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Summer 2004 | Volume 26, Number 7 | Alumni

Explore “Heroes of the Faith” at Casey Weekend’s Alumni College 2004

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE to go to an island retreat and listen to learned professors of history, literature and religion speak passionately about heroes of the faith — greats such as the devout evangelical William Wilber-force, one of the leaders of the British anti-slave trade movement; or John Newton, slave trader-turned-minister who wrote the beloved hymn “Amazing Grace”; or Elizabeth Barrett Browning, whose passion for poetry and social justice was fueled by her Christian faith?

What sounds idyllic for those who miss the classroom is possible this summer at Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. Alumni College 2004, “Heroes of the Faith,” is a special feature of the annual Seattle Pacific University Casey Weekend for alumni, family and friends August 20–22.

This year’s program features the following four masters of their subjects:

  • Colin Greene, dean of the School of Theology, will speak on “William Wilberforce: Man of Freedom.”
  • George Scranton, professor of theatre, will dramatize aspects of the life of Wilberforce.
  • William Woodward, professor of history, will speak on “John Newton: Amazing Grace.”
  • Chris Chaney, assistant professor of English, will lecture on “Writers of Faith: 19th-Century Poets.”

The Alumni Choir, a youth basketball clinic with former Falcon Head Coach Ken Bone, and the ever-succulent traditional salmon barbecue are among a long list of other anticipated activities. For more information, or to register, call 206/281-ALUM or visit

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