CIU Professors Reflect on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Dr. Ed Smither, dean of the College of Intercultural Studies

On this 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, two Columbia International University (CIU) professors reflect on Martin Luther’s Reformation principle of “Sola Scriptura” or “Scripture Alone,” as the final authority for belief and practice within the church.

It was on Oct. 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed to the Wittenberg, Germany church door, a list of questions and propositions for theological debate known as the 95 Theses. His action culminated in the Protestant Reformation.

“Hooping” and Hollering

Musical basketball chairs.

Basketball Teams Hold School-Wide Athletic Event

By Michael A. Lanier

The 2017-2018 CIU men’s and women’s basketball teams were introduced with a little madness —Moore Madness — a fun October event for students, faculty and staff in the Moore Fitness Center.    

It was a night of food and fun competitions with a basketball theme.

“I think this is a really cool event, and I'm glad that I came,” said freshman Jaelyn Rodriguez-Laureano.

Praying for Las Vegas

CIU flags at half staff

How are you praying for those affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas? In a statement, President Donald Trump said, “To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.”

So, what are you praying? Columbia International University professors were asked about their prayers for Las Vegas.

Dr. Kevin McWilliams, Bible Studies Professor:


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