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David Kinnaman

David Kinnaman is the president of Barna Group, a visionary research and resource company that is widely considered to be a leading research organization focused on the intersection of faith and culture.

He is the author of bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He often speaks about faith and religious trends, teenagers and twenty-somethings, as well as vocation and calling.

Kinnaman graduated from Biola University and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. He loves Southern California and his hometown of Phoenix, Ariz. He, his wife and three children live in Ventura, Calif. Follow him on Twitter @davidkinnaman.

Welcome to Biola University’s Spring Commencement, and congratulations to you who are graduating for finishing well. Today is a culmination of years of hard work and perseverance, which no doubt included valleys and mountaintops. Today is also a commencement of something new. The world needs what you have to give, equipped in mind and character to make a difference for the cause of the Gospel. May the relationships that have been formed, the wisdom you have gained and the knowledge that has been imparted stand you in good stead in the years ahead. Each one of you has been a special gift of God to Biola University and our prayers go with you as you take this important step in your journey.

—Dr. Barry Corey

Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California. For nearly 100 years, Biola has stood out as an institution grounded on biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development, and career preparation, where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians.

The mission of Biola University is biblically centered education, scholarship and service—equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

With more than 145 academic programs through its eight schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D.

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