In this issue
Construction is complete on the new $5.5 million, 550-space parking structure, synthetic turf soccer field, and three-lane running track. Work is well underway on the $2.5 million Gymnasium additions that will add 450 needed seating spaces for Chapels and events, a new entry lobby, new faculty offices, and new rest rooms. A December completion is expected. Preliminary work has begun on the $7.5 million Cafeteria expansion project, slated for completion in August, 2005. This project will expand and improve student seating in the Café, as well as the kitchen and banquet facilities. All these projects are funded either by the generous donations of alumni and friends, cooperatively with service providers (Café), and/or by the income they will generate.
Featured speakers at Talbot Chapel this year include: Ajith Fernando, Tom Houston, Bruce Demarest, Aubrey Malphurs, Brian Loritts, Gordon Kirk, Dave and Jan Congo, Mitch Glaser, Bruce Ware, Anne Ortlund, John Baylor, Chuck Swindoll, Tom Hocking, and Dan Low.
New Biola Degree Program
The new MA in Science and Religion degree program (Fall 2004) is designed to provide scientifically literate individuals with the essential background in theology, history, and philosophy that is necessary to integrate evangelical Christianity with modern science. The program will present this material from a theologically conservative, evangelical perspective, building on Biola’s existing strengths in evangelical theology, philosophy, and apologetics. The program exemplifies Biola’s mission of integrating Christian thought with academic disciplines and facing challenges from secular worldviews. (From Inside Story, XV, 3, 1/24/03.) For more information, visit www.biola.edu/scienceandreligion.