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  • Urban Legends of the New Testament | Columbia International University
    10 2015 Was Jesus born in a stable Was the Eye of a Needle a gate in Jerusalem Did Jesus sweat drops of blood Dr David Croteau CIU professor of New Testament and Greek surveys 40 of the most commonly misinterpreted passages in the New Testament in a new book titled Urban Legends of the New Testament Croteau says these urban legends often arise because interpreters neglect a passage s

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/urban-legends-new-testament (2016-01-26)
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  • Busy Summer at CIU | Columbia International University
    Busy Summer at CIU Click image to view a larger version Veteran Christian school educator and author Glen Schultz speaks at a workshop of the International Institute of Christian School Educators IICSE on the CIU campus August 07 2015 Most of the student body may have been away after classes ended in mid May but there was still a great deal of activity on the campus of Columbia International University over the summer In addition to summer school classes first at the undergraduate level then at the graduate and seminary level annual seasonal events brought visitors to campus from around the community and around the world Dozens of Christian school teachers and administrators from across the nation and around the globe were on campus in July for training from the International Institute for Christian School Educators IICSE The event is presented by the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education at CIU The Institute focuses on the philosophy of Christian school education and its implications for today s Christian school Meanwhile CIU s coaches held their annual youth camps for soccer basketball and cross country Dozens of children and youth from the Columbia area received expert training in the fundamentals of

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/busy-summer-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • Praying for Emanuel AME | Columbia International University
    Church in Charleston the night before At a time such as this CIU draws upon our core value of Prayer Faith living in constant dependence on God Through the power of prayer and in faith that He hears those who humbly come to Him we ask that He would meet the deepest needs of those who have lost loved ones the parishioners of Emanuel AME and members of the CIU family who have ties to the church In a time of desperate need David cried out in Psalm 3 But You O Lord are a shield about me My glory and the One who lifts my head I was crying to the Lord with my voice And He answered me from His holy mountain Selah We also lift up before God the investigation and prosecution of the crime We are reminded in 1 Timothy 2 2 to pray for kings and all who are in authority We must also pray for the perpetrator Acts of violence remind us that The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick Who can understand it Jeremiah 17 9 At CIU our purpose is to educate people from a biblical worldview

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/praying-emanuel-ame (2016-01-26)
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  • Why Ramadan Concerns Christians | Columbia International University
    image to view a larger version June 15 2015 Muslims around the world will begin observing Ramadan the Muslim month of fasting on June 18 this year Why should Christians care Dr Jerry Rankin the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslims Studies at Columbia International University who is also a former missionary to Indonesia says Ramadan was a time in which he found Muslim friends open to talk about

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/why-ramadan-concerns-christians (2016-01-26)
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  • Reaching Out to Clearwater | Columbia International University
    Towers June 12 2015 Columbia International University is reaching out to Clearwater Christian College CCC following the closing of the Central Florida school earlier this month In a letter posted on the CIU website CIU President Dr Bill Jones says he is saddened to hear of the decision to close Clearwater because of a deep connectedness with fellow colleges and universities that share our passion for educating from a biblical

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/reaching-out-clearwater (2016-01-26)
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  • Sports Management Major Added | Columbia International University
    event management CIU s dean of the College of Arts Sciences Dr Bryan Beyer says the university has been laying the foundation for the new major for the last few years It s another great fit for CIU Beyer said As the world changes CIU needs to continue to send out graduates equipped for life and service to meet the demands The program will be led by new CIU faculty member Dr Wayne Rasmussen who has extensive education and experience in athletic administration and coaching including collegiate professional Olympic and national team sports Following an undergraduate degree in Education from Messiah College in Pennsylvania Rasmussen earned a master s degree in Physical Education from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management from Temple University Rasmussen has served as a head soccer coach at the professional and collegiate level on the administrative staff of the U S Men s Olympic Soccer Team in professional soccer player development and scouting as a trip director for multiple cycling tours and as a director for wilderness adventure trips including canoeing and whitewater rafting Beyer says Rasmussen s background makes him a great fit for CIU and the new Sports

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/sports-management-major-added (2016-01-26)
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  • “Doc O” Leads Prison Band | Columbia International University
    Initiative After over of a year of organization practices and preparation The Broad River Correctional Institution BRCI Concert Band at the South Carolina Department of Corrections SCDC in Columbia held its first concert May 29 2015 in the BRCI Chapel They performed for inmates staff and some family members of the group Dr David Osterlund of Columbia International University CIU who is the founder and director of the group proudly led 46 inmates in musical numbers played on the recorder guitar and violin and by the full concert band Solos were also sung by inmates from the group Believed to possibly be the only concert prison band in the country The Broad River CI musicians were assembled by Dr Osterlund in August 2013 Most of the group had little to no musical training just a love of music and a desire to learn The concert band utilizes the unoccupied Greenwood Dorm at Broad River CI for group and individual practice time three days a week Band members are expected to practice on their own at least 30 minutes per day Inmates who participate must display incident free behavior and show an interest in learning to read and play music to qualify for the program The members experience 15 weeks of training initially and have to demonstrate the skills necessary to begin training on brass woodwind or percussion instruments The concert band program at SCDC is based on four years of musical study leading to a certificate The certificate signifies a level of advancement which indicates a student s ability to complete a task and demonstrate to a potential employer that the participant has the ability to be faithful in his work with a desire to improve All the instruments and sheet music used by the inmates have been loaned or

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/doc-o-leads-prison-band (2016-01-26)
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  • Abbott Honored for Character | Columbia International University
    in May CIU is a member of the NCCAA The Character Award goes to student athletes and athletics staff who epitomize the Christian character qualities of love integrity faith and excellence Abbott was nominated for the award by her staff of coaches CIU men s soccer coach James Whitaker describes Abbott as a coach s AD working tirelessly to make sure her coaches and players have everything they need to be successful He noted that Abbott does not lead from above others instead she humbly serves others Whitaker also says that Abbott strives daily to live and work in an ethical manner consistent with a follower of Jesus doing things the right way and encouraging others to do the same Jud Brooker CIU cross country and track coach says Abbott lives CIU s motto of To Know Him and to Make Him Known and desires for her teams to be successful so they have a greater platform for the gospel He describes her as a true professional with an outstanding reputation CIU women s basketball coach Tammy Holder says Abbott is never too busy for counseling opportunities or sharing her faith adding that she makes time to fellowship with student

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/abbott-honored-character (2016-01-26)
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