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  • Biola News

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    The annual Alumni Awards were presented in chapel February 18 to four distinguished Biolans (Dr. Larry Acosta, 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award;...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Gary Manning Jr — 

    As a resident of Hawaii most of my life, one of the conversations that I have often had with visitors was about what to see when they came to Hawaii. I would tell them to get out of Waikiki, to be sure to visit Hanauma Bay early in the morning, and to try our local plate lunch, among other things. Hawaii is a great place to visit anyway, but hopefully my tips made the trip more enjoyable. I do something similar when I talk to people about the Gospel of John. John is a beautiful book that will bless and delight; but I have some tips that I hope will add to the reader’s enjoyment. Here they are – six questions that make up my traveler’s guide to the Gospel of John.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joe Hellerman — 

    I recently spent an hour with a Talbot guy who is really ‘getting it.’ Not only is Peter a bright, disciplined student of the New Testament. He is also up-to-his-ears in local church ministry.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Rob Price — 

    Hey, if you can summarize Luther in 1,000 words, Calvin should be no problem. Not that Calvin’s any less interesting than Luther, just less open. In tens of thousands of pages of his surviving writings, including several thousand personal letters, Calvin gives only the rarest hints of what’s going on inside. It’s pretty obvious, though, that so profound an exegetical and theological legacy could only have come from a heart aflame for God.

  • 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...