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November 18, 2020

Remembering Dr. Edwin Hui

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Edwin Chi-Wai Hui, Chee Family Dean of Chinese Studies and Professor of Bioethics and Christianity and Culture at Regent College. Edwin died at his home in Vancouver on November 17, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was seventy-four years old. Edwin was a man of many gifts. His work ...

November 18, 2020

How to Make a Year-End Gift

Every year, the Regent community is blessed by many generous donors who make year-end gifts. We’re deeply grateful, and we want to make the donation process as easy as possible. The following guide can help you ensure your donation is received and receipted for the current tax year—even amid the logistical challenges of life in late 2020. ...

 

November 16, 2020

Family, Trust, Connection: Two Students on What God Is Teaching Them in 2020

Hannah and Chris Agnew, a language teacher and medical doctor from Northern Ireland, joined the Regent community in January 2019. Chris is currently finishing his MATS, while Hannah graduated with a GradDipCS this spring. Their son, Joel, was born just a few weeks later. In this interview, Hannah and Chris share some of the lessons of the pas...

October 20, 2020

Board of Governors Renews Contracts with President Jeff Greenman and Academic Dean Paul Spilsbury

Regent College’s Board of Governors is pleased to announce that it has renewed the leadership appointments of President Jeff Greenman and Academic Dean Paul Spilsbury for another five-year term. Board Chair Roger Laing commented: “In the past five years, this combination of Jeff and Paul, in concert with the faculty, staff, and administra...

October 20, 2020

Welcoming Three New Board Members: Toni Kim, David Sayson, and Marv Franz

Regent College's Board of Governors is happy to announce the appointment of three new members. After a careful nomination and selection process, Toni Kim, David Sayson, and Marv Franz were officially appointed in the fall of 2020. President Jeff Greenman welcomed the appointments, noting, “Regent is blessed to have an excellent Board. I am d...

October 20, 2020

Together at Midday: An Opportunity to Connect

One of the hallmarks of life at Regent is the opportunity to be together—reflecting, discussing, sharing, praying. As we share time and activities together, we forge new relationships and strengthen old ones. While the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from meeting together in the sun-dappled atrium with coffee from The Well in hand,...

September 28, 2020

Calling All Regent Writers!

Regent College and Regent Exchange: Churches for the Common Good are pleased to partner on a special issue of the Regent World, to be released early in 2021. Reflecting on the particular challenges posed by the global pandemic, the issue asks: What is the church’s vocation in this moment? How is the church called to serve the common good in o...

September 29, 2020

Plans for On-Campus Learning in Winter 2021

Friends, I am pleased to report that the gradual reopening of Regent College’s campus, launched in early September, is proceeding smoothly. Students have been eager to use the study spaces available in the Allison Library and student groups have begun utilizing the safe meeting spaces created in the Atrium. In order to focus on student need...

August 28, 2020

Real Stories for Times Like These

As part of Regent’s Advancement and Alumni team, Hilary Guth helped to gather and publish a broad array of alumni stories in anticipation of the College’s 50th anniversary. Here she reflects on these stories of endurance, and why we need them more than ever. Officially, the 50/50 Alumni Project ran from June 2019 to June 2020. Behind the ...

August 26, 2020

Catching the Christian Humanist Bug: An Interview with Jens Zimmermann

This fall we’re delighted to welcome Dr. Jens Zimmermann into his new role as Regent’s J.I. Packer Chair of Theology. Originally from Germany, Dr. Zimmermann comes to us from Trinity Western University where he held the Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture for ten years. In this interview, Dr. Zimmermann reflects on ...

August 13, 2020

Dean of Students Office Plans for Community Life This Fall

It’s no secret that things will look different at Regent this fall. But our core values haven’t changed: We believe that a rich, vibrant community life is an essential part of a robust theological education. In this interview by Richard Wu, Associate Professor and Dean of Students Diane Stinton and Assistant Dean of Students Claire Perin...

July 17, 2020

Remembering J.I. Packer

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15 ESV It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. J.I. Packer, a treasured faculty member, author, churchman, and friend. James Innell Packer died July 17th in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was ninety-three, and humorous, gracious, and prayerf...

July 10, 2020

Relieved Student Thanks Emergency Fund Donors

This summer, many Regent students are facing extraordinary challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donors to the Psalm 46 Student Emergency Fund are stepping in to help by funding bursaries to help struggling students meet basic expenses. Below, current MATS student and Psalm 46 Bursary recipient Alice E. Hodgkins shares how ...

June 30, 2020

Allison Library launches new book retrieval service during building closure

The John Richard Allison Library is taking new steps to serve the Regent community. Although the College remains closed to the public, the library is reviving circulation via a book retrieval service. Beginning on July 2, 2020, current Regent students, faculty, and staff will be able to use Regent’s online catalogue to place holds ...

June 05, 2020

Fall 2020 Courses Move Online

On Wednesday, May 27, Regent College President Jeffrey Greenman informed Regent College’s students that all Fall 2020 courses will be offered exclusively online. The announcement comes as post-secondary institutions in Canada and around the world are grappling with the challenges posed by Covid-19. President Greenman acknowledged the weig...

June 10, 2020

Regent Receives Outpouring of Support

In this reflection, President Jeff Greenman gives thanks for the abundant support shown to the College in a time of upheaval and unpredictability. The 2019/20 academic and fiscal years did not end the way I anticipated. I certainly did not anticipate what the world would look like as April 30 approached. I also did not anticipate the...

June 11, 2020

Summer Scholarships Available for Church and Parachurch Workers

Thanks to the generosity of a donor, summer scholarships are available to individuals in full-time vocational ministry (church, parachurch, mission organization, etc.). Candidates must submit a 1–2 page application highlighting their Christian story/journey, a description of their current ministry and the challenges they face, and an exp...

June 04, 2020

Lamenting Injustice

At Regent College, we reject racism in all of its forms as antithetical to the Kingdom of God. While we recognize our imperfection, we continually strive to embody a community in which all people are welcome. We reiterate our commitment to the values expressed in our Global Mission Statement, including the following: ETHOS Regent...

May 26, 2020

Regent College Launches Science for Ministry Initiative in Partnership with AAAS

Regent College is delighted to announce that Dr. Ross Hastings (Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology) and Dr. David Robinson (Adjunct Professor of Theology and Ethics) have been selected to participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) “Science for Seminar...

May 14, 2020

David Smith on Asking the Right Questions about Tech in the Classroom

Dr. David I. Smith, author of On Christian Teaching and Professor of Education at Calvin University, is one of our leading voices on faith and education. His most recent book, Digital Life Together: The Challenge of Technology for Christian Schools (Eerdmans 2020), asks how digital technologies are affecting Christian education, a...

April 23, 2020

Distance Education Restrictions Lifted Until August 2021

Over the past month, Regent's staff and faculty have been considering how best to meet students' needs in the midst of this global crisis. This has led to some temporary adjustments to Regent's residency and distance education policies. Regent's academic policies generally require students to complete most of a Regent degree or diploma on...

May 06, 2020

Regent Student Jolene Nolte Wins Award for Poetry

Congratulations to Regent student Jolene Nolte (MATS, expected ’20), who won first place in the poetry category in this year’s Evangelical Press Association’s Higher Goals Awards. Her poem is entitled “The Single Life,” and you can read it here in Fathom Magazine, where it was originally published. The poem also appeared in her Regent In...

April 30, 2020

A Life Shaped and Sent: Interview with Alumni Toni and Walter Kim (Part One)

Regent Alumni Toni and Walter Kim studied here between 1993–1998, and life has taken them many places since: Harvard, pastoral ministry, parenthood. Today, they live in Virginia, where Walter was recently elected President of the National Association of Evangelicals. This spring, we sat down with the Kims to discuss the life-long impact Rege...

April 30, 2020

A Life Shaped and Sent: An Interview with Alumni Toni and Walter Kim (Part Two)

Regent Alumni Toni and Walter Kim studied here between 1993–1998, and life has taken them many places since: Harvard, pastoral ministry, parenthood. Today, they live in Virginia, where Walter was recently elected President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). This spring, we sat down with the Kims to discuss the life-long i...

May 05, 2020

“God is Our Refuge and Strength”: Gratitude for the Psalm 46 Student Emergency Fund

The Psalm 46 Student Emergency Fund was created to help students experiencing extraordinary financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects. Read on to hear how this grassroots effort grew, and meet recipients Raphael and Josh. It all started with one student. On March 27, a current Regent student (who prefers to remain ...

April 22, 2020

New Leadership, Theology, and Society Scholarship

Regent College is delighted to announce the brand new Leadership, Theology, and Society Scholarship, which will assist students in our Master of Arts in Leadership, Theology, and Society (MALTS) program. This scholarship will be awarded annually to MALTS students, covering 50% of tuition for their third and fourth residencies at Regent, inclu...

April 18, 2020

Living the Unexpected: Upheaval, Hope, and Provision

Regent’s academic and financial year concludes on April 30. As the end of the year approaches, President Jeff Greenman reflects on the unexpected upheaval of this time and the pressing needs of our world, as well as his gratitude for God’s provision and the Regent community’s generosity. I don’t know about you, but this isn’t wh...

April 16, 2020

No Fear in Christ's Disaster Plan: On Peace, Repentance, and Trust

Regent College's Ross Hastings (Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology) isn't just a brilliant lecturer; he's also a gifted pastor. In this hopeful sermon, two of Ross's love languages—robust theology and compassionate pastoral care—really shine. In a thoughtful message, Ross responds to questions of current global suffering, Christ's own...

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...

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...

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 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...

April 04, 2020

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

Regent College's Hilary Guth reflects on the meaning and relevance of "non-essential" work at a theological college during a global pandemic, sharing her process of realizing that, indeed, the work of Regent College matters significantly right now. The other day, I called my parents. “I feel morose,” I told them. “Why, hon...

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. “B...

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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