Praxis Blog

Three Things You can Do with a Praxis Certificate

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Students (and parents!) often ask, “What can you do with a Praxis certificate?” Besides the overall experience of personal growth, I find myself pointing to Praxis alumni as examples for how the program fits into someone’s life direction. Some students have returned to Columbia, others have gone on to success in university or other schooling, … Read More

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The Praxis Cycle: Observe-Engage-Integrate

Monday, May 4, 2015

“I don’t understand that!” This is a common response to our complex world – confusion, uncertainty, or indifference can overwhelm… In Praxis, Columbia’s 1-year certificate that combines urban studies with discipleship and experiential learning, students are equipped to handle this very experience of cultural understanding in what we’ve termed the Praxis cycle: Observe-Engage-Integrate. Observe Praxis … Read More

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Praxis in New York City

Friday, March 6, 2015

Praxis had an exciting and insightful trip to New York City over reading break. A few highlights included: NYC Churches Praxis visited several churches from Trinity Grace Church’s parish network as well as attended Hillsong NYC. A highlight was Rashad’s story (pastor at Trinity Grace – Crown Heights) as he described the practices of sacrifice in planting … Read More

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Service Through Presence

Friday, January 30, 2015

Service is a big part of discipleship at Columbia Bible College. After all, we believe and follow a God who embodies service in the person of Jesus. As Jesus taught, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son … Read More

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Spirituality in the busyness of life

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

“I’m busy” Bible College students know this phrase oh so well! Much time is spent anticipating when busyness will end – finished assignments, weekends, or the end of the semester give windows for rest or a change of pace. And it can be in the windows of rest that students reconnect with God. It’s true, … Read More

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