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  • Student Life Blog

    Mike Ahn — 

    Dr Tania Abouezzeddine and Mike Ahn discuss the misconceptions surrounding the Arab and Muslim community and how Christians should respond.

  • Student Life Blog

    Brian Shook — 

    Dear Biola Community, Paula and I stayed up last night like many Americans, awaiting the election results for the President of the United States....

  • The Good Book Blog

    Sean McDowell — 

    For a variety of reasons, I rarely respond publicly to other Christians. But in this case, I feel compelled to do so. Last week, in an effort to be compassionate and loving, popular Christian author Jen Hatmaker came out in support of LGBT relationships, referring to them as “holy.” While other Christian influencers have come out in favor of affirming theology, this caught my attention because my wife has personally benefited greatly from her books. In fact, she has even read out loud to me some particularly funny and insightful portions from one of Jen’s book.

  • Business. Ministry. Life.

    Gary Lindblad — 

    When you come into the lobby of Biola University’s business school you’ll see a banner that reads, “Crowell School of Business: Business as...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Octavio Esqueda — 

    En los próximos días terminará la campaña electoral para elegir al nuevo presidente de los Estados Unidos. Puede ser que cuando lea estas líneas estemos a pocas horas de las elecciones o quizá las votaciones ya hayan terminado. Independientemente del que resulte ganador, los últimos meses han sido muy pesados y el ambiente social demasiado tenso en todos los sentidos. Expresiones de desaliento, frustración o hartazgo se convirtieron en el común denominador para muchas personas que ven con alivio el fin de la larga carrera presidencial.

  • Student Life Blog

    Mike Ahn — 

    President Barry Corey and Mike Ahn discuss what it means to be a Christian in a post-Christian world in this special edition of the Biola Hour.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Charlie Trimm — 

    Every year, the week before Thanksgiving brings the annual scholarly conferences for biblical and theological studies. Like most years, Biola and Talbot professors and students are well represented at these meetings in a variety of ways. See a full list of speakers and topics in this post.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    It’s time we stopped reading, buying, and recommending The Message. We who hold to a high view of Scripture—that the Bible is the very word of God, inspired by God, inerrant in all it affirms—need to carefully reconsider our use of The Message. There actually wouldn’t be a problem at all if The Message were sold and treated as an interpretation of the Bible, or an expansive reading of the Bible. But as long as The Message continues to be marketed and used by preachers and teachers as a Bible translation, it is imperative that we ask the question of whether it is an accurate translation or not. I believe that the answer to this question is: The Message is not an accurate translation of what the original authors wrote.

  • Biola Magazine

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    My first daughter started kindergarten this fall — a milestone that made both of us feel a whole lot older. Like many parents sending their kids...

  • Biola Magazine

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    I have to be honest. If you had told me nine years ago, when the moving truck was settling our family into California, that the state legislature...

  • Biola Magazine

    Religious Liberty Preserved

    California faith-based colleges are spared, for now, from concerning legal threat

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    Faith-based colleges and universities in California are breathing a sigh of relief this fall after an unprecedented threat to religious liberty...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola to Join NCAA Division II

    Eagles announce start of new era for athletics programs

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    Biola’s athletic programs celebrated the start of a new era in July, when the university’s application for membership into the National Collegiate...

  • Biola Magazine

    Founding Dean Selected for School of Science, Technology and Health

    Paul W. Ferguson, a former university president, takes key leadership role

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    When Biola began its search last year for the first-ever dean of the new School of Science, Technology and Health, several search committee...

  • Biola Magazine

    Clear Eyes, Full Plate

    Laura Gurskey is graduating with lofty goals — and the packed résumé to match

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    As a transfer student graduating in December, Laura Gurskey may end up having less time at Biola than other students have had. But she’s made the...

  • Biola Magazine

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    One of the church’s primary purposes is to make disciples. But how are new disciples actually being made today? Which methods are most effective...

  • Biola Magazine

    Young People are Indeed Leaving the Church

    And new research tells us how to turn it around

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    Popular christian teachers, books, articles and websites have been ringing alarm bells about the loss of young people from evangelical churches in...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Wrong Kind of Extreme

    Faculty/Alumni Book Excerpt

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    If the past decade and a half has taught Americans anything, it’s that religious extremism is a real thing. Bombarded by images of terrorism, gun...

  • Biola Magazine

    An Entrypoint for Entrepreneurs

    With bold new initiatives like the Biola Startup Competition, the Crowell School of Business is equipping a new generation of innovators

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    “What do you want to do for a career?” It’s a question every college student faces at some point — and one for which a surprisingly high...

  • Biola Magazine

    New Role for a Familiar Face

    André Stephens (’91) steps into vice presidential position

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    In the fall of 1986 a high school senior stepped onto Biola’s campus for the first time during a University Preview Day. He stayed in the...

  • Biola Magazine

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    Biola professors William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland were recognized this fall on the list of “The 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers” on the...

  • Biola Magazine

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    Biola University has been granted a 10-year reaccreditation term — the longest term possible — from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges...

  • Biola Magazine

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    Biola inducted two alumni into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 24: Jeff Benbow, a three-time All-American men's soccer player, and Christine...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Truth, Well Told

    Former Microsoft communications director Jun Young (’95) runs his own Seattle-based firm

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    For Jun Young (‘95), it’s always been about stories. Since the interest was sparked during his time at Biola and ignited in his professional...

  • Biola Magazine

    Singing Through the Bible

    Amy Treadwell Toy (’03) writes a song every day to excite kids about memorizing Scripture

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    One girl. One year. 365 original songs straight from Scripture. That’s the YouTube description of “Sing Through the Bible,” a daily video project...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Culture of Complaint

    Moving from complaining to gratitude

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    This issue’s Last Word comes from The Good Book Blog, the faculty blog of Biola’s Talbot School of Theology. This article is adapted from a post...