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  • 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...

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    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...

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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...

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    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...

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    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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Christ-Centered for the Common Good

    Four Ways Christian Colleges Contribute to the Flourishing of Society

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    By Brett McCracken What would society look like if, in a decade or so, there were no Christian colleges and universities? Or what if the Biolas,...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Clint Arnold — 

    This was a question posed to me by NBC News reporter John Larson a few years ago. The interview was part of a Dateline episode that explored the topic of Satan, evil spirits, and supernatural evil. As often happens in the editorial process, only a small portion of the 45-minute interview was included in the show. I thought I would share a more complete account of the interview.

  • Student Life Blog

    Mike Ahn — 

    Mike Ahn and Carrie Stockton field questions on how to flourish while being single.

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    Sean McDowell — 

    How would you make a case for Christian sexual morality in a secular setting? Specifically, what would you say if you were asked to speak on the Christian view of homosexuality and same-sex marriage in a university classroom? This is exactly the opportunity that motivated pastor Matthew Rueger to start researching and studying Christian sexuality in depth, and ultimately to write the book Sexual Morality in a Christless World.

  • Student Life Blog

    Doug Keller — 

    Get control of your finances... Here's how!

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    Alex Bell — 

    Being homesick isn't unusual, and it isn't even a bad thing. Here are some ways to work through it.

  • Student Life Blog

    Alex Bell — 

    Need a 40-hour day? Here's how to be wise with the 24 you've got.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Sean McDowell — 

    What was unique about Christian practices and teachings in the first three centuries of the church? And how did such a minority faith — which was considered irrelevant, extreme, and at odd with the role “religion” is supposed to play in a pagan society — ultimately prevail? In his recent book Destroyer of the gods, New Testament scholar Larry Hurtado focuses on the first of these questions. But his book also has powerful implications for the second.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Vladimir Yakim — 

    Saturday, October 1, 2016, marked the publication of a tremendous evangelical resource for Russian-speaking students of the Bible. At the National Pedagogical University of Dragomanova in Kyiv, Ukraine, the Slavic Bible Commentary (hereafter SBC) was officially presented and highly celebrated. This project, five years in the making, incorporates the work of over 90 Slavic evangelical scholars.

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    Sean McDowell — 

    Nabeel Qureshi is one of the leading apologists today on Islam. Raised in a devout Muslim home in the United States, Nabeel became a Christian in college. He records his faith journey in his first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (2014). His second book, Answering Jihad, was written as his response to the “why” behind the recent jihadist terrorist attacks. His latest book, No God but One: Allah or Jesus? A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam & Christianity, released in August 2016. It is an excellent book for Christians to better understand Islam and how to answer tough questions Muslims often raise, but also a great book to give to your Muslim friend. Along with his M.D., Nabeel has three master’s degrees, including a master's in Christian apologetics from Biola University (where I teach). Coinciding with this latest book release, Nabeel was diagnosed with late stage stomach cancer. Nabeel answers a few questions related to his most recent book in this blog post.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    Each time I have read through The Chronicles of Narnia I have been struck by some apparent linguistic and cultural allusions to the Turkic-world in C.S. Lewis’s beloved series for children. Two of these seem beyond any reasonable doubt to be allusions to things Turkic, others seem very likely to connect somehow, and still others feel to the present author like connections, but may not in fact be. As a non-specialist, I list these for the consideration of those who are more familiar with linguistic/cultural influences on Lewis than I. I am a professor of New Testament who happens also to fluently speak and read modern Turkish. Moreover, I genuinely admire Lewis’s writings. These are my only qualifications. Readers who understand Lewis can research my suggestions further.

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    Sean McDowell — 

    For the past fifteen years (or so), I have had the privilege of speaking at camps, conferences, schools, churches, and universities worldwide. People quite frequently ask me what it takes to develop a speaking ministry. While there are certainly people with platforms far beyond mine, here are some personal thoughts that I hope will help those of you desiring to become a public speaker.