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January 18, 2000
As an Episcopalian minister explained recently, there is a distinctly Southern California appeal to the Alpha Course, a sort of Christianity 101 centered on videotaped sermons. "You can sit in a classroom situation, which is not confrontational, and over the 10 weeks you have home-cooked meals with these strangers, who you get to know," said the Rev. Rand Reasoner, pastor of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Woodland Hills. "You can wonder in a sort of nonthreatening way."
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January 18, 2000
As an Episcopalian minister explained recently, there is a distinctly Southern California appeal to the Alpha Course, a sort of Christianity 101 centered on videotaped sermons. "You can sit in a classroom situation, which is not confrontational, and over the 10 weeks you have home-cooked meals with these strangers, who you get to know," said the Rev. Rand Reasoner, pastor of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Woodland Hills. "You can wonder in a sort of nonthreatening way."
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January 30, 1999 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caught in a debilitating depression, Karen Cowick of Huntington Beach had lost her spiritual compass. Practicing her faith had become a mechanical, meaningless exercise. "I went to church but didn't believe there was a God in my life," said Cowick, a school crossing guard and a single mother. But last fall Cowick stumbled across a program that is blossoming in Orange County and around the world.
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