Office of the President

Letter from the President

Corban University is committed to keeping Jesus Christ central to all our teaching and learning.

Think about the apostle Paul. We find it fascinating that he was able to proclaim the greatness of God not only in the religious places (the synagogue) and the marketplaces (Acts 17:17), but also in the center of the intellectual world (Acts 17:19). We would certainly expect Paul to be comfortable proclaiming the greatness of God in the synagogue, and we are not surprised that he moves easily into the marketplace. But to take the concept of the grandeur of God into the Areopagus, the intellectual center of the city, might be surprising to some. This is no surprise, however, to those who recognize that Paul saw all of life from a God-centered perspective (Romans 11:33-36).

At Corban, the life and teachings of Jesus Christ are not confined to courses such as Bible, theology, Christian living, ministry and church history. They are also central to the arts, the natural sciences, humanities, chemistry, sociology, history of music, English literature, Western civilization, abnormal psychology, physics, philosophy and business. The entire curriculum of Corban is permeated by the study of the Bible. The Bible gives the key that unlocks the deepest meaning of everything else.

I have a love for the people at Corban and a commitment to its mission. Having attended this institution from 1978 to 1982, spending the first 11 years of my profession life here from 1982 to 1993, and serving on the Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2011, I must say -- it’s great to be home.

To God be the glory,

Sheldon C. Nord