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Regent Writers Recognized at 2013 Word Guild Awards

June 13, 2013

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.

On June 12 at a black-tie gala in Mississauga, Ontario, the winners of the twenty-fifth annual Word Awards were announced. These awards shine a spotlight on Canadians writing from a Christian worldview.

Regent was well represented with finalists from alumni and faculty members in several categories, many of whom walked away with awards.

Former student and staff member Karen Stiller claimed the award for the Article—Long Feature category for her piece, "Hemorrhaging Faith: Why They're Leaving." She also shared the prize for Article—Short Feature with Bill Fledderus for their joint article, "Canadian Women are International Leaders" published in Faith Today.

Steve Bell, Regent alumnus, received recognition for his songwriting gifts in the Best Lyrics category for “Oracles” (Signpost Music).

Other Regent connections include Bethany Hindmarsh, daughter of faculty members Bruce and Carolyn, who won in the Poetry category for "Sarai" (Crux). Crux is a Regent College journal of Christian thought and opinion published by faculty and alumni.

The Word Awards honoured twenty-eight writers in book and article categories published in 2012. Regent College congratulates all the winners and looks forward to seeing our faculty, students, and alumni represented again the following year.