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    The Intersection of Sacred and State

    Written by Heather Pape When it comes to politics, Christians are all extremely staunch, conservative Republicans – right? The world operates under this assumption, but Christian ideas, especially about the role of the church in society, do not fit neatly into just one category. Many would argue that the Christian worldview allows for both Democratic and Republican views. The difference in opinion lies with whom is responsible for certain issues – the church or the government. According to junior political science major Shaefer Bagwell, a self-proclaimed Christian Democrat, the liberal position is justified by the biblical mandate to take care of the poor and downtrodden, the widow and the orphan.…

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    What’s the point of the Electoral College?

    Written by Tim Seeberger President Donald Trump stunned the world when he defeated Hillary Clinton in the general election. Shocking many media outlets and democratic voters, Trump won 270 of the 538 electoral votes quite easily through gaining key swing states early on. Although the Republican candidate won the electoral vote, Trump lost the popular vote by over 2 million. Many Americans now question the legitimacy and need for the electoral college because of the disconnect between the popular vote opinion and the results of the Electoral College. With political tensions rising in the time after the collection the questions is: What’s the point of the Electoral College? The Electoral…

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    Public Access TV’s “Never Enough” – a strong debut

    Written by Tim Seeberger Hailing from the East Village in New York City, indie rock band Public Access T.V. warp the idea of New York City rock n’ roll and revitalize it in their debut album “Never Enough.” The album gives a sense of comfort and familiarity to rock n’ roll fans everywhere in the form of simplistic songs that depict a caring for the craft of creating honest music. In the ironic track, “End of an Era,” Earthly declares “the kids these days don’t like rock n’ roll.”  Public Access T.V. give a realistic effort in convincing listeners that, although the music scene moved away from the golden age…

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    COED

    Written by James O’Hearn In the parts of the world privileged enough to thoughtfully discuss society, again and again we keep coming back to the questions of equality and gender. Any and all can agree that men and women are different, biologically if nothing else. Does this mean that there are roles in society that one side can never have? Most cultures have certainly thought so for hundreds of years. But then again, most cultures have also oppressed women, often to a stomach-turning extent, for an equal span of time.In the parts of the world privileged enough to thoughtfully discuss society, again and again we keep coming back to the…

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    Coming to the Table

    Written by Candace Guereque For years evangelicals have been reaching both near and far by serving the impoverished, educating youth and meeting people’s needs. While this type of ministry receives much attention, another more complex side of ministry is rarely talked about: ministries that convey the truths of the Bible in a more relational approach where friendship is the only agenda.For years evangelicals have been reaching both near and far by serving the impoverished, educating youth and meeting people’s needs. While this type of ministry receives much attention, another more complex side of ministry is rarely talked about: ministries that convey the truths of the Bible in a more relational…

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    Don’t You Forget About Me

    Written by Melissa Wills “We’re all pretty bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it.” This infamous line by character Andrew Clark sets the premise of The Breakfast Club. The film has remained a timeless classic because of its coming-of-age message that reveals deep truths about humanity. Entering into it 30th anniversary year, this story has remained memorable because it delves into the struggles of growing up, discovering who you are and breaking through insecurities. The characters include the princess, the jock, the criminal, the brain and the basket case. At first, the characters hate each other because they have to spend eight hours in detention together. To…

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    I Call You Friend

    Written by Robert Heckert An adolescent David stalks to the battlefield, still panting from the exertion of killing Goliath. Immediately he is brought before King Saul, who demands to know who this young hero is. At first glance this seems to be a simple and straightforward discussion, but some- thing intriguing takes place afterwards. “As soon as he [David] had finished saying these things to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul,” (1 Samuel 18:1). It was in that instant that the soul— the very being of Jonathan— somehow became linked to that of David’s. is bond…

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    Good Grief

    Written by Chelsea Wiersma Brady Lee was about to embark on a new journey that he could not have been more excited about. Everything seemed to be working out perfectly and according to God’s will for Brady. He was about to lead a team of Biola students to India for a short-term missions trip. Brady and the team had been preparing for this trip all semester.Brady Lee was about to embark on a new journey that he could not have been more excited about. Everything seemed to be working out perfectly and according to God’s will for Brady. He was about to lead a team of Biola students to India…

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    It Happened Here

    Written by Torie Hamilton Biola is largely considered to be a safe school overall, with a foundational assumption that things like sexual assault are simply not an is- sue. However, despite what many students understand to be true, sexual assault remains a reality on and near Biola’s campus. A sexual assault occurred this March, when a student agreed to meet up at La Mirada Creek Park with someone she met on Yik Yak. Then, just in mid-April, a student was assaulted on a residential street near campus. For 2014, out of the over 6,000 students, two sexual assaults have been recorded, one occurring in November and the other in December,…

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    It’s Complicated

    Written by Olivia O’Brien Biola offers a different college experience than most universities. From day one, students are thrown into the “Biola Bubble,” a small, faith-based breeding ground for subcultures. Stick around campus long enough, and you cannot help but run into this particular topic nearly every student here finds interesting: Biola’s unique dating culture. To learn what Biola students think about dating, The Point polled 138 students in an online survey and pursued more extensive interviews with sources varying in gender, background and relationship status. From this data, The Point concluded the dating conversation is far more complex than what students tend to believe. About 80 percent of those…

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    Stumble-Worthy

    Written by Morgan Mitchell “Like That” Being a freshman can be stressful. Well, stressful is an understatement: new classes, new home, new friends, new town and new weather. For many, the first few weeks are a hectic, chaotic blur that gets forgotten and tucked away as you adjust. For me, not so much. I had difficulty adjusting to two things in particular: the heat — San Diegans never get weather above 90 degrees — and the dress code. One day, I got up and checked the weather report. 100 degrees! I groaned and dug through my closet for the outfit that would keep me away from heat stroke the most.…

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    Lackluster: Why Hide Your Light?

    Written by Elise Anderson An Uncomfortable Question Musicians in worship bands are all religious… Right? Matt and Danny defy this assumption. The two young atheist friends were enjoying their Friday night in Downtown Disney sitting by the fountain in front of the House of Blues. The melodic sounds of that night’s band played softly in the background. With hearts and love for music, the two men use their rhythmic talents to play for church services on Sunday mornings. The two also share a common view on Christians. “They are generally good people, but I guess that depends on the denomination,” Matt explained. Neither had a single negative thing to say…