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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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