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April 06, 2020

Regent Reunion Postponed

In light of our current global situation, Regent's 50th Anniversary Reunion will be postponed. While we are sad that we won't be together in person this June, we fully support global measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. We have rescheduled the Reunion for Saturday, June 26, 2021. See below for a message from President Jeff ...

March 30, 2020

Bodily Love: Catherine of Siena on Loving our Neighbours in Troubled Times

“When the two—that is love for me and love for your neighbour—are gathered together…you find that I am your companion, and I am your strength and security” -Dialogue 54 I have been thinking a lot about Catherine of Siena lately. This is in part because I taught Catherine (1347–80) earlier this term in my course “Women’s Theologica...

 

April 05, 2020

Crisis and Community: Students bringing theology to life

Regent’s physical doors are closed, but the work of learning continues. Our students are demonstrating remarkable commitment, perseverance, and flexibility as they adapt to new ways of doing classes and community. They’re also responding with great insight and creativity to the turmoil that has so quickly overtaken our world. It’s inspir...

April 04, 2020

Does this really matter right now? Reflecting on work in a time of COVID

Regent College's Hilary Guth (Grants, Research, and Appeals Officer) reflects on the meaning and relevance of "non-essential" work at a theological college during a global pandemic, sharing her own revelation on why her job matters. The other day, I called my parents. “I feel morose,” I told them. “Why, honey?” “Because…eve...

March 27, 2020

Summer Programs to Go Forward

We are very pleased to confirm that Regent's iconic Summer Programs are going forward this year. In announcing the decision, President Jeff Greenman said, “Regent exists to equip the whole people of God for faithful thought and action, rooted in God's story. In these troubled times, that mission remains our top priority. “If you've st...

March 11, 2020

Regent Hires New Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Mark Glanville has been hired as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology for Regent College. He will step into his new role on July 1, 2020. Academic Dean Paul Spilsbury expressed his enthusiasm at the appointment: “I’m delighted that Dr. Glanville is joining us as our new pastoral theologian. He is an outst...

March 27, 2020

Community Update: Regent College and COVID-19

Friends, We have seen a great deal of change in the past few weeks. On Friday, March 13, Regent College made the decision to move all of our courses online for the remainder of the term. On Wednesday, March 18, following the declaration of a public health emergency in British Columbia, we also decided to close the building and have a...

March 23, 2020

Coronavirus and the Communion of the Saints

"the pestilence that walketh in darkness” —Psalm 91: 6 At the beginning of June, Carolyn and I were supposed to be leading a travel course for Regent College in Italy, “Martyrs, Monks, and Mystics,” but we sent a note to all the participants in mid-March to cancel because of the coronavirus. This seemed a judgment call at the time, bu...

March 17, 2020

College to close building, temporarily transition to remote operations

Friends, Following today's declaration of a public health emergency in the Province of BC, we have determined that it is best to close the Regent College building until further notice. The building will close at 5 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. In light of the constantly changing situation in BC and around the world, we cann...

March 13, 2020

Transition to Online Classes for Remainder of Term

Friends, Governments and organizations around the world are grappling with the challenges posed by COVID-19. At Regent, our primary goal right now is to keep our community healthy and ensure that our students are able to finish the term well. Following the advice of public health authorities, and in keeping with today’s decision at UBC, ...

March 05, 2020

RCSA Invites All Students to Join Weekly Prayer Group

Tucked away in the southeast corner of the atrium, there is a cozy, window-lit room for prayer and contemplation. Last year, four students began meeting here to pray together each week, and it quickly became a vital rhythm in their lives. “I realized I was learning all these things about God,” Regula Winzeler, RCSA President, shares. “Bu...

March 03, 2020

More Tickets Available Soon for Regent Reunion

The Regent College 50th Anniversary Reunion is less than four months away, and we have great news! Due to the resounding interest in celebrating this landmark event, we have, with the support of generous donors, worked hard to expand the Reunion to accommodate another 150 people. This means we’re making some changes: opening up more ticke...

February 22, 2020

Register Now for Regent College Summer Programs

Registration is open for our Summer Programs! Now’s the time to browse our spring and summer courses and find something that addresses your big questions. As a quick sneak peek, here is some of what’s on offer: You could go deep into C.S. Lewis’s ethical thought with Dennis Danielson; encounter perspectives on Jesus from the Globa...

February 11, 2020

John Milbank’s Reverberating Bombshell

UPDATE (May 6, 2020): We regret to advise that this year’s Laing Lectures have been postponed. Due to concerns about the risks of intercontinental travel, Dr. Milbank will not be travelling to Vancouver at this time. The lectures will be rescheduled in Fall 2020. John Milbank, influential Anglican theologian and co-founder of the Radical Or...

February 05, 2020

Remembering Ruth Oliver Cummings

A treasured friend of the College, Ruth Oliver Cummings, passed away January 17, 2020 in Vancouver. She was 98 years old. Ruth, along with her husband, Jack, was one of the founders of Regent in the late 1960s. Many of the earliest meetings about the formation of the college were graciously hosted in Oliver’s living room. Ruth was a legen...

January 21, 2020

Celebrate with Us!

Celebrate with us! And join with us in praising God for his faithful and abundant provision. Our 2019 Christmas appeal proved to be very fruitful, with over 300 households giving over $150,000. In the weeks leading up to our Christmas appeal, a very generous graduate put forward a $50,000 matching gift offer for first-time don...

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