Summer Learning TracksToday's Global Church

Our courses in the track “Today’s Global Church” will give you the wisdom to help your community navigate through an increasingly diverse—yet skeptical—postmodern world and the courage to share the joy of the gospel with your friends and neighbours.

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All Today's Global Church Courses

  • Course
    Instructor
    Credits
    Term
  • APPL 502
    Vancouver
    Transformation the Gospel Way: A Study in Philippians
    2.00 - 3.00
    2014 Spring Session
    May 12 - May 23
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 03:45PM
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    APPL 502

    Transformation the Gospel Way: A Study in Philippians

    This course is also offered as SPIR 502

    More cynicism and confusion surrounds the issue of sanctification than any other Christian doctrine. In some circles, cynicism arises from reactions to triumphalist teachings, while in other settings, an overemphasis on justification by faith alone has led to a low expectation, even antinomianism. Confusion surrounds questions like: How do divine agency and human action coexist? Paul’s letter to the Philippians promises the possibility of joyful growth in Christ even in adversity. Uncover transformation that is gospel-motivated, person-centred, and that portrays a God-at-work as we-are-at-work compatibility.

    Credit Hours:
    2 - 3
    Audit Hours:
    2
    More Info:

    Additional Info

    Note: Class will be held on Victoria Day, May 19.

  • SPIR 502
    Vancouver
    Transformation the Gospel Way: A Study in Philippians
    2.00 - 3.00
    2014 Spring Session
    May 12 - May 23
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 03:45PM
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    SPIR 502

    Transformation the Gospel Way: A Study in Philippians

    This course is also offered as APPL 502

    More cynicism and confusion surrounds the issue of sanctification than any other Christian doctrine. In some circles, cynicism arises from reactions to triumphalist teachings, while in other settings, an overemphasis on justification by faith alone has led to a low expectation, even antinomianism. Confusion surrounds questions like: How do divine agency and human action coexist? Paul’s letter to the Philippians promises the possibility of joyful growth in Christ even in adversity. Uncover transformation that is gospel-motivated, person-centred, and that portrays a God-at-work as we-are-at-work compatibility.

    Credit Hours:
    2 - 3
    Audit Hours:
    2
    More Info:

    Additional Info

    Note: Class will be held on Victoria Day, May 19.
  • APPL 525
    Vancouver
    How Do I Help a Hurting Friend?
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    May 26 - May 30
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    06:30PM - 09:30PM
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    APPL 525

    How Do I Help a Hurting Friend?

    While the professional side of people-helping is necessary and important, many of us are called to speak into the lives of friends and family members who are hurting. We often engage in this ministry with fear and anxiety and with a sense of ignorance about why people hurt, what they can do about their pain, and how they can embrace their pain while believing in a God who loves and cares for them. In this course, we will focus on how to better understand hurting people, how to speak into their lives, and how to live a life that provides shalom to those around us.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Additional Info

    Note: This course has special drop deadlines. The deadline for dropping the course with refund is 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 (100% refund) or 4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (75% refund). There are no refunds after May 28, but this course may be dropped without refund until May 30.

    Note: Regent College Reception will be opened from 8:30-4:30, and from 6:00-7:00 pm on May 26. Students must register and pay by 7:00 pm on May 26 to avoid late fees.


  • HIST 510
    Vancouver
    The Folly and the Ivy: A Critical Consideration of Christmas
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    May 26 - May 30
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    HIST 510

    The Folly and the Ivy: A Critical Consideration of Christmas

    Christmas is the most widely-celebrated festival on the planet and one of the chief ways in which Christianity shows a public face. This course will examine the invention of the celebration of the Nativity, its development in liturgy and popular culture, and the forces that have sought to abolish, reform, or amend it. Along the way, we will meet astrologer-kings, virgins, werewolves, saints, academics, Nazis, and sundry supernatural gift-bringers, not to mention reindeer, puddings, songs, art, violence, commerce, and ceremonies of the past 1700 years.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • HIST 515
    Vancouver
    God, Money, and the Rise of the Prosperity Gospel
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    May 26 - May 30
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    HIST 515

    God, Money, and the Rise of the Prosperity Gospel

    Become familiar with the major figures and features of the twentieth-century American prosperity gospel, tracing its late nineteenth-century metaphysical roots through black and white Pentecostalism to post-war revivals where it took shape. We will consider its effect on megachurches, televangelism, New Age, self-help, Pentecostalism, and pop religion as it spread across racial and economic divides. Additionally, we will examine how expectations of preachers changed as a result.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 582
    Vancouver
    The Justice of God: Whose Story, Which Vision?
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    Jun 2 - Jun 6
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDS 582

    The Justice of God: Whose Story, Which Vision?

    This course is also offered as THEO 582

    “Justice, justice, we want justice,” is the cry inside and outside the church today. But what is justice? In this course, we will seek to be aware of the many strains of justice crying out in our world while focusing on the biblical vision of justice. Explore how that vision may be realized in our world and how we may participate in it.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • THEO 582
    Vancouver
    The Justice of God: Whose Story, Which Vision?
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    Jun 2 - Jun 6
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    THEO 582

    The Justice of God: Whose Story, Which Vision?

    This course is also offered as INDS 582

    “Justice, justice, we want justice,” is the cry inside and outside the church today. But what is justice? In this course, we will seek to be aware of the many strains of justice crying out in our world while focusing on the biblical vision of justice. Explore how that vision may be realized in our world and how we may participate in it.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • APPL 536
    Vancouver
    The Whole Gospel: Mission Out of a Radical Evangelical Matrix
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jun 30 - Jul 4
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    APPL 536

    The Whole Gospel: Mission Out of a Radical Evangelical Matrix

    This course engages students to explore the missiological articulation and practice generated from within what has come to be called “radical evangelicalism.” We will focus on the historical development and impact of this missiology since 1970, primarily in the Two-Thirds World. Special attention will be given to the contributions offered to the field out of the Latin American context and to current missiological challenges related to globalization, immigration, and ecological degradation.


    Note: Class will be held on Canada Day, July 1.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Additional Info

    Note: This course has special drop deadlines. The deadline for dropping the course with refund is 4:30pm on Monday, June 30, 2014 (100% refund) or 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (75% refund). There are no refunds after July 2, but this course may be dropped without refund until July 4.

  • APPL 548
    Vancouver
    Sacred Activism: Mission for Whole People in a Fractured World
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 7 - Jul 11
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    APPL 548

    Sacred Activism: Mission for Whole People in a Fractured World

    This course examines the missional value of a contextual theological practice that integrates faith with all of life—at home, work, church, school, and society. The Centre for Interdisciplinary Theological Studies in Latin America is organized around this holistic premise. By examining this case study and its local and global impact, we will navigate the need, possibility, and means for transcending classic disciplines, categories, and polarities in order to release the church for integral mission in relation to contemporary challenges.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 589
    Vancouver
    Thinking Theologically about Culture
    2.00 - 3.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 14 - Jul 25
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:30AM - 11:00AM
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    INDS 589

    Thinking Theologically about Culture

    This course is also offered as THEO 589

    Questions about Christian cultural engagement—in the arts, politics, work, and play—pose significant challenges for present-day believers. And with an increasingly global awareness, the older “Christ and culture” arguments also focus these days on “Christ and the cultures.” We will examine biblical and theological resources for understanding the place of cultural renewal in God’s plan for creation, with special attention to Anabaptist and Reformed perspectives.

    Credit Hours:
    2 - 3
    Audit Hours:
    2
    More Info:

    Additional Info

    This course has been approved as one of the possible required courses in the GradDipCS program. Students in the GradDipCS program should take the 3-credit option of this course. Please note that if you're anticipating using the GradDipCS to go on to a master's program at Regent, you should take Christian Thought and Culture I & II (INDS 501 & INDS 502) as part of your GradDipCS requirements, since these two courses are required in the MA in Theological Studies and MDiv programs.

  • THEO 589
    Vancouver
    Thinking Theologically about Culture
    2.00 - 3.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 14 - Jul 25
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:30AM - 11:00AM
    «
    THEO 589

    Thinking Theologically about Culture

    This course is also offered as INDS 589

    Questions about Christian cultural engagement—in the arts, politics, work, and play—pose significant challenges for present-day believers. And with an increasingly global awareness, the older “Christ and culture” arguments also focus these days on “Christ and the cultures.” We will examine biblical and theological resources for understanding the place of cultural renewal in God’s plan for creation, with special attention to Anabaptist and Reformed perspectives.

    Credit Hours:
    2 - 3
    Audit Hours:
    2
    More Info:

    Additional Info

    This course has been approved as one of the possible required courses in the GradDipCS program. Students in the GradDipCS program should take the 3-credit option of this course. Please note that if you're anticipating using the GradDipCS to go on to a master's program at Regent, you should take Christian Thought and Culture I & II (INDS 501 & INDS 502) as part of your GradDipCS requirements, since these two courses are required in the MA in Theological Studies and MDiv programs.

  • HIST 595
    Vancouver
    Gaining the Whole World: The Ambiguous Success of American Evangelicalism
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 28 - Aug 1
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    HIST 595

    Gaining the Whole World: The Ambiguous Success of American Evangelicalism

    Evangelicalism has been the most successful and resilient modern form of Christianity by denouncing some dimensions of modernity while almost uncritically embracing others. This course addresses the question of whether American evangelicals have typically picked the right combinations of what to critique or embrace.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info: