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  • Biola Magazine

    A Traveling Teacher of Teachers

    Professor Kitty Purgason receives her third Fulbright grant

    Kathryn Toombs — 

    From the beginning of her life, Kitty Purgason seemed to have been groomed for international relations. Growing up in India as the daughter of a...

  • Biola Magazine

    Hollywood's Diversity Problem

    Excerpt of 'Reel Inequality' by Professor Nancy Wang Yuen

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Growing up as an immigrant kid in Southern California, just miles from the Hollywood industry, I watched hours of television for amusement. This...

  • Biola Magazine

    Dan Radmacher — 

    I am always surprised and amused to hear people talk about verses they think are in the Bible that are not. I led a small group of college guys...

  • Biola Magazine

    A New Day

    Empowered by a historic campaign that raised $214 million, Biola University is poised to begin a bold new chapter

    Barry Corey — 

    On a January day a little more than five years ago, the Biola Board of Trustees cast a vote that made me feel both exhilarated and daunted. By...

  • Biola Magazine

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Campaign for Biola University successfully raised $214 million to support four main categories. Here are just a few tangible examples of how...

  • Biola Magazine

    Keeping the Momentum Going

    The newly launched Biola Fund will help provide a world-class education for all students

    Jason Newell — 

    After five years and $214 million in donations, The Campaign for Biola University has officially come to an end. Through the generosity of Biola’s...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Art of Relationships

    Through its popular podcast, blog and events, Biola’s Center for Marriage and Relationships is reaching thousands with practical, biblical wisdom

    Kathryn Toombs — 

    It’s easy to idealize marriage. A few short weeks after their wedding, Miles and Aimee Matias (’16) realized just how true this was, as they began...

  • Biola Magazine

    Creating ‘Baby Believers’

    Danielle Hitchen (’10) kickstarts a theology book for toddlers

    Kathryn Toombs — 

    Danielle Hitchen (’10) knows that raising kids is hard. As the mom of a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old, Hitchen is well aware of the challenges that...

  • Biola Magazine

    The Mission of ‘Christy Miller’

    Robin Jones Gunn (’75) shares the gospel through fiction

    Kathryn Toombs — 

    To many young girls (and former young girls), the name Robin Jones Gunn is a familiar one. As the author of over 90 books, including the popular...

  • Biola Magazine

    Meet the 2017 Alumni Award Winners

    The Biola University Alumni Board is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Alumni Awards

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    The Biola University Alumni Board is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Alumni Awards. Awardees will be honored during a special...

  • Biola Magazine

    Appetite for Construction

    Property developer Jeff Hachquet (’00) turned family land into food-lovers’ destination

    Kristen Hartman — 

    During nearly 15 years in real estate development, Jeff Hachquet (’00) has worked with properties across Las Vegas. But no project has been as...

  • Biola Magazine

    Local Politics

    The Hard Road to Love and Humility in Your Neighborhood

    Jennifer Fitzgerald — 

    We follow Christ. We want to be active American citizens. In this day and age and in this culture of outrage, can we be both of those people at...

  • Student Life Blog

    John Tuttle — 

    Is God's "still, small voice" being drowned out by the noise of your life?

  • The Good Book Blog

    Jane Carr — 

    ... Kids today are surrounded by a secularized society that bombards them with advertising, television, and social media messages. Parents are juggling demanding careers and family life in light of societal pressures to be more, do more, and have more. Our good intentions of helping, protecting, and providing for our kids can quickly turn to enabling or even disabling them. How do we help our kids grow into mature Christ followers without falling into the trap of enabling or disabling them? ...

  • The Good Book Blog

    William Lane Craig — 

    Hello Dr. Craig, Today I stumbled upon a few online articles that reported that the stone the Jesus was laid upon after his burial was found. This stone was released from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. National Geographic reported that they can now uncover more information about Jesus' death and burial. Then I saw a linked article that said that they bible is "wrong" about Jesus' death and burial. How well established are the biblical facts of Jesus' death and burial? ...

  • Student Life Blog

    Carolyn Kim — 

    Like many others, my Biola undergraduate experience overflowed with all kinds of activities that fill the life of college students. I took 18...

  • Student Life Blog

    Alex Bell — 

    Many of us leave Missions Conference feeling inspired, called, and convicted. But it can be so easy to say we’ll do something about it when we...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    In recent years, I have been helped in my study of the Bible by employing an informal distinction between “biblical necessities” and “theological explanations.” Of all the classes I teach at Talbot/Biola, this distinction has been most helpful to students taking a class I teach called Pauline Theology: Romans. Since some of my students have benefitted from this distinction, I thought you might appreciate reading about it today. A biblical necessity is a truth that you find yourself compelled to affirm after a careful reading of Scripture that pays attention to the appropriate literary, historical, and canonical contexts. You may not know how to explain all the what-abouts of the subject, but you cannot get around the fact that this particular teaching seems clearly supported by Scripture. The thing that you must affirm after a careful and contextual reading of Scripture is a biblical necessity ...

  • Student Life Blog

    Lisa Igram — 

    Monica Hopson shares one thing she wishes she could say to her former Biola self.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Sean McDowell — 

    This goal of this blog is for me to soak up wisdom from my father and share it with you. I have been blessed to have an incredibly influential father, Josh McDowell. He has written over 150 books and spoken to more young people live than anyone in history. But what I appreciate most about my father is his love for my mom, for his kids, and now for his many grandkids. Enjoy! ...

  • GRIT

    Tenacity in Ambiguity

    an interview with Monica Hopson

    Lisa Igram — 

    A number of our GRIT community are eager to be graduating in just a few short months. Actually, “eager” may not be quite right... anxious?...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Matthew Williams — 

    Up until about ten or fifteen years ago, Bible scholars mostly wrote for other Bible scholars, rather than for the church. In creating these Bible studies, I wanted to take the knowledge that we Bible scholars know and deliver it directly to the church in a creative and understandable way ...

  • Student Life Blog

    Zachary Alsens — 

    Biola used to be located in the heart of Los Angeles. It was once rooted in the heart of a city with wonderfully diverse culture and ideology....

  • Student Life Blog

    John Tuttle — 

    Biola's January term is going away, but it leaves lasting impressions.

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joy Mosbarger — 

    This is the fifth part of a five-part series of blogs that chronicle the journey of a cohort of business leaders who together pursued deeper relationships with God and the integration of the resulting spiritual transformation in their personal lives into their roles as leaders in their businesses, and ultimately into the culture of their businesses as a whole ...