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December 04, 2018

New Regent World: Divine Comedy—The Humour Issue

When you see something as outlandish and charming as a human laughing—the amused kind of laughing, not the derisive kind—you sense there's something divine in it. What is that "something," exactly? What’s the nature of the connection between the spasmodic, wheezing reflex of laughter and the one who designed it? What makes some Comedy Divine?...

December 14, 2018

Richard Thompson on Regent's 2018 Christmas Appeal

Director of Advancement Richard Thompson explains Regent's reliance on God to provide for our community's needs—and the essential role of donors as participants in God's provision.To make a year-end gift in support of Regent's mission, donate online, or explore other donation options on our giving page. Regent President Jeff Greenman had hea...


November 29, 2018

Regent to Launch New Master’s Program in Fall 2019

We are pleased to announce that Regent College will offer a new graduate program commencing in Fall 2019—the Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS). Designed with the thoughtful layperson in mind, this 42-credit master’s program will guide students through the essential courses at the heart of a Regent education, integrating...

November 29, 2018

Announcing the 2019 Heart, Soul & Mind Entrance Scholarships at Regent College

We are thrilled to announce the establishment of the 2019 Heart, Soul & Mind Entrance Scholarships at Regent College. These $5K, $10K, and $15K scholarships are available to students who begin their graduate studies at Regent in the Fall 2019 or Winter 2020 Term. Successful applicants will exemplify the values at the heart of Regent’s missio...

November 28, 2018

An Advent Reflection from Jeff Greenman

This fall, about a week before undergoing heart surgery, President Jeff Greenman wrote a brief reflection on the theme of waiting. Jeff is now recovering nicely, but he offers these words from the midst of his long autumn wait as a meditation for the season of Advent. I have been reflecting on a statement by French philosopher Simone Weil...

November 20, 2018

Peter Shaw on New Book and Honorary Doctorate

It’s been a landmark year for Dr. Peter Shaw. Earlier this year, he was appointed to the faculty for our Masters of Arts in Leadership, Theology, and Society. This month, Peter Shaw has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Huddersfield University in the U.K, and his new book, The Mindful Leader: Embodying Christian Wisdom has just ...

October 22, 2018

Remembering Eugene Peterson

It is with great sadness that the Regent College Community mourns the loss of Eugene H. Peterson, a beloved faculty member, teacher, pastor, and friend. Eugene was the James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent from 1992 to 1998. He had received hospice care for the past week and died early this morning at his ...

October 18, 2018

Iain Provan Wins Humboldt Foundation Award for 2019

In this informal interview, Dr. Iain Provan shares his hopes for his upcoming Humboldt Grant—a unique opportunity to focus solely on research and writing—in which he will look at a wide range of hermeneutical assumptions about Israel. You've been awarded a third Humboldt Foundation grant for research in Germany. Can you tell us about...

October 16, 2018

Dr. Paul Spilsbury to Serve as Acting President of Regent College

This fall, Academic Dean Paul Spilsbury has assumed the role of Acting President of Regent College. This temporary transition, authorized by the Board of Governors, has been planned for some time in order to facilitate a necessary medical leave for President Jeff Greenman. In a letter to the Regent community explaining the transition,...

October 15, 2018

Eugene Peterson in Hospice Care

As many have heard, Regent's beloved Professor Emeritus Eugene Peterson has entered into hospice care. He was hospitalized for pneumonia last week but his physicians anticipate that he will return to his home in northern Montana later this week. Eugene has been struggling with heart failure for several years.When Eugene’s son, Eric, assured his ...

October 10, 2018

Dr. Rhonda McEwen Joins Regent Faculty as Director of Calling Initiative

Regent College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rhonda McEwen as Director of the Calling Initiative and Associate Professor of Education and Culture. In her role as Director of the Calling Initiative, Dr. McEwen will lead Regent’s partnership with a number of churches throughout Cascadia. The project, generously fun...

September 11, 2018

Regent Alum René Breuel Serving as Urbana Expositor

At every Urbana conference—the once-every-three-years InterVarsity student missions gathering—a pastor or scholar is selected to exposit a biblical text. For 2018, Urbana has appointed Regent alumnus René Breuel (MDiv 2009) to lead thousands of attendees through the book of Revelation. Breuel is currently the pastor of an evangelical church ...

August 31, 2018

George Guthrie on Hebrews, Middle Earth, and Coming to Regent

Regent’s recently arrived Professor of New Testament, Dr. George Guthrie, took a break from unpacking to share about his journey to Regent, why he’s jazzed about Hebrews, and his connection to Middle Earth. Dr. Guthrie completed an MDiv at Southwestern Baptist University, and went on to obtain an MTh in New Testament Studies from Tri...

August 08, 2018

Dr. Alister McGrath: Bringing Beauty Back to Science

If you have questions around the relationship between science and theology, Regent is the place to dig in this fall. Join us in September for Regent’s Interface Faith and Science Lecture Series. The series will feature five experts—Alister McGrath, Sarah Coakley, Bruce Hindmarsh, Jens Zimmermann, and David Robinson—all examining dif...

August 03, 2017

Clive Lim Appointed as Visiting Associate Professor of Marketplace Theology

We are very pleased to announce that Regent has appointed seasoned business executive and theological thinker Dr. Clive Lim as Visiting Associate Professor of Marketplace Theology. Dr. Lim will be teaching in the Fall Term at Regent for the next three years, kicking things off this September with a Regent favourite, Money Matters,...

August 01, 2018

Hans Boersma's Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition Launched at Regent College

Hans Boersma’s much-anticipated new book, Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition, was released with a lecture and book-signing at Regent College on July 26. Seeing God is landmark work of historical theology, surveying the richly varied history of Christian expressions of the “beatific vision.” The term, for th...

July 24, 2018

Regent College Publishes Don Lewis's Investigation of Mission and Poverty in Victorian London

Regent College Publishing has released In Darkest London: The Manuscript Diary of Joseph Oppenheimer, City Missionary, an arresting portrait of the poor and bereft in Victorian London by Dr. Don Lewis. The book launch, lecture, and celebration will take place Tuesday, July 31 at Regent College. The work is an in-depth study o...

July 12, 2018

An Interview with Puritan Explorer, JI Packer

This interview—conducted by Jenny-Lyn de Klerk, Puritan Project Assistant and PhD student at the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary—is the story of Dr. Packer and the Puritans. It begins with a teenaged Packer's unlikely encounter with John Owen, and traces the relationship right through to the present. Just as an explorer discovers, ...

July 06, 2018

Regent College Publishes Manifesto in Moral Philosophy by UBC Professor Dennis Danielson

Regent College Publishing has released The Tao of Right and Wrong: Rediscovering Humanity’s Moral Foundations, a major statement on moral philosophy by Emeritus UBC Professor Dennis Danielson. Written in the tradition of The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis’s classic work on moral philosophy celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary ...

June 27, 2018

A New Website for the Allison Library

We are pleased to announce the launch of the John Richard Allison Library’s new website. The new site features a clean, mobile-friendly design, intuitive site-wide navigation, and easy access to important resources and services. It also includes a news section providing regular updates on library news, special events, and new res...

June 25, 2018

Courage and Commitment: Honouring Regent’s Founders

“Courage” was the watchword. As President Jeff Greenman expressed, the founders of Regent College “were people of a bold, deep, and risky faith. Regent was an act of great courage.” On June 2, the Board of Governors hosted a small, intimate luncheon for the College’s original founders and their families to honour their exceptional courage and co...

June 25, 2018

Monthly Donors Share Why They Give

What do a Regent professor, staff person, Board member, and recent alumna have in common? They’re all committed to the College’s mission, and they all express that commitment through monthly giving. And they all hope more people will join them. Over 30 percent of Regent’s revenue comes from donations, and every gift is meaning...

June 21, 2018

New Regent World Issue: Facing Community

Many of us have experienced the deep goodness of community and the great damage it can incur. Yet despite our painful experiences, we tend to try again. In this edition, face the complexities of life in community. Read about L’Abri in Massachusetts and the push and pull of ethnic minority church communities in the Lower Mainland. Follow t...

May 29, 2018

Dr. David Robinson Appointed Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science

Regent College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Robinson as Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science, effective from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019. Regent College’s Academic Dean, Paul Spilsbury, welcomes the appointment, noting that Dr. Robinson joins Regent College as part of the three-year initiative...

May 17, 2018

Dr. Maxine Hancock Invites You to Come Read over Puritan Shoulders

While to some the English Puritans are icons of discipline, to those who read and study them, they are lifelines of spiritual perception and encouragement. The writings of Richard Baxter alone have saved the ministry of many a disheartened pastor. In this informal conversation, Dr. Maxine Hancock shares a bit of her enthusiasm for...

May 02, 2018

Alumna Sarah Crowley Chestnut Wins Prestigious Poetry Prize

The Evangelical Press Association recently awarded Regent alumna Sarah Crowley (MCS 2009) the 2018 Higher Goals Awards First Prize in Poetry for her poem, "Simon Hears Tell of the Crucifixion." The poem appeared in CRUX, Regent's quarterly journal of Christian Thought and Opinion. Her poem was chosen from wide range of submissions, many of w...

April 17, 2018

Iain Provan on Christ in the Public Square

The question of how Christians can wisely engage in the political issues of our times is more complex, nuanced—and important—than ever before. What does it look like for each one of us to stand up for, to advocate for, the ways of Christ? In this informal interview, Dr. Iain Provan reflects on these challenges. Iain will...

March 09, 2018

Celebrating Bill Reimer

Friends and fans—readers of Winnie-the-Pooh to readers of Kierkegaard—gathered Saturday to celebrate the 65th birthday of Bookstore Manager Bill Reimer. There was an exceptional collection of both Regent’s emeritus (and current) faculty and bookstore employees from the last twenty-eight years—traveling from as far as the Sunshine Coas...

March 13, 2018

Stanley Hauerwas Gives a Preview of his 2018 Laing Lectures

In this interview, Dr. Hauerwas gives a sneak peek into what he’s going to talk about, and why he thinks it’s vital. In this interview, Hauerwas discusses the new Christological humanism, how to recover our theological voice in the world, and the crucial message that Karl Barth’s WWII writings offer in our current cultural climate. ...

March 01, 2018

New Faculty Member: Dr. Cindy Aalders

Regent College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cindy Aalders as Director of the John Richard Allison Library and as Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, effective May 1, 2018. This appointment, which comes with the full endorsement of the Regent Faculty and of the Board of Governors, recognizes Cindy...

March 01, 2018

Dr. Ross Hastings Appointed Full Professor

Regent College is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Ross Hastings to the rank of Full Professor. Ross currently holds the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Chair of Theology and will continue in this post. Appointment to the rank of Full Professor is reserved for those whose contributions are considered outstanding by their peers; candida...

February 21, 2018

Register for Summer Programs Today!

Registration opens today for Summer Programs 2018! Regent College has never been much into taking summers off. If you've taken in one of our summer courses, you know that this is the college's most dynamic season. Summer is when Regent's faculty team up with other top-notch scholars from around the world to throw all their expertise into ...

February 19, 2018

Regent College Launches Calling Initiative

Regent College is very pleased to announce the launch of an innovative new project, the Calling Initiative. Generously funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., the Calling Initiative revolves around a question at the heart of Regent’s mission: namely, how do we help lay believers to understand that their lives—their work, their home, their relationshi...

February 13, 2018

David Robinson on the “Bonhoeffer Moment,” His Personal Motto, and Balancing Academics with Pastoral Ministry and Fatherhood

David is a visiting scholar in theological ethics at Regent College for the 2017-18 year. He is currently preparing his book, Christ and Revelatory Community in Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Hegel, which will be published in May with Mohr Siebeck. He recently completed his doctorate in Systematic Theology and Ethics at New College, University of ...

February 07, 2018

Matching Gift Opportunity: Technology Upgrade for Student Experience

A generous matching grant for Educational Technologies from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust will help Regent complete our Technology Upgrade for Student Experience project by matching up to $84,000 USD (approximately $100,000 CAD) from Regent donors. This presents a unique opportunity for friends of the College to double the value of their ...

February 02, 2018

Ubuntu Road—Second Steps

The Ubuntu Road Initiative was catalyzed by the Student Council in the fall of 2017 in hopes of creating structured opportunities for students to connect more deeply with faculty, staff, and alumni as they process and digest their Regent experience. Four months in, we spoke with the Ubuntu Road Initiative Facilitator, Claire Dye...

January 26, 2018

Mary McCampbell on Stories, Prophecy, and the Blessing of Douglas Coupland

In this interview, Dr. Mary McCampbell draws us into the theological value of postmodern literature, film, and art. From punk rock to P.T. Anderson, she encourages us to see the spiritual longing present in supposedly post-Christian culture. Mary is a scholar-in-residence at Regent College for the 2018 winter term, writing...

January 03, 2018

Attending to the Plate: Perspectives on a Christian Way of Eating

In this interview, Regent’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Theology and Science, Dr. Ashley Moyse, speaks with Dr. David Clough, Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester (UK) in anticipation of Dr. Clough’s upcoming lecture, “Eating Peaceably: Christianity and Veganism.” The lecture* is jointly sponsored by A Rocha a...

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