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Big Questions

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

Categories: Big Questions

Money Tips for New(ish) Grads

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kurtis Kube is the Director of Columbia’s new Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship and he also leads Columbia’s fundraising efforts as Director of Development. Kurtis is a great money coach, so we asked him for solid money tips that will help new grads get a good start. Each of us has a relationship with money. Is … Read More

Categories: Big Questions

What Should I Do with My Life? Five Tips to Take the Pressure Off

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

So many decisions! Kara Bergstrom is the director of Columbia’s Intercultural Studies program. She has lived, worked, and studied in China, Spain, Cameroon, Kenya, Mexico, and throughout Latin America – so she’s pretty acquainted with big moves and life transitions. Here’s her best advice for thinking through the “What’s next?” questions. I love talking with … Read More

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