CIU News

  • Dr. Mike Langston (Photo by Kierston Smith)

    Chaplaincy professor honored with national award

    By Bob Holmes

    As Columbia International University Chaplaincy Professor Dr. Mike Langston sat in the back of the meeting room, he thought it was rather strange that no one gave him an itinerary of events for the annual meeting of The Military Chaplains...

  • Columbia International University Old Testment Professor Dr. Ben Noonan is taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible.

    Professor taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible

    By Bob Holmes

    A study leave that included a trip to Egypt has a Columbia International University professor considering a deeper look into the biblical importance of the ancient North African nation.

    Professor of Old Testament, Dr. Ben Noonan toured Egypt in early 2020 with...

  • CIU Prison Intitiative alumnus Ryan Chitwood chats with local pastors at a Prison Initiative luncheon.

    Sharing the success of the CIU Prison Initiative

    Local pastors listen to testimonies over lunch

    By Bob Holmes

    When Ryan Chitwood was a student in the CIU Prison Initiative, he ministered daily to fellow...

  • CIU alumnus and current CIU Ph.D. student Phil Thompson

    Doctoral student getting Google results for the gospel

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University alumnus Phil Thompson calls it “spiritual warfare on the web.”

    Thompson manages digital strategy and development for The Gospel Coalition (TGC), including its new Essays Project that offers 250 topical...

  • CIU students Bethany Spriggs, Kayla Wolfe and Katelyn Nichols. Nichols is the CIU Faith and Freedom student chapter president.

    An exciting focus on faith and freedom

    Columbia International University students attending the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s 2020 conference learned from pastors, nonprofit leaders, and elected officials from all across the world on how to make a positive impact on legislation and lives.

    CIU Faith and Freedom Student Chapter President Katelyn Nichols says the event held near Atlanta this year offered many opportunities to...

  • Ken Blackwell speaks to CIU students in Shortess Chapel.

    Notable public servant named to CIU board

    Ken Blackwell, a nationally-known figure with an extensive career in public service has been named to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.

    Blackwell has served as mayor of Cincinnati and Ohio treasurer and secretary of state. Additionally, he was undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human...

Dr. Mike Langston (Photo by Kierston Smith)
By Bob Holmes
As Columbia International University Chaplaincy Professor Dr. Mike Langston sat in the back of the meeting room, he thought it was rather strange that no one gave him an itinerary of... Read More
Columbia International University Old Testment Professor Dr. Ben Noonan is taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible.
By Bob Holmes
A study leave that included a trip to Egypt has a Columbia International University professor considering a deeper look into the biblical importance of the ancient North African nation... Read More
CIU Prison Intitiative alumnus Ryan Chitwood chats with local pastors at a Prison Initiative luncheon.
Local pastors listen to testimonies over lunch
By Bob Holmes
When Ryan Chitwood was a student in the CIU Prison Initiative, he ministered daily to fellow inmates who struggled with mental health... Read More
CIU students Bethany Spriggs, Kayla Wolfe and Katelyn Nichols. Nichols is the CIU Faith and Freedom student chapter president.
Columbia International University students attending the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s 2020 conference learned from pastors, nonprofit leaders, and elected officials from all across the world on how... Read More
CIU alumnus and current CIU Ph.D. student Phil Thompson
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University alumnus Phil Thompson calls it “spiritual warfare on the web.”
Thompson manages digital strategy and development for The Gospel Coalition (TGC),... Read More
Ken Blackwell speaks to CIU students in Shortess Chapel.
Ken Blackwell, a nationally-known figure with an extensive career in public service has been named to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.
Blackwell has served as mayor of... Read More
Aden Corley, a freshman in the Bible Teaching program, handles a saw during clean up in Lake Charles.
Columbia International University junior Kaylyn Stewart says the people of Lake Charles, Louisiana feel forgotten over a month after enduring Hurricane Laura, one of the strongest storms to ever hit... Read More
CIU track and cross country coach Jud Brooker lines up his shot. (Photos by Kierston Smith)
By Bob Holmes
As golf carts carrying 116 golfers headed for the links at the Columbia Country Club, claps and cheers went up from dozens of volunteers at the annual CIU Golf Classic — as well as some... Read More
CIU English Program Director Dr. Sandra Young opens "Responses to Injustice" series. (Photos by Johnathan Rabon, CIU Student Photographer)
By Joshua Ford
CIU Student Writer
When the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. James Lanpher, told his faculty members of his plan to do a seminar series on racial injustice, Professor Dr... Read More
Dr. Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council. (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon, CIU student photographer)
By Alex Brickey
CIU Student Writer
“I challenge you at this time in 2020, perhaps one of the most disruptive times in history, to answer the question about what will you choose: chaos or community?”... Read More
Manuel Espina speaks to the Theology of Missions class. (Photo by Kierston Smith)
By Bob Holmes
Manuel Espina has served as an ambassador — in more ways than one.
For over two years Espina served as Guatemala’s ambassador to the United States. Today, he still represents his... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith with Darryl Strawberry.
By Bob Holmes

Over two dozen Columbia International University students, President Dr. Mark Smith and other CIU administrators joined tens of thousands on the National Mall who were crying out to... Read More

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