My name is Lindsay Emo. My major is international community development. And I'm from western New York.
For me, the Bible holds the highest authority in my life. And so I want to have an education from a biblical worldview, because that's how I'm going to live my life. And so if I'm going to study a professional field or if I'm going to study missions or whatever I'm going to study, I want to have a sound biblical foundation for that.
My name is Seth Hall. I'm from Lexington, South Carolina. And I'm a humanities major.
The relationships with my professors are far greater than I expected. They get to know your name. They want to have lunch with you. They care about what kind of grades you're making. And even a good bit of the professors even exchange their phone number with you, invite you over to their house. They want to make sure that not only are we making good grades but that we get the things that they're trying to teach us.
I'm Kevin McWilliams, professor of Bible here at Columbia International University. Well, I think teaching is about relationships. It's not just delivering information. The relationships are very, very important. And because we're all about formations-- spiritual formation and seeing lives changed, and the way God designed things, that works through-- primarily through relationships.
Earning a degree in Bible is important because I know even if I'm not walking into a career of ministry, the Bible teaches me so much about life. When I walk into the future that God's placed before me, I need to understand it from his perspective, from his narrative.