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Fall 2012 Online Courses


Coursework Begins August 21, 2012 and ends December 14, 2012.

BIB 5113 Prophets: God's Message of Redemption & Judgment with Dr. Walter Brown

BIB 5133 Acts to Revelation with Dr. Andy Mull

BIB 5410 Hermeneutics: Interpreting and Applying the Bible with Dr. John Harvey

BIB/ICS 6010 Acts in Historical, Theological & Missiological Perspective with Dr. William Larkin

BIB 6320 Old Testament Theology with Dr. Christopher Jero

GLS 6540 Strategies for Evangelism and Church Planting with Dr. Bill Jones

GRE 5110 Greek 1 - Dr. John Harvey and Mr. Peter Guinther

GRE 6210 Greek 3 with Dr. James Lowther

HEB 5110 Hebrew 1 with Dr. Walter Brown

ICS 5010 Introduction to World Religions with Dr. David Cashin

ICS 6024 Understanding Cultures and Worldviews with Dr. David Cashin

ICS 6025 Life of Muhammad with Dr. David Cashin

ICS 6071 Approaches to Muslims with Dr. Warren Larson

THE 6320 Systematic Theology 2 with Dr. Igou Hodges

THE 6341 Theological Methods and Issues with Dr. Larry Dixon

Special Course Offering Winter 2013 in Atlanta


HOM 7310 "Preaching for Transformation."  January 14-18, 2013

Dr. George Murray hosts four highly-regarded and experienced preaching practitioners who will help you construct and preach sermons that will have a transformational impact on listeners of all ages. Aspects of sermon construction, homiletical theory, use of illustrations, effective application of truth, audience analysis, and the philosophy and theology of preaching will be balanced with the importance of being an authentic servant of God. You will be inspired to embrace preaching as a means to transform both yourself and the listener for the glory of God.

Syllabus will be available after October 15, 2012.

Registration opens November 1, 2012 at www.ciu.edu/atlanta

Study Tours with TraveLearn


TraveLearn is the study tour department of Columbia International University. TraveLearn offers unique experiences to travel overseas while achieving your educational, Christian fellowship or enrichment goals. You can gain cross-cultural exposure while spending time and building friendships with fellow Christians. Whether you’re a student, alumnus, or member of the general public, you can take advantage of this great opportunity no matter what your interests. Contact Elisabeth Davis, TraveLearn Coordinator, for more information on the following courses:

  • HIS/ICS 5095 Eurasia Study Tour: Turkey with Dr. Mike Barnett November 15-16, 2012.
  • BIB 5888 Israel Study Tour with Dr. Bryan Beyer, December 30, 2012-January 13, 2013.

Winter 2013 Intensive Courses


Syllabi will be available after October 15, 2012.

Courses in Atlanta, Georgia:

January 14-18, 2013 CNC 5400 Ministry of Counseling: Theory and Practice with Dr. Al McKechnie

January 14-18, 2013 HOM 7310 Preaching for Transformation with Dr. George Murray

January 22-25, 2013 (T-F) MIN 5310 Biblical Foundations of Leadership with Dr. Roy King

Courses in Columbia, South Carolina:

January 14-18 BIB 6310 Progress of Redemption with Dr. Don Howell

January 14-18 ICS 6073 Islam in the 21st Century with Dr. Nabeel Jabbour

January 22-25 (T-F) ICS 6043 Tentmaking Strategies for the 10/40 Window with Dr. Patrick Lai

Faculty Focus: Dr. John Harvey


Dean of the Seminary and School of Ministry

When John Harvey joined the SSM faculty in 1992, it marked the beginning of his formal teaching experience, but not the beginning of his connection with Columbia International University. After working for nine and a half years as an architect in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, he entered CIU's SSM in 1983 to begin work on a Master of Divinity degree. When he completed his studies in 1986 he remained in Columbia for two years to work at CIU as a Faculty Assistant. He later served as a Teaching Fellow at CIU's SSM for one year immediately prior to joining the faculty.

Dr. Harvey is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. He has written book reviews for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society as well as contributing articles to a number of theological dictionaries.

Dr. Harvey is ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. During 1998-99, he and his wife, Anita, lived in Germany, while he served as Interim Dean of the SSM site in Korntal, Germany.

Read more about Dr. Harvey.