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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Meet Professor Evan!

As you know, our students at the Corban extension in OSCI are deeply immersed this semester in the studies of General Psychology, College Writing 1, Contemporary Math and Survey of Biblical Literature. I had a chance to look at the Math textbook last week. It looked like a foreign language to me! Our students are…

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TETELESTAI

Two years ago, as I was trying to come up with a name for our nonprofit, I felt that God was suggesting tetelestai. It is the Greek word for “it is finished.” This word occurs in John 19:28 and John 19:30. These are the only two places in the New Testament where it does occur.…

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Budget and Baptism?

You might be asking the question “What do the budget and baptism have to do with each other?” Below you will see the answer. Our Year 1 budget included the costs of the construction remodel, architect fees, computers for all the students, furniture and necessary supplies. This amount was close to $800,000 of which $700,000…

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Meet Professor Jim Hills

Our students at the Corban extension in the Oregon Correctional Institution are well into their Winter semester taking courses in General Psychology, College Writing I, Contemporary Math and Survey of Biblical Literature. Professor Hills will be teaching College Writing I. He was born in Ithaca, New York, but has lived most of his life on…

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Meet Professor Mike Patterson!

Winter classes have started at the Corban University extension in OSCI! Our 25 students began classes on January 8. They will be taking 4 courses this semester. The courses are Survey of Biblical Literature, College Writing I, Contemporary Math and General Psychology. The men were so eager to start the Winter quarter after the Christmas…

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