A Mask & A Gun

When Terry was a teenager, his dad came home one day, handed him a mask and a gun and said “Follow me, son.” Terry’s dad was a member of a gang. Terry followed his dad and began to rob banks in a Southwestern state. His dad was so proud of his son. He would even tell his…

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New Website, Ricky Who?

During this COVID-19 break, I have had an opportunity to get some things done that were being neglected. For example, spending more time in scripture and prayer, intensive gardening, long walks and catching up with old friends. But the one thing that really needed attention was the revamping of our website. So while I was…

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Breaking Chains II

BREAKING CHAINS II Join your fellow supporters of Paid in Full Oregon, Corban University and the Oregon Department of Corrections in celebrating the new academic year for our second year students and our brand new Freshmen. Hear from the students on the impact of being in the Northwest’s first four-year college degree program.

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Free in Prsion

When I led a group of Oregon officials on a field trip to Angola Prison in January of 2015, they experienced something that was totally unanticipated. The group consisted of two state senators, two state representatives, a Department of Corrections person, a Criminal Justice Commission representative, someone from the Attorney General’s office and several other…

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JOY and GLORY in prison?

As we travel through this COVID-19 crisis, I am reminded of James 1:2-3 which says “Consider it pure joy…whenever you face trials…because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” And further in Romans 5:3  Paul tells us that we “…glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance character;…

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Talent INSIDE the walls

In the midst of the storm we are experiencing worldwide, I want to share a note of hope from Professor Jim Hills who is teaching College Writing to our students at the Corban extension in OSCI. Professor Hills says: “I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the talent level of my OSCI writing students. Several are writing…

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