Military chaplains from six nations visited Columbia International University on Aug. 14 to learn about CIU’s Chaplaincy program and to tour the campus. The chaplains represented Suriname, Paraguay, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. The group was in Columbia attending “Subject Matter Expert,” an event at the U.S.
One of the newest staff members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in the Carolina’s region is Columbia International University alumnus Parker Thornton. Thornton graduated from CIU with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry in 2014.
FCA is not new to Thornton. He was the FCA president at South Florence High School in South Carolina for three years.
Columbia International University Golf Coach George Bryan remembers what it was like playing in the pairing behind Vijay Singh and just ahead of the Tiger Woods/Tom Watson group at the 1999 PGA Championship.
Columbia International University is saddened to announce the sudden passing of Dr. Mike Barnett, professor of Intercultural and Historical Studies and former dean of CIU’s College of Intercultural Studies. He was rushed to the hospital by paramedics early in the morning on Aug. 10 and passed away after attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
Dr. Barnett served at CIU for 11 years. He was 62 years old and is survived by his wife Cindy and adult children Cole Barnett and Michelle (Barnett) Morris.
Columbia International University alumnus Adrian Despres is back on the sidelines as the guest chaplain for the University of South Carolina football team after surgery in which a stent was placed to alleviate two blockages in the same artery. The blockage was discovered in a series of medical tests.
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 context, misuse historical background information, or misunderstand the Greek language.