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Mark Eckel

Eckel
Mark
Adjunct Education Faculty

Ph.D. Leadership, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.R.E. Pre-Seminary, Baptist Bible College; Th.M. Old Testament, Grace Theological Seminary

Dr. Mark Eckel is Professor of Leadership, Education, and Discipleship for Capital Bible Seminary.  Indianapolis, Indiana is his home. For 30 years Mark has served the Christian education community as a high school teacher, college professor, and international speaker. Mark’s responsibilities have included daily instruction, curriculum development, mentoring teachers, and conference speaking on Christian education issues in hundreds of venues.In 1995 Cedarville University selected Mark as the Delta Chi Teacher of the Year.  In 2010 Lenawee Christian School honored Mark with its Heart for Leadership Award.

Mark’s original curricula Let God Be God: The Nature and Characteristics of God and Timeless Truth: An Apologetic for the Reliability, Authenticity, and Authority of Scripture have served the Christian school movement around the world. In 2006 Mark consulted with Chuck Colson to produce a curriculum for high school students called Rewired. Since then he has produced both online and print curricula for various ministries. Mark’s book The Whole Truth: Classroom Strategies for Biblical Integration has helped thousands of Christian school teachers practice biblical integration in their classrooms. While in the Educational Ministries Department at Moody Bible Institute, Mark developed and wrote the course “Faith and Learning” instituted in 2004.  In 2011 Dr. Eckel designed the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IDS) for Crossroads Bible College. 

Intégrité has recently published four of Mark’s scholarly journal articles: one on faculty evaluation in higher education, another on adult learning, a third about Hebrew ideals of education, and the most recent on the impetus death provides for learning. Mark has also contributed a chapter to Four Perspectives on Your Child’s Education (Broadman & Holman, 2009).In the summer of 2010 Dr. Eckel presented two papers.At the C.S. Lewis Conference at Taylor University Mark delivered a paper entitled, “Devils in My Heart: Chesterton’s View of Human Nature through Father Brown.”At the International Institute for Christian Studies Dr. Eckel spoke on “And the Nations Will Say:  Apologetic Testimony from an Unlikely Source.” Summer and Fall of 2011 Mark spoke at Indiana Wesleyan University’s “Faith in the Science Classroom,” Biblical Leadership at Columbia International University, two courses for the M.A., Ph.D. programs at Lancaster Bible College/Graduate School on theological foundations, and day long Christian school events in Arizona and Colorado.  In the summer of 2011 Mark’s children–Tyler and Chelsea–helped their dad write three, 4,000 word essays on Stephen Crane, Jane Austen, and the Romantic poets. Mark writes book and movie reviews, essays, and audio-blogs for Moody Radio. He is continuing work on a Christian critique of Gothic horror novels such as Frankenstein.

Providence Center for Urban Leadership Development (PCULD) in Denver, CO has asked Mark to be scholar-in-residence for the 2012-13 fellowship year.  Dr. Eckel will coordinate curriculum and teach in the program dedicated to developing Christian city leaders.

Dr. Eckel is a featured speaker and writer on faith-learning integration, worldview, culture, film critique, apologetics, education, curriculum development, instructional methodologies, and Christian school philosophy.Mark is an ordained minister with a Th.M. in Old Testament and a Ph.D. in Leadership.

Mark’s wife Robin is a second grade Christian school teacher. They have two grown children: Tyler and Chelsea.

Besides family and friends, NFL football, Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee, Syracuse Lacrosse, books, movies, and maple sugar candy (among many good things in God’s creation) bring a smile to Mark’s face.

 

Brian P. Gault

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Photo of Brian Gault, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at CIU
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
803-807-5318
B.A., Cedarville University; M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

 

Dr. Gault joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 2012 and has taught Old Testament and Hebrew from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as a children’s pastor and a small group leader. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, where he serves on the steering committee for the Old Testament Wisdom Literature study group.  He has written articles for several scholarly journals and is currently writing a monograph on the Song of Songs and a commentary on the Minor Prophets.

Books:

  • Hosea, Joel, Amos & Obadiah. Kregel Exegetical Commentary. [In Preparation]

Articles:

  • “Is Her Door Open or Closed? Another Look at Architectural Images in Song 8:8-10,” in Locked Gardens & Living Waters: Studies in Song of Songs. Eisenbrauns. Forthcoming
  • “A ‘Do Not Disturb Sign’?  Reexamining the Adjuration Refrain in Song of Songs,”  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 36 (2011) 93-104.
  • “The Fragments of Canticles from Qumran: Implications & Limitations for Interpretation,” Revue de Qumran, 95/24 (2010) 351-71.
  • “An Admonition Against ‘Rousing Love’: The Meaning of the Enigmatic Refrain in Song of Songs.” Bulletin for Biblical Research, 20 (2010) 161-84
  • “A Reexamination of ‘Eternity’ in Ecclesiastes 3:11.” Bibliotheca Sacra 165 (2008) 39-57.

Reviews:

  • Review of Job (Baker Commentary on Old Testament Wisdom & Psalms) by Tremper Longman III in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Forthcoming.
  • Review of Old Testmant Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction by Craig G. Bartholomew and Ryan P. O’Dowd in the Southeastern Theological Review, 4.2 (Winter 2013)
  • Review of Song of Songs (Brazos Theological Commentary) by Paul J. Griffiths in the Southeastern Theological Review, 3.2 (Winter 2012) 273-74.

Paper Presentations:

  • “Is Her Door Open or Closed?  Another Look at the Architectural Imagery in Song of Songs 8:8-10,” SBL Annual Meeting, 21 November 2011
  • “The Garden of Delight in Song of Songs: Theological Allusion or Universal Archetype?” ETS National Meeting, 16 November 2011
  • “The Fragments of Canticles from Qumran: Implications and Limitations for  Interpretation,” ETS National Meeting, 18 November 2009.
  • “An Oath of Chastity or A ‘Do Not Disturb’ Sign?  Reexamining the Adjuration Refrain in  the Song of Songs,” ETS National Meeting, 19 November 2008.
  • “What Has God Placed in the Human Heart: An Exegetical Analysis of Ecclesiastes 3:11,” ETS National Meeting, 15 November 2006.

Lynn Hoekstra

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Photo of Lynn Hoekstra, CIU Education Professor
Teacher Education Program Director, Education Professor
803-807-5317

B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University

Lynn was born and raised on her family’s farm in Illinois. After marrying her childhood sweetheart, Jack, she worked with young people teaching music and as a volunteer at church and the local Christian school before entering college to prepare for a teaching career. She enjoys sharing the practical experiences from 16 years of middle school teaching with future teachers. She desires to prepare teachers with a biblical worldview who, by God’s grace, can then inspire and encourage their own students. When Lynn is not teaching, she enjoys reading, biking, and taking long walks with Jack and their dog, Cappuccino. 

B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University; teacher, Hudsonville Christian School, 1993-2004; teacher, Ontario Christian School, 2004-2009; instructor and director of Academic Support, Providence Christian College, 2008-2012; resident faculty, Columbia International University, 2012-present.

Thomas Barbian

Barbian
Thomas
Couseling Professor

B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran University; Ph.D., Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology

 

 Dr. Barbian received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology in Los Angeles. He holds a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, and a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies. He has had extensive counseling experience in private practice as well as in a church setting. He was Co-Director of Associated Christian Therapy Services in California and has been actively involved in church leadership for many years. He has been the Executive Director of the Christian Counseling Center of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia since its founding in 1997.

Dr. Barbian has received specialized training in addictions, marriage counseling, anxiety disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, child therapy, Critical Incident-Stress Debriefing, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He holds certifications in: South Carolina: Licensed Professional Counselor, Lic. #2665 South Carolina: Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Lic. # 3823 California: Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor Lic. MFC # 27025.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  staff member, Church of the Living Christ, 1982-89; MFCC intern, private practice, 1986-89; marriage, family and child counselor, Antelope Valley Christian Counseling Center, 1989-91; director, Care Options, 1994-97; professional advisor, CHADD, 1991-97; assistant professor, Chapman University, 1996; clinical director, part-owner, Associated Christian Therapy Services, 1991-97; executive director, Christian Counseling Center, First Presbyterian Church, 1997-present; adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, Graduate School Division, 1997-2010; adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, College of Counseling, 2010-present; SC Licensed Professional Counselor; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.

Benjamin Dean

Dean
Benjamin
Benjamin Dean, Business & Organizational Leadership Program Director
Business & Organizational Leadership Program Director
(803) 807-5131

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; LLM, The Judge
Advocate General’s School; Ph.D., Regent University

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