All Episodes

Watch: Video episodes are live tapings of Biola Hour conversations.
Listen: Audio versions are also available for your convenience.
Reflect: “B-sides” are additional audio podcasts where Biola's campus ministry team further discusses each episode.

Ep 13: Adam Edgerly // Unity in Diversity

Mike Ahn sits down with Adam Edgerly, Pastor at NewSong Los Angeles, to discuss the topic of diversity.

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Listen to our B-side followup podcast.

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Ep 12: Penny Nance // Sanctity of Human Life

Mike Ahn talks with Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, about the sanctity of human life.

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Ep 11: Nancy Yuen // Reel Inequality

Mike Ahn, Director of Worship and Formation, sits down to discuss author Nancy Yuen's new book, "Reel Inequality," which examines modern racism in Hollywood.

Audio forthcoming


Listen to our B-side followup podcast.

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Ep 10: Derek Minor // The Land of Opportunity

Hip hop artist Derek Minor discusses how spirituality, creativity, and inequity have been important catalysts to his music.

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Listen to our B-side followup podcast with Landon White, Justin Sinclair, and Mike Ahn.

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Ep 9: Tania Abouezzeddine // Arabs, Muslims, and Misperceptions

Dr. Tania Abouezzeddine, a Biola psychology professor, shares her insights about Arabs, Muslims, and the misperceptions Christians might have of them - and ultimately, how this is hurting the Christian message to the Arab world.

Audio forthcoming


Listen to our B-side followup podcast with Todd Pickett, Lisa Igram, and Mike Ahn.

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Ep 8: Barry Corey // Being Christian in a Post-Christian World

This discussion features our beloved president, Dr. Barry Corey, who shares his vision for Christians thriving in a post-Christian America. His insights are both valuable and prophetic.

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Listen to our B-side followup podcast with Chris Barragan, Lisa Ishihara, and Mike Ahn.

Audio forthcoming

Ep 7: Carrie Stockton // Flourishing in Singleness

We explore flourishing in singleness with Carrie Stockton, Biola's Dean of Student Success, and learn from her deep wisdom.

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Listen to our B-side followup podcast with Todd Pickett, Lisa Igram, and Mike Ahn.

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Ep 6: Fred Sanders // The Trinity and "The Shack"

Dr. Fred Sanders, author of The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything, discusses how the doctrine of the Trinity is portrayed in the book, "The Shack." In this balanced discussion, Fred unpacks the implications of weak trinitarian theology as it is played out in literature and art. Fred teaches systematic theology at Biola's Torrey Honors Institute.


Todd Pickett, Landon White, and Mike Ahn unpack their experiences of the book and movie, "The Shack." They reflect on the important issues brought up by Fred Sanders, and consider other benefits and hindrances of the book/movie.

Ep 5: Dave Wang // Stress Management and Emotional Regulation

Dr. Dave Wang discusses stresses management and emotional regulation and provides tangible ways to cope with the ups and downs of life. As a psychology professor, licensed psychologist, and local church pastor, Dave's experiences provide a depth of wisdom to help people understand themselves, their relationships with others, and their relationships with God. His practical way of discussing emotions and spirituality is both practical and inspiring.


Todd Pickett, Lisa Igram, and Mike Ahn follow up with a discussion on emotions and spirituality. Though the cognitive domain tends to rule the way we approach spirituality, they unpack the importance of listening to our emotions as an imperative avenue to relate with God.

Ep 4: Carolyn McKinstry // Racial Reconciliation in Today's Culture

Guest host Evan Rosa sits down with Rev. Dr. Carolyn McKinstry, who survived the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963. The explosion took the lives of four of Carolyn's friends, and became a catalytic moment in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. Carolyn shares from a deep well of wisdom and helps make important connections to today's racial unrest. She is the author of While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement.


Lisa Ishihara, Chad Miller, and Mike Ahn discuss their takeaways from Carolyn McKinstry, and make connections with their life stories. They discuss the lessons they are taking away from Carolyn, especially as they reflect on her resilience, graciousness, and wisdom. They consider possibilities of how Christians might grow in the conversation of racial reconciliation, especially since it seems to be a central theme throughout the Bible.

Ep 3: Stephanie Sanford // Identity Development in a Global Community

Stephanie Sanford and Mike Ahn discuss the importance of intercultural competence in our increasingly global world. With her experience as an overseas missionary and professor, Steph provides keen insight into culture and spirituality that frames the importance of difference in our Christian calling to love others. Steph is currently the Director of Global Student Programs and Development at Biola University.


Chad Miller, Lisa Ishihara, and Mike Ahn discuss their takeaways from episode 3, and make connections with their life stories. They have worked together since 2012, and one of the consistent conversations for them in their campus ministry has been thinking through the importance of an increasingly globalized campus and culture. They unpack their own struggles in a globalized world, and provide helpful perspectives to confidently approach differences well.

Ep 2: Rich Park // Developing a Sense of Calling

Rich Park and Mike Ahn discuss calling in the Christian life, unpacking how confusing it can be but also validating its importance in our walks with God. Rich provides a practical framework to help us confidently develop a sense of calling in our lives. Rich is a theology professor at Biola, and the founder and president of the Renaissance Forum, a non-profit organization aimed at raising the next generation of Christian cultural leaders.


Landon White, Justin Sinclair, and Mike Ahn discuss their takeaways from episode 2, and make connections with their life stories. They approach calling from three different life stages, and their discussion helps illuminate the struggles and victories of developing a sense of calling in our real life situations.

Ep 1: Todd Pickett // The Worshipping Community

Todd Pickett and Mike Ahn discuss the importance of communal worship, especially in times where we aren't feeling worshipful or where worship feels forced. Todd's insights and wisdom provide an intentional and reassuring approach to life with God.


Landon White, Justin Sinclair, and Mike Ahn unpack and discuss the wisdom from Episode 1 and make connections to how this plays out in their lives. Their conversation is not only thoughtful, but practical and helpful.