B.S., University of Oregon; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Chinese University of Hong Kong; Asian Graduate School of Theology
B.A., Florida Bible College; M.S., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., University of Central Florida
Dr. Mark McCann was born in Georgia and has spent his life in the Southeast. Mark joined CIU in 2004 after 20 years of ministry in Central Florida. Married in 1984, Mark and his wife Sharry feel their greatest blessings involve time together with their three daughters Erin, Meredith, Kayla and their son-in-law Ben. Mark greatly appreciates church, school, and community ministry...thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord at CIU. His desire is for undergraduate and graduate students to develop and refine a heart for ministry as future teachers and educational leaders who will serve the Lord with academic excellence and spiritual acuity.
Teacher, Osceola County Public Schools, 1986-1989; Teacher, Dean, Assistant Principal, Elementary Principal, Admissions Director, Director of School Improvement, The First Academy, 1989-2004; Elder, New Hope Bible Church, 1993-2004; Co-founder and President, Hydrocephalus Family Support Group, 1996-1998; Resident faculty, M.A.T. Program Director, Columbia International University, 2004-present.
B.A., American University in Beirut; M.A., Near East School of Theology in Beirut; D.Th., University of South Africa
Dr. Nabeel Jabbour, Th.D, comes from a Christian background and was born in Syria. He grew up in Lebanon and lived for 15 years in Cairo, Egypt. Along with his family, he has lived in Colorado Springs since 1991. As a Missions Consultant with the Navigators, he has visited almost every major Muslim country in the world. In addition to his Navigators work, he teaches intensive courses on Islam in some seminaries.
Dr. Nabeel Jabbour has authored six books, two in Arabic and four in English. The four books in English are The Rumbling Volcano on Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt and The Unseen Reality on spiritual warfare, Unshackled and Growing: Muslims and Christians on The Journey to Freedom, and his most recent book, The Crescent Through The Eyes of The Cross on the Muslims' worldview. From 1975 to 1990, he pioneered and directed the Navigators work in Egypt. In 1991 he earned a Th.D. in Islamics from the University of South Africa. Since 1991 he has been traveling around the world coaching missionaries and Christian nationals in their understanding of Islam and Muslims. He teaches intensive courses on "Islam and Current Events" and "Radical Islam and a Christian Response" at three seminaries in the States and at two seminaries in Canada. For more information, you may visit Dr. Jabbour's website.
B.A., Arizona State University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
Dr. Johnny V. Miller served as president of Columbia International University from 1991 to 1999. His tenure as president was a time of growth for CIU, both in programs, and in buildings. It was during his administration that the school changed its name from Columbia Bible College to Columbia International University. During that time the CIU European campus in Korntal, Germany was also accredited by SACS and by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
Miller also oversaw the addition of CIU's Muslim studies program, the Distance Learning Program, the Graduate School Education Program, and the Communication Program in the Undergraduate School. Buildings that were constructed on campus during Miller's presidency include The Schuster Building, the Alumni Center, and improvements to student residences, including the installation of air conditioning.
Miller was also involved in the expansion of satellite locations for Ben Lippen School, and the expansion of CIU's broadcasting division when radio station New Life 91.9 WRCM in Charlotte, N.C. went on the air.
Miller has also served as a missionary to Sweden and has been involved in church planting. He has ministered in several foreign countries, including Eastern Europe, India and Egypt.
In high school and college Miller worked as a sports reporter and columnist for the Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette. He and his wife, Jeanne, have two married children: Joan and John.
Th.D., 1980, Dallas Theological Seminary; reporter, 1962-65, Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette; teacher, 1965-66, Manual High School, Peoria, IL; teaching fellow, 1970-72, Dallas Theological Seminary; missionary, 1972-74, Sweden; pastor, 1974-79, 1983-90, Cypress Bible Church, Cypress, TX; faculty, 1979-83, Columbia Bible College, president 1991-99, Columbia International University/ 1999-2009, Pastor of Calvary Church, Lancaster, PA.
Dr. Luc joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1982 and has taught Old Testament and Hebrew from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as a school principle and a pastor in Vietnam. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. He has written articles for various scholarly journals and several books in Chinese on Bible interpretation, and served as the Old Testament editor for the CRM Chinese Study Bible.
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Dr. King joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1997 and taught Pastoral Theology until 2003; he then served as director of Alumni Ministries until 2012 when he rejoined the Seminary & School of Ministry faculty; he has taught Ministry Studies from 2012 until present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as a youth pastor, associate staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, director of the Ben Lippen Conference Center, assistant director of the Billy Graham Training Center, and pastor of two congregations in North Carolina. He is an ordained minister in the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
- Time Management Is Really Life Management. LeaderSpace. (2009)
- Remain In Me: Living Through Change With Wisdom & Grace. ICEL. (2011)
Published periodical articles, essays, dictionary entries
- www.royking.org resources to encourage leaders in being effective and vibrant
Dr. Howell joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1995 and served as assistant dean until 1998; he has taught New Testament and Greek from 1998 until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served with OMF International in Japan from 1979 until 1994 as a church planter and theological educator. He has taught in Latin America, Eastern Europe, China, and Micronesia and has been Research Fellow at Tyndale House (Cambridge, UK) three times. He is a member of the Evangelical Missiological Society and the Evangelical Theological Society. His books include Servants of the Servant and The Passion of the Servant. He is an ordained Baptist minister.
- The Passion of the Servant: A Journey to the Cross. Resource Publications, 2009.
- Servants of the Servant. A Biblical Theology of Leadership. Wipf & Stock, 2003.
Articles and Chapters in Books
- “Paul’s Theology of Suffering” in Paul’s Missionary Methods: In His Time and Ours eds. Robert L. Plummer and John Mark Terry, 95-106. IVP Academic, 2012.
- “Romans 15:9b-12: Gentiles as the Culminative Focus of Salvation History,” in Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis, eds. Darrell L. Bock and Buist M. Fanning, 367-375. Crossway, 2006.
- “Mission in Paul’s Epistles: Genesis, Pattern, and Dynamics,” in Mission in the New Testament. An Evangelical Approach, eds. William J. Larkin and Joel F. Williams, 63-91. Orbis, 1998.
- “Mission in Paul’s Epistles: Theological Bearings,” in Mission in the New Testament. An Evangelical Approach, eds. William J. Larkin and Joel F. Williams, 92-116. Orbis, 1998.
- “Confidence in the Spirit as the Governing Ethos of the Pauline Mission,” in The Holy Spirit and Mission Dynamics, ed. C. Douglas McConnell, 36-65. William Carey, 1997.
- “Stewardship: Faithfulness with All He Gives Me,” Decision (April 1997): 13-14.
- “Confidence in the Spirit as the Governing Ethos of the Pauline Mission,” Trinity Journal 17 NS: 2 (Fall 1996): 203-21.
- “The Apostle Paul and First Century Religious Pluralism,” in Christianity and the Religions: A Biblical Theology of World Religions, eds. E. Rommen and H. Netland, 92-112. William Carey, 1995.
- “The Center of Pauline Theology,” Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (January-March 1994): 51-71.
- “God-Christ Interchange in Paul: Impressive Testimony to the Deity of Jesus,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 36:4 (December 1993): 467-79.
- “Pauline Thought in the History of Interpretation,” Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (July-September 1993): 303-26.
- “Pauline Eschatological Dualism and Its Resulting Tensions,” Trinity Journal 14 NS (Spring 1993): 3-24.
- “How Wide is God’s Mercy? A Biblical Perspective on Religious Pluralism,” Hayama Missionary Seminar Journal (Tokyo) 34 (January 1993): 1-26.
- Paul Barnett, Paul: Missionary of Jesus. Eerdmans, 2008. In JETS (June 2009): 389-390.
- Herbert W. Bateman IV, ed., Four Views of the Warning Passages in Hebrews. Kregel, 2007. In JETS (March, 2008): 151-154.
- Robert L. Plummer, Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect Early Christian Communities to Evangelize? Paternoster, 2006. In JETS (June, 2007): 401-403.
- Thomas R. Schreiner, Paul: Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology. InterVarsity, 2001. In JETS (December, 2002): 707-708.
- Joel B. Green and Mark D. Baker, Recovering the Scandal of the Cross. InterVarsity, 2000. In EMQ (April, 2001): 258-260.
- Gregory A. Boyd, God at War: The Bible and Spiritual Conflict. Inter-Varsity, 1997. In EMQ (April, 2000): 192-196.
- Richard B. Hays, First Corinthians. John Knox, 1997. In JETS (March, 2000): 152-153.
- Martin Hengel and Anna Maria Schwemer, Paul Between Damascus and Antioch: The Unknown Years. Westminster/John Knox, 1997. In JETS (March, 2000): 148-149.
- A. Scott Moreau, Essentials of Spiritual Warfare: Equipped to Win the Battle. Harold Shaw, 1997; and Clinton E. Arnold, Three Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare. Baker, 1997. In International Bulletin of Missionary Research (October, 1999): 180-182.
- David A. deSilva, Despising Shame: Honor Discourse and Community Maintenance in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Scholars, 1995. In JETS (March, 1999): 161-163.
- Gregory A. Boyd, God at War: The Bible in Spiritual Conflict. Inter-Varsity, 1997. In Faith and Mission (Fall 1998): 151-153.
- Andreas Kostenberger, The Missions of Jesus and the Disciples According to the Fourth Gospel. Eerdmans, 1998. In EMQ (October, 1998): 484-486.
- Peter Stuhlmacher, Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Westminster/John Knox, 1994. In JETS (December, 1996): 664-666.
- Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Romans. Doubleday, 1993. In JETS (December, 1995): 614-617.
Dr. Hodges joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1978 and has taught Systematic Theology from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he taught at Toccoa Falls College from 1975 until 1978. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.
- Reformed Theology Today (Columbus, Georgia: Brentwood Christian Press, 1995).
- I to I: A Personal Post- Eschatology (Eugene, Oregon: Resource Publications, 2009).
Published Periodical Articles, Essays, Dictionary Entries
- Contributor to the Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology (Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark), 1993
- "Evangelical Definitions of Inspiration: Critiques and a Suggested Definition," The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 37/1 (March, 1994), 99-114.
- “Reformed Worship,” Faith and Practice (2/1), Spring, 1996
- “The Bible in the Twenty-first Century,” in New Dimensions in Evangelical Theology (festschrift for Millard J. Erickson), ed. David Dockery (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1998).
Published Book Reviews
- Review of Harold Lindsell, The Bible in the Balance, in The Westminster Theological Journal (LXIII/1), 1980, 169-173.
- Review of Dale Moody, The Word of Truth: A Summary of Christian Doctrine Based on Biblical Revelation, in Trinity Journal (3/1) 1982, 94-99.
- Review of The New Exhaustive Concordance. Ed. By Edward W. Goodrick and John R. Kohlenbergr, III. Grand Rapids, 1990, in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1993.
- Review of The Quest for Truth: Answering Life’s Inescapable Questions, by Leroy Forlines, in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, December 1, 2002.
- Review of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation. Edited by Hans J. Hillderbrand, et al., 1996.
- “The Old Testament Concept of Holiness,” paper presented to the Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 1980.
- “Toward a Definition of Inspiration: A Critical Assessment of Selected Attempts,” paper presented to the Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 1986.
- “An Evangelical Response to Gordon Kaufman’s An Essay on Theological Method, paper presented to the Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 1988.
- “An Evangelical Defense of Systematic Theology,” paper presented to the Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March, 1989
- “A Defense of the Tripartite Understanding of the Law Articulated in “The Westminster Confession, paper presented to the Evangelical Philosophical Society, 1990
- “A Critical Analysis and Defense of the Innateness of the Knowledge of God,” paper given to the Evangelical Philosophical Society, November, 1991.
- “Evangelical Definitions of Inspiration: Critiques and a Suggested Definition,” presidential address, Evangelical Philosophical Society, November 20, 1992.
- “Theological and Philosophical Foundations for the Doctrine of Inerrancy,” paper presented to the Reformed Fellowship of the Southeastern United Stated, March 18, 1997
- “An Analysis of the Evangelical Doctrine of Scripture at the End of the Present Century, paper presented to the Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March, 1997
- “The Future of Evangelical Bibliology: Constructing and Presenting the Seamless Garment in a Hostile World,” Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 27, 2006.
B.A. (Spanish), Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A. (Spanish), University of California at Los Angeles; M.A, Columbia Biblical Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Joan Havens is director of the Master of Christian Education (MACE) degree program at Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions. She has taught in public and Christian schools and served in churches as coordinator of Christian education and director of children's ministries. She was an adjunct instructor in religious education at Southwestern Baptist Seminary and in Spanish at Texas Christian University.
In 1992 she joined the seminary faculty after serving for 31/2 years as director of children's ministries at Southcliff Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. Havens taught in the Paramus Public Schools, Paramus, New Jersey, for 17 years, and at Our Lady of Victory School, Fort Worth, Texas, for three years. She is the author of "Parent Education Levels as They Relate to Academic Achievement Among Home Schooled Children," Home School Researcher, Vol. 10, num. 4, 1994.
B.A., 1966 Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A., 1969, University of California at Los Angeles; M.A.C.E., 1985, Columbia Biblical Seminary & Graduate School of Missions; Ph.D., 1991, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; teacher, 1969-86, Paramus Public Schools, Paramus, NJ; Coordinator of Christian Education, 1985-86, First Baptist Church of Grantwood, Cliffside Park, NJ; teacher, 1986-89, Our Lady of Victory School, Fort Worth, TX; Adjunct instructor in Spanish, 1990-92, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Director of Children’s Ministries, 1989-92, Southcliff Baptist Church. Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions, 1992 .
Dr. Harvey joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1992 and taught New Testament and Greek until 2011. He has served as dean from 2011 until the present. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. He has had opportunities to teach in Germany, the Netherlands, Moldova, Zambia, and South Africa. His books include Interpreting the Pauline Letters and Anointed with the Spirit and Power. He is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.
- Romans. Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament. B&H Publishing. (Forthcoming)
- Interpreting the Pauline Letters. Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis. Kregel. (2012)
- Anointed with the Spirit and Power: A Biblical Theology of Holy Spirit Empowerment. P&R Publishing. (2008)
- Greek is Good Grief. Wipf & Stock. (2007)
- Listening to the Text. Oral Patterning in Paul's Letters. ETS Studies 1. Baker. (1998)
Articles, Essays, Dictionary Entries:
- “Orality and Its Implications for Biblical Studies. Recapturing an Ancient Paradigm.” JETS 45 (2002) 99-110.
- “Redemption.” In Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. David Noel Freedman, ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
- “Biblical Criticism and Mission.” In Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. A. Scott Moreau, ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.
- “When Christ Returns—Will You Be Ready?” Decision, April 1998.
- “Mission in Jesus’ Teaching.” In Mission in the New Testament: An Evangelical Approach. W. J. Larkin, Jr. and J. F. Williams, eds. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1998. 30-49.
- “Mission in Matthew.” In Mission in the New Testament: An Evangelical Approach. W. J. Larkin, Jr. and J. F. Williams, eds. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1998. 119-136
- “Citizenship.” In Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. W. A. Elwell, ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.
- “Nature, Natural.” In Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. W. A. Elwell, ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.
- “Toward a Degree of Order in Ben Sira’s Book.” ZAW 105 (1993) 52-62.
- “The ‘With Christ’ Motif in Paul’s Thought.” JETS 35 (1992) 329-340.
- “Colossians 2:1-5 in the Structure of the Epistle.” Prolegomena 1 (1989) 6-12.
- G. R. Osborne. Matthew. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. In JETS 54 (2011) 844-846.
- B. N. Longenecker. Rhetoric at the Boundaries: The Art and Theology of New Testament Chain-Link Transitions. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2005. In JETS 49 (2006) 860-862.
- J. McRay, Paul: His Life and Teaching. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. In JETS 47 (2004) 532-533.
- R. L. Gallagher and P. Hertig, eds. Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2004. In EMQ 40 (2004) 540-541.
- P. Bolt & M. Thompson, eds. The Gospel to the Nations. Perspectives on Paul’s Mission. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2000. In EMQ 38 (2002) 126.
- L. E. Keck, ed. The New Interpreter's Bible. Vol. 9 - Luke/John. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995. In JETS 42 (1999) 140-143.
- W. Egger, How to Read the New Testament. An Introduction to Linguistic and Historical-Critical Methodology. P. Heinegg, trans. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996. In JETS 42 (1999) 331-332.
- S. Westerholm, Preface to the Study of Paul. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. In JETS 42 (1999) 511.
- D. A. Black and D. S. Dockery, eds., New Testament Criticism & Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1991. In JETS 38 (1995) 275-276.
- R. N. Longenecker, Galatians Dallas: Word, 1990. In JETS 38 (1995) 444-445.
- M. J. Harris, Colossians and Philemon. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991. In JETS 38 (1995) 446.
- C. A. Wanamaker, Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990. In JETS 38 (1995) 447-448.
- F. Foulkes, The Letter of Paul to the Ephesians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989. In JETS 35 (1992) 257-258.
- L. E. Keck, Paul and His Letters. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1988. In JETS 34 (1991) 522-523.
- “Review of David L. Turner’s Matthew in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series,” paper presented at the Sixty-First Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society New Orleans, LA, November 19, 2009.
- “What Has Acts to do with Paul? A Study in Method of Pauline Chronology,” paper presented to the annual meeting of the South Carolina Academy of Religion, February 15, 2003.
- “Recapturing an Ancient Paradigm. Orality and Its Implications for Biblical Studies,” paper presented to the annual meeting of the South Carolina Academy of Religion, February 17, 2001. (Presidential Address)
- “Orality and Literacy in the First Century,” paper presented to the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 18, 1995.
- “Oral Patterning in Paul's Letters,” paper presented to the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 19, 1994.
- “The Structure of Paul's Letters: Philippians,” paper presented to the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society of Canada, May 14, 1990.
- “The ‘We-Passages’: Literary Convention or Eyewitness Account?,” paper presented to the annual meeting of the South Carolina Academy of Religion, February 20, 1988.