CIU Establishes Charleston A.M.E Scholarship

September 30, 2015
CIU Establishes Charleston A.M.E Scholarship

As South Carolina continues to heal from last June’s shooting deaths of nine parishioners at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, Columbia International University has established a scholarship in honor of “The Charleston Nine,” that will assist A.M.E. Church members who enroll for graduate studies at CIU.

CIU President Dr. Bill Jones says the CIU family “desires that this small effort honor the victims of this incident and reflect our heartfelt sympathy for the families of the victims.”

Genocide survivor tells CIU students how Operation Christmas Child made a difference in his life

September 30, 2015
Operation Christmas Child shoe box

Columbia International University students are already thinking about Christmas. That’s because it’s the time of year to get ready for Operation Christmas Child. The program is a ministry of the international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, providing donated gifts for children in 130 countries delivered in a shoe box.

Matthew D. Haste

Associate Professor of Ministry Studies

B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Dr. Matthew Haste joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary and School of Ministry in 2015. He oversees the 5-year B.A./M.Div. Program and teaches various courses. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and a Fellow of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. Before coming to Columbia, Dr. Haste served as a College Minister and Adult Discipleship Pastor in Kentucky and taught at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Western Kentucky University. He is married to Cheyenne and they have three children: Haddon, Anna, and Adelyn. 


With Robert L. Plummer. Held in Honor: Wisdom for your Marriage from Voices of the Past. Christian Focus, 2015.

Editor. Nurseries for Heaven: Samuel Stennett’s Vision for the Family. Alev Books, 2015. 

Articles & Chapters:

“‘Helped on our Way to Heaven’: Andrew Fuller’s Theology of Marriage.” In Encountering Andrew Fuller: New Essays on Andrew Fuller as a Theologian. Edited by Michael A. G. Haykin. Alev Books, 2015.

“‘Nurseries of Heaven’: Samuel Stennett on Marriage and Family.” Churchman 129, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 55‒69.

“‘A Type of the Marriage of Christ’: John Gill on Marriage.” Puritan Reformed Journal 6, no. 2 (July 2014): 289–302.

“A Review of A. G. Roeber, Hopes for Better Spouses: Protestant Marriage and Church Renewal in Early Modern Europe, India, and North America.” Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Spring 2014): 40‒41.

“‘So Many Voices’: The Piety of Monica, Mother of Augustine.” Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry 4, no.1 (2013): 6–10.

“Marriage and Family in the Life of Andrew Fuller.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17, no.1 (Spring 2013): 28–34.

“Your Maker is Your Husband: The Divine Marriage Metaphor and the New Covenant.” Puritan Reformed Journal 5, no. 1 (January 2013): 15–28. 

Papers & Presentations:

“Pastoral Advice on Marital Strife: Wisdom from Two Millennia of Christian Thinkers.” Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

“‘Helped on our Way to Heaven’: The Puritan Tradition in Andrew Fuller’s Theology of Marriage.” Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

“Marriage as Spiritual Formation: Historical Reflections and Contemporary Proposals.” Presented at the 2015 Midwest Region Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

“‘Nurseries of Heaven’: Samuel Stennett’s Vision for Marriage and Family.” Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.


Getting Ready for a Very Important Date: Homecoming 2015

September 11, 2015

Two dozen CIU students donned their finest hats for a Mad Hatter Tea Party held in The Curriculum and Ministry Resource Department (CMRD). The lunchtime fun was held ahead of this fall’s Homecoming 2015 which will feature The CIU Players' production of “Alice in Wonderland.” Homecoming takes place Nov. 6-7 with the theme “Anchored.” 

Other Homecoming events include:

·         Alumni of the Year Chapel, President's Banquet


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