Welcome Cairn University!
July 9, 2012, Philadelphia Biblical University became officially Cairn University (http://cairn.edu) with authorization from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
What is a cairn?
Throughout human history, men and women all over the world have piled stones to serve as memorials and markers. The stones marked boundaries and important events – ones worth remembering for generations to come.
Stones are piled at trail crossings as well. They mark a road to be taken, a danger to be avoided, or a spring or well at which travelers can be refreshed.
Man-made piles of stones, memorials of the past and markers for the path ahead, are called by many names in many languages. The English term is cairn.
Why Cairn University?
The University’s new name is tied to both meanings; to bear witness and point the way. Part of the change in name was also in preparation for the 100th anniversary in 2013.