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Public Lecture

The Ascension and the Life of the Church

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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You’re invited to Regent's 2024 Evening Public Lecture series! Join us in the chapel or tune in online to explore theology, culture, and much more with this year’s summer faculty.

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About the Lecture

The critical need: to restore a vital appreciation of the Ascension of Christ in worship, personal prayer, the mission of the church, and personal vocation. We need to make the case that Ascension Day is as important in the church calendar as Christmas, or Good Friday or Easter. But this assumes that we know what the Ascension means, why it matters, and why living in the light of the Ascension is living the Gospel.

About the Speaker

Gordon T. Smith recently retired from his role as the President of Ambrose University in Calgary, AB. A Teaching Fellow at Regent College, he teaches courses on topics such as spiritual practices, conversion, and discernment. He previously served as the Academic Dean at Regent. He is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. His recent publications include Wisdom from Babylon: Leadership for the Church in a Secular Age (IVP Academic 2020); Welcome, Holy Spirit (IVP Academic 2021), and Your Calling Here and Now: Making Sense of Vocation (IVP 2022). He is married to Joella and together they have two grown sons.

Dr. Smith is teaching Spiritual Discernment: Decision-Making & the Voice of Jesus from May 13 to May 17 as part of Regent’s 2024 Summer Programs.

Onsite and Online

You can attend this lecture in Regent’s chapel, or watch it live online at A video recording will be available for free online for a limited time after the event.

Regent College, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC

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Speaking at this Event


Gordon T. Smith

Teaching Fellow (Regent College)

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