Big Questions

Mentoring: The Art of Loving Invasion

Monday, July 15, 2019

  Why is mentoring so important? What does good mentoring look like? And what are some ways an everyday Christian can start to mentor people in their lives? A sprawling conversation with two practiced mentors, Jeremy Walker, director of Quest, and Mike Richardson, Columbia faculty member and founder of Quest, provides a wealth of wisdom … Read More

Categories: Big Questions, For the Soul

How Important is Church? Practical Theology Helps Students Answer Big Questions

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

  “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Heb. 13:8) Columbia’s vision is to be Christ-Centered, Kingdom-Focused, World-Impacting, where our programming equips people for a life of discipleship, ministry, and leadership in service to the church and community. A guiding question towards Columbia achieving this vision is this: how does the timeless … Read More

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How to Navigate Tough Conversations

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Bryan Born is the president of Columbia Bible College. In this post he shares key insights from Crucial Conversations, a book that he has found particularly helpful in his leadership role as well as in all his relationships. When was the last time you found yourself trapped in a crucial conversation – an exchange where opinions vary, … Read More

Categories: Big Questions, For the Soul, Life at Columbia

How to Keep Your Faith at Bible College

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Keeping your Faith at Bible College It’s a bizarre question if you think about it. How can I keep my faith at Bible college?  Isn’t Bible college where you go to strengthen faith? Shouldn’t the risk of losing your faith be lower at a place where you and your fellow students live, study the Bible, … Read More

Categories: Big Questions, For the Soul

How to Start Well as a Leader

Friday, June 29, 2018
How to Start Well as a Leader

Matt Kaminksi is the Co-Director of Columbia’s Applied Leadership program and served as Columbia’s Athletic Director until June 2018. This article first appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of the Columbia Contact magazine. This fall I have had the wonderful opportunity of watching my oldest son, Sullivan, start kindergarten. I have been able to observe firsthand … Read More

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