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December 16, 2016

Paul Spilsbury on Regent’s Christmas Appeal

Since joining Regent’s faculty just over a year ago, Paul Spilsbury (MCS ’90) has had many opportunities to reflect on his journey with Regent and his hopes for the years ahead. Read his story below. Want to help Regent flourish? Give here.My academic journey started at Regent. From my first semester, I was off and running: I took a seminar call...

December 16, 2016

Making Peace with Creation Premieres at Regent College

Dr. Iwan Russell-Jones’s new documentary, Making Peace With Creation, premiered to a sold-out audience in the Regent College Chapel on December 7. The documentary explores the intricate relationship between human beings, nature, and Christian theology in the life and theological work of Loren Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus, Interdiscipli...


December 06, 2016

Dr. Edwin Hui Appointed Chee Family Dean of Chinese Studies

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Dr. Edwin Hui as the inaugural Chee Family Dean of Chinese Studies at Regent College. The Jimmy Chee Foundation has generously provided funding for the establishment of the Chee Family Deanship in 2016. Their gift supports the hiring and retention of a Dean of Chinese S...

November 09, 2016

Ashley Moyse Appointed Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology & Science

Regent College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ashley Moyse as Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science, effective from January 1, 2017 to July 31, 2019. Regent College’s Academic Dean, Paul Spilsbury, welcomes the appointment, noting, “I am delighted that Dr. Moyse will be joining our faculty. He brings a weal...

November 04, 2016

Remembering Doug Bennett

The Regent College community is saddened to hear of the death of our long-time colleague and friend, Douglas Bennett. Doug passed away at the age of 89 on November 1, 2016. We are confident that Doug has already experienced a glorious entrance into the presence of our Lord, whom he loved and served for a lifetime.Prior to joining Regent College ...

October 04, 2016

Regent Appoints Dr. Mark Noll as Research Professor

Regent College is pleased to announce the three-year appointment of Dr. Mark Noll as Research Professor of History. Dr. Noll has had a long and highly valued relationship with Regent College. He taught his first Summer School class in 1990. Since then, he has been a recurring teacher, public lecturer, and conference participant at the College. T...

October 03, 2016

Remembering Dr. William J. Dumbrell

William J. Dumbrell, former Regent College Professor of Biblical Studies and Regent’s first Academic Dean, has passed away in Australia at age 90. Professor Dumbrell earned his Th.D. at Harvard University. He taught at Regent College from 1984 to 1988 and returned in the 1990s to teach in the Winter Intensive and Summer School programs. In addi...

September 15, 2016

ReFrame Website Now Available in French & Spanish!

Last year, Regent College released ReFrame with French, Spanish and English subtitles. French- and Spanish-speaking users around the globe have expressed enthusiasm and gratitude for the opportunity to experience ReFrame in their first language. Now, in response to user feedback, we're launching the ReFrame website with translation for French- a...

September 13, 2016

Introducing the Regent College Podcast!

We've been working all summer on an exciting new project: the Regent College Podcast! Faith, life, and theology come together in this brand-new series. Listen in as host Claire Perini meets the people and explores the ideas that shape Regent College. Sit in on encouraging and challenging conversations with faculty, guest lecturers, and others wh...

September 13, 2016

Introducing Jason Lepojärvi, Regent's Newest Scholar-in-Residence

Regent is hosting a new Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Jason Lepojärvi. Dr. Lepojärvi was born and raised in Finland. He received his PhD in 2015 from the University of Helsinki, writing on C. S. Lewis’s theology of love. Since 2014, he has been a Junior Research Fellow at St. Benet’s Hall at the University of Oxford. His current projec...

August 30, 2016

Remembering Dr. Brian Stelck

We grieve to note the passing of Rev. Dr. Brian Stelck, former President of Carey Theological College. Brian was a dear friend of Regent College, serving both on the Senate and as a frequent visiting professor. Please join us in prayer for Brian's wife, Caryn, and in expressing our gratitude for his many years of fruitful service to the church a...

August 08, 2016

Warm Reception for Dr. Ross Hastings's New Book

Regent Alumnus Richard Wu attended the July 28 launch of Ross Hastings's new book, Where Do Broken Hearts Go? An Integrative, Participational Theology of Grief. An enthusiastic crowd filled the chapel to hear Ross's lecture, buying up every copy of the book in the Regent Bookstore that night. Richard Wu reflects on the event: For a lectur...

July 25, 2016

Rikk Watts to Return to Australia

Regent College is sorry to announce that Dr. Rikk Watts will be leaving the college at the end of the current calendar year. Rikk and Katie will be returning home to Australia to take up a position at Alphacrucis College in Sydney. Rikk has been at the heart of the Regent community for some 20 years and is dearly loved by students, alumni, and a...

July 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dr. J. I. Packer!

90 Years and Counting! Please join us in extending warmest wishes to Dr. J. I. Packer on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Earlier this week, Regent College hosted a birthday celebration for Dr. Packer in association with St. John's Vancouver Anglican Church. Treats, tributes, and a live jazz band marked the occasion. The festivities...

July 21, 2016

Grief, Love, and One Direction: An Interview with Ross Hastings

On July 28, Regent College will host a book launch for Dr. Ross Hastings's newest publication, Where Do Broken Hearts Go? An Integrative, Participational Theology of Grief. In that book, Ross explores the theology and psychology of grief in light of the death of his first wife, Sharon, after 27 years of marriage. Amy Anderson sat down with Ro...

July 07, 2016

Jens Zimmermann to Serve as Visiting Professor at Regent College

Regent College is pleased to announce the three-year appointment of Dr. Jens Zimmermann as the Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Literature and Theology, effective January 2017. Dr. Zimmermann will have a dual appointment at Regent College and Trinity Western University, where he has held a Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and C...

July 05, 2016

Iain Provan's Seriously Dangerous Religion Wins R.B.Y. Scott Award

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Iain Provan, Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies, has been awarded the Canadian Society for Biblical Studies' R.B.Y. Scott Award for his book, Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters. The R.B.Y. Scott Award recognizes an outstanding book in th...

June 23, 2016

Ross Hastings Receives Grant for Science and Theology Initiative

Regent College is pleased to announce that Ross Hastings, Sangwoo Youtong Chee Associate Professor of Theology, has received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Reflecting the Foundation’s interest in the area of “Science in Dialogue,” the grant will support the development of fresh forms of communication with students and the...

June 21, 2016

Alumna Christina Lui to Serve as Alumni and Church Involvement Officer

Regent College is thrilled to announce that Christina Lui will be our first Alumni and Church Involvement Officer. She will begin on August 22nd. Christina, a native of the greater Toronto area, is a graduate of Regent College (MCS ’06), where she focused her studies in Applied Theology. Since 2008 she has been the Associate Pastor at Univers...

June 21, 2016

Mark Buchanan: Working for Reconciliation

Mark Buchanan (MCS ’89) worked as a pastor for 24 years before becoming Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta. He is a popular speaker and the author of several books, including Your Church is Too Safe: Turning the World Upside Down. We spoke with Mark about his upcoming course, For the...

June 14, 2016

Preaching and Parables: An Interview with Darrell Johnson

Darrell W. Johnson is the former Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. He served for more than thirty years as Preaching Pastor for churches in Canada, the United States, and the Philippines. He continues to teach as a sessional lecturer at Regent College in addition to serving as Director of the Centre of Preaching at C...

June 01, 2016

Bringing a Dream to Life: Alumnus David Taylor on Bono, Eugene Peterson, and the Psalms

Since leaving Regent, alumnus David Taylor has worked as a pastor, an artist, and a teacher of arts and theology. He is currently the Director of Brehm Texas and an Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. We called David to hear about the making of his recent project, Psalms. You released a great new proje...

May 17, 2016

Convocation 46: Looking Back

On April 29, 2016, the Regent College community turned out in full force to celebrate the College's 46th Convocation. Seventy-three of this year's 119 graduates attended Convocation to receive their diplomas, degrees, and awards to the applause of friends, family, classmates, and professors. Rousing music, inspiring words, and good cheer pe...

May 17, 2016

The Meaning of the Sacraments with Gordon T. Smith

Gordon T. Smith is the President and Professor of Systematic and Spiritual Theology at Ambrose University. He is a frequent lecturer at Regent College and will be teaching The Meaning of the Sacraments from June 6-10 this summer. When did you begin teaching at Regent? I began in ’98, when I joined Regent as Dean of the Faculty, ...

May 10, 2016

Douglas Moo: Recontextualizing Romans

Douglas Moo is the Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. He will teaching The Epistle to the Romans in Context at Regent College from May 23–June 3. We spoke with Dr. Moo about his longstanding enthusiasm for Romans and the importance of good interpretation. We’re looking forward to having you here at Regen...

May 04, 2016

J.I. Packer: Still Teaching "the Biggest Thing That Ever Was"

On May 3, 2016, Amy Anderson sat down with Dr. J.I. Packer to discuss his upcoming courses, the heart of his theology, and what keeps him teaching after all these years. Dr. Packer is teaching two courses at Regent College this summer: The Anglican Heritage: History and Theology and Colossians. I understand that you’re teaching ...

April 28, 2016

Alumnus Dr. Stephen Andrews Appointed Principal of Wycliffe College

We are very pleased to congratulate Dr. Stephen Andrews on his appointment as the 10th Principal of Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Andrews earned a Diploma in Christian Studies at Regent College in 1981, going on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Wycliffe College and a PhD at Cambridge University. He has faithfully serv...

April 25, 2016

Celebration of the Installation of Dr. Ross Hastings as Sangwoo Youtong Chee Chair of Theology

The Sangwoo Youtong Chee Chair of Theology was generously established in October, 1989. The Chair is named in honour of Mr. Sangwoo Youtong Chee, a prominent businessman, educator, and church leader in Hong Kong. The holder of the Chair must advance Christian understanding in accordance with the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds, the confessional h...

April 21, 2016

CRUX Interview with Wendell Berry Wins 2016 EPA Award

On November 8, 2014, Regent alumnus Chad Wriglesworth sat down with prolific author Wendell Berry to discuss work, sustainability, and eternity. The conversation, which took place at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, was first published in the Spring 2015 edition of CRUX. We Are Still Near the...

April 21, 2016

Dr. Jim Houston to Visit Hong Kong

Dr. Jim Houston and President Jeff Greenman will be spending a week in Hong Kong from May 13-20. Dr. Houston has a deep history of friendship in Hong Kong, and he is delighted to be returning with Dr. Greenman to connect with friends old and new. Please join us as we engage in fellowship, prayer, and rich learning together at this series of ...

April 14, 2016

Remembering Rob Des Cotes

It is with a deep sense of loss that we grieve the death of Rob Des Cotes, beloved pastor, spiritual director, and friend. Rob passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Ruth and their three children, Rachel, Michael, and Luke. Rob’s life was marked by the passionate pursuit of God...

March 31, 2016

God, the Brain & Paradox: Reflecting on the 2016 Laing Lectures

Ben Nelson moved from Kansas to Vancouver to pursue his MA at Regent College. He served as the student host to Dr. Iain McGilchrist, the 2016 Laing Lecturer, during Dr. McGilchrist's time in Vancouver. Learn more about Dr. Iain McGilchrist and the 2016 Laing Lectures here. "We just want you to host him," she said to me. It was the M...

March 21, 2016

Diane Stinton on Regent's New GoGlobal Initiative

Christianity is a truly global faith in the 21st-century, with most of the world’s Christians living in the Majority World. Regent’s GoGlobal Initiative helps students explore first-hand what it means to live faithfully as part of the worldwide church today. Following the success of “Into Kenya,” Regent College is lau...

March 21, 2016

Summer Language Scholarships for Ministers Available Once Again

Regent College is pleased to announce that the Mary of Bethany Language Fund for Ministers will once again provide scholarships allowing anyone in full-time vocational ministry to initiate or refresh their study of the biblical languages. The Mary of Bethany Language Fund for Ministers was created because a generous donor recognized the importan...

March 21, 2016

Regent College Mourns the Loss of Dr. Phil Hill

Regent College mourns the loss of Dr. Phil Hill, who passed away on February 17, 2016. Dr. Hill was a world-class scholar of mechanical engineering who taught for many years at the University of British Columbia. His expertise in energy and propulsion, and pioneering work in developing natural gas vehicles, won him many prizes and a...

February 29, 2016

Jason Goode on the Making of His First Feature-Length Film, Numb

Jason Goode is a Regent College alumnus with a storytelling bent. His first full-length feature film, Numb, was a top 5 pick at Whistler Film Festival and is set to be released in theatres across Canada this week as part of the Canadian Indie Film Series. Numb tells the story of four people who set out into BC’s snowy wilderness ...

January 18, 2016

Register for Summer Programs today!

Regent College announces the launch of Summer Programs 2016! With over 40 course offerings spanning everything from politics to poetry, there's something for everyone in Regent's Summer Programs. This year's renowned lecturers include theologian J.I. Packer, spiritual director Susan Phillips, award-winning filmmaker Iwan Russell-Jones...

February 11, 2016

Churches & Housing Crisis: Inaugural Regent Exchange a Resounding Success

by Veronika KlaptoczThere was a buzz and energy in the Regent College Chapel on Wednesday, January 27 as people came together for Regent Exchange: Churches and the Housing Crisis. Members of Christian communities across the Lower Mainland gathered alongside urban planners, social workers, architects, city officials, students, journalists, and ac...

February 02, 2016

Laing Lectures with Iain McGilchrist March 9-10, 2016

Join us for a series of three lectures on March 9 and 10 with Iain McGilchrist, psychiatrist and renowned author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

January 12, 2016

Watch Redux on Feb 10: Truth, Paradox & the Substance of Faith

Join us for the sixth installment of Regent Redux—a series of online panel discussions on issues that matter in our contemporary society. On February 10 at 12 PDT, Iain McGilchrist will dialogue with host Iwan Russell-Jones and guests on the nature of the brain's two hemispheres, their role in shaping our consciousness and culture, and th...

January 20, 2016

Regent Exchange: Seeking the Good of the City

On January 27 at 7 pm, Regent College will launch a new initiative, Regent Exchange, with a conversation on how churches are addressing the housing crisis in Vancouver. We sat down with Ceri Rees, Director of Communications and Public Engagement at Regent College, to learn more about the vision behind Regent Exchange. Tell u...

January 06, 2016

Join Us Jan 27 at 7 pm for Regent Exchange: Churches & the Housing Crisis

Wednesday January 277 to 9 pmAt Regent College Directions & ParkingTickets $15 Join us for the first Regent Exchange, a new initiative designed to seek the good of the city through the exchange of ideas and lived experiences. What part can churches play in alleviating the current housing crisis in Vancouver? This event continue...

January 18, 2016

Vania Levans on Missions Fest, Worship, and Life

Vania Levans is the Neighbourhood Co-Pastor at Artisan Church’s downtown Parish in Vancouver, BC. She was the Worship Coordinator at Regent College for four years, and taught the course Leading Worship in 2015, in which students who attended the class led worship for Regent’s chapels. We spoke with Vania about her theology of worship and her...

January 11, 2016

ReFrame Used in Prisons to Reintegrate Inmates into Society

Bill Root, a retired consultant and Prison Fellowship volunteer at the Coyote Ridge Correction Center in Southeastern Washington, runs a year-long program designed to prepare inmates to re-enter society. “After 10 months of the Seven Areas of Life Training and re-entry planning, ReFrame was an absolute perfect conclusion to preparing these me...

January 07, 2016

Yonghua Ge on Science, Faith, and Philosophy

Dr. Yonghua Ge began his academic career in physics before transitioning to theology. He obtained an MCS from Regent in 2011, having completed a thesis on Thomas Aquinas and the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo. He went on to complete an MPhil and a PhD at Cambridge. He is currently publishing his dissertation, “The Many and the One: The Metaphy...

January 05, 2016

Regent Welcomes Puritans into the Digital Age

Those who go exploring in the John Richard Allison Library quickly find that it is full of treasures, old and new. One of the greatest of these treasures is Regent’s Puritan Books collection. Dating as far back as the late sixteenth century, these rare early editions of works by Puritan authors are true historical gems. The collection has as...

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