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December 15, 2015

Paul Spilsbury on Regent's DNA, Travel & Colourful Socks

Dr. Paul Spilsbury joined Regent College as Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament in August 2015. Dr. Spilsbury graduated from Regent in 1990 with a Master of Christian Studies. He went on to obtain a PhD in early Christian and Jewish history and literature from Cambridge. He was Professor of New Testament at Canadian Bible College in ...

November 24, 2015

ReFrame Launches Spanish, French & English Subtitles

The Marketplace Institute is delighted to announce the release of ReFrame with Spanish, French, and English subtitles in both digital and DVD formats. Following its release a year ago, ReFrame—a film-based discipleship course for small groups —has been steadily gaining interest around the globe. We are thrilled that these translat...


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December 07, 2015

Regent College will be at Urbana 2015: Visit Us at Booth 128!

Regent College will be an exhibitor at Urbana 2015. This year's event is in St. Louis, and runs from December 27 to 31. Urbana is a large-scale, empowering missions event held every three years and is the most diverse gathering of students, recent graduates, missions practitioners, and church leaders in North America. Planning to be there...

November 30, 2015

Board of Governors Welcomes New Members

The Board of Regent College is thrilled to welcome four new members. Michael Boda, Jim Hurlburt, Dean Miller, and Jonathan Tucker were officially appointed to the Board in October 2015. In welcoming these new board members, Board Chair Roger Laing noted, “as Regent steps into a new season, we are committed to strengthening our Board to ensur...

November 02, 2015

A Historic Moment: The Installation of Jeffrey P. Greenman as President

On October 24, 2015, over 300 people gathered at the Frederic Wood Theatre on the University of British Columbia’s campus for the installation of Dr. Jeffrey P. Greenman as Regent College’s fifth President. The charge to the President was delivered by Dr. Carl Armerding, who was the second principal of Regent, from 1978 to 1988. Dr. ...

October 29, 2015

Archie Spencer on Regent, Theology, and the Spiritual Significance of Fishing

Dr. Archie Spencer is Associate Professor of Theology at the Associated Canadian Theological Schools of Trinity Western University. He is, in addition, a husband, father, grandfather, minister, and avid fisherman. A Regent College alumnus, he is spending the 2015-2016 academic year back at his alma mater as Visiting Associate Professor o...

October 27, 2015

Ron Reed: I’m a Christian, but I don’t do Christian theatre

Photo credit: Ryan Scramstad, Robert Salvador and Andrew Wheeler perform in Pacific Theatre's production of "The Rainmaker," directed by Ron Reed. Photo by Emily Cooper, courtesy of Pacific Theatre. Ron Reed, Regent alumnus and founder of Pacific Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, talks about leadership, the arts, and what it means ...

October 26, 2015

Hans Boersma Invited to Join Evangelicals & Catholics Together Dialogue

Hans Boersma has been appointed a member of the Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) project. The dialogue partners of ECT meet twice a year in New York as they discuss topics of mutual significance, leading to public statements. We asked Hans to tell us more about this initiative. What exactly is the Evangelicals and C...

October 20, 2015

October 29-30: Human Nature & Evolution for Evangelicals & Catholics

In this pair of public lectures, Dr. J. Richard Middleton and Dr. Jeff Schloss consider some implications of evolution for a Christian view of human nature. Please note that the lectures will be held at different locations on subsequent nights. Being Human: Engaging the Opening Chapters of Genesis in Light of Hominin Evolution Dr....

October 09, 2015

Introducing January Intensive Courses

Regent College is introducing a new and exciting course format: the January Intensive. We will offer two courses that will run for one week each in January 2016, before the start of regular classes in the Winter Term. These courses are designed to give students more flexibility in planning their timetable. The courses are also available f...

October 15, 2015

Remembering Dr. Ian Rennie

We recall with gratitude the life of Ian Rennie, Associate Professor of Church History at Regent College from 1973-1981. As an early faculty member and Regent’s first full-time church historian, Dr. Rennie played an important part in shaping the ethos and spirit of the College. Dr. Rennie obtained his PhD in church history from the Unive...

October 13, 2015

Election 2015: Mistakes to Avoid

Before moving into academia, Regent College President Jeff Greenman worked in the US government in the areas of education and juvenile justice, and also served in national politics. We asked him to advise Christians on what to consider when voting in the October 19, 2015 federal election. A tight race Like most Canadians, I am n...

October 13, 2015

October 17: John Walton on Genesis through Ancient Eyes

John Walton, Old Testament Professor at Wheaton College, will be at Regent College on October 17 to deliver a public lecture titled "Genesis Through Ancient Eyes: The Lost World of Adam and Eve." This lecture explores the topic of his 2015 book, The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate, which argues that Adam a...

September 30, 2015

For the Love of Things: Regent World Fall 2015

Our Fall 2015 issue is all about "stuff." We love things that make our lives easier, more efficient, more enjoyable, more beautiful. We keep objects associated with significant personal experiences and relationships. Yet many of us struggle with having too much stuff—stuff that's draining our energy, finances, and emotions, and turning ou...

August 31, 2015

Watch Redux on Oct 7: Me, My Stuff & God: Making Space in a Culture of Want

Join us for the fifth installment of Regent Redux—a series of online panel discussions on issues that matter in our contemporary society. On October 7, 2015 at 12 PST, we will discuss how our identities are shaped by the material things that we own. Panelists Joshua Becker Sarah Bessey Skye Jethani with moderator Iwan Russe...

September 01, 2015

Q Commons Vancouver: Home, Community & Belonging

Date: Thursday September 24 at 7 pm Location:Regent College5800 University Blvd, UBC Campus, Vancouver Tickets: $29, purchase here (you can also purchase tickets at the door) We are excited to host the first Q Commons event in Vancouver right here at Regent College on September 24. Q Commons, an event organized by Q Ideas based...

September 16, 2015

The Greatest Issue Facing Vancouver: Interview with David Ley

On September 24 at 7 pm, Regent College will host the first ever Q Commons event in Vancouver. The evening will include three presentations by local leaders and thinkers on the topic of housing, home, community, and belonging in the city of Vancouver. David Ley, one of the three presenters, is Professor of Geography at UBC and has bee...

August 31, 2015

Warmth & Hospitality, Division & Tension: A Trip to the Holy Land

Each year, one Regent student travels to the Holy Land courtesy of the Conway Holy Land Travel Bursary. The purpose of the bursary, generously endowed by Dr. John Conway, is to enable that student to engage in inter-religious dialogue and explore issues of peace and justice. Amy Anderson, who left a law practice in Saskat...

August 24, 2015

Be Inspired: How ReFrame Is Changing lives and communities

Since its launch in October 2014, the ReFrame video course has been used by small groups, marketplace ministries, and entire churches across the globe—in North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. It's changing individual lives and entire communities. A new webpage with stories We've collected some of the stories of how ReFram...

August 20, 2015

Japanese Art & Christianity: A Weekend in New York City

Image Credit: Moon and Autumn Grasses, Studio of Tawaraya Sōtatsu (Japanese, died ca. 1640), courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art ( On July 10-11, 2015, Regent College partnered with the Fujimura Institute to host an arts weekend in New York City. The weekend featured a visit to the "Discovering Japanese...

August 18, 2015

New Testament Comes Alive on a Trip to Greece, Turkey, and Rome

From June 15 to July 6, 2015, Professor Mariam Kamell Kovalishyn took a group of Regent College students, alumni, and spouses on a study tour to Greece, Turkey, and Rome. Zac Hood reflects on how the three weeks of travel in the footsteps of Paul renewed his commitment to missional living in an increasingly secular world, gave him confidence...

August 13, 2015

Iwan Russell-Jones in the Balkans: Art, Faith, and Social Change

In June 2015, Iwan Russell-Jones spent two weeks in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia, teaching about documentary film, meeting local artists, preaching, and being interviewed by various media outlets about the value of public broadcasting. We asked him a few questions about how the arts in these former Yugoslav republics are tr...

August 12, 2015

The Abbey Summer School in Scotland: Jeremy Begbie, Jim Houston & Iain Provan

July 2015 saw the second year of the Abbey Summer School in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is an event inspired by the idea of the Regent College Summer Programs, designed to offer Christian teaching and nourishment to all who like to think about their faith. The organizing committee includes Regent College Professor Iain Provan, frequent Summer ...

July 21, 2015

Interning at the Grünewald Guild: Reflections from Andy Stromberg

In February 2015, Regent College announced a new Arts Internship Program, enabling emerging artists at Regent College to integrate their faith with their art. One of the arts organizations that agreed to offer internship experiences to Regent students was the Grünewald Guild, an ecumenical Christian organization in Leavenworth, Washington, t...

July 16, 2015

New Partnership with Consortium of Christian Study Centers

Regent College is pleased to announce that it has become a Partner Organization of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers (CCSC)—an association that exists to advance the growth and effectiveness of Christian Study Centers at secular universities throughout the world. There are currently 19 members of the Consortium, including ma...

July 15, 2015

Regent College Appoints Yonghua Ge as Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Yonghua Ge will join Regent College in August 2015 as Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology for the period 2015-2018, pending successful completion of his immigration process. Most recently, Dr. Ge has been engaged in a postdoctoral research project on the relationship between the Christian doctrine of creation and ancient Chinese ...

June 29, 2015

The Fearless Table: Creating Community through Gourmet Lunches

Susan Wilkins shares her experiences of catering for students, professors, and the wider UBC community during Regent's Summer Programs. Susan is completing her MA in Theological Studies with a concentration in Christianity and the Arts. A wise woman once remarked that it's a radical act to pray before rather than after a meal. When w...

June 30, 2015

Marilynne Robinson to Deliver 2017 Laing Lectures

Regent College is pleased to announce that the speaker for the 2017 Laing Lectures will acclaimed novelist Marilynne Robinson, who will deliver a series of lectures on February 8–10, 2017, at Regent College (note that dates have changed). About the Speaker Marilynne Robinson was born and raised in Idaho, where her family has lived for s...

June 30, 2015

Bruce Hindmarsh on How to Be a Saint: Turn that IPhone Off

Bruce and Carolyn Hindmarsh will lead the summer prayer retreat Exploring Whole-hearted Devotion to God in the Psalms, on Saturday, July 11. We asked Bruce to answer a few questions about the importance—today more than ever—of taking time out of our hyper-busy lives for reflection and prayer. Yes, that means turning the iPhone off...

June 30, 2015

Len Hjalmarson, Steve Bell among Winners of 2015 Word Awards

Every year, Regent College students, graduates, and faculty members are among the prize-winners at the Word Awards, presented by the Word Guild in recognition of the best writing by Christians in Canada. This year, we are pleased to congratulate the following winners. The Grace Irwin Prize, Canada’s largest literary prize for Christian wr...

June 29, 2015

Ron Reed Receives 2015 Arts and Faith Award from City in Focus

We are pleased to congratulate alumnus Ron Reed (DipCS 1982) for receiving the 2015 Arts and Faith Award from City in Focus. Ron Reed is the Artistic Director and Founder of Pacific Theatre in Vancouver, BC. Reed was selected based on his wide range of accomplishments in the field of theatre, including: completing a Master's of Fi...

June 10, 2015

Iain Provan on His Humboldt Grant and Martin Luther's Popularity Crisis

In March 2015, Dr. Iain Provan received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research grant, enabling him to conduct research in Erfurt, Germany this fall. He will stay in an apartment in the old university building in the centre of Erfurt, which is where Martin Luther was ordained and lived as a monk. Dr. Provan will w...

June 09, 2015

Regent College Appoints Dr. Paul Spilsbury as Academic Dean

Regent College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Spilsbury as Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament, effective August 2015. Dr. Spilsbury, who holds a PhD in early Christian and Jewish history and literature from the University of Cambridge, is a graduate of Regent College (Master of Christian Studies, 19...

June 17, 2015

Summer Classes Resume June 29

Choose from over 25 course with thought leaders like J.I. Packer, Darrell Johnson, Richard Bauckham, and Darrell Bock. Register today!

June 07, 2015

From Gospel Event to Gospel Text: Orality, Memory, and Eyewitnesses

Time: 7:30 pm Location: Regent College Chapel Full Title: From Gospel Event to Gospel Text: Orality, Memory, and Eyewitnesses This talk is part of our Summer Lectures 2015 series. View the full lecture line-up on the Summer Programs website. Darrell Bock is Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research...

June 08, 2015

New Housing Database for Regent Students and Landlords

Regent College has launched a new housing database to help its students find housing in Vancouver. The database functions much like other sites that list rental properties, such as Craigslist, but is not accessible to the public. It's more functional and easy to use than its predecessor by allowing landlords to post photos of thei...

June 07, 2015

Lookout Gallery Has a New Website

The Lookout Gallery now boasts its very own, brand new website. Designed by our in-house communications team (graphic design by Brian Liu, programming by Ken McAllister, and content strategy by Veronika Klaptocz), the Lookout Gallery’s new website features links to all current, upcoming, and past exhibitions, as well as artist biographie...

June 02, 2015

Regent Film Makes It to Finals of ICVM Crown Awards

The documentary Between a Shoe and the Roof, produced by Regent College and created by alumni Theran Knighton-Fitt and Melanie Brown, is one of the finalists in the Crown Awards given out by the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM). The film explores the many different cultural expressions of the gospel of Christ thro...

June 01, 2015

Community Engagement Update

Regent is very blessed to have a worldwide family of alumni, donors, supporters, and prayer partners who care very deeply about our mission and ministry. During these turbulent times of transition, it is important to me to provide timely information to you about the changes we are undertaking and about our plans for the future. Marketpla...

May 26, 2015

South African Premiere of Between a Shoe and the Roof Goes Ahead Despite Electricity Blackout

On Friday, May 15, 2015, the film Between a Shoe and the Roof had its South African premiere at The Warehouse in Cape Town. A crowd of 70 people gathered to watch the documentary film, produced by Regent College and created by alumni Theran Knighton-Fitt and Melanie Brown. The film explores the many different cultural expressions of th...

May 25, 2015

Katharine Hayhoe's Talk on Climate Change Is Now Online

“A wonderful and hopeful evening.”“I left saying how positive and hopeful I felt!” Comments like those above do not normally follow a presentation on climate change. Yet “hope” was the word that sprang to mind for many of the attendees of the Earthkeeping: A Climate for Change event, co-presented by A Rocha Canada and Regent Colle...

May 25, 2015

Retelling the Story of Creation: A Pastor's Reflection on the Holy Ground Conference

We live in a beautiful world. We live in a world abundant in life. We live in a world storied by God’s grace and provision. And we live in a world in profound environmental crisis. As I reflect on the 2015 Regent Pastors Conference, Holy Ground: Answering God's Call to Creation Care (May 5-8 at Regent College, co-presented with A ...

May 06, 2015

New Scholarship for Ministers to Study Biblical Languages

Regent College is thrilled to announce the creation of a new scholarship fund allowing anyone in full-time vocational ministry to initiate or refresh their study of the biblical languages. Established by an anonymous donor, the new Mary of Bethany Language Fund for Ministers will provide up to $20,000 per year in student aid. In an age w...

April 29, 2015

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April 23, 2015

Regent and Fujimura Institute to Host Arts Weekend in New York City

Regent College, in cooperation with the Fujimura Institute is hosting an Arts Weekend in New York City on July 10–11, 2015. This is an opportunity to grow in your appreciation of how Christian faith interacts with visual art. Experience the "Discovering Japanese Art" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art guided by Mako Fujimura, ...

April 21, 2015

May 5-8: Conference on Creation Care for Pastors & Church Leaders

Climate change. Oil spills. Overfishing. Reuse. Reduce. Recycle. Today, this refrain echoes in the collective cultural consciousness. But what does the church have to say on ecological issues? This spring, thinkers converge at Regent College for “Holy Ground: Answering God’s Call to Creation Care,” a conference co-hosted by A Rocha Canada.

April 21, 2015

Welcome to Summer Programs!

Our summer courses are filling up fast. Don't miss your chance to study with Regent College professors and world renowned visiting scholars. We're offering more than 50 courses on the Bible, biblical history, theology, leadership, business ethics, politics, literature, and more.

April 08, 2015

Regent College & A Rocha Spearhead Dialogue on Faith & Ecology

VANCOUVER, BC – It’s no secret that Christians in the industrialized West have often been blamed as some of the greatest polluters and contributors to climate change. Is that the end of the story? This spring, leading climate change scientist Katharine Hayhoe joins theologians, creation care experts, and church leaders at Regent College i...

March 31, 2015

May 7: Famed Climate Scientist to Speak at Chan Centre

Researcher. Climate scientist. Christian. In these few words, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe seems to defy the stereotypical images that are so often thrust on to either camp in the climate change debate. So much so that she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and featured in Showtime’s Emmy award-winning series, Years of Livin...

March 11, 2015

Redux: Fully Human in a Broken World. Join Us Online Mar 26 @ 12 pm.

Sweeping vistas and gorgeous views do more than take our breath away. They point to a wildly creative design—and designer. A moment in the sun can be as healing as a good conversation with an old friend. A breath of fresh air does wonders for the immune system. But when natural disasters or overflowing landfills flit across our screens, how d...

March 10, 2015

Iain McGilchrist to Deliver 2016 Laing Lectures

Regent College is pleased to announce that the speaker for the 2016 Laing Lectures will be psychiatrist and author Iain McGilchrist, who will deliver a series of lectures on March 9 and 10, 2016 at Regent College. About the Speaker Iain McGilchrist came to medicine from a background in the humanities, writi...

February 18, 2015

Regent College Board Appoints Jeff Greenman President

An international leader in theological education has been appointed the fifth president of Regent College. Dr. Jeffrey Greenman is currently Regent’s Executive Vice President and Academic Dean. Prior to joining Regent in 2013, he served at Wheaton College in Illinois as Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Pr...

February 18, 2015

Regent Announces Restructuring for Future Impact

The Board of Governors and senior leadership have focused over the past year on two priorities: How do we make adjustments so we can proceed on a stable financial footing to serve God's church with transformative education? How do we provide educational opportunities that continue what Regent has always done well, but i...

February 17, 2015

New Film to Screen at Regent

The highly anticipated film, Between a Shoe and the Roof, is set to premiere at Regent College on Wednesday February 25 at 7pm in the Regent Chapel. This is a documentary about the global Church and our place in it. Journey with an international team of Regent College students as they travel with Professor Diane Stinton to Nairobi, Kenya to ...

February 11, 2015

Regent Launches New Arts Internship Program

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Arts Internship Program, enabling emerging artists to integrate their faith with their art. Regent College will partner with a variety of arts organizations to offer internship experiences to students. Current partners include Pacific Theatre in Vancouver; the Grünewald Guild in Leavenworth...

January 26, 2015

"Why Church?" The Winter 2015 Regent World Is Out

We're pleased to announce the launch of our Winter 2015 issue of The Regent World called “Why Church?" Something about our current cultural moment is driving a growing number of people away from church, despite Scripture’s call toward the communal Christian life. How can the church connect with the next generation? How are churches toda...

January 23, 2015

John Stackhouse Appointed Professor at Crandall University

We congratulate Dr. John G. Stackhouse, Jr., who has been appointed Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University in Moncton, NB. Dr. Stackhouse, who currently holds the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Chair in Theology at Regent College, will take up his new post July 1, 2015. We wish him every b...

January 14, 2015

Redux: Making Peace with Church. Join Us Feb 3 at 12 pm for Online Event.

Join us for the third installment of Regent Redux—a series of online panel discussions on issues that matter. On February 3, 2015 at 12 PST, panelists Scot McKnight, Erin Lane, Darrell Johnson, and Hans Boersma will discuss the theological meaning of the word "church" and what an authentic, Christ-centred church community could look like in o...

January 12, 2015

ReFrame Featured on Context TV

Paul Williams and Ceri Rees of Regent College’s Marketplace Institute were recently on Context TV with Lorna Dueck to talk about the release of ReFrame. On the show, they discussed the premise behind ReFrame and whether God does in fact care about the details of our lives. Paul and Ceri also discussed why it’s important for Christians to se...

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