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December 11, 2013

Summer is Back, Bigger and Better!

Regent College is excited to announce its Summer Programs for 2014! We invite you to join us for our best summer yet. With over 45 courses (our highest to date!) from May to August, we offer the biggest Summer Programs in North America. Our world-renowned faculty consists of Regent College professors and visiting lecturers from around th...

December 04, 2013

Refer a Friend to Regent and We'll Help Them Get Here

Are you a current student? Do you know someone who has dreams of studying at Regent College? Put us in touch, and we can help. Every friend you refer who becomes a student at Regent will receive a a tuition benefit equivalent to the cost of one course (currently $1,353). Share your dreams and opportunities today.

November 28, 2013

The Voice of Justice Comes to Vancouver

Regent College is proud to host The Justice Conference Vancouver, a Partner Site for The Justice Conference 2014. The Justice Conference is an annual gathering to educate, inspire, and connect a generation of men and women around a shared concern for biblical and social justice, the vulnerable and oppressed. Through a primary U...

November 19, 2013

Get Funded to Travel to the Holy Land

Applications are now being accepted for the Conway Holy Land Travel Bursary. Dr. John Conway has generously endowed an annual $5000 bursary for research and travel to the Holy Land within the calendar year of the award for a returning Regent College student. The bursary is intended to foster inter-religious dialogue and understanding ...

November 15, 2013

Dr. Iain Provan Dispels Us of Our "Convenient Myths"

The celebration continues for Dr. Iain Provan's most recent publication Convenient Myths: The Axial Age, Dark Green Religion, and the World that Never Was. In October, the Regent College Bookstore hosted a book launch for Convenient Myths during which Dr. Provan gave a lecture entitled "Reading Culture: The War of Myths and the Mission of th...

November 13, 2013

Should We Have Church in the Pub? An interview with Hans Boersma

In early November, NPR ran a story under the headline, "To Stave off Decline, Churches Attract New Members with Beer" We asked Dr. Hans Boersma, professor of theology at Regent College, what he thinks of this recent innovation on "doing church". Question: Do you think moving church services to a pub is an appropriate way to grow attenda...

November 05, 2013

More Than Just the Guy In Line

October 13-19 was Homelessness Action Week in Vancouver, BC. We asked faculty member and life-long resident of Vancouver, Gerry Schoberg, for his perspective on homelessness and a bit about what his church is doing to address this very present reality. Question: How would you define homelessness in Vancouver? GS: There are two kinds....

October 19, 2013

Eucharistic Participation: new e-book by Hans Boersma

Hans Boersma is the J.I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College. He recently released an e-book called Eucharistic Participation: The Reconfiguration of Time and Space, available here. Eucharistic Participation is the outcome of a wonderful Pastor's Conference that we had here at Regent College this past summer, and to which I...

October 16, 2013

Choosing Between Care and Responsibility? Why the U.S. Government Shut Down

The U.S. government narrowly avoided economic catastrophe by finally reaching an agreement on October 16 to raise the debt ceiling and end the sixteen-day government closure. In early October, we sat down with Professor John Stackhouse to find out what started the downward spiral that led to the initial government closure on October 1st, and...

October 10, 2013

Is Physician-Assisted Suicide a Human Right?

On October 10th, the B.C. Court of Appeal overturned the decision of a B.C. Supreme Court judge who, last year, struck down Canada's law prohibiting doctor-assisted suicide. This ongoing public debate affects us all. Before that decision was released, we asked a thoughtful Christian to contribute his perspective on this issue as a concerned ...

October 08, 2013

Announcing the 2013-14 Laing Lectures

Regent College is pleased to announce that the speaker for the 2013-14 Laing Lectures will be Dr. Ellen T. Charry, the Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Charry will deliver a series of three lectures on the topic “Christian Theology as a Guide for the Emotions” on February 19 and 20, 2014 ...

September 25, 2013

New Regent World is out on World Christianity

Regent College's Marketing and Communications department has launched its fall issue of The Regent World, a free publication that focuses on College news, research, people, and events. The new issue takes on the world, so to speak, by exploring the changing realities of the Christian faith in an increasingly globalized age. Regent College...

September 05, 2013

Rita Houston Scholarship Awarded to First Recipient

Regent College is pleased to announce that the inaugural Rita Houston Scholarship—awarded to a mature student—has been presented to Merina Matthew. The 58 year-old single mother expresses her delight at being at Regent: “Each day that I am in class is a day of wonder and deep appreciation. I often feel like I need to pinch myself to see if I ...

July 23, 2013

Regent Audio Website Gets a Facelift

The Regent Bookstore has launched a new Regent Audio website! It has a brand new look and feel that’s easy to navigate and visually consistent with the Regent College website. “The main impetus [for launching a new site],” explains Kim Boldt, Bookstore Assistant Manager, “was to make it something that was accessible in a mobile world.” Si...

July 18, 2013

Regent College Welcomes New Academic Dean

As of July 2, 2013, Regent College welcomed Dr. Jeffrey P. Greenman as the new academic dean. Greenman is no stranger to Regent College, having graduated with his Master of Divinity degree in 1988. He went on to complete a PhD in religious ethics at the University of Virginia and comes to us from Wheaton College in Illinois where he...

July 16, 2013

Ross Hastings Interview: Missional God, Missional Church

Ross Hastings, professor of Pastoral Theology and author of the book, Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-Evangelizing the West, is interviewed by Larry Wood, host of Peace Talk on 660 AM Radio in Greenville, South Carolina. Dr. Hastings shares about the trinitarian nature of God and its impact on God's familial way of being in ...

June 24, 2013

Musical Lunch Hours at Regent College

In the mood to swing to some jazz? Or be transported to the Caribbean with some funky beats? How about sampling sounds from different cultures such as the Chinese pipa and flamenco guitar? Or maybe being serenaded by an acoustic guitar is more your style. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Regent’s got it this summer. Kicking off Ca...

June 13, 2013

Regent Writers Recognized at 2013 Word Guild Awards

For the second year in a row, a showdown occurred between current student Carolyn Arends and faculty member John Stackhouse at the Word Guild Awards. Arends triumphed, taking home the prize for “In on the Joke of the Bible” and “Taste the Soup” (Christianity Today). Both Arends and Stackhouse competed in the Nonfiction Article—Column Series....

June 05, 2013

World Christianity Conference Comes to Regent College

Regent College is pleased to announce the 2013 World Christianity Conference, On the Threshold: World Christianity at Our Door, July 19-20, 2013, hosted by Diane Stinton and Jeffrey Greenman. The Christian faith has always been geographically widespread and culturally diverse in its expression. However, after centuries of being large...

May 24, 2013

The New Regent World is Out: Faith, Science & the Environment

Climate change. Acidification of oceans. Declining biodiversity. Too much waste. Overfishing. These are just some of the environmental challenges facing our planet today. Solving them requires not just science and technology—although these are vital—but faith. A faith rooted in a doctrine of creation. A faith that promotes reverence for all o...

May 17, 2013

A Conference on Cinema's Fascination with Jesus

Regent College is pleased to announce the 2013 Film Conference, Screening Jesus: Cinema’s Abiding Fascination with the Character of Christ, taking place July 26–28, 2013 and hosted by Iwan Russell-Jones. For Iwan Russell-Jones, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Regent College and former producer and director for the BBC,...

May 09, 2013

2013 Word Guild Awards Promise Tight Race for Top Prizes

The Word Guild’s annual Christian writing awards, which recognize Canadians who write from a Christian worldview, will be handed out at a gala event on June 12 in Mississauga, Ontario. This marks the twenty-fifth year of the awards celebration. Regent College is well represented with entries in several categories by faculty members and alumni...

May 17, 2013

Take a Summer Course at Regent!

That's right. Regent's Summer Programs are here! Registration is now open and classes are filling up fast. Pick up a copy of the booklet in the Atrium, or go straight to our Summer Programs website.

May 06, 2013

We Welcome All Pastors to the Annual Pastors' Conference

This year's Pastors' Conference is on the theme of Restoring the Centre: The Place of the Table in the Church. Featured speakers: Alan Torrance, Hans Boersma, Andrea Tisher, Joyce Rees, Brian Buhler.

March 22, 2013

Regent College Announces Endowed Chair in Theology and the Arts

Regent College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Eugene and Jan Peterson Chair in Theology and the Arts. Dr. Iwan Russell-Jones became the first incumbent of the chair on January 26, 2013. The Eugene and Jan Peterson Chair in Theology and the Arts is named after Professor Emeritus Eugene Peterson and his wife Jan. Regent Col...

February 22, 2013

CBC Cross Country Checkup Live from Regent

On Sunday March 3, CBC's Cross Country Checkup will be broadcast live from Regent College with host Rex Murphy. The theme of the talk is "religion and public life." In the spirit of multiculturalism, Canada has made room for a world of perspectives. But what about the closely held values of religion...is there room for them? And what a...

February 20, 2013

Regent College Launches New Curriculum

Regent College, the Vancouver-based international graduate school of theology affiliated with the University of British Columbia, is announcing exciting revisions to its program offerings. All of the College's graduate programs will focus more fully on the integration of faith and life, and on the formation of Christian leaders for e...

January 24, 2013

Goodbye Print - Regent College Creates an Interactive Online Newspaper

The Regent World, a free publication of Regent College that focuses on College news, research, people, and events, has officially moved to the web! The College’s Marketing and Communications team has been working on the switch to the web since May of 2012—a project that included a complete re-design of the content and look and feel of the...

January 23, 2013

What? A pastors’ conference on the Eucharist? Why not?

Regent College is pleased to announce the dates and theme for the 2013 Pastors’ Conference. Come hear from world-class professors and experienced practitioners as they address the theme, Restoring the Centre: The Place of the Table in the Church, May 7-10, 2013. Why this theme, you ask? Given that the early church stayed centred on Christ...