C.S. Lewis wrote: “Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live forever.”

Eternal consequences shape how we provide education, how we live our lives, and how we do business around the globe. In Scripture we find in Jesus a man who lived in light of eternity, but not at the expense of the present. He did not dismiss physical human needs because they were somehow irrelevant in the grand scheme of living forever. No, He himself had physical needs and He gladly met those of the people around Him. He satisfied hunger pangs, and not just spiritual ones, but physical ones that actually gnaw at our gut. Jesus does not belittle us for being human; He challenges us to be fully present as we also pursue a life that will last into eternity.

At Corban, we aim to teach our students to live like Christ did. We want to train future professionals who fulfill the dual role of attending to the physical and material needs of those around them while also fixing their eyes on the power and price of eternity. As we enter this new year, we ask you to pray for Corban that we may continue to pour into our students as Christ did, equipping them to flourish in both their everyday material lives and their spiritual walks with God.

To Christ be all Glory,

Sheldon C. Nord, Ph.D.