Congratulations to our graduates who studied via AccessCIU:
Cassandra McCarty (Biblical Ministry Certificate)
David Chou (Master of Arts)
Joseph Harwood (Master of Arts)
Val Bigger (Master of Divinity)
Brett Bzdafka (Master of Divinity)
Kristopher Gerow (Master of Divinity)
Duane Mabee (Master of Divinity)
Ok-Soon Sohn (Master of Divinity)
Spring Term 2012 - Online Courses
Registration closes January 27, 2012.
Coursework begins February 20, 2012 and ends May 25, 2012.
CIU Students Read through the Bible in Four Days
Students at Columbia International University commemorated Authority of Scripture Week on campus with a public reading of the Bible in four days from October 25 to 28, 2011. The Authority of Scripture is a CIU core value.
From a tent located in the center of campus, students signed up to read in 15 minutes blocks from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Just before 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, the final words of the Bible were read:
"He who testifies to these things says, 'Surely I am coming quickly.' Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."
“Amen!” and applause was the response of dozens of students who had timed their day to be near the tent as the final chapters of the Bible were read.
CIU Student Senate President Jason Harms says reading through the Bible unites the CIU community in an active way.
“It is easy to say we believe the Bible to be an integral part of our Christian lives, but we wanted to express that truth in a real way,” Harms said. “We believe investing in God's Word helps us to realize the importance of the Scriptures in our everyday lives.”
Three South Carolina media outlets came to the CIU campus to report on the event. See their reports here:
AccessCIU-SSM Alumni Highlight
Tain-Jyue Huang (pictured on far left) graduated in 2007 with a Master of Arts degree from CIU-SSM through the AccessCIU-SSM study track. T.J. has served as Mission Minister at Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore (CCCB). He has been leading three brothers and sisters in CCCB to join the Medical Short-term Mission Team of Care Ministry International to Cambodia since 2008. T.J. also engages in Bible training at different areas of mainland China since 2007.
T.J. asks that we join him in prayer for the congregation of CCCB in mobilization for God’s mission and active participation in His mission work.
Summer Term 2012 Courses
Syllabi will be posted after March 15, 2012.
Registration opens April 1, 2012 and closes May 8, 2012.
Coursework begins May 28, 2012 and ends August 3, 2012.
June 18 - 22 - HIS 6221 History of Global Christianity 1 with Dr. Bill Davidson
June 25 - 29 - HIS 6231 History of Global Christianity 1 with Dr. Bill Davidson
June 2 - 6- CNC 6441 (01) Counseling Grief and Loss - Dr. Lisa Sinclair
June 11-15 - CNC 6540 Spiritual Formation and Group Process - Dr. Dennis Morgan (limit: 15 students)
June 11-15 - GLS 6510 Communicating Cross-culturally - Dr. Phil Steyne
June 18-22 - GLS 6580 Facilitating Church Planting Movements with Dr. Linus Morris
June 18-22 - MIN 6051 Missional Leadership - Dr. Reggie McNeal
June 25-29 - ICS 6039 Doing Theology in Context - Dr. Chris Little
July 2-6 - ICS 5020 Islam through Christian and Muslim Eyes (Contact Dr. Warren Larson)
July 9-13 - ICS 60xx - TBA Zwemer Course
July 16-20 - THE 7960 Wesleyan Theology - Dr. Larry Dixon and Dr. Grooms
July 16-20 - ICS 60xx - TBA Zwemer Course
July 23-27 - ICS 60xx - TBA Zwemer Course
July 30 - Aug 3 - MIN 5411 Leadership Development Through Lifelong Learning - Dr. Roy King
Faculty Focus: Dr. David Cashin
Intercultural Studies Professor
Dr. Cashin is professor of intercultural studies at Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Ministry. Dr. Cashin obtained his bachelor of arts degree in history from Gordon College and his master of arts and doctor of philosophy in indology from Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. While in Sweden, Dr. Cashin served as pastor of two churches. He wrote and taught courses and seminars in Islamic history, theology and Muslim-Christian relations. For nine years Dr. Cashin served in Bangladesh as missionary, church planter, educator and development worker with SIM International. He is fluent in Bengali and Swedish and has extensive knowledge of seven other languages. In the United States Dr. Cashin served as press secretary to the U.S. Center for World Mission and as director of research at the Samuel Zwemer Institute of Islamic Studies. Prior to joining the faculty of Columbia
Biblical Seminary and School of Missions, Dr. Cashin was principal of Valley Christian School in Northampton, Massachusetts. Dr. Cashin is the author of The Ocean of Love: Ali Rajâ’s gam and Jnân Sâgara, The Ocean of Love: Middle Bengali Sufi Literature and the Fakirs of Bengal, The Secret of the Blessing of Abraham, and Study Guide for the Blessing of Abraham. He also has published numerous articles on Islam and other subjects. Dr. Cashin and his wife, Margareta, reside in Columbia.
Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden; press secretary, US Center for World Mission, 1977-79; director of research, Samuel Zwemer Institute of Islamic Studies, 1979-80; immigrant relations specialist, Saron Baptist Church, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1980-82; missionary, church planter, educator and development worker, SIM International, 1982-91; city translator, Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1991-94; teacher and seminar leader, Orevoro Theological Seminary, 1991-95; pastor, Johanneberg Baptist and Salem Baptist Church, 1991-95; interim pastor, Stony Brook Community Church, 1996-97; principal, Valley Christian School, 1995-2001; faculty, Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Ministry, 2001-present.
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