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During a 3-day course at Corban University, renowned author and heaven expert Randy Alcorn gave 50 students an in-depth perspective of eternity. The May 8-10 course was attended by participants from across the nation and filled with laughter, thoughtful insight and much more.
“The course went extremely well and was a great lead-in for possible future summer intensive courses at the university,” said David Sanford, Corban’s director of 2012 summer intensive programs. “Randy’s presentations were interactive, which made the size of the class ideal for everyone who attended.”
For Peter Dryden, who drove two days each way from Alberta, Canada, to attend, the course was better than he imagined.
“I couldn’t jot down notes fast enough,” he said. “He answered questions I’ve had since I was a kid and to be able to be there was an amazing thing.”
Although he isn’t a pastor, Dryden plans to share what he learned in small group settings. One thing he believes is invaluable is his new ability to share the message of Jesus Christ and heaven with non-Christians.
“For me, this is a priority message,” he said. “People need to see that there is something so much better and transcendent than anything we can possible have in this life.”
The 2-credit “TH 599 – Theology of Heaven” course was the first of two 2012 graduate seminars offered at the University. Chuck Ferguson, a recognized leader in non-profit leadership consultation, will teach an MBA elective seminar called “BA 591 - Service Leadership in the Non-Profit World," June 12-14.