Faculty Column: biblical view of immigration

Wendy Tarr, Writer

February 29, 2012

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Immigration is a complicated topic facing our country. It has been estimated that there are about 10.8 million immigrants in the U.S. without legal status. Everyone agrees that this is a problem, but we have many different ideas...

Christians’ actions should combat atheism

Shaefer Bagwell, Writer

February 29, 2012

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“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle. This is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable,”...

Opposing Viewpoints: military force protects freedom and justice

John Reid, Writer

February 28, 2012

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Before I broadcast my view on military activism among Christians it must first be known that I am defending the idea of war in general and am not advocating any specific wars that our country has engaged in. Countless times during...

Opposing Viewpoints: militarism contradicts turning the other cheek

February 28, 2012

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In 1994, the Hutu people in Rwanda instigated a mass killing that claimed the lives of at least 800,000 people, mostly Tutsis, yet more than 80 percent of the population of Rwandan population considered themselves Christian. In...

African-American enrollment encouraging indication of improved diversity

Arthur Daniels Jr., Writer

February 23, 2012

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As a graduate student at Biola since 2008, I have noticed a great trend at our incredible school. Back in 2010 and 2011, I wrote a series of articles exploring diversity at Biola. Despite the fact that Biola is surrounded by much...

Staff Editorial: SCORR conference deserves more student attention

February 22, 2012

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The Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation is just around the corner, yet few students seem aware it exists. Biola has hosted this conference every year since 1996, but many students are either oblivious to it or simply choose...

Religious belief invalid grounds for Proposition 8 opposition

Albert Cheng, Writer

February 21, 2012

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The debate over same-sex marriage has recently been at the forefront of the nation’s courthouses and statehouses. Earlier this month, the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld earlier rulings that Proposition 8 – the amendment to ban gay marriage passed by Ca...

Black History Month creates healthy tension

Cameron Gardiner, Writer

February 21, 2012

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Black History Month is a time for Americans to come together and celebrate the unrelenting spirit of a people who fought great odds to achieve freedom. But it is more than an annual ceremony where we go through the motions. Black...

Breaking free of distracted worship

Chase Andre and Chase Andre

February 17, 2012

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“Falling on my knees in worship / Giving all I am to seek your face.” While the band in Singspo played Hillsong’s “Came to My Rescue,” I committed the cardinal sin of worship services: I opened my eyes. As I looked around,...

Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer research poses dilemma to donators

John Reid, Writer

February 16, 2012

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Nancy Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the board of directors announced Feb. 3 that they will continue to contribute grants to Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Komen has invested more than $1.9...

Staff Editorial: Center for Christian Thought impacts secular world

February 15, 2012

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Around La Mirada, Biola is a big deal. However, once you travel beyond the greater Los Angeles area, the word “Biola” rarely means much to anyone. The occasional missionary will light up, but otherwise the name Biola falls...

A love letter to the lonely

February 14, 2012

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To my lonely brothers and sisters this Valentine’s Day, Living in a community where “ring by spring” is an expected idiom and it seems as if DTRs unfold on every bench around campus, I think it is safe to admit there...

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