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Public Lectures

Our mandate is to educate the whole people of God—and that includes the Christian community of Vancouver and beyond. We offer free public lectures by our own world-class faculty, and by visiting scholars, teachers, and authors from around the world.

We host two regular lecture series—Summer Lectures and the Laing Lectures—as well as special events throughout the year.

Most of our lectures are recorded and available as audio downloads through RegentAudio.com

Summer Lectures

In the Spring and Summer Sessions, we host lectures every week to highlight the research of our regular faculty and our visiting summer lecturers. All lectures are in the Regent College Chapel unless otherwise noted. Our lectures tend to draw large crowds, so plan to arrive early for a good seat.

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Next Public Lecture
May
10
Wednesday, 7:30PM

The Glorious History of the Syrian Church: From the Time of the Apostles Until Now

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With Ray Bakke

As Syrian refugees begin to resettle in Europe and North America, it is critical that the church extend arms of welcome. However, few western Christians realize that many Syrian refugees come with a long-standing and deeply rooted Christian tradition of their own. The Syrian church dates back to the earliest Apostles: while Paul took the Roman Road west, Thomas and others took the silk and spice roads east. These eastern missions were extraordinarily successful: by 100 AD, as historian Phillip Jenkins notes, 50% of all the Christians in the world were living east of Baghdad.

This lecture traces the roots of the Syrian church all the way back to the Jewish exile in ancient Iraq and Persia. It follows the growth of that church through the early days of the faith and into a glorious era in which Christianity flourished in Central Asia, India, and China. Finally, it connects that storied history with the Syrian people today, showing us how the western church can welcome and learn from our Syrian brothers and sisters.

This lecture is part of our 2017 Summer Evening Public Lecture series. 

Dr. Bakke has devoted his career as a pastor, author, and academic to the study and practice of urban ministry. A popular speaker and teacher, he is also a pastor, author, and founder of the International Urban Associates, the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, and Bakke Graduate University.

Dr. Bakke will be teaching the class "Urban Immersion: Mission & Theology in the 21st Century" from May 11–17, 2017 as part of our 2017 Summer Programs. Learn more at rgnt.net/summer.
Upcoming Public Lectures
May
17
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Money, Sex, and Power: Are Freud and Jesus in Sync?

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With Rod Wilson

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Jun
14
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Beauty as Iconoclast

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With Laura A. Smit

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Jul
3
Monday, 7:30PM

Spirit of Adoption: The Forgotten Gospel Treasure

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With Krish Kandiah

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Jul
5
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Prophetic Lament: Moving from Triumphalism to Truth

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With Soong-Chan Rah

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Jul
11
Tuesday, 7:30PM

The Art of Living for a Technological Age

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With Ashley John Moyse

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Jul
17
Monday, 7:30PM

The Bible in the Modern Artistic Imagination

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With Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin

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Jul
18
Tuesday, 7:30PM

Imago Mundi Poetry Reading: Loren Wilkinson

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With Loren Wilkinson

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Jul
24
Monday, 7:30PM

Martin Luther and the Dilemmas of Sola Scriptura

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With Mark Noll

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Jul
26
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Adam and the Genome: Rethinking the 'Historical' Adam

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With Scot McKnight
With Dennis Venema

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