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  • The Good Book Blog

    William Lane Craig — 

    Dr. Craig, Thank you for your work in philosophy and apologetics. I’ve learned much from you. I’m glad to know that you are currently studying the doctrine of the atonement! It seems to me that no single theory has yet been articulated which is sufficient to address all aspects of the atonement. For example, the Penal Substitution Theory (PST) seems necessary but not sufficient for a complete atonement theory. PST explains (1) Christ’s death in the place of sinful humans, and (2) the satisfaction of the demand for justice. But PST doesn’t sufficiently address the life, work, and teaching of Christ, nor does it sufficiently address the importance of sanctification as a part of atonement. Moreover, since PST holds that Christ bore the punishment we deserve for our sin, the punishment we would have suffered had Christ not volunteered in our place, PST seems to suggest that the justly deserved punishment for sin is not mere death; rather, it is death by crucifixion ...

  • Student Life Blog

    Nancy Yuen — 

    What I wish I knew as an Undergrad Student I wish I visited professors more during their office hours just to get to know them. Three things I...

  • Student Life Blog

    Alex Bell — 

    As a senior at Biola, I have recently noticed some of the amazing resources available to me on campus. I wish I would've utilized many of these...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joy Mosbarger — 

    This is the fourth 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 ...

  • Student Life Blog

    John Tuttle — 

    Mike Ahn sits down with theology professor Fred Sanders to discuss the Trinity and how it is portrayed in the book and new movie, "The Shack."

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joy Mosbarger — 

    This is the third 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 ...

  • Student Life Blog

    John Tuttle — 

    Awful sleep habits are just part of college life, right? No harm done? Best think again about that...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Sean McDowell — 

    Although there have been rumors about supposedly gay characters in Disney films of the past, Disney is officially introducing a gay character in its upcoming live-action film, Beauty and the Beast. The issue is not the mere existence of a gay character, for gay people are obviously as much a part of our culture as anyone else. The question is whether Disney uses this character as a way of promoting a certain view of sex and relationships that Christians may find objectionable. Christians will be tempted to respond in a number of different ways. I don’t pretend to have the right answer for how Christians should respond. In fact, I am not sure there even is one right answer for Christians to embrace. Nevertheless, here are six thoughts for reflection ...

  • The Good Book Blog

    William Lane Craig — 

    Dr. Craig, thank you for all that you do to help us understand the God of the Bible in face of the difficult issues we all face. As a follower of Christ, I am troubled by some passages in Scripture which seem to indicate that God not only allows evil (the treatment of which you have addressed many times) but even more troubling, that God actually CAUSES evil. I am referring to the accounts both in the OT and NT: from the hardening of Pharaoh's heart in Genesis, to John 13:27b when Jesus tells Judas "What you do, do quickly" (seems to be no choice in the matter for poor Judas), to the account in Revelation 17:15 - 17 - in particular, the first part of vs 16-17: "And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. FOR GOD HAS PUT IT IN THEIR HEARTS (my emphasis) to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled." Does "it" in that verse refer to all the horrific things they do - hating, making desolate, eating flesh, burning with fire? ...

  • Student Life Blog

    Michael Longinow — 

    Offices are not the best places to gain perspective.

  • Student Life Blog

    Anna Warner — 

    You and I both know that this is an exciting day and age for the media. However, and I don’t know about you, usually when I tell people I study...

  • Student Life Blog

    Norlan Hernandez — 

    Coming back to school can be a challenging and intimidating endeavor, let alone coming back to an online program. First, let’s demystify the...

  • Student Life Blog

    Alex Bell — 

    I asked one of my professors how it was working with college students. She quickly responded “They’re lovely, but they’re always so tired!” As I...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Joy Mosbarger — 

    This is the second 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 ...

  • Student Life Blog

    Zachary Alsens — 

    Joe wants to be a spoken word artist...

  • GRIT

    How to be a Young Leader

    a blog by Sharon Hodde Miller

    Sarah Schwartz — 

    If you aren’t familiar with Propel, get familiar! With the mission of “celebrating every woman’s passion, purpose, and potential” this organization...

  • GRIT

    Sarah Schwartz — 

    The first time I stumbled across this piece, I was 22 years old, freshly heartbroken, and about to walk across the stage at my college graduation....

  • GRIT

    On Being White (And Talking About It)

    a blog by Dr. Jamie Campbell

    Sarah Schwartz — 

    Professor Jamie Campbell is one of my favorite people (and voices) on campus. Like the students she writes about, I was raised to believe that all...

  • GRIT

    Celeste Scott — 

    As a woman of color at a predominantly white institution I often find myself wondering, what I can bring to the table. Understanding where my...

  • GRIT

    Sarah Schwartz — 

    It was 14th century philosopher and theologian, Catherine of Siena, who said, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”...

  • GRIT

    Sarah Schwartz — 

    I have to admit, it’s a little weird to write about a chapel where I was the speaker. But I’m willing to push past that, because I don’t think we’...

  • GRIT

    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

    a TED talk by Angela Lee Duckworth

    Sarah Schwartz — 

    I’m a sucker for a good TED talk, and let me tell you, this is a good TED talk. Psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth opens by explaining how she...

  • GRIT

    Our Sacred Women

    a company with grit

    Sarah Schwartz — 

    One of my resolutions for 2017 is to shop ethically—that is, to fill my wardrobe with items from companies that pay their workers a living wage, as...

  • GRIT

    Too Small? The Book of Job & the Comforts of God

    a chapel talk by Dr. Melissa Schubert

    Sarah Schwartz — 

    When I think of women I look up to on campus, Dr. Melissa Schubert’s name is high on the list. She is fiercely intelligent—possessing the ability...

  • GRIT

    Whisperings of Wannabe

    a chapel talk with Shelly Cunningham

    Celeste Scott — 

    It is human nature, I would argue, to compare ourselves to others. We compare our dingy, over-worn Converse to the pristine, white Adidas of...