Introducing Darrin Derksen: Your New Caregiving & Counselling Director

Friday, July 10, 2015

Columbia is thrilled to welcome Darrin Derksen back on campus as Director of the Caregiving & Counselling program.  Darrin and his family JUST moved here from Alberta (picture his hallways still full of cardboard boxes) but he managed to find the time to introduce himself to us.  He sounds pretty awesome, yes? You’re an alum!  … Read More

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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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How would I have learned this sitting in a classroom?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chloe Parmentier is in her 3rd year of the Intercultural Studies (ICS) program. She is currently doing her ICS cross-cultural internship in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. Chloe works with Jacob’s Well, a faith based community of people who seek mutually transformative friendship with those on the margins of society and who desire to equip others to … Read More

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Lament: Proclaiming the Reign of Christ in Every Circumstance

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

[The following article was written by Stacey Gleddiesmith, Director of Worship Arts at Columbia. It first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Columbia’s Contact magazine.] When I teach on the topic of biblical lament I like to ask my class whether lament should be a part ofthe gathered worship of the church. Inevitably the response … Read More

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