THE BIBLE INSTITUTE THE BIBLE COLLEGE THE BIBLE SEMINARY THE SCHOOL OF MISSIONARY MEDICINE
"Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven"
THE BIBLE INSTITUTE OF LOS ANGELES THE BIBLE COLLEGE OF LOS ANGELES THE BIBLE SEMINARY OF LOS ANGELES
Register of officers, teachers, and students for the year 1949-1950; General announcements, courses of instruction, and requirements for admission.
THE BIBLE INSTITU T E of Los ANGELES, Inc. 558 South Hope Street, Los Angeles 17, California
Member of the collegiate division of the Accrediting Association of Bible Institutes and Bible Colleges; Approved by the National Office of Higher Education, Washington, D. C.; Authorized to train students under the G. I. Bill of Rights; Authorized under the State of California to grant appropriate Collegiate and Theological degrees, including A.B. and Th.B. ; Member of the Evangelical Teachers' Training Association.
Founded in 1908 as a school exclusively for the study of the Bible and offering a two-year course of study, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles has grown to include three-year diploma courses in Bible, Christian Education, and Music; four-year Bible College degree courses with majors in Bible, Christian Education, and Music; a post-graduate School of Missionary Medicine ; and a graduate year in Theology lead ing to the degree of Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.).
Credit for secular courses has been granted provisional acceptance by • the University of California (either at Berkeley or Los Angeles) on Educational the basoisf equivalency; such credit becomes permanent when the Standing transferring student has completed satisfactorily one semester of not less than twelve units of work. Membership in the collegiate division of the Accrediting Association of Bible Institutes and Bible Colleges gives academic recognition among schools of like standing throughout the country. · The Bible Institute of Los Angeles accepts the fundamentals of the Christian faith as its doctrinal basis, and seeks to train young people Standards not only intellectually but also spiritually for the task of aggressive evangelism. Its
Students of the Bible Institute are selected on the basis of recommended character, purpose, sincerity, and ability. They come from forty states and eleven foreign countries, drawn together by a common zeal for the Word of God.
The F aculty consists of a group of men and women who are interested in the spiritual as well as the intellectual growth of the students . They are here, first of all, because they have heard God's call to teach, and they bring to the Bible Institute dedicated scholarship and years of both training and experience.
The Bible Institute's graduates circle the globe on mission fields and in other places of Christian leadership. The plan and purpose for the future is to continue to train those who will carry the message of Christ's gospel to the ends of the earth.
Living expenses and incidental expenses are kept at the lowest figure possible. A large percentage of the students are partially self-supporting
and there are many opportunities for work.
The school is within six blocks of the center of downtown Los Angeles, within easy access of all the main transportation faci liti es of the city. Not only is this location favorable to employment, but this "crossroads of humanity" gives ample opportunity for personal work and other expressional activities in giving out the gospel. 3
JANUARY APRIL SU MO TU WE TH FR SA SU MO TU WE TH FR SA SU MO TU WE TH FR SA SU MO TU WE TH FR S A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 FEBRUARY MARCH 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 910 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 15 1617 18 19 20 21 12 13 1415 16 17 18 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 122 23 24 25 26 27 28 1920 21 22 23 24 25 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 1617 18 19 20 21 22 29 30 31 26 27 28 26 27 28 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SU MO TU WE TH Fl> SA SU MC TU WE TH FR SA SU MO TU W E TH FR SA SU MO TU WE TH FR SA 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 1617 18 19 20 1112 13 1415 16 17 910 11 12 13 1415 13 14 15h6 17 18 19 121 22 23 24 25 26 27 1819 20 21 22 23 24 1617 18 1920 21 22 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 2526 27 28 29 30 23 2-4 25 26 27 28 2<; 27 28 29,30 31 3 ., SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER SU MO TU WE TH Fl> SA SU MO TU WE TH FR SA SU M O TU W E TH FR SA SU MO TU WE TH FR SA 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 9 1011 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13 1415 16 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1011 1213 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 22 2324 25 26 27 28 1920 21 22 23 24 25 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 124 25 26 27 28 29 30129 3031 '26 2728 29 30 i,4 25 26 27 2829 30 31
JANUARY FEBRUARY APRIL SU MO TU WE TH FR SA SU MOTU WETH FR SA SU MO TU WE TH FR SA SU MOTU WETH FR SA 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 MARCH 7 8 9 10 11 1213 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4 5 6 7 8 910 8 910 1112 13 14 1415 16 17 18 1920 1112 13 14 1516 1711 1213 1415 16 1715 1617 1819 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 26 2718 19 20 21 2223 2418 19 20 21 22 23 24122 23 24 25 26 27 28 2829 3031 2526 27 28 2526 27 2829 3031 129 30 MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SU MO 11J WE TH FR SA SU MO TU WE TH FR SA SU MO TU WETH FR SA SU MOTU FR SA 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 6789101112 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 9 10 1112 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 1011 131415161718g 1011 1213 1415 16 15 16 17 1819 20 2112 13141516 1718 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1718 1920 2122 23122 23 24 2526 27 2819 2021 2223 2425 27 282930 31 2425 2627 2829 30 29 30 31 126 27128 2930 31 SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER SU MO TU WE TH FR SA SU M O TU WE TH FR SA SU MOTU WETH FR SA SU MO 11i FR SA 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 8 9 1011 1213 4 5 6 7 8 9 1( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1415 16 17 181920 11 1213 1415 1617 9 10 11 1213 1415 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 2122 23 24 25 2627 18 1920 2122 23 24 16 17 18 1920 21 22 123 24 25 26 27 28 2<; 2829 30 31 25 2627 2829 30 i,, " 25 2627 2829 30 30 31
SPRING SEMESTER January 30 - June 6, 1950
Pre-registration-January 23-27. January 30-31-Registration.
February 1-Convocation. February 2-Classes begin. February 16--Last day of registration. April 7-16--Easter recess. April 9-Easter. April 16-23-Missionary Rally ( Student attendance required) . May 31-June 5-Final examinations. June 2-Alumni Day. June 4-Baccalaureate Sunday.
June 5-Class Day. June 6--Graduation.
SUMMER SCHOOL June 19 - July 28, 1950 FALL SEMESTER September 5, 1950 - January 28, 1951
Pre-registration-August 28-September 1, 1950. September 5-7-Registration. September 8-Convocation. September 11-Classes begin.
September 22-Final Day of Registration. November 23-24-Thanksgiving Recess. December 11 - January 1-Christmas Recess. January 15-21-Torrey Memorial Bible Conference (Student attendance required) . January 22-26--Final Examinations.
SPRING SEMESTER January 29- June 5, 1951
Pre-registration-January 22-26. J anuary 29-30---Registration.
J anuary 31-Convocation. February 1-Classes begin. February 15-Final day of registration.
March 23-30---Easter Recess. March 25-Easter Sunday. April 1-8-Missionary Rally (Student attendance required) . May 24-29-Senior examinations. May 30---Memorial Day (Classes will be held) . May 30 - June 4-Final examinations. May 31-Senior retreat. June 1-Alumni Day. June 3-Baccalaureate Sunday.
June 4-Class Day. June 5-Graduat ion.
CORRESPONDENCE WITH SCHOOL OFFICIALS
Correspondence should be directed to the proper official at the school address : Bible Institute of Los Angeles, 558 South Hope Street, Los Angeles 17, California.
DR. LOUIS T. TALBOT, President Questions of administrative policies or doctrinal standards, and radio ministry.
DR. SAMUEL H. SUTHERLAND, Dean Academic administration.
MISS OLIVE B. TAYLOR, Registrar Transcripts, evaluation of credits, advanced standing, and records.
MRS. GEORGE BOEHMER, Superintendent of Women Prospective women students, requests for catalogs or admission blanks, dormitory room assignments, student aid, employment, financial or other problems relative to enrollment. MR. LEVI B. OLSON, Superintendent of Men Prospective men students, including requests for catalogs or admission blanks, problems concerning veterans' status, employment, housing for single men or married students. DR. WILLIAM W . ORR, Extension Department Student sponsorship plan, advertising and publicity material. MR. C. HAROLD CHRISMAN, Director Department of Christian Service Deputation teams, students for Sunday School teachers and church work in Los Angeles metropolitan area, for Daily Vacat ion Bible School and summer conference workers, for placement of alumni in Christian work.
MISS LEONIE V. SOUBIROU, Director of the School of Missionary Medicine Informat ion relative to the School of Missionary Medicine.
DR. HERBERT G. TOVEY, Director of School of Sacred Music Requests for choir directors, church pianists, or musical groups: trios, quartets, stri nged ensemble, Glee Clubs, Band.
In addition to the above-mentioned officials, the following departments are served by the school address:
THE KING'S BUSINESS THE ALUMNI (Miss Nancy Woolnough, office secretary) THE CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL THE FIELD DEPARTMENT THE BIBLE WOMEN THE EVENING SCHOOL 6
In 1906 a young men's Bible class was organized in the Immanuel Presbyterian Church by Rev. T. C. Horton, Bible teacher of the church. This class soon took on larger proportions and was named "The Fishermen's Club." A short time later Mr. D. H. Steele, an elder of the same church and manager of a department store, re quested Mrs. Horton to open a Bible class for the young women of his store, offering a large room for the purpose. The class grew to large numbers by the coming in of young women from other stores, and was named "The Lyceum Club." From such young people the first students of the Bible Institute were recruited. In the Fall of 1907, Mr. Horton secured the cooperation of Rev. A. B. Pritchard, pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, and some day classes were held in the lecture room of that church. It soon became clear that a building was needed, and several weeks were spent in search of proper quarters. A locat ion was secured on South Main Street, not an ideal location, but the best then offered. On February 25, 1908, a meeting was called to effect a permanent organization . At this meeting the following persons were elected as officers: Lyman Stewart, Presi dent; A. B. Pritchard, Vice-President; T. C. Horton, Superintendent; R. A. Hadden, Associate Superintendent; B. C. Atterbury, Secretary; and Leon V. Shaw, Treasurer. There was a rapid development of the school. Messrs . Horton, Hadden, and Pritchard fo rmed the Faculty and took up the teaching work. From the beginning, the school was evangelistic in character. Shop meetings were taken over and conducted, Bible Women's work was organized, a work among Jews was commenced, as was also Spanish Mission work and work among the men of the oil fields, and Extension classes were organized in the city and surrounding towns. In 1911 the Board of Directors decided upon an advance movement and called Dr. R. A. Torrey as Dean. Dr. Torrey entered upon his duties in January, 1912. In order to meet the enlarging needs and to provide a more suitable and permanent home fo r the school, a new site was purchased at Sixth and Hope Streets and a building was put up, ground for which was broken on June 22, 1912, and the building was dedicated the following year. Dr. Torrey continued as Dean until 1924, when he again entered the evangelistic field. Owing to the growth of the school and the increase of responsibility thereby entailed, a reorganization was effected and the work divided: a President to care for the administ rative aspect, and a Dean to handle the educational phases, working under the Board of Trustees. Dr. Louis T. Talbot is the present President of the school and Dr. S. H. Sutherland, Dean. 7
Legally known as The Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Incorporated, this institution -with true pioneer spirit-has taken forward steps in the field of Christian education by strengthening its courses materially. In 1936 the Institute applied for and received State authorization for the conferring of certain degrees. Three four-year courses were then organized leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Christian Education, and Bachelor of Sacred Music. In 1943, under authority of the State of California, the Board of Trustees of the · Bible Institute of Los Angeles established the Bible Theological Seminary of Los Angeles. This move was made in order to provide proper recognition for those students who are doing work of seminary level. In 1945, in an effort to extend the missionary training program of the Bible Institute, the School of Missionary Medicine was brought into being. This post-graduate year is offered to graduates of Bible schools, seminaries, and colleges as supplementary training for missionary work, and is open to graduates of any school who qualify in the spiritual, intellectual, and missionary requirements that are outlined. The most recent expansion occurred in the summer of 1949 when, in response to repeatedly stated needs of mission boards and Christian leaders, the Bible Institute increased its faculty and enlarged its curriculum to include a Bible College with courses leading a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a graduate year in Theology leading to a Bachelor of Theology degree (Th.B.). This expansion is in line with the theological and spiritual standards of the Institute, and is a logical development in the direct ion demanded by mission boards, seminaries, and in general, the evangelical work of the church.
BIBLE INSTITUTE OF Los ANGELES
"Our Bible Institute was conceived in prayer, founded by f aith, and established through sacrifice .
-Lyman S tewa rt.
R. A. TORREY, worl d-renowned evange list, Bible teacher, and author, became Dean of the Bible In stitute of Los Ange les in 1912. In 1915, when the Church of the Open Door was organi zed, Dr. Tor rey became its fir st pastor. H e served in this twofold capaci ty unt il hi s res igna ti on in 1924.
R. A. TORREY
T. C. HORTON, one of the founders of BIOLA, held the office of Superintendent unti l 1925. He was the fi rst ed itor of The King's B1isiness, and the organizer of the Fi shermen Clubs. The various home mi ss ionary activiti es of the Institute were la rgely the outgrowth of hi s intense mi ss iona ry zeal.
T. C . HORTON
LYMAN STEWART, cofounder with Mr. H or ton of BIOLA, became its first President, holding that office until hi s death in 1923. He gave la rge ly and sacr ifi cia lly of hi s means, not only to BIOLA, but to many other worthy en terpri ses. The Bible I nstitute in Changsha, Hunan, Ch ina, was founded la rgely through his interest and gifts .
LOUIS T . TALBOT President
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES LOUIS T. TALBOT, D.D., LLD., President RAY MYERS, Chairman of Board JAMES R. ALLDER, Executive Vice-President HARRY H ILKER, Secretary of the Board
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JAMES R. ALLDER
DAVID H. I SAAC
E . BUFF
ARTHUR D. ENNS JACOB C. EYMANN HARRY HILKER
RAY MYERS DANIEL ROSE
MRS. LYMAN M. STEWART
LOUIS T. TALBOT
SAMUEL H. SUTHERLAND Dean EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
SAMUEL H. SUTHERLAND, Dean OLIVE B. TAYLOR-Registrar and Secretary of Faculty MATILDA L. BOEHMER-Superintendent of Women LEVI B. OLSON-Superintendent of Men LEONIE V. Soubirou- Medical Director RUTH G. ENDER-Assistant Superintendent of Women IONE LOWMAN-Librarian BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION JAMES R. ALLDER-Business Manager
J. RUSSELL DAVIS-Assistant Business Manager LOUIS T. Talbot- Editor, King's Business WILLIAM W. ORR-Director of Promotion; Associate Editor, King's Business MRS. BETTY BRUECHERT-Managing Editor, King's Business
EUGENE POOLE-Field Department PAUL J. PIETSCH-Field Department T. E. ELGIN-Field Department JOHN THOMAS-Field Department CHRISTINA J. BRASKAMP-Field Department 11
For almost half a century, the Bible Institute has stood for the proclamation of the gospe l that "Jesus Saves," and for the training of messengers who carry that gospel. ... And from the halls of Biola, the heart of a great missionary energy, students have gone, and continue to go, to the uttermost part of the earth to make Christ known.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe and teach That the Bible, consisting of all the books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, a supernaturally given revelation without error or misstatement in moral and spiritual teachings and record of historical facts. That there is one God, eternally existing and manifesting Himself to us in three Per sons-Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. That our Lord Jesus was supernaturally conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived and taught and wrought mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as is recorded in the four Gospels, was put to death by crucifixion under Pontius Pilate, was raised from the dead in the body that had been nailed to the cross, now sits at the Father's right hand from whence He is coming again to this earth, personally, bodily, and visibly, in which God's purposes of grace toward mankind will find their consummation. That in His pre-existent state He was with God and was God, and of His own choice laid aside His divine glory and took upon Himself the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. That He became in every respect a real man, possessed of all the essential character istics of human nature. That by His death upon the cross, the Lord Jesus made a perfect atonement for sin, redeeming us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse in our place. That the Holy Spirit is a Person, is God, and is possessed of all the distinctively divine attributes. That man was created in the image of God, but the whole human race fell in the sin of the first Adam, and apart from Christ is spiritually dead and lost. That men are justified on the simple and single ground of the shed blood of Christ and upon the simple and single condition of faith in Him who shed the blood, and are born again by the Holy Spirit, through the instrumentality of the Word of God. That all those who receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour and their Lord, and who confess Him as such before their fellow men become heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ and at death their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessed ness, and at the second coming of Christ their bodies shall be raised and trans formed into the likeness of the body of His Glory. That all those who persistently re ject Jesus Christ in the present life shall be raised from the dead and throughout eternity exist in a state of conscious and endless torment. That the Church consists of all those who, in this present dispensation, truly believe on Jesus Christ, and is the body and bride of Christ, which Christ loves and for which He has given Himself. That there is a personal devil, a being of great cunning who can exert vast power only so far as God suffers him to do so, and who shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. -Abridged. Every member of the Board of Trustees and every teacher is required to sign the un abridged form of this statement of faith the first of every school year. 13
INTER-DENOMINATIONAL NATURE OF THE BIBLE INSTITUTE The Bible Institute of Los Angeles is an inter-denominational training school which seeks to equip its students with a thorough knowledge of the Bible, to train them in its effective use in all types of Christian activities, and to foster the development of the spiritual life and character of the students. A constant effort is put forth to send out . young men and women who reveal by their lives those traits which are characteristic of a mature Christian. The Bible Institute of Los Angeles is thoroughly committed to the proclamation of the great historic doctrines of the Christian Church. It is not sympathetic in the least with modern-day trends which present the so-called "neo-orthodoxy" (new orthodoxy), but definitely affirms the historic orthodoxy and earnestly endeavors to make these great doctrinal truths a vital reality in the spiritual li fe of this present generation. THE CORPORATION The Bible Institute of Los Angeles, with its various departments of work, has been granted in its charter by the State of California very broad powers of educational service, as will be seen by the following quotation from the Consolidation Agreement of 1936: "The purposes for which the consolidated corporation is formed are: (a) To estab lish, equip, conduct and maintain, for the instruction and training of Christian men and women in the knowledge of the Word of God and in effective service for Christ, an institution or institutions to be used, conducted and maintained as a college and seminary of learning of collegiate grade. (b) To create and establish a college for the purpose of giving theological education, and such other instruction as may be needful and advantageous in preparing and qualifying ministers and other persons for Christian work, and the Board of Trustees and Faculty shall be authorized to confer upon any student of said college, or any other person, any of the degrees usually conferred by theological seminaries, or other degrees arising from its course of studies, and exercise all powers, rights and duties appertaining to theological seminaries provided for or authorized under the laws of the State of California." It will be observed from this that the future necessary development of the Insti- tution was envisioned by the Board, and that present trends, as representing greater educational demands on the part of missionary boards, Christian education leaders, etc., was anticipated and provided for. 14 >
THE OBJECT OF THE INSTITUTE The Bible Institute is primarily a training school which seeks to equip its students with a thorough knowledge of the Bible, to train them in its effective use in any form of Christian activity, and to foster the development of the spiritual life and character of the student. The Institute aims to send forth men and women who express through their lives at least the following characteristics: 1. Genuine and thorough consecration. 2. Christlike love for men and a desire for their salvation. 3. A comprehensive knowledge of the Word of God, with ability to use it in leading men to Christ, and with wisdom to teach it to believers that they may grow in grace. 4. Untiring energy and willingness to "endure hardness" as good soldiers of Jesus Christ. 6. Enduement with power by the filling with the Holy Spirit. FOR WHOM INTENDED The goal and watchword of the Bible Institute from the beginning of its existence has been SERVICE. It was founded for the training of those who wish to serve; therefore, it a ttracts those who have a desire to know God's Word in its entirety, who are willing to follow the will of God for their lives, who wish to have the tools of effective service in the modern world, and who wish to earn an academic degree in a curriculum designed especially for the Christian worker. Specifically, those who will profit most from Bible Institute training may be classi fied in ten groups : 1. High school gr aduates who desire Bible college training in an atmosphere of firm Christian belief and Christian service. 2. Young men who are called of God into the ministry of His Word. 3. High school graduates who desire a more thorough knowledge of the English Bible and practical methods of aggressive Christian work before a college or university career. 4. Young men and women who are called of God to the foreign mission field . 5. Young people desiring to train for the educational work of the church; e.g., service as P astor's Assistant, Director of Christian Educatoin, and workers with children and young people. 6. Those preparing to work as evangelists, evangelistic singers, choir directors, Sunday School workers, church visitors, superintendents of city missions, and as leaders in other Christian institutions. 7. Men already in the ministry and missionaries at home on furlough who feel the need of a more thorough and usable knowledge of the English Bible. 8. Missionary candidates who are already graduates of colleges, Bible schools, and 15
seminaries, and who need a supplemental training in practical medical knowledge and skills especially designed to meet the needs of the mission field. 9. Young men and young women who do not intend to give their whole time to definite forms of Christian service, but who desire a practical Bible and music training that they may be more useful in their home churches. 10. Veterans of World War II who desire any of the aforementioned types of training free under the Veterans' Aid Administration. Reuben Archer Torrey, first Dean of the Bible Institute, stated the purposes of Bible Institute attendance as follows: 1. To increase knowledge of the Bible. 2. To gain a systematic knowledge of all the great doctrines of the Bible.
3. To learn how to do personal work. 4. To receive a great spiritual uplift. 5. To learn to live and work with other Christians.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT The standard of conduct of a Bible Institute student is expected to be the highest Christian standard, and the rule by which he lives, the conscious striving for God's approval and the conscious protection of his Christian testimony. Specifically, there are certain practices which are contrary to the standards of the Bible Institute, and from which, therefore, all students are to refrain as long as they remain students: the use of alcoholic liquor and tobacco in any form, attendance at theaters, dancing, card playing, and gambling in any form. BUILDINGS The building which houses the Bible Institute is a three-unit structure occupying nearly a quarter block. The north and south units are thirteen stories in height, with approximately twenty-five rooms on each floor. The south unit, known as Lyman Stewart Hall, contains the women's dormitory which occupies nine of the thirteen floors and accommodates 400 women. The first floor is occupied by the offices and studios of the School of Sacred Music; the sixth floor contains the faculty offices, the seventh floor the Business Department and Publications; and the tenth floor is devoted to the School of Missionary Medicine and the school Infirmary and Dispensary. The central unit contains the Auditorium, at present owned by the Church of the Open Door and used for their public meetings, and above the rear of the auditorium, a social hall and the Library. The facilities of this unit are also used for classrooms. The north unit at the present is leased by the Willard Hotel Company and operated as a public hotel, but three floors are used as a men's dormitory, and on the second floor are the offices of the Superintendent of Men. 16
In order to provide additional housing facil ities, the Institute in 1946 leased the Acacia Hotel, on the corner diagonally across Sixth Street. This is used to house men students, with one floor reserved for married couples (without children), both of whom are registered students.
LOCATION AND TRANSPORTATION The Bible Institute is located on Hope Street near Sixth in downtown Los Angeles, seven blocks from the Greyhound Bus Terminal and six blocks from the Santa Fe Bus Station. It is approximately two miles from the Union Railway Station. Students arriving in Los Angeles by bus or train and unfamiliar with the city should take a cab to 558 South Hope Street. Yellow Cab service is available at any station. BOOK ROOM The school operates the Biola Book Room, a fully-stocked Christian Book Store handling the textbooks used in all the classes of the various departments of the school, Bibles, Christian books of all publishers, tracts, Sunday School and Church supplies, rewards and novelties, sacred records, stationery, and greeting cards. LIBRARY FACILITIES The Biola Library at present contains more than 16,000 volumes. The reading room is commodious and adequate, and books easily accessible. The book stock includes bound volumes of periodicals, a Braille stock of 200 titles, 43 talking books, etc. There are over 500 pamphlets in the library together with representative periodicals. In addition to this, there is a special Bible exhibit of old and foreign Bibles, and a tabernacle model. The Library is catalogued on the Dewey Decimal System and shelved on the Cutter System. The Library Department has access to the vast Los Angeles Public Library col lection through inter-library loans. The Library also functions as a repository and checking point for visual aid material which includes three projectors, besides flannel graph and visual material, and also about 500 musical records of sacred, concerto, and symphonic material. Biola offers a major in Christian Education with a minor in Library Science. The training offered in the Library Department is supplemented by field trips to the Hunt ington Memorial Library and other important libraries in the area. Graduates of this course are already occupying positions as librarians in various Bible colleges and Chris tian institutions. The Staff includes, besides the Head Librarian, two full time (Cataloguer and Head Desk Clerk) and six part time assistants. The School of Missionary Medicine Library is found in Room 908B. This Library now has more than 700 medical volumes. The students in the School of Missionary Medicine are given free access to the Los Angeles County Medical Association Library. 17
The staff of the Field Department performs the inconspicuous but important task of familiarizing church organizations, communities, and countless homes of Christian folk in general with the activities of the Bible Insti tute of Los Angeles. Along with their task of bringing the financial needs of the Insti tute to the Christian public, it is their desire to sow the seed and to enlist prayer support. Contacts by these workers have proved to be a means of recruit ing new students for Biola as well as providing for those who are already here. The members of the Field Department are: Eugene Poole, T . E. Elgin, Miss Christina Braskamp, and Paul Pietsch, who are working in the Southern California a rea, together with John W. Thomas of Santa Cruz, California, who represents the work in the northern section of the state.
For those who are prevented from attending regu lar day classes, an Evening School is held three evenings each week. A cycle of classes is planned to benefit the lay worker in church and Sunday School with a knowledge of Bible sub jects and studi es in the Christian Education field . In a period of four years it is possible to take, through Evening School classes, sufficient courses to earn an Evening School diploma and also to satisfy the requirements for the certificate of the Evangelical T eacher Training Association. The Departmental Work Shops, introduced through the Sunday School Convention, have become so popular that they are being continued in connection with the Institute' s Evening School program.
Each year, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles conducts a six weeks' Summer School in which members of the regular faculty serve as instructors. Regular day- school credit, up to six semester hours, is granted upon satisfactory completion of subjects. The schedule is designed to appeal to many types of individuals who for various-reasons desire to acquaint themselves more thoroughly with God's Word. Those to whom the Summer School especially appeals include the fo llowing: pastors who desire to take refresher courses, Christian education workers, choi r directors, Sunday School teachers , secular school teachers, high school students, and many others who wish to spend a purposeful and profitable vacation time of spiritual enrichment. 18
CONFERENCE PROGRAM Three great conferences are held by the Bible Institute within each school year. In January the Torrey Memorial Bible Conference, a feast of good things from the Word of God, with speakers selected from all parts of the country, is held in honor of the founders of the Bible Institute, Dr. R. A. Torrey being the first Dean. At Easter the Bible Institute cooperates with the Church of the Open Door in a great Missionary Conference with returned missionaries and missionary leaders as speakers. Almost all the great evangelical missions are respresented, a special feature being the display booths where slides, motion pictures, and curios representing the various fields are shown, and where a representative from each field is in attendance to answer questions. The annual Sunday School Convention, held for one week shortly afte r the opening of the fa ll term, is an effort to provide the best in Christian Education and Departmental Specialization to the Sunday School personnel of Southern California churches. It is proving to be one of the most beneficial services which the Bible Institute of Los Angeles renders to the Christian public. During this week hundreds of Sunday School teachers, in addition to the entire Bible Institute student body, receive instruction by nationally-known Sunday School leaders. Addresses are presented giving the types and characteristics of the various age groups. Sunday School program building, develop ments in audio-visual aid material and other Scriptural methods of Bible instruction are stressed. Each summer the Bible Institute sponsors a series of summer Bible conferences, the largest of which is held at beautiful Mt. Hermon in central California, deep in the heart of the tall Redwood country, seven miles east of Santa Cruz, and seventy-five miles south of San Francisco. For a week in August this splendid spot affords inspiration for the soul as well as recreation for the body through the Biola Bible Confe rence, which is for all ages. Speakers include members of the faculty and visiting pastors. A Bible conference for young people of high school and college age is held annually during one week in July at Hume Lake, located in the heart of the high Sierras in central California, and surrounded by mountain peaks which tower ten to twelve thousand feet. This beautiful spot, in the midst of a stately forest of pine and redwood trees, provides an ideal place where young people may go to receive inspiration, in struction in the Word of God, and wonderful fellowship with others of like mind. The conference is held under the auspices of the faculty of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. It provides an excellent opportunity for incoming students to the Bible Institute to meet, personally, faculty members and student leaders . These contacts have proved to be very advantageous to all such students. In addition to these the Bible Institute offers the services of the Extension Depart ment to hold conferences in various churches and city-wide meetings. Members of the Faculty constitute the speakers in these gatherings. EXTENSION AND RADIO An ever increasing ministry of the Bible Institute is its Extension Department. Perhaps the largest arm of the Extension Division is that of the Radio Ministry. Under the able leadership of Dr. Louis T . Talbot, the Radio Ministry has become known far and wide, both in Southern California and along the Pacific Coast. At the present time 19
Dr. Talbot conducts daily a widely heard verse-by-verse Bible teaching radio program. Over one of the large networks a Biola Gospel program is heard three times weekly. This broadcast reaches listeners in the five Western States and in Western Canada. Local conferences in churches are also promoted, both evangelistic and Bible-instruc tional in nature. Each summer a number of Biola students form teams and tour various sections of the country. These teams are available for meetings in many sections. Another Extension ministry is the printed page. The King's Business, a monthly magazine, is the official publication of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles which reaches many thousands of earnest readers. The Department promotes the printing and distribu tion of other sound Christian literature, and by means of the radio a large amount of literature finds its way into the homes of interested people. STUDENT RADIO MINISTRY ACCENT ON YOUTH, a half-hour student-alumni broadcast organized August 23, 1947, may be heard over the local station, KXLA, 7 :30 Saturday nights. Other stations carrying the program by transcription are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Bernardino, California; Quito, Ecuador, South America; Manila, Philippine Islands. The continuity of the program centers around some particular theme each week. Participating students are chosen from the Broadcasting class and from the student body, and from the alumni. HEADLINES AND HARMONIES is a half-hour workshop of the Gospel Broad casting IV class. It can be heard over local station, KGER, at one o'clock on Saturdays. Its continuity consists of local news with spiritual application, young people's program ideas, and a hymn story.
Academic Information ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION All appl icants for admission to the Bible Institute and Bible College should be between the ages of 18 and 45, of at least one year's Christian experience, well recom mended by three referees, and physically capable of carrying a schedule of classroom work. The academic level of the work presupposes a high school diploma or its equivalent. Veterans who have not completed their high school education may take the G. E. D. (General Educational Development) Test at a local high school or college. Passing this test will make the veteran eligible for a high school diploma. Prospective students may write to the Superintendent of Men or Women respectively requesting application blanks. Uniform reference blanks will be sent for three references, also a form for the medical examination. Prospective students of the School of Missionary Medicine write to the Director of that School for application papers or Catalogue. In addition such applicants must be graduates of a Bible School, College, or Seminary, and have the approval of their Mission Board, if under appointment, to take this year of supplemental misionary train ing. Further, the applicant is expected to be financially able to complete the school year without personal employment, other than that required in the student program of this School. (This includes training in a hospital, study in the laboratory and much research work, but without assurance of opportunity for personal remuneration.) Those desiring to enroll in any of the courses leading to a degree must hold a high school diploma, and have eight recommended units as follows: three units of English; two units of social science; two of language; one of science; or the equivalent of these. Students entering the Institute must begin work at the beginning of a semester, either in September or January, preferably in September. All applications for admission should be in the hands of the Superintendents not later than one month before the opening of the semester. Students are accepted on trial, and if for any reason they are found unadapted for Christian environment, they may be asked to withdraw at any time. TRANSFER STUDENTS Students transferring from other accredited institutions will have their transcripts validated to the extent that their courses are equivalent to our requirements for grad uation. Students may validate, by examination, courses taken in non-accredited institu tions. Minimum residence requirements for graduation are : one year of resident work, one semester of residence in the dormitory,* and nine hours per semester of classroom work. *For possible exceptions, see p. 27. 21
Transfer students who expect to major in Christian Education may find some difficulty in completing work for the degree in the normal length of time. It will be noted by reference to the Christian Education course of study that the course contains a major of more than thirty hours in Bible and a major of nearly the same amount in Christian Education. It will also be noted that practice teaching in a regular Christian day school is a part of the requirement for the degree.
CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS
1. Regular-Those who have met full requirements for admission and who carry a prescribed schedule looking forward to graduation. Regular students are further classified as to their course of study: Institute students who are looking forward to graduation from a three-year diploma course; Bible College students who have qualified for a four-year course leading to a degree; Seminary students enrolled in the fifth year leading to the Th.B. degree; Post-graduate students who are enrolled in the School of Missionary Medicine. College students are classified as to their year as follows: FRESHMAN: A minimum of 15 high school units for entrance. SOPHOMORE: To classify as a first semester sophomore, a student must have 27 semester hours; for second semester, 41 hours. JUNIOR: First semester, 57 hours; second semester, 74 hours. SENIOR: First semester, a minimum of 91 hours with as many grade points as hours, and with a reasonable possibility of meeting all requirements for graduation within at least one semester and a summer school. Second semester seniors must have a minimum of 108 semester hours with an equivalent number of grade points and a reasonable possibility of finishing no later than the end of the following summer school. Bible Institute students are classified as to their year as follows: FRESHMAN: A minimum of 15 high school units for entrance. SOPHOMORE: To classify as a first semester sophomore, a student must have 27 semester hours; for second semester, 41 hours. SENIOR: First semester, 57 hours with as many grade points as hours, and with a reasonable possibility of meeting all requirements for graduation within one semester and a summer school. Second semester seniors must have a minimum of 74 semester hours with an equivalent number of grade points and a reasonable possibility of finishing no later than the end of the following summer school.
2. Special-Those who present reasons satisfactory to the faculty are privileged to take an elective course consisting of a minimum of five hours of classroom work which includes at least one Bible subject.
3. Post-Graduate--Graduates of the school who wish to return for additional work fo r credit. 22
ATTENDANCE A record of attendance is taken at each class session. Students not in their seats when the final bell rings are recorded as absent. The term "tardiness" does not appear on attendance records . Attendance at each class session is required of all students. Any absence from class must be recorded by the student in the office of the proper Superintendent. The justi fi ability of the excuse will be considered by a Faculty committee.
Grade Point Value
A Distingui shed work, which is reserved for outstanding attainment ....... . 3 B Excellent work done in a sustained manner ............... .................... .......... .. ..... 2 C Average work done in a sustained manner ................ ........................................ D Passing .......... .................................................................... .......................................... 0 F Failing work. Subject must be repeated in class ............................................ 1 I Incomplete. Dr Dropped from class. W Withdrew from school. A semester grade in any subject is based on the student's grasp of subject matter as evidenced by hi s daily class work and his examinations, and punctuality in completing assignments. To graduate a student must have at least as many grade points as units in the total credit value of all courses undertaken by him. Report cards showing grades will be issued to those students who request them from the Registrar.
PERMANENT RECORDS The Institution has all academic records in fire-proof quarters.
IRREGULARITIES IN REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE A student load is approximately 17 hours per semester, including one unit in Chris tian service. The minimum load is 9 hours for a regular student and 5 hours for a special student. Changes in a student's class schedule shall be made only in the Registrar's Office. No addition may be made after two weeks of class work. A class dropped or a withdrawal from school after the eighth week will be re corded as a failur e unless the teacher reports work of passing quality. 23
ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Non-credit Acti vities. All groups or individuals who represent the school require satisfactory standing as to application, cooperation, spiritual life, and scholastic attain ment ( the grade average must be a C for the preceding semester), and must be approved by the faculty. Students desiring to organize S.M.U. or Deputation teams or to accept speaking engagements must first consult with the Director of Christian Service. The musical personnel and programs for all teams must be approved by the Music Department.
RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
One year of residence study is required of all students for graduation for the diploma or degree.
REGISTRATION AND LATE REGISTRATION No person shall be considered a registered student until his entrance card is fully signed. A student with sufficiently good reason may register as late as the end of the second week of class · work. However, incomplete or late registration is subject to a $5.00 fee. Those who do not attend classes by reason of late entrance are obligated to make up all class work. EVANGELICAL TEACHER TRAINING ASSOCIATION The Evangelical Teacher Training Association, organized in 1931, is an association of more than one hundred Bible schools, evangelical colleges and seminaries who will give, as part of their regular training, courses leading to a Teacher Training Certificate. Requirements of the Standard Course of the association are met by Bible Institute students who take the following courses : Bible ......................................................................144 hours-Eng. Bible 103-104, 203, 204 Personal Evangelism ........................................ 36 hours-Eng. Bible 107 Missions ................................................................ 36 hours-Missions 201 Bible Geography ................................................ 12 hours-Chr. Educ. 106 Biblical Introduction ........................................ 12 hours-English Bible 102 Child Study .......................................................... 15 hours- Chr. Educ. 103 Pedagogy .............................................................. 15 hours-Chr. Educ. 201 Sunday School Administration ...................... 15 hours-Chr. Educ. 403 Departmental Specialization and related subj ects .......................................... 48 hours-Chr. Educ. 305, 306 Electives ......................................... ....................... 99 hours-Any subject offered at the Institute 24
The Bible Institute of Los Angeles is authorized to train students under the G. I . Bill of Rights. Veterans who desire to come to school under the G. I. Bill of Rights should secure a Certificate of Eligibility from their local office of Veterans Administra tion before Registration Day. Married veterans who desire subsistence for dependents should have substantial proof of same, such as marriage certificate and birth certificates of their children. Veterans must pay their regular registration fees and other expenses themselves until they receive their authorization of subsistence allowance, some time after enroll ment in the school, at which time these fees will be refunded.
This course offered to Freshmen is intended as means of establishing the student in techniques of study and informing him relative to the traditions and purposes of the school.
Biola expects to enlarge its counselling program through use of tests and measure ments administration to all incoming students. Work is already begun on this phase of student administration. The administration of student counselling is in the hands of the Superintendent of Men, Superintendent of Women, and Assistant Superintendent of Women.
The Phi Alpha Chi Christian Scholastic Honor Society. was established at Gordon College to give recognition to high scholastic attainment in Christian training schools of collegiate standing. The Bible Institute of Los Angeles has a chapter of Phi Alpha Chi, and each year elections to its membership are made from the members of the graduating class who are candidates for degrees and who have a scholastic average of grade point 2.0 or better throughout their course. The charter permits 15% of the degree graduates to be so honored. Students completing the three-year Institute courses with an average of 2.0 or above are graduated with honors. 25
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION Because of the type of work offered and the purpose for which the Bible College and Bible Institute exist, the courses are rather rigidly prescribed and electives rela tively few. Generally, all graduates from academic departments will have a Bible major as prescribed by the requirements of the Accrediting Association. In addition, Bible majors should consider the importance of sufficient concentration of subject matter to graduate with a second academic major in the Liberal Arts field: social science, his tory, English, etc. In the Christian Education Course, practically all the requirements for a Bible Major have been met, with sufficient requirements in psychology and Christian education for a second major. In the Music Course, at least thirty hours must be in Bible and doctrine. All three-year courses demand for graduation 102 semester hours of work. All four-year courses demand 136 semester hours, 50 of which must be in upper division. These hours will not be considered excessive if one takes into account the absence of distracting influences, the purposeful attitudes of the student body, and the fact that eight of these semester hours must be in Christian service. In addition to receiving satisfactory scholastic rating in all required courses, a student must give satisfactory evidence of good Christian character and soundness of doctrine. An essay, not exceeding 1500 words, on any Bible subject the student may select, is a graduation requirement and shall be submitted by each prospective senior not later than the eighth week of the fall semester preceding his graduation.
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