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  • Course
    Instructor
    Credits
    Term
  • BIBL 508
    Vancouver
    History of New Testament Interpretation
    2.00 - 3.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 14 - Jul 25
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 03:45PM
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    BIBL 508

    History of New Testament Interpretation

    How has the same Bible yielded so many different interpretations over the centuries, and are our modern interpretations any better? This course responds to such questions with an investigation of biblical interpretation from the first century to the present, with a focus on our modern era (since ca. 1800) and the New Testament. You will investigate leading thinkers and movements, the rise and fall of interpretative eras and approaches, and biblical interpretation as a phenomenon of world Christianity.

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

  • SPIR 554
    Vancouver
    Contemplative Listening
    2.00 - 3.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 14 - Jul 25
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:30AM - 11:00AM
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    SPIR 554

    Contemplative Listening

    Scripture resounds with God’s call to hear—Shema. The discipline and gift of listening is foundational to the Christian life of loving God and neighbour. How do we orient ourselves toward God’s voice and another person in a culture that loudly drives, seduces, engages, and distracts us? Learn basic theory and practices of contemplative listening that lie at the core of spiritual direction and relationships of spiritual friendship.

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

  • BIBL 533
    Vancouver
    Portraits of the Prophets
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 21 - Jul 25
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    BIBL 533

    Portraits of the Prophets

    What is the contribution of the prophets to Israel’s story, and how are the prophets rendered on the textual canvas? This group of leaders provides us with an incredible range of personalities and interactions: Nathan and Huldah in the political arena; Elisha and Isaiah with international crises; Ezekiel and the exile; as well as the unique portraits of figures like Jonah and Daniel. This course explores a number of famous and less-known prophets and presents interpretive strategies for appreciating this diverse cast of characters.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
  • LANG 551
    Vancouver
    Introductory New Testament Greek II
    3.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 21 - Aug 15
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
    08:30AM - 01:00PM
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    LANG 551

    Introductory New Testament Greek II

    In this intensive course, you will learn the foundational vocabulary, morphology, grammar, and syntax you need in order to translate large portions of the Greek New Testament by the end of the summer. The pace is rapid and the workload is heavy, but many students find the immersion experience to be richly rewarding.

    Maximum enrollment: 30 students.

    Credit Hours:
    3
    Prerequisites:
    LANG 550
  • LANG 511
    Vancouver
    Introductory Old Testament Hebrew II
    3.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 22 - Aug 15
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
    08:30AM - 01:00PM
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    LANG 511

    Introductory Old Testament Hebrew II

    This course is a continuation of LANG 510. Our primary focus this term will be the Hebrew verb system with an emphasis on the various forms of the Hebrew verb (morphology). At the same time we will be continuing to work on building our vocabulary base and expanding our capacity to translate biblical texts.

    Maximum enrollment: 25 students.

    Credit Hours:
    3
    Prerequisites:
    LANG 510
  • INDS 525
    Vancouver
    Technology, Wilderness, and Creation
    3.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 23 - Aug 2
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun
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    INDS 525

    Technology, Wilderness, and Creation

    This course will use an eight-day voyage in an open rowing/sailing boat in the Gulf Islands as an occasion to reflect prayerfully on the nature of place and pilgrimage in the Christian life and will draw especially on the writings of those many Christians whose own understanding of God has been focused by the experience of voyaging on the sea. No previous sailing/rowing experience is required. This course is offered in partnership with A Rocha Canada, with contributions from Rick Faw and Ruth Des Cotes; also contributing are Regent College professor, Rikk Watts, and his wife, Katie, as well as Erik Wikinson, sailing master.

    Additional Contributors

    Rick FawRick Faw
    A Rocha
    Ruth de CotesRuth de Cotes
    A Rocha
    Eric WilkinsonErik Wilkinson
    Rikk WattsRikk & Katie Watts

    Maximum enrollment: 12 credit students.
    Additional course fee: $550
    Location: This course takes place off-site, on a boat sailing between the Gulf Islands.

    Additional Info

    Note: This course has a special registration process. Due to the great popularity of this course in past years, and to ensure fairness for all students, registration will be based on a lottery system. Registration for this course will open at 10:00 am PST on Monday, February 17, 2014. All registrations received in person, online through WebAdvisor, or by fax or email until 10:30 am will be entered into a draw. Students will be chosen by random selection from this pool until the maximum enrollment has been reached. Any students remaining in the pool will be chosen by random selection to determine their spot on the waitlist. 

    Any registrations received after 10:30 am will then be added to the waitlist (or to the course, if space permits) in the order they are received. Students will be notified by email regarding their placement in the course or on the waitlist within 48 hours.

    Although these courses are electives and not requirements for any program, some students may find them especially well-suited to the focus of their program (depending, for example, on their MA concentration). In order to appeal for special consideration for placement in either of these courses, contact the Senior Academic Administrator (gschoberg@regent-college.edu) by no later than February 10. Note that special consideration will be considered only where it is demonstrated that a course is integral to one’s concentration.

    Note: This course also has special payment and refund deadlines. The deadline for dropping the course with a 100% refund is 4:30 pm on Monday, June 16, 2014. Payment deadline for all course tuition and fees is also June 16, 2014. There are no refunds after June 16, but this course may be dropped without refund until June 27.

    Credit Hours:
    3
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • APPL 529
    Vancouver
    Leading Well in Demanding Times
    Peter Shaw
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 28 - Aug 1
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    APPL 529

    Leading Well in Demanding Times

    You are a leader or an emerging leader in the secular or Christian world. How can you stay rooted, radical, reflective, and renewed to be an effective leader in today’s global workplace? In this interactive course, we will draw from the biblical narrative and current experiences of Christian leaders and class participants. We will look at leading well through demanding times, making good decisions, thriving in your work, increasing your personal impact, enabling your team to thrive, coaching people effectively, and using your time and energy well.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
  • BIBL 505
    Vancouver
    "Outstanding among the Apostles": The Role of Women in the Churches of Paul
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 28 - Aug 1
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    BIBL 505

    "Outstanding among the Apostles": The Role of Women in the Churches of Paul

    The ministry role of women in today's churches continues to be a hotly debated topic in many quarters, especially in evangelical circles. While much—if not most—of this debate is centered on the so-called restrictive passages in the Pauline letters of 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy, this course will begin with an analysis of the actual role that women played in the Pauline churches as observed in all of the apostle's letters and in the book of Acts. In the conviction that Paul's theory and practice must in the end coincide, we will seek to articulate a unified Pauline vision on these important matters.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • 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:
  • INDS 514
    Vancouver
    The Place of Law in God's World
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 28 - Aug 1
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    INDS 514

    The Place of Law in God's World

    Throughout history, God’s people have had every conceivable relationship to law. What do Scripture and Christian traditions teach about law? The focus of this course will be on civil or positive law with a spotlight on abortion, poverty, gay marriage, the environment, immigration, human trafficking, capital punishment, and the separation of church and state. Should Christians be concerned with these issues? How should Christians respond to unjust rulers? Can the practice of law be a Christian calling?

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
  • INDS 529
    Vancouver
    Leading Well in Demanding Times
    Peter Shaw
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 28 - Aug 1
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDS 529

    Leading Well in Demanding Times

    You are a leader or an emerging leader in the secular or Christian world. How can you stay rooted, radical, reflective, and renewed to be an effective leader in today’s global workplace? In this interactive course, we will draw from the biblical narrative and current experiences of Christian leaders and class participants. We will look at leading well through demanding times, making good decisions, thriving in your work, increasing your personal impact, enabling your team to thrive, coaching people effectively, and using your time and energy well.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
  • INDS 590
    Vancouver
    The Principles of Culture Care
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 28 - Aug 1
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDS 590

    The Principles of Culture Care

    Culture care sees culture as an ecosystem and applies what we have learned in creation care (of stewarding natural resources) to culture. In this class, we will examine areas of overlap between stewarding natural resources and cultural resources, and give theological foundations for developing culture care principles in your own journey.

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