The Biola Hour

The Biola Hour

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We live in an age of endless information, but we need models of wisdom to connect the dots between Scriptural truths and real life situations. So, we engage in Biblically grounded conversations on culturally relevant issues to develop our capacity to creatively cultivate our Christian calling to love God and others. Learn more at https://www.biola.edu/the-biola-hour.


56b: B-side of Faith for Exiles
Oct 7 • 37 min
Landon White talks with three students - Karissa Gaffney, Michael McKay, and Emily Smith - to continue the conversation on resilient discipleship in Gen Z. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
56: Faith for Exiles
Sep 30 • 32 min
David Kinnaman - President of the Barna Group and Biola trustee - joins us to discuss his new book, Faith for Exiles. His research in past books like UnChristian and You Lost Me have been pivotal in understanding the spirituality of young Christians, and…
55b: B-side of Loneliness and the Art of Friendships
Sep 23 • 32 min
Landon White talks with three students - Lavender Tonini, Kayton Garcia, and Evita Larissa - to continue the conversation on loneliness and the art of friendships. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
55: Loneliness and the Art of Friendships
Sep 16 • 30 min
Chris Barragan - Assistant Director of Pastoral Care at Biola - oversees pastoral care on campus and small groups like The Dwelling, our on campus ministry for students that experience same-sex attraction or identify as lgbtq, and Depths, a program for…
54b: B-side of The Gospel in Gospel Music
Jul 1 • 29 min
Amir talks with four students - Emi Larsen, Isaac Escamilla, Colleen Sammons, and Amina Edache - to continue the conversation on gospel music and worship leading. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
54: The Gospel in Gospel Music
Jun 24 • 29 min
Lena Byrd-Miles - gospel artist and worship leader - discusses the rich biblical and spiritual tradition of gospel music. She recognizes how gospel music provides proper joy in the Lord even amidst unspeakable hardship. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
53b: B-side of Media as Human Expression
Jun 17 • 31 min
Amir talks with students - Matthew Jordan and Johann Malasig - to continue the conversation on media ecology from a faith perspective. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
53: Media as Human Expression
Jun 10 • 29 min
Lisa Swain - film professor at Biola’s School of Cinema and Media Arts - discusses how media environments and media itself affect the way we interact with content. Her unique skill set in media production and media criticism from a faith perspective…
52b: B-side of Sports and Spirituality
Jun 3 • 28 min
Amir talks with students - Colleen Sammons and Tracy Brooks - to continue the conversation on sports and identity in Christ. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
52: Sports and Spirituality
May 13 • 29 min
Ta’Tyana Leonard - Associate Campus Pastor for Preaching and Spiritual Programming at Azusa Pacific University - joins us to discuss her storied softball career (she still holds the LA City career strikeout record!) and how her faith developed on the…
51b: B-side of Faith in a Gig Economy
May 6 • 30 min
Amir talks with students - Shane Rojas, Hannah Harkness, and Evita Larissa - to continue the conversation on vocation and the gig economy. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
51: Faith in a Gig Economy
Apr 29 • 30 min
Steve Lindsey - Executive Director of the Center for Faith + Work Los Angeles - discusses the importance of approaching the modern gig economy with a sense of calling. He not only points us to the inherent significance of our jobs in God’s Kingdom work,…
50b: B-side of One Blood
Apr 8 • 31 min
Amir sits down with students - Yukari Becker (Biola University), Caleb Norris (Asbury University), Angela Pachanian (Azusa Pacific University), and Kyle Thompson (Simpson University) - to continue the conversation on multiethnic reconciliation and…
50: One Blood
Apr 1 • 31 min
John Perkins - civil rights activist and author of the recently released One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race - discusses the importance of multiethnic reconciliation and justice. His work over the past few decades has paved the way for deeper…
49b: B-side of Doing Nothing Deliciously
Mar 25 • 34 min
Landon sits down with students - Connor Pfaff, Joe Kim, and Hannah Harkness - to continue the conversation on technology and well-being. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
49: Doing Nothing Deliciously
Mar 18 • 29 min
Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee - psychologist and author of the recently released Deviced: Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World - discusses the effects of technology on our well-being. Her warnings are not only informative and research-based, but are…
48b: B-side of Human Trafficking is Not OK
Mar 11 • 24 min
Amir sits down with Alyssa Miller, the president of Biola’s human trafficking club to continue the conversation on the human trafficking and modern slavery. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
48: Human Trafficking is Not OK
Mar 4 • 29 min
Dr. Laura Dryjanska - professor of social psychology at Biola University - brings our attention to human trafficking and its dangers. As a researcher who focuses on social representations applied to fields like human trafficking, her knowledge,…
47b: B-Side of Poured Out
Feb 25 • 33 min
Amir sits down with students - Tracy Brooks and Evita Larissa - to continue the conversation on the Holy Spirit and his activity around the world. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
47: Poured Out
Feb 18 • 28 min
Oscar Merlo - Director of Biola’s Center for the Study of the Work and Ministry of the Holy Spirit Today - discusses the importance of not only relating to the Father and Son, but the Holy Spirit as well. We hear about Oscar’s travels, especially in Latin…
46b: B-side of Majoring in the Minors
Feb 11 • 37 min
Amir sits down with students - Molly Larsen, Hannah Harkness, and Derrick Keller - to continue the conversation on minority voices and story. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
46: Majoring in the Minors
Feb 4 • 29 min
Dr. Shelley Garcia - English professor at Biola University - discusses the importance of broadening our perspectives by reading authors that might be outside of our tradition. As an educator who’s developed many important courses at Biola, she reminds us…
45b: B-Side of MLK’s Legacy Today
Jan 28 • 42 min
Landon sits down with students - Jennifer Aspland, Brianna Reynolds, and Annie Kim - to continue the conversation on MLK and making his dream a reality. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
45: MLK’s Legacy Today
Jan 21 • 30 min
Albert Tate - lead pastor of Fellowship Monrovia, executive director of Harambee Ministries, and board member for Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Youth Institute - discusses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, teaching, and legacy. Albert talks about…
44b: B-side of God of Tomorrow
Jan 14 • 35 min
Amir sits down with students - Jared Nilo, Isaac Adams, and Molly Larsen - to continue the conversation on the tension of grace and truth. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
44: God of Tomorrow
Jan 7 • 33 min
Caleb Kaltenbach - author of Messy Grace and God of Tomorrow - discusses his new book and how we might confidently face our futures. He not only shares his story of what it was like growing up with three gay parents, but how Christians might better engage…
43b: B-side of Finding Satisfaction in Christ
Dec 31, 2018 • 33 min
Landon sits down with students - Sarah Lim, Chris Blanco, and Josh Durant - to continue the conversation on joy and art. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
43: Finding Satisfaction in Christ
Dec 24, 2018 • 29 min
Nigerian-born and London-raised hip hop artist, S.O., encourages us to find satisfaction in Christ in all we do. His music is labeled “emo rap” because he bears his soul on his records. He’s a rapper with a real message, representing Christ above all…
42b: B-side of Devastated by Homelessness
Dec 10, 2018 • 34 min
Amir sits down with students - Amina Edache, Tracy Brooks, and Emi Larsen - to continue the conversation on homelessness and Christian responsibility. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
42: Devastated by Homelessness
Dec 3, 2018 • 30 min
Andy Bales attended Biola in the 1970s and lived in Stewart Hall which was named after one of Biola’s founders, Lyman Stewart. Ironically, Stewart also founded the Union Rescue Mission in 1891 (Biola was actually founded afterward in 1908), where Andy…
41b: B-side of From Biochemistry to the Big Screen
Nov 26, 2018 • 26 min
Landon sits down with students - Amina Edache, Joseph Kim, and Yasmine Garcia - to continue the conversation on vocational decisions and career pathways. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
41: From Biochemistry to the Big Screen
Nov 19, 2018 • 30 min
Michelle La - star in the new film Searching - talks about her path after graduation from Biola (‘11). As a biochemistry major, she got a job working in a lab analyzing waste water, but her career path took an unexpected turn. She became an actor and…
40b: B-side of Disruptive Witness
Nov 12, 2018 • 30 min
Amir sits down with students - Tiffany Santillan, Tracy Brooks, and Chris Blanco to continue the conversation on Christian witness and Western culture. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
40: Disruptive Witness
Nov 5, 2018 • 28 min
Dr. Alan Noble - English professor at Oklahoma Baptist University and co-founder/editor-in-chief Christ and Pop Culture - joins us to discuss his new book, Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age. His prophetic vision for our generation is…
39b: B-side of Pick up Your Funky Mat!
Oct 29, 2018 • 32 min
Landon sits down with students - Joseph Morales, Julia Upshaw, and Cole Williams - to continue the conversation on anthropology and Native American realities. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
39: Pick up Your Funky Mat!
Oct 22, 2018 • 28 min
Dr. David Shane Lowry - Anthropology professor and acting chair of the department at Biola - discusses the importance of acknowledging and reconciling Native American realities. He is currently writing two books - one on Michael Jordan, and one on his own…
38b: B-side of Christian Engagement in Politics
Oct 15, 2018 • 31 min
Landon sits down with students - Molly Larsen, Amina Edache, and Yasmine Garcia - to continue the conversation on Christians and politics. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
38: Christian Engagement in Politics
Oct 8, 2018 • 33 min
Dr. Joy Qualls - professor/chair of Communication Studies at Biola and author of God Forgive Us For Being Women - talks about our Christian responsibility to engage in politics. Joy’s specialty is in political and religious communication and her thoughts…
37b: B-side of God-concept and God-image
Oct 1, 2018 • 29 min
Amir sits down with students - Connor Pfaff, Meagan Chung, and Hannah Harkness - to continue the conversation on God-concepts and God-images. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
37: God-concept and God-image
Sep 24, 2018 • 32 min
Chad Miller, Biola’s Director of Student-led Ministries and Spiritual Formation, discusses how it’s not only important to know God conceptually, but to know him relationally. He makes connections with his father and children to help us see what our…
36b: B-side of Choosing to Forgive
Sep 17, 2018 • 34 min
Landon sits down with students - Molly Larsen, Aubrey Dela Cruz, and Zach Guerrero - to continue the conversation on healing, forgiveness, and the arts. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
36: Choosing to Forgive (with Dianne Collard)
Sep 17, 2018 • 28 min
Dianne Collard - missionary, artist, and spiritual mentor - shares her story of tragedy, and how God used the dark moments of her life to set a new trajectory and calling through forgiveness and the arts. She’s also the author of I Choose to Forgive,…
35b: B-side of The Business of Beauty / Landon White
May 21, 2018 • 32 min
Landon sits down with students - Amir Girgis, Elaine Fung, and Sofia Franco - to continue the conversation on redemptive entrepreneurship. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
35: The Business of Beauty / Jessica Rey
May 14, 2018 • 26 min
Jessica Rey - entrepreneur, speaker, author, Advisory Board Member of Biola’s Startup Competition, and former Power Ranger - shares how her faith informs her business practices. Not only are her products ethically made and environmentally friendly, her…
34b: B-side of Escaping North Korea / Lisa Igram
May 7, 2018 • 30 min
Lisa Igram and Mike Ahn sit down with Biola’s first North Korean student, Rachel, to hear her reactions to Charles’ story from last week, and unpack her own story. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
34: Escaping North Korea / Mike Ahn
Apr 30, 2018 • 33 min
Charles Ryu - Advocacy Intern at Liberty in North Korea - shares his story about fleeing North Korea…twice. His refugee story reminds us that safety and freedom are not a given, and that we have a Christian calling to upend systems of injustice. Be sure…
33b: B-side of Still Evangelical / Todd Pickett
Apr 16, 2018 • 30 min
Dr. Todd Pickett and Landon White sit down with student, Nadia Lauren, to continue the conversation on Evangelicalism. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
33: Still Evangelical / Allen L Yeh
Apr 9, 2018 • 35 min
Dr. Allen Yeh - missiologist, professor of intercultural studies, author of Polycentric Missiology, and contributor to Still Evangelical? - joins us to discuss the term Evangelical and its PR problem. His expertise in global Christianity helps frame the…
32b: B-side of Cultivating Community / Mike Ahn
Mar 26, 2018 • 27 min
Mike sits down with two students - Hannah Harkness and Megan Collins - to continue the conversation on spiritual friendships. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
32: Cultivating Community / Jamie Sanchez
Mar 19, 2018 • 28 min
Dr. Jamie Sanchez - professor of intercultural studies - joins us to discuss the lost art of developing deep, meaningful friendships. College seems like a place where friendships just bloom, but the pervasiveness of loneliness tells us that we need to be…
31b: B-side of The Christian Dating World / Mike Ahn
Mar 12, 2018 • 36 min
Mike sits down with three students - Molly Larsen, Emma Denis, and Mikayla Stiff - to continue the conversation on dating in Christian circles. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
31: The Christian Dating World / Noreen Muehlhoff
Mar 5, 2018 • 27 min
Noreen Muehlhoff - Biola chapel programs administrator, Family Life marriage conference speaker, and former Cru staff member for 30 years - joins us to discuss the dysfunctional nature of dating in Christian circles. She provides a helpful definition of…
30b: B-side of Clarity / Mike Ahn
Feb 26, 2018 • 36 min
Mike sits down with three students - Justin Sinclair, Raeann Lopez, and Michael Ramirez - to continue the conversation on music and culture. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
30: Clarity / Mike Ahn
Feb 19, 2018 • 34 min
For All Seasons - Emily Hamilton, Johnny Hamilton, and Jeff Luckey - join us to discuss their new album, Clarity. As Biola alumni, they share their wisdom in developing their calling as traveling worship leaders, the highs and lows of full-time music…
29b: B-side of Meaningful Work / Lisa Ishihara
Feb 12, 2018 • 33 min
Lisa Ishihara and Landon White sit down with two students - Josh Durant and Megan Collins - to continue the conversation on meaningful work and calling. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
29: Meaningful Work / Arianna Molloy
Feb 5, 2018 • 28 min
Dr. Arianna Molloy - professor, speaker, consultant, and speech coach - joins us to discuss the importance of developing meaningful work in our lives. She explains why it is so crucial that we find meaningful work, and how we can steward it well for the…
28b: B-side of Be a Good Girl / Mike Ahn
Jan 29, 2018 • 34 min
Mike and Lisa sit down with two students - Celeste Scott and Sofia Franco - to continue the conversation on gender and faith. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
28: Be a Good Girl / Sarah Schwartz
Jan 22, 2018 • 26 min
Sarah Schwartz - writer, speaker, and founding member of Biola’s Women’s Resource Collective, GRIT - joins us to discuss how the empowerment of women is actually the empowerment all people. Her wisdom and insight in the gender conversation, especially as…
27b: B-side of Quarter-Life Calling / Landon White
Jan 15, 2018 • 46 min
Landon and Lisa sit down with two students - Dillon Yoon and Daisy Krigbaum - to continue the conversation on quarter-life crises and calling. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
27: Quarter-Life Calling / Mike Ahn
Jan 8, 2018 • 28 min
Paul Sohn - leadership coach, speaker, and founder of QARA - joins us to discuss his new book, Quarter-Life Calling. Paul demystifies the notion of calling and delineates practical ways to approach our life with God. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
26b: B-side of Haves and Have-Nots / Mike Ahn
Dec 27, 2017 • 31 min
Mike sits down with two students - Jacob Keeth and Raeann Lopez - to continue the conversation on education and social justice. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
26: Haves and Have-Nots / Mike Ahn
Dec 18, 2017 • 26 min
Dr. Alma Zaragoza-Petty - sociologist, educator, and cohost of The Red Couch Podcast with Propaganda and Alma - joins us to discuss how inequities in education affect social issues. Her wisdom invites us to not only be aware, but to truly care for the…
25b: B-side of Calling in the Marketplace / Landon White
Dec 11, 2017 • 32 min
Landon sits down with three students - Sammy Belgum, Elaine Fung, and Anolyne De Guzman - to continue the conversation on business and faith. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
25: Calling in the Marketplace / Mike Ahn
Dec 4, 2017 • 32 min
Phillip Chang, founder and CEO of Yogurtland, joins us to talk about how he navigates faith in a competitive business environment. In a world where being a successful Christian businessperson can be seen as an oxymoron, Phillip provides an important…
24b: B-side of God Wants Us To Grow Up / Mike Ahn
Nov 27, 2017 • 28 min
Mike sits down with two students - Amanda Estrella-Guerra and Isaiah Bernados - to continue the conversation on adulthood and growth. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
24: God Wants Us To Grow Up / Mike Ahn
Nov 20, 2017 • 43 min
Peter Gross, executive director of Wheatstone Ministries, joins us to talk about the importance of #christianadulthood in a culture that values adolescence. A compelling vision for adulthood is not missing only in broader cultural narratives, but it seems…
23b: B-side of Uncomfortable / Mike Ahn
Nov 13, 2017 • 36 min
Mike sits down with three students - Rachel Alexander, Jennifer Aspland, and Cole Fencl - to continue the conversation on church engagement and spiritual formation. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
23: Uncomfortable / Brett McCracken
Nov 6, 2017 • 30 min
Brett McCracken, senior editor at The Gospel Coalition, joins us to discuss his third book, Uncomfortable. As a millennial, he’s noticed that church has become more about catering to felt needs rather than a deep focus on the important matters of faith…
22b: B-side of Winsome Persuasion
Oct 30, 2017 • 32 min
Dr. Todd Pickett sits down with three students - Katy Webster, Paul Forbes, and Sofia Franco - to continue the conversation on civility and neighbor love. They unpack lessons from the previous podcast with Tim Muehlhoff. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
22: Winsome Persuasion / Timothy Muehlhoff
Oct 23, 2017 • 29 min
Dr. Tim Muehlhoff - professor, speaker, and author - joins us to discuss his new book (co-written with Dr. Rick Langer), Winsome Persuasion. He answers questions that Christians must wrestle through in our post-Christian age: How can we be persuasive and…
21b: B-side of Technology and Habits / Mike Ahn
Oct 16, 2017 • 32 min
Mike sits down with two students - Judy Kim and Josh Durant - to continue the conversation on technology. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
21: Technology and Habits / Arlene Pellicane
Oct 9, 2017 • 25 min
Arlene Pellicane, speaker and author, joins us to discuss her new book, Calm, Cool, and Connected. We discuss the ways technology shapes our habits, relationships, and worldviews, and how we might develop more awareness of this. Arlene also provides…
20b: B-side of Outside-In Spirituality / Mike Ahn
Oct 2, 2017 • 38 min
Mike Ahn sits down with three students - Brenda Arellano, Molly Larsen, and Justin Sinclair - to continue the conversation on embodied spirituality. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
20: Outside-In Spirituality / Lisa Igram
Sep 25, 2017 • 25 min
Lisa Igram, the Associate Dean of Spiritual Development, discusses the importance of the body in our spiritual journeys. As a current Ph.D. student researching embodied spirituality, she provides an important perspective ​on balancing our bodies and…
19b: B-side of Immigration and Loving Your Neighbor / Landon White
Sep 18, 2017 • 44 min
Landon White sits down with three students - Kayla Bumpass, Nadia Lauren, and Tebraie Johns - to continue the conversation on immigration. For more: biola.edu/the-biola-hour
19: Immigration and Loving Your Neighbor / Mike Ahn
Sep 11, 2017 • 27 min
Josh Smith is the pastor of Mountainside Communion in Monrovia, CA. As the church interacted with their neighbors, they realized that a community need was in immigration. Thus, they started the Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley to serve…
18b: B-side of Performance Anxiety and Identity / Lisa Igram
Aug 28, 2017 • 38 min
Lisa Igram, Landon White, and Mike Ahn discuss the wisdom from last week’s podcast, especially the practicality of developing spiritual habits. Sometimes we see spiritual disciplines as burdensome and overwhelming, but they discuss a refreshing way to…
18: Performance Anxiety and Identity / Christa Harmotto Dietzen
Aug 21, 2017 • 31 min
Christa Dietzen, captain of the US Women’s Volleyball Team in last year’s Rio Olympics, shares the side of an athlete we rarely get to hear about - performance anxiety. She shares how her faith and practical spirituality helped center herself more deeply…
17b: B-side of Worship in a Self-Help Culture / Lisa Igram
Aug 14, 2017 • 35 min
Lisa Igram, Chad Miller, and Mike Ahn unpack lessons from the previous podcast, especially the idea of crafting worship services with process more than perfection in mind. They brainstorm ways that worship services can better reflect the actual…
17: Worship in a Self-Help Culture / Matt lewis
Aug 7, 2017 • 30 min
Matt Lewis has nearly two decades of experience as a worship leader, technical advisor, conference speaker, and local church pastor. Landon White has nearly a decade of experience in similar capacities. Together, they sit down and unpack the importance of…
16b: B-side of Intergenerational Discipleship / Lisa Ishihara
Jul 31, 2017 • 37 min
Lisa Ishihara, Landon White, and Mike Ahn unpack the relevance of intergenerational discipleship and how that’s played an important part of their own walks with God. They talk about how comfort and compartmentalization help us feel more effective in our…
16: Intergenerational Discipleship / Matt Jenson
Jul 24, 2017 • 28 min
Dr. Matt Jenson teaches theology in Biola’s Torrey Honors Institute and Carol Sato serves as an administrator at their local church. They have generational differences which are magnified by ethnic, cultural, and gender differences as well. Still, their…
15​b: B-side of Grief, Hope, and a Wild Belover / Chris Barragan
Jul 17, 2017 • 42 min
​Chris Barragan, Justin Sinclair, and Mike Ahn sit down to discuss the grief in their lives - from romantic breakups to unexpected family deaths to helping friends cope with​ tragedy. They jump into this conversation a bit unsure of what to expect, but…
15: Grief, Hope, and a Wild Belover / Brooke Mardell
Jul 10, 2017 • 26 min
Brooke Mardell does a lot of things - she’s a lawyer, runs a charitable real estate company, and is a blogger/speaker/author. Going through extreme sorrow a few years ago, she had a difficult time finding appropriate resources to help her process grief…
14b: B-side of How to Change the world / Lisa Igram
Jun 26, 2017 • 37 min
Lisa Igram, Chad Miller, and Mike Ahn continue to unpack the wisdom from Eugene Cho in last week’s podcast. They discuss how they’ve fallen short in the ways they approached short-term mission trips, worship music, multiculturalism, and social justice…
14: How to Change the World / Eugene Cho
Jun 19, 2017 • 29 min
Eugene Cho, pastor of Quest Church, executive director of One Day’s Wages, and author of Overrated, wonders if Christians are more in love with the idea of changing the world than actually participating in changing the world. He provides a winsome,…
13b: B-side of Unity in Diversity / Todd Pickett
Jun 12, 2017 • 42 min
Todd Pickett, Chad Miller, and Mike Ahn continue to discuss unity in diversity as they unpack the lessons from the previous podcast. They come from widely different backgrounds, but come together in the gospel-driven, multicultural worldview that Adam…
13: Unity in Diversity / Adam Edgerly
Jun 5, 2017 • 27 min
Adam Edgerly, pastor of NewSong LA, cultural consultant, and Biola board member, explains the importance of diverse perspectives in the Christian life. He believes that having a multicultural worldview is not simply a preference but a gospel-driven…
12b: B-side of Sanctity of Human Life / Lisa Igram
May 29, 2017 • 36 min
Lisa Igram, Landon White, and Mike Ahn discuss the unborn, politics, and feminism as they unpack the lessons from the previous podcast. They readily admit that they bring different biases and perspectives into this discussion, but as they share their…
12: Sanctity of Human Life / Penny Nance
May 22, 2017 • 24 min
Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, explains the importance of advocating for the sanctity of life. She believes that being pro-life is being pro-woman, and being truly feminist is to stand up for the unborn. This is obviously a politicized…
11b: B-side of Reel Inequality / Lisa Ishihara
May 15, 2017 • 38 min
Lisa Ishihara, Chris Barragan, and Mike Ahn unpack the previous podcast with Nancy Yuen. They are all people of color who love watching movies, but feel left out because of the lack of representation in media. This conversation reminds us that our…
11: Reel Inequality / Nancy Wang Yuen
May 8, 2017 • 33 min
Dr. Nancy Yuen, Sociology Professor and Author of Reel Inequality, discusses the importance of representation in movies. She unpacks the impact of Hollywood’s lack of representation and how that affects people of color in particular. This is more than a…
10b: B-side of The Land of Opportunity / Landon White
May 1, 2017 • 34 min
Landon White, Justin Sinclair, and Mike Ahn unpack the previous podcast with Derek Minor, and discuss the interplay between spirituality and creativity. They approach the subject as musicians and worship leaders, and talk through inspiration and…
10: The Land of Opportunity / Derek Minor
Apr 24, 2017 • 32 min
Hip-hop artist, Derek Minor, discusses how spirituality, creativity, and inequity have been important catalysts to his music. He shares lessons from experiences around the world, ranging from spiritual insights to social critiques. Derek is the co-founder…
09b: B-side of Arabs Muslims, and Misperceptions / Todd Pickett
Apr 17, 2017 • 34 min
Dr. Todd Pickett, Lisa Igram, and Mike Ahn discuss Dr. Tania Abouezzeddine’s insights on Arab/Western relations from the previous podcast. Their discussion of fear/vulnerability, compassion/compromise, dwelling/seeking, and invitations to wisdom are…
09: Arabs, Muslims, and Misperceptions / Tania Abouezzeddine
Apr 10, 2017 • 32 min
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. Her insights are extremely…
08b: B-side of Being Christian in a Post-Christian World / Chris Barragan
Apr 3, 2017 • 28 min
Chris Barragan, Lisa Ishihara, and Mike Ahn discuss their experiences of being Christians in an increasingly post-Christian America. They discuss Dr. Corey’s insights, and make important connections to their experiences of church, evangelism, and…
08: Being Christian in a Post-Christian World / Barry H. Corey
Apr 3, 2017 • 29 min
Biola’s president, Dr. Barry Corey, shares his vision for Christians thriving in a post-Christian world. Although the faith might be thriving in other parts of the globe, Christians in the West must re-imagine what their faith looks like in a world that…
07b: B-side of Flourishing in Singleness / Lisa Igram
Mar 27, 2017 • 41 min
Lisa Igram, Todd Pickett, and Mike Ahn unpack Carrie Stockton’s interview about how to flourish in singleness. They reflect on important issues brought up by Carrie, and make applications to their real life situations. All three approach singleness from…
07: Flourishing in Singleness / Carrie Stockton
Mar 27, 2017 • 27 min
Though marriage is important, Christian culture tends to elevate marriage above singleness - so much so that singles feel like second-class citizens in many of our churches. Carrie Stockton, Biola’s Dean of Student Success, reminds us that our marital…
06b: B-side of The Trinity and “The Shack” // Todd Pickett, Landon White, Mike Ahn / Todd Pickett
Mar 20, 2017 • 38 min
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. Todd is the Dean of…
06: The Trinity and “The Shack” // Fred Sanders / Fred Sanders
Mar 20, 2017 • 28 min
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…
05b: B-side of Stress Management and Emotional Regulation / Todd Pickett
Mar 13, 2017 • 28 min
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…
05: Stress Management and Emotional Regulation / David Wang
Mar 13, 2017 • 28 min
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…
04b: B-side of Racial Reconciliation in Today’s Culture / Lisa Ishihara
Mar 6, 2017 • 30 min
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,…
04: Racial Reconciliation in Today’s Culture / Rev. Dr. Carolyn McKinstry
Mar 6, 2017 • 26 min
Evan Rosa, guest host, 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…
03b: B-side of Identity Development in a Global Community / Lisa Ishihara
Feb 27, 2017 • 29 min
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…
03: Identity Development in a Global Community / Stephanie Sanford
Feb 27, 2017 • 26 min
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…
02: Developing a Sense of Calling / Richard Park
Feb 20, 2017 • 28 min
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.…
02b: B-side of Developing a Sense of Calling / Mike Ahn
Feb 20, 2017 • 45 min
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…
01b: B-side of The Worshipping Community / Mike Ahn
Feb 1, 2017 • 40 min
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.
01: The Worshipping Community / Mike Ahn
Feb 1, 2017 • 25 min
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.