Staff Editorial: a letter to the new AS and SMU presidents

March 28, 2012

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To Stephen Croft and Chris Yim, Congratulations! We, the Chimes staff, are excited for the future of our student body under your leadership. Your positions are full of blessings and challenges; this is certainly a time to lean o...

Faculty Column: Pursuing diversity to accomplish God’s purpose

Ivan Chung and Ivan Chung

March 28, 2012

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For a while it was the catchword for today’s multiethnic U.S. landscape. Almost everyone who had a job in the U.S. needed to be aware of it, trained in it, in agreement with it, and in compliance with its respective policies. St...

Impacting the world for Christ can begin at home

March 28, 2012

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Most all of us know or have heard the following statement, “The mission of Biola University is biblically centered education, scholarship and service — equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for th...

More to memes than jokes

Jordan Nakamura and Jordan Nakamura

March 28, 2012

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In the beginning, there was the theory of evolution. Richard Dawkins, in his debut book “The Selfish Gene,” posited that a new kind of evolution was taking place, not in biological life forms, but in human culture. He needed a ...

How an “Obama-Biden 2012” shirt uncovered political intolerance on campus

Shaefer Bagwell and Shaefer Bagwell

March 26, 2012

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A few weeks ago, my mother sent me a package. On the outside, she had written in black Sharpie, “Wear it on campus … I dare you.” Inside the package was a navy blue T-shirt with “Obama-Biden 2012” emblazoned across th...

Robert Bales deserves merciful consideration in murder of Afghan civilians

John Reid and John Reid

March 21, 2012

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Officials have released the identity of the United States soldier responsible for the murder of 16 innocent Afghan civilians. The shooter, identified as Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, is accused of disguising himself as a local...

Christians should desire peaceful solution to Israeli-Iran conflict

March 21, 2012

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On Jan. 25, Ronen Bergman, an Israeli journalist, published an article in the New York Times Magazine asking the question, “Will Israel attack Iran?” The coverage about the looming war has been a hot topic ever since. Debate...

Staff Editorial: recognizing the responsibility of voting in school, national politics

March 21, 2012

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This week is the Associated Students campaign week. Candidates are criss-crossing the campus, meeting students, plugging for their issues and getting their names out there. It appears, however, that their “get out the vote”...

Finding freedom in corporate confession

Chase Andre and Chase Andre

March 20, 2012

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Every now and again, our campus experiences a communal event that is impossible to ignore. Last Thursday, the evening session of Missions Conference concluded with a very candid and very public outpouring of confession. Prompted...

Staff Editorial: recognizing efforts from Missions Conference volunteers

March 14, 2012

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Every year, Missions Conference consumes Biola. And this week, the campus is crawling with activity. The 83rd annual student-led conference has transformed our corner of La Mirada into an otherworldly plethora of mission fields....

Corey’s Corner: celebrating the gift of friendship

President Barry Corey and President Barry Corey

March 14, 2012

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Countless times my father told me that any friend of mine would be a friend of his, then he’d recite his friendship axiom: “Choose not your friends for outward show, for feathers float where pearls lie low.” I didn’t really...

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