertisements and mailers, each bearing the tagline: “College is a...

  • Biola Magazine

    Get To Know

    David Nystrom, Biola’s new provost

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    After a yearlong nationwide search, Biola has a new provost and senior vice president. David Nystrom, a respected scholar with an extensive record...

  • Biola Magazine

    Think Bigger

    There’s not a ‘Trinity verse’ — and that’s a good thing

    Fred Sanders — 

    The Trinity is a biblical doctrine, but let’s admit it: There’s something annoying about how hard it is to put your finger on a verse that states...

  • Biola Magazine

    Deborah Taylor — 

    When was the last time that an entire day stretched before you with no obligations on your calendar, no to-do list to be managed, no particular...

  • Biola Magazine

    Is the 'Mission' of Christianity Evolving?

    What one professor learned from missionaries and church leaders in four different continents in 2010

    Unknown — 

    This past year was an important year in global missions. To commemorate the centenary of the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference, numerous...

  • Biola Magazine

    BUBBS Goes the Way of the Dodo

    It's the end of an era for Biola's quirky e-mail/social-networking system

    Jason Newell — 

    Before there was Facebook, there was BUBBS. It wasn’t nearly as glamorous, and it certainly won’t inspire any award-winning movies any time soon....

  • Biola Magazine

    Aaron Orphaug — 

    The Dalits are a forgotten people, and yet they have taught me one of the most valuable lessons in my Christian faith. They are called the “...

  • Biola Magazine

    Another Strong Finish

    Women's Cross Country Team Places Second in Nation

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    Biola’s women’s cross country team has come a long way over the past five years — and not just because they’ve collectively run thousands of miles...

  • Biola Magazine

    Bringing Biola to U

    New iTunes U site expands university's reach

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    For graduates of Biola nostalgic for great chapel addresses, provocative lectures and intellectually stimulating classroom teaching, a new...

  • Biola Magazine

    An Apologetics Lucha Libre

    Professors tag team against Richard Dawkins in Mexican debate

    Brett McCracken — 

    E l universo tiene un propósit o? (Does the universe have a purpose?) This was the question at a Nov. 13 debate near Mexico City between some of...

  • Biola Magazine

    In a Class of His Own

    Alumnus earns prestigious award from White House

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    For high school students, using an iPod in class is good way to end up in the principal’s office. But for teacher Aaron Sams, it was a good way to...

  • Biola Magazine

    Dead Sea, Living Word

    Great Isaiah Scroll exhibit showcases Bible's history

    Jason Newell — 

    Normally, getting a glimpse of the Great Isaiah Scroll — one of the most important archaeological finds of the past century — would require a...

  • Biola Magazine

    Barry Corey — 

    This October, Paula and I traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, to participate in the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, and from...