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  • Dr. Warren Larson Weighs in on Sanctions Against Iran | Columbia International University
    to do about Iran A number of Christian leaders in the United States are concerned about what a nuclear armed Iran would mean for the security of the world Sanctions against Iran are being proposed but what would that mean for the Christians who live in that nation Dr Warren Larson director of the Zwemer Center for Muslims Studies at Columbia International University weighed in on the topic in an

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/dr-warren-larson-weighs-sanctions-against-iran (2016-01-26)
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  • Youth Ministers Retreat to CIU | Columbia International University
    role But keeping up with teenagers is not easy That s why graduates of the Columbia International University Youth Ministries Program are invited to take a break each year retreat to their alma mater and chill out Youth Ministries Program Director Dr David Olshine and his staff welcome their former students to Columbia for a few days of seminars prayer advice and perhaps most importantly relaxation Especially appreciative of this

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/youth-ministers-retreat-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • Attendance at CIU Undergraduate Preview Days Sets a Record | Columbia International University
    record 86 high school students came to the Columbia campus to check out the school and to see what all the excitement is about During CIU Preview Days students toured the campus attended classes and chapel ate lunch with CIU President Bill Jones interacted with current students chatted with professors and interviewed for scholarships New at this spring s preview days was the Reel Stuff video contest Teams of CIU

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/attendance-ciu-undergraduate-preview-days-sets-record (2016-01-26)
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  • Super Bowl Champion Coach Speaks at CIU; Talks about his relationship with controversial NFL star | Columbia International University
    prison inmates who are housed just across the Broad River from CIU including 30 CIU student inmates who are earning an Associate of Arts degree in the CIU Prison Initiative Program While Dungy is best known for his football career he is also the author of the 1 New York Times bestseller Quiet Strength and is involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Athletes in Action Mentors for Life Big Brothers Big Sisters Boys Girls Clubs the Prison Crusade Ministry and All Pro Dad Dungy shared how he became a committed follower of Jesus Christ while playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the many opportunities for ministry that have come his way since his fame as a Super Bowl championship coach Dungy says people tell him he s doing great things but when it came to ministering recently to NFL quarterback Michael Vick some people didn t support him Vick who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles served prison time after pleading guilty for his role in an interstate dog fighting ring I started getting letters saying how could you help him This guy electrocuted dogs Dungy recalled Dungy said that caused him to reflect on whether he should be helping Vick Until Dungy picked up his Bible But the more I read the Bible that is exactly what God would have us do Help that person who has made a tremendous mistake who wants to turn their life around Dungy said That s where the older brother in the Parable of the Prodigal Son comes in Dungy says that while the older brother was not openly rebellious he didn t want to accept the homecoming of the younger prodigal Where was he when the younger brother was making those bad decisions Dungy asked

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/super-bowl-champion-coach-speaks-ciu-talks-about-his-relationship-controversial-nfl-star (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Names Athletic Director;Prepares for Intercollegiate Athletics | Columbia International University
    currently serving as athletic director at USC Beaufort where she oversaw that school s entry into intercollegiate athletics CIU President Dr Bill Jones says much prayer and consultation went into the selection of Abbott for the position Kim Abbott is uniquely qualified with the professional skills needed to have a successful athletic program and the spiritual foundation to do so consistent within our Christian value system Jones said Abbot says she understands the positive influence of Christian coaches Her father John Erickson former University of Wisconsin basketball coach and a founder of the Milwaukee Bucks was also the president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes FCA for 18 years and is a 2002 inductee into FCA s Hall of Champions I grew up hearing and believing what the Rev Billy Graham said that One coach will impact more young people in a year than the average person does in a lifetime I consider the athletic field to be my mission field Abbott said Jones says for CIU intercollegiate athletics is a way to develop Christian character in its students Our mission is to educate people from a biblical world view to impact the nations with message of Christ and that will

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-names-athletic-directorprepares-intercollegiate-athletics (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Alumna Wins Top Prize for Art | Columbia International University
    larger version Katie Venugopal March 11 2010 A 2007 graduate of Columbia International University has received first place honors in an art exhibit at the University of South Carolina Katie Venugopal who earned a Bachelor s Degree in Humanities at CIU won first place in the Graduate division at the 54th Annual USC Student Art Exhibition for a painting of her grandparents on their wedding day She is working on

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-alumna-wins-top-prize-art (2016-01-26)
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  • World Christian Week 2010: Look at What God is Doing! | Columbia International University
    continues to work because in the words of a persecuted Chinese believer They cannot stop us if we are not afraid to die Dr David Garrison addressed the student body throughout the week during chapel Garrison has served in South Asia with the International Mission Board IMB of the Southern Baptist Convention Using Habakkuk 1 5 as his text he encouraged students with statistics and stories of God s work worldwide Look among the nations Observe Be astonished Wonder Because I am doing something in your days You would not believe if you were told Hab 1 5 But with the encouragement came a challenge from Garrison Believers must to go to the ends of the earth with the gospel message Along the way believers may have to confront five major obstacles to the gospel Islam Hinduism Buddhism Animism and Secularism Garrison also reminded CIU that God uses all kinds of people whether they feel impaired by their past crippled by a loss or think they know it all God uses broken people to reach others My prayer is that you wont be satisfied hearing the stories concluded Garrison He reminded students that the lessons you take and absorb here at CIU will impact the whole world but only if we go or send World Christian Week involved more than four chapel services Representatives from 26 mission agencies set up informational booths in the Rossi Student Center Programs luncheons and suppers were available for those seeking council on their involvement in missions Thursday was a Prayer Day classes were canceled as students worshiped God through prayer singing and another lesson from Garrison A group named Proskuneo which comes from the Greek word for to worship led the time of worship through multicultural and multilingual songs One of the most power

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/world-christian-week-2010-look-what-god-doing (2016-01-26)
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  • A Tribute to Dr. Bruce Shelley | Columbia International University
    graduated from CIU in 1954 and was named CIU Alumnus of the Year in 1987 He was probably best known by his students for his passion for church history One of those students was CIU professor of Old Testament Dr Bryan Beyer He offers this trubute The Lord called Dr Bruce Shelley professor of church history at Denver Seminary home on Feb 20 2010 His passing has occasioned some personal reflection on earlier days when the Lord brought our paths together I ve found it helpful to take some time to ponder the legacy of a man who profoundly shaped my life I first met Dr Shelley in September 1976 my first term at Denver Seminary Dr Shelley taught my church history course and we all immediately discovered his passion for his subject He loved church history and wanted us to love it too Dr Shelley also loved students I remember that when our son Matt was born during my second term Yvonne and I received a congratulatory card from Dr and Mrs Shelley They said they were praying that our firstborn would be as great a blessing to us as their firstborn was to them That really meant a lot Dr Shelley s Writing for Christian Publications course shaped my life in ways I did not comprehend at the time Our little group of eight writer wannabes met with Dr Shelley twice a week He cheered our work shredded our work helped us develop thick skins he said that was important for writers and pushed us to strive for excellence The article I wrote for his course was accepted for publication by His an Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship publication and when I told Dr Shelley he was as excited as I was I had no idea publishing would prove

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/tribute-dr-bruce-shelley (2016-01-26)
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