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December 22, 2021

Dr. Iain Provan to Retire in 2022

Dr. Iain Provan, Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies, will be retiring in 2022. His final courses will be offered in the upcoming Winter 2022 Term. Iain joined Regent College’s faculty in 1997 after teaching at King’s College London, the University of Wales, and the University of Edinburgh. For nearly twenty-five years he has ...

December 10, 2021

Remembering Gail Stevens

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Gail Carolyn Stevens, the wife of Professor Emeritus Paul Stevens, and a great friend, encourager, and support to numerous friends and Regent students. She died peacefully on December 4, 2021, in the presence of her family and Lord. Gail was eighty-three. Born in Edmonton, as ...

 

December 09, 2021

Forming People of Hope: An Invitation to Give

In this year’s Christmas letter, President Jeff Greenman reflects on Regent’s role as a community of hope—and donors’ role in making this community possible. If you’d like to support Regent’s ministry by making a year-end donation, please visit rgnt.net/christmas2021. Dear Friends, This year, I’ve been thinking a great dea...

December 07, 2021

Celebrating Five Years: Making Peace with Creation Re-release

In celebration of the five-year anniversary of Making Peace with Creation, Regent College is pleased to announce that this film is now available for free worldwide. Watch and share here. Making Peace with Creation first premiered on December 7, 2016, exactly five years ago this week. The documentary, directed by Professor Iwan Russell-Jon...

December 07, 2021

Gordon and Violet Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship awarded for 2020/2021

Regent College is pleased to announce that the Gordon and Violet Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship for the 2020/2021 academic year has been awarded to an MATS student. This scholarship is awarded annually to the student who achieves the highest grade-point average in their first year of study in a Regent program. This year’s recipie...

December 01, 2021

Important Changes to Financial Aid Policies for 2022/2023

Studying at Regent College is a great investment, but we understand it can be costly. Regent offers numerous scholarships and bursaries that help students who need tuition assistance. If you need help funding your studies, you may qualify! But you need to apply for financial aid first. SAVE THE DATE For the 2022/2023 academic year, fina...

November 24, 2021

Online Learning Extended Until April 2023

Regent College’s Board and faculty have voted to extend online access to Regent courses until April 2023––an 8-month extension of our current policy. Throughout this time, residency requirements for degree completion and financial aid will be suspended, giving all students equal access to pursue their hope of attaining a degree at Regent. ...

November 19, 2021

An Invitation to Hope

For many of us, late 2021 feels like a wilderness time. As we approach the Advent season, we invite you to join Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology Mark Glanville in this reflection on the meaning and formation of Christian hope, even in the wilderness. In Exodus 15:22–17:16, we read how God taught the Israelites to trust him in the ...

October 19, 2021

In Memoriam: Don Lewis

Dr. Donald Munro Lewis died Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Vancouver, BC, of cardiac arrest. He was seventy-one. A beloved and respected historian, professor, mentor, friend, and parishioner, Don will be mourned and missed around the world. He was a wise and steadying presence from Vancouver to Cape Town. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Don was...

September 27, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Regent College will be closed this Thursday, September 30 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. There will be no classes and the building will be closed. The origins of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation were addressed in a statement issued by the Province of BC on August 3, 2021: “In June, the federal governme...

September 20, 2021

A Short History of Christian Zionism with Don Lewis

We sat down with Regent College faculty member and church historian Don Lewis to discuss his latest publication, A Short History of Christian Zionism (InterVarsity Press, 2021). Read this interview to discover the origins, current global reputation, and implications of this worldview. Let’s start with the basics. Can you tell our readers a bit ...

September 15, 2021

Introducing Our New Alumni & Church Engagement Officer

We’re pleased to introduce you to Regent College’s new Alumni & Church Engagement Officer, Conor Wilkerson (MA ’19, ThM ’21). Conor joined the Advancement Team in this role in the Spring of 2021. We are grateful to have him on board as we expand our work serving and equipping our alumni and church partners. Read on to learn more about Con...

September 13, 2021

A Joyful Return to Campus This Fall

This September, Regent College is delighted to welcome students, staff, and faculty back to campus for the first time since March 2020. After 542 days of remote learning, we are thrilled to offer a full slate of in-person courses once again. Those 8:30 am Greek lectures never felt so good! Many new students are starting fresh this fall, w...

September 13, 2021

The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition Gifted to Allison Library

The Allison Library at Regent College is delighted to announce that it has received a copy of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition thanks to the gift of a very generous donor.The Saint John’s Bible, commissioned by Saint John’s Abbey and University, is an incredible achievement of both craft and historical significance. The project began in 1...

July 13, 2021

Alumni Celebrate Sven Soderlund with Festschrift

Members of Regent’s alumni community recently paid tribute to Professor Emeritus Sven Soderlund with a Festschrift in his honour. Sven began teaching at Regent College in 1978 and officially retired in 2006. Since then, he has continued to serve as an integral member of the Regent community through regular teaching and participation in the life ...

July 12, 2021

Recap of Regent's 50th Reunion

On June 25 and 26, Regent College celebrated its long-awaited 50th Anniversary Reunion. Over 1000 alumni and friends registered for the reunion, which was held online. Participants from around the world and from every decade of Regent’s history participated. Christina Lui, Associate Director of Advancement, led the team of staff and volunteers ...

July 05, 2021

Fall Registration Opens July 7!

As the Regent College community continues to prepare for a return to on-campus learning, we look forward to the opening of fall registration this Wednesday, July 7. Courses will be accessible both on campus and online. Click here to review the registration instructions, check out our FAQ page for answers to your questions, and feel free ...

June 28, 2021

Regent Receives Grant for Recasting of MDiv Program

We are pleased to announce that Regent College has been awarded an initial grant of $50,000 USD from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative. The aim of the Pathways for Tomorrow initiative is to help theological schools bolster pastoral education and financial strength in order to support long-term sustainability in th...

June 25, 2021

Introducing Regent's New Certificates in Christianity and Mental Health

Regent College is delighted to announce the launch of its new Certificates in Christianity and Mental Health in partnership with the Vancouver-based ministry Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries. The certificates are intended to assist pastors, professionals, and lifelong learners seeking to cultivate a thoughtful, integrative, and Christian u...

June 22, 2021

Full Return to On-Campus Learning in Fall 2021

A return to on-campus learning in Fall 2021 is in the works for Regent College. In a letter to students on June 22, Academic Dean Paul Spilsbury announced the College’s plan to return to a full slate of on-campus courses in the Fall 2021 Term: “As the intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, we are committed to rebuilding the in-perso...

June 22, 2021

Board of Governors Renews Contract with Diane Stinton

The Board of Governors of Regent College is pleased to announce that it has renewed the contract of Dr. Diane Stinton, Associate Professor of Mission Studies and Dean of Students, for another five-year term. President Jeff Greenman commented, “Diane Stinton is a tremendous gift to Regent College. She embodies Regent’s vision of the seamle...

May 17, 2021

Mariam Kamell Kovalishyn Promoted to Associate Professorship

The Board of Governors of Regent College is pleased to announce that Dr. Mariam Kamell Kovalishyn has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of New Testament, effective May 1, 2021. Mariam received a BA in interdisciplinary studies in 2000, an MA in biblical studies from Denver Seminary in 2003, and a PhD in New Testament from St. M...

May 10, 2021

Racism and Christian Witness

On the National Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism, Dr. Mark Glanville reflects on a scriptural response to the realities of racism in Vancouver and beyond. Read Regent's Statement on Racism and Anti-Asian Violence here. The horrific murder of six Asian women, a white woman, and a white man in Atlanta in March of this year ha...

April 16, 2021

Responding to Racism and Anti-Asian Violence

Racism is a pernicious and deeply rooted problem that is profoundly contrary to the Christian commitment to the inherent dignity of all people. With our Asian brothers and sisters, we condemn and grieve the violence in Atlanta last month and long for Christ’s restorative rule. We also recognize and mourn expressions of anti-Asian racism he...

March 31, 2021

Christ Lay in Death's Bonds: A Holy Week Meditation with Bach & Luther

This Holy Week, we're delighted to share a scholarly and artistic meditation on Christ lag in Todesbanden ("Christ lay in the bonds of death"), a hymn written by Martin Luther and given glorious musical form in a cantata by J.S. Bach. This video was created and presented by Sven Soderlund, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, and a...

March 26, 2021

Introducing the Female Biblical Studies scholarship

Hear from the donor who initiated the Female Biblical Studies Scholarship, which seeks to equip and encourage women in the field of biblical studies and is funded by a married couple who would like to remain anonymous. First, what inspired you to donate to Regent and make the scholarship for women in biblical studies?As a local Regent stu...

March 23, 2021

Standing with Our Asian Brothers and Sisters

Christina Lui (MCS '06), Regent's Alumni and Church Involvement Officer, calls us to pray and stand alongside our vulnerable brothers and sisters in a thoughtful reflection on last week's attacks and the ongoing reality of anti-Asian racism. Hate crimes against Asians and St. Patrick’s prayer. These have been mingling in my head. ...

March 22, 2021

The Surprise of Online Learning: An Interview with Alumna Sarah Chestnut

Sarah Crowley Chestnut (MCS ‘09) and her family live and work at L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, MA, USA. Sarah, her husband Joshua, and several of their colleagues had planned to travel to Vancouver during the summer of 2020 to take advantage of Regent’s Summer Programs, but had to change their plans due to the pandemic. We chatted with S...

March 08, 2021

Recovering Lost Voices: Dr. Cindy Aalders on Women’s Spiritual Writing

On March 8, communities around the world observe International Women’s Day. With this in mind, we asked Dr. Cindy Aalders, Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity and Director of the Allison Library, to share about her research into the spiritual lives and writings of eighteenth-century English women. Our conversation touched on ho...

March 01, 2021

Online Access Extended to Support Students Through Pandemic

In February, Regent College made the decision to extend live online access to Regent courses until the end of August 2022. All courses have been accessible online since March 2020, when Regent’s campus closed in response to the COVID-19 crisis in British Columbia. The college has also extended the current suspension of Regent’s distance ...

February 22, 2021

Why Science Matters for Ministry: An Interview with Deb Haarsma

In this interview, David S. Robinson interviews Dr. Deborah Haarsma, President of Biologos, about how a good grasp of science can help pastors be more effective. Dr. Haarsma will be offering a series of talks from March 2–3 in partnership with Interface: Engaging Science with Ministry Education. To learn more about Dr. Haarsma's...

February 22, 2021

Two-Way Trust: Forging New Relationships in Science & Theology

In this interview, Jenny-Lyn de Klerk connects with David S. Robinson, Adjunct Professor of Theology and Ethics, to learn more about his ongoing initiative, Interface: Engaging Science in Ministry Education. To learn more about Interface: Engaging Science in Ministry Education, including a recent survey on attitudes towards science at ...

February 08, 2021

Generosity and Gratitude at the Close of 2020

As a long, surprising year came to an end in December 2020, there was one more surprise in store for the Regent community—a good surprise. Regent went into the Christmas season hoping to raise $175,000 in support for the College’s mission. Regent’s donors met that goal and kept right on going, ultimately donating over $275,000 in res...

January 21, 2021

Scholars Reflect on Scripture & Current Events in New Series

We recently chatted with Christina Lui, Regent’s Alumni and Church Involvement Officer, about Reading the Bible Right Now, a new series of conversations hosted by Regent this winter as part of our year-long Ideas That Matter series. What is Reading the Bible Right Now all about, and how does it fit within the Ideas That Matter series? ...

January 18, 2021

Jens Zimmermann on Upcoming Series: Human Flourishing in a Technological Age

This winter, J.I. Packer Professor of Theology Jens Zimmermann is hosting a semester-long online public lecture series called Human Flourishing in a Technological Age. This series is being offered in conjunction with Dr. Zimmermann's winter seminar course and his ongoing Human Flourishing Project. We recently chatted with him to find out more...

January 12, 2021

Meet the First Winner of the Dal Schindell Prize

Last year, Regent inaugurated a new convocation award: the Dal Schindell Arts and Theology Prize. In addition to honouring a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in the study of Arts and Theology, this award celebrates the legacy of Dal Schindell, a cherished faculty and staff member who nurtured a deep and thoughtful ...

December 21, 2021

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. As we enter the final days of 2021, the following guide can help you ensure your donation is received and receipted for the current tax year. If you pay taxes in ...

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