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Catechesis for a Secular Age: The Wisdom of 1 Peter

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 7:30PM - 9:00 PM

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Assuming we live in a secular age, could 1 Peter be a New Testament Epistle with a timely message “for such a time as this?” We will consider how the wisdom of this book can give direction to the content and contours of disciple-making for Christian communities, particularly those that foster spiritual maturity in churches seeking to be intentionally present to its social context.

Gordon T. Smith is the President of Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta as of August 2012. He continues to teach courses at Regent College 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 Institutional Intelligence: How to Build an Effective Organization (IVP Academic, 2017), and Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal: Why the Church Should be All Three (IVP Academic, 2017). He is married to Joella and together they have two grown sons.

This lecture is part of our 2018 Summer Evening Public Lecture Series.

Dr. Smith will be teaching the class "Leadership for the Church in a Secular Age" from May 14 – 18, 2018 as part of our 2018 Summer Programs. Learn more at

Please note: This lecture was previously advertised as being held on Wednesday, May 16. The date has been changed to Wednesday, July 4.

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Gordon T. Smith

President and Professor of Systematic and Spiritual Theology, Ambrose University

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