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  • CIU Will Not Compromise | Columbia International University
    to marriage between one man and one woman World Vision has since returned to its original biblical policy on marriage But Columbia International University Provost Dr Jim Lanpher calls the debate over sexual ethics and marriage disturbing societal trends In an article titled CIU Meeting the Challenges of Disruption in Higher Education to be published in the upcoming spring edition of CIU s Connection magazine Lanpher lists various dynamics being faced by colleges today including societal trends We also see disturbing societal trends especially in the areas of sexual ethics and marriage Our society no longer recognizes that the only valid marriage is between a man and a woman and the word marriage now needs an adjective before it to describe what type is under discussion The confusion about marriage comes from our society s inclination to normalize all sexual relationships as long as they involve consenting adults This is the ideology now promoted in our public schools in our courts by most of our political leaders by the media in secular higher education and even in some Christian churches and schools Those who hold this ideology do not just seek to advance it they also seek to delegitimize any

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-will-not-compromise (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Alumnus Hands-Off Ministry to CIU Alumnus | Columbia International University
    Home in Columbia March 26 2014 The leadership of a Columbia ministry for men who are overcoming drug and alcohol addiction has been handed off from one Columbia International University alumnus to another Rob Settle who has both an undergraduate 1982 and seminary degree 2000 from CIU took the reigns as executive director of Providence Home at the beginning at 2014 He follows in the footsteps of Ken Ritchie who

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-alumnus-hands-ministry-ciu-alumnus (2016-01-26)
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  • Support for Combat Veterans | Columbia International University
    of that group was formed the NEPC Combat Veterans Support Group in 2011 That brought about healing for me Farmer said Farmer says there are some experiences and deep thoughts and feelings that a combat veteran can only share with another combat veteran including struggles with PTSD That s when he says the healing begins The loss of brothers in war survivor s guilt the things that you saw the things that you did and the things that you felt like you should have done Farmer said listing the types of inner wounds some combat veterans keep hidden from most people but are willing to share with another combat veteran Now Farmer is making sure many other veterans have a chance to heal He is taking the model formulated by the NEPC Combat Support Group to other churches through a new ministry he founded called Project Josiah Restoration Ministry Named for the Old Testament Josiah a righteous king who brought healing to Judah through spiritual reform and the repairing of the temple Farmer says he is taking the healing of combat veterans to other churches with Project Josiah groups meeting in Aiken Charleston and Sumter in South Carolina and in Wilmington N C Project Josiah brings combat veterans together to peer counsel one another in churches where they have a safe environment and where they feel comfortable to share with their brothers who have been in combat Farmer said One of the core values of Project Josiah is service Farmer says getting combat veterans to serve one another is a key to restoration and healing All veterans desire to serve other veterans but you can t serve if you re in your room and you can t get out Farmer said And some veterans are literally in their room The

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/support-combat-veterans (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Professor Takes Stand for English Lit | Columbia International University
    comments by South Carolina s Education Superintendent Mick Zais who is proposing to make English literature optional for non college bound students Drawing on his own experience of growing up in a socialist European state where some children were intentionally barred from some areas of study Baarendse warns that students in South Carolina who are not exposed to the liberal arts will never dream of reading a book or discussing

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-professor-takes-stand-english-lit (2016-01-26)
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  • College for a Day | Columbia International University
    from the CIU campus CIU College of Education Professor Linda Murdaugh says she was asked by a teacher at CSI if the entire K 6 school could tour CIU to give the students a vision for college We were excited about the possibilities of involving not only our College of Education students as tour guides and student buddies but also collaborating with other campus departments to cast this vision to help others see and understand a biblical university Murdaugh said CIU has had an ongoing partnership with CSI since 2009 CIU students in the Teacher Education program have observed CSI classes and served as student teachers CIU students also visit CSI regularly to tutor students individually and to read aloud to classes CSI Head of School Victoria Dixon Mokeba said the ultimate goal of the field trip was to encourage the children to work hard in school now so they can pursue higher education when they are older We are really excited Dixon Mokeba said as the students began their visit Our students have been talking about going to college all week As the young scholars crowded into Hoke Auditorium they were met by College of Education faculty and students who were eager to greet the students and share their college experiences We believe each one of you can be successful in college CIU Provost James Lanpher told the CSI students We hope to see you back in five six ten years as students in these very seats CSI students were then split into groups by their grade level and each group was led by CIU students who served as tour guides Other College of Education students put on a puppet show and read books for the younger children while older students took an extended tour of the campus What

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/college-day (2016-01-26)
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  • Educating Orphaned Children | Columbia International University
    Ondiek March 11 2014 Columbia International University alumnus the Rev Benard Ondiek is an ambitious man Ondiek who graduated from CIU in 2005 is the co founder of a seminary and operates day schools for orphans both located in his home country of Kenya He also wants to build high schools for the orphans Ondiek s passion for ministry and education and his Christian testimony caught the attention of the

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/educating-orphaned-children (2016-01-26)
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  • A Challenge to Finish the Great Commission | Columbia International University
    speakers Steve and Laura Smith who serve as church planters in Asia using the Training for Trainers T4T church planting method I am hopeful as I look at this room that I am looking at the last generation Steve said in Monday s chapel God s purpose for this generation is to finish what He has begun The Hub a student team in the College of Intercultural Studies hosted Global Connect nights that included games a photo booth international food and most importantly a time for students to chat with visiting missionary representatives I liked the connection made between students and missions representatives sophomore Hannah Lingenhoel said It really showed the unity of the body of Christ The Smiths also held intensive training sessions for those interested in the T4T church planting method which has resulted in more than 1 5 million baptisms and more than 150 000 churches planted since it began in 2001 The week concluded with a prayer day hosted by Student Missions Connection SMC After a final message from the Smiths students walked to Moore Fitness Center for a time of prayer at themed prayer stations such as prayer for Muslims or for college campuses in America That afternoon students participated in a Progress of Redemption Interactive Chapel which took students from Genesis to Revelation From a drama representing the fall of mankind in Genesis 3 to an on stage painting of the crucifixion of Christ students used their talents to tell the story of God s redemptive plan We just want everyone to be reminded of the gospel SMC member and junior Whitney Spradley said The gospel is the reason we do what we do Thursday evening CIU hosted a concert by a traveling Chinese Folk Orchestra from Qingdao University of Science and Technology The

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/challenge-finish-great-commission (2016-01-26)
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  • Dr. Terry Hulbert Eulogized | Columbia International University
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus at his retirement in 2010 passed away on Feb 22 2014 He was 89 years old McQuilkin recalled that before Hulbert became dean of the Graduate School of Missions now CIU Seminary School of Ministry only a handful of the graduates were going into missions Hulbert turned that around It is amazing what God did McQuilkin said Hulbert held the position for 16 years He then served CIU as provost and vice president for academic affairs from 1988 until 1994 During the 1990 91 school year he also served as interim president But finally he came back to his first love McQuilkin said referring to Hulbert s return to the classroom Well into his 80s he continued to teach Teaching was his passion and God anointed him Hulbert s teaching centered on a full range of geographically based PowerPoint slides that encouraged his students to walk in the sandals of the people they met in the Bible In the mid 1990s he published a ground breaking set of CDs titled Walking in Their Sandals that included satellite maps videos photos and other graphics that assisted in a better understanding of the geography and culture of biblical times He embraced technology he was ahead of his peers said John Davidson a former CIU vice president and a longtime friend of Hulbert He wanted all the enhancement there could be to God s Word and to people receiving it and understanding it Hulbert led a number of tours to the biblical sites in The Holy Land Davidson recalled being on one of those trips He knew far more than the local guides Davidson said You could be standing somewhere and he could tell you everything Old and New Testament that happened there and I don t remember a question

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/dr-terry-hulbert-eulogized (2016-01-26)
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