Aug. 17, 2018
John Bloom serves as chair of the Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department and as the academic director for Biola's Master of Arts (Science and Religion) (MASR), which he founded in 2004. He teaches a variety of undergraduate courses in physics and graduate courses in the MASR. His research interests include the integration of Christianity with the sciences and apologetics. Bloom also has an interest in viable alternative energy sources, and equipped his home with photovoltaic solar panels that supply most his home's electrical needs. He lives in La Mirada with his wife and son.
My inner search for the light of life started early in my childhood, and a milestone of that journey was set during the years while I was studying at Brown university at Providence, Rhode Island. Being trapped in spiritual darkness for a long time, I gradually realized that by myself there was no way to escape the inner darkness and I had found no peace within. The promise in John 1:12 became my personal experience when I began to know Jesus Christ through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The place I lived in Providence was just several hundred feet away from the landing place of Rogers William, the founding father of Rhode Island. Rogers William gratefully named the city as providence, and like him I feel grateful to God's providence in the time of my distress.