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  • Columbia International Univesity Counseling Professor Dr. Seth Scott

    Dr. Seth Scott: The Bible and our Heart

    Columbia International University Counseling Professor Dr. Seth Scott writes that in our culture today, we tend to think of the heart as the home of our emotions, sending chalky-tasting heart-shaped candies to one another to express our...

  • CIU student Darren Scott reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" in his Irish brogue.

    Christmas Comes Early to CIU

    By Joshua Ford and Bob Holmes

    “Twas the week before Thanksgiving, and all through the campus,

    The CIU students were all stirring, celebrating Christmas too early.”  

    Despite Christmas being over a month away, CIU students celebrated Christmas in mid-November. They would soon be leaving campus for Thanksgiving break, and finishing the...

  • A note to recipients offers a variety of community service by contacting serve@ciu.edu. (Photos by Johnathan Rabon

    CIU blesses community with 40,000 pounds of potatoes

    By Bob Holmes

    Abby Carlson says she loves serving people. The sophomore Teacher Education major was among a large segment of the Columbia International University student body who bagged 40,000 pounds of potatoes during a community service day at CIU.

    Carlson and her...

  • Dr. Mark Smith, president of Columbia International University

    New book by CIU president details life-changing car wreck

    Wham!

    The other driver suddenly veered across the center line and rammed into his car at a high rate of speed. He survived, but barely. Every day since that 1996 crash, debilitating pain has been his constant, uninvited companion.

    But pain is only part of Dr. Mark Smith’s story.

    How did Mark and his wife...

  • Aynsley Vivian as Emma (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon, CIU Student Photographer)

    A “crazy” and “fun” experience as Thespians perform “Emma”

    By Alex Brickey

    CIU Student Writer

    Hot gossip, misunderstandings, deceit, and matchmaking shined on stage in the CIU Thespian’s presentation of the beloved Jane Austen novel, “Emma,” in Hoke auditorium.

    This play is astounding in and of itself, not to mention the fact that this year has been one of the hardest years to pull off a live...

  • CIU New Testament Professor Dr. Mike Naylor

    Responses to Justice: OT and NT Perspectives

    By Joshua Ford

    CIU Student Writer

    For Old Testament Professor Dr. John Crutchfield and New Testament Professor Dr. Michael Naylor, finding the material to present the Bible’s...

Welcome Home! Check out a furnished model at the Open House at Pine View Apartme
The first building at the new Pine View Apartments at Columbia International University is ready for occupancy, and CIU is celebrating with an Open House. Here's your chance to take a look inside the... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson, director of Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU
It's a hot topic. A Muslim group is proposing to build a multimillion-dollar mosque near the site of the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York City. How should Christians respond? A recent article in... Read More
Dr. Jack Layman receives Kingdom Impact Award. Left to right: Director of CIU Al
Nearly 200 Christian school administrators and teachers from around the world are on the campus of Columbia International University this week for the 40th International Institute for Christian... Read More
Dr. Larry Dixon
A book by Columbia International University professor Dr. Larry Dixon is getting attention across North America. "When Temptation Strikes - Gaining Victory Over Sin" discusses how Christians can gain... Read More
Gov. David Beasley (right) with CIU President Dr. Bill Jones
The newest member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees is a well-known figure in South Carolina government, and is well-known around the world for his outreach to the nations.... Read More
Editor's note: The author is a graduate of the Bible Teaching program at Columbia International University. She teaches Bible in a public school in the United States. But because of opposition from... Read More
The 1More Tour: (left to right) Matt Densky, Israel (“Izzy”) Markle, Grayson Mar
A 1,800 mile summer bicycling tour along the East Coast by five young men will focus on 1More. The idea is not to just peddle 1More mile from Florida to Maine, but it's an opportunity to touch 1More... Read More
A worker catalogs the number of a book that was partially damaged by the fire.
Columbia International University junior Johnisha Campbell had a lot on her mind. Finals week was coming up, her husband Patrick was to graduate in a week from CIU Seminary & School of Missions,... Read More
Joyce Hoffman
If an award were given out at the 2010 Columbia International University commencement for longest travel distance for a commuter student, Joyce Hoffman would have probably won. Hoffman, 69, who... Read More
Taking away the "surviving books" to be deodorized.
Boxes. Stacks and stacks of boxes. Inside of each carefully-labeled box carted out of the smoke-scented G. Allen Fleece Library are survivors. They are the books that didn't burn in the May 8 fire... Read More
The G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University was heavily damaged by an intense early morning fire May 8. The Columbia Fire Department was called to the scene about 6 a.m. after a... Read More
If a child in the womb could sing a song to mother what would it sound like? Columbia International University alumnus Bob Bernhardt of Green Bay, Wis. got to wondering that when his wife was... Read More

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