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David Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby on in Fortune Magazine on Business and Ministry

Article by David Whitford appeared in Fortune Magazine, October of 2010 - Stan Mattson was touring the Berkshire hills in the fall of 2007 when he arrived at a certain windy hilltop overlooking the Connecticut River in Northfield, Mass. He stopped the car, and got out to have a look around. The scene he beheld "was breathtaking," he recalls: rolling lawns, a magnificent scattering of stately brick and stone edifices, some of them more than 100 years old, and not a soul in sight. Mattson, who directs the C.S. Lewis Foundation in Redlands, Calif., thought he had stumbled into an illustration from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. "It just felt so Lewisian," he says. Powerfully moved, he knelt on the grass and he prayed.


Mattson had long been on a mission to honor Lewis -- a noted theologian and the author of the Chronicles of Narnia -- by founding a college where Christian scholars would read the great books and immerse themselves in the visual and performing arts. His plans had lately reached the stage where he was shopping for a campus. This one -- originally the Northfield Seminary for Young Ladies, later part of Northfield Mount Hermon School -- had been on the market since 2005. Initially, Mattson had had no interest. The setting was too remote, and the asking price, even at $20 million (recently reduced from $40 million), was out of his range. But on that magical fall day something clicked. Praying, he asked for guidance and a benefactor. "If by providence we are given this property," Mattson vowed, "we will embrace it." Read the full article on Fortune's Website

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