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#023 Chad Wriglesworth on Poetry and Faith in a Post-Modern World

December 01, 2017

Poet Christian Wiman once provocatively observed that "poetry often does theology better than theology." In this episode, Amy Anderson sits down with Dr. Chad Wriglesworth to talk about poetry and faith in a post-modern world, and how poetry can bear witness to participation in the life of God.

Chad Wriglesworth is the Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at Waterloo Unviersity. This episode was recorded in Summer 2017, when Chad taught two courses at Regent: "The Mindfulness of Marilynne Robinson" and "The Poetics of Faith in a Postmodern World."

Previous Episodes

#022 Susan Phillips on Spiritual Practice

Date: November 16, 2017

How do we maintain regular spiritual practices in our busy daily lives? What is the meaning of contemplative listening? Join Claire Perini and Susan Phillips, Execute Director of New College Berkeley and author of The Cultivated Life, as they discuss these questions and more.

Susan Phillips will be teaching Contemplative Listening in Spiritual Friendship and Direction at Regent College Summer School 2018. Go to to find out more about this and the rest of our summer courses.

#021 Mark Noll and Mary Noll Venables on the Reformation(s) and its Legacy

Date: November 01, 2017

In this episode, Amy Anderson sits down with leading church historians Mark Noll and Mary Noll Venables to discuss the Reformation, how there were actually many Reformations, and how we are still feeling their effects today.

Mark Noll will be teaching the course HIST 533: Six-Continent Christianity in the Winter 2018 term Reading Weeks: February 13-16 and March 26-29. If you are interested in this course, or other courses at Regent College, visit

#20 Iain Provan on the Reformation and Right Reading of Scripture


Iain Provan returns to the podcast to discuss his book, The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture, releasing on October 31, 2017. Join us as he and Amy Anderson talk about the important of the Reformation, clarity of Scripture, literal reading, and how to approach difficult texts in the Bible.

#019 Amanda Russell-Jones on Josephine Butler & Equal Rights

Date: October 04, 2017

Activist, Feminist. Imperialist. Liberal. Evangelical. These are just a few of the labels applied to Josephine Butler (1828-1906) and her legacy. Join Dr. Amanda Russell-Jones and host James Smoker for a conversation on Josephine's life, her passion to abolish the exploitation of women, the poor and slavery, and how her life speaks to us today.

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#018 David O. Taylor on the Arts and Worship

Date: September 15, 2017

Claire Perini sits down with David O. Taylor, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, to discuss the arts, worship, their integration and challenges, and what it was like to talk the Psalms with Eugene Peterson and Bono.

Recordings of lectures and courses with David O. Taylor may be found at His most recent course at Regent was offered in Summer 2017, "APPL/INDS 568: Worship & the Arts".

#017 Krish Kandiah on Refugees

Date: September 05, 2017

In this episode, Claire Perini sits down with the Founding Director of Home for Good and former President of London School of Theology to discuss the refugee crisis around the world and the Christian response.

Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at

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Recordings of courses by Krish Kandiah at Regent College can be found at

#15 Karen Wilk and Eric O. Jacobsen on Seeking the Peace of the City

Date: April 21, 2017

In this episode, upcoming Pastors Conference speakers Karen Wilk and Eric O. Jacobsen join host Claire Perini to talk about what it means to be the church and to join God's work in your neighbourhood.

#015 Mariam Kovalishyn on the Epistle of James

Date: March 21, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Mariam Kovalishyn joins hosts Amy Anderson and James Smoker to talk about why she studies the New Testament Epistle of James. The short letter, famously maligned by Martin Luther, contains wisdom, grace, and a deep social concern still relevant today. 

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#014 Ashley Moyse and Lydia Corriveau on Medicine, Theology, and Technology

Date: March 03, 2017

Lydia Corriveau, a nurse, came to Regent College in Fall 2016 seeking answers to questions about medicine, ethics, and suffering. Theological ethicist Ashley Moyse also joined the Regent community in Fall 2016, beginning a post-doctoral fellowship in science and theology. In this week's podcast, Claire Perini hosts a conversation between Lydia and Ashley about the broken body, the unity of body and soul, and technology's impact on our experience of suffering and death.

Dr. Ashley Moyse joins Regent College as part of a three-year initiative to advance conversations about the relationship of theology and science at the college and beyond, made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. His responsibilities will include co-teaching INDS/THEO 517: Theology & Science with Dr. Ross Hastings, overseeing student projects, publishing, planning public events in the area of theology and science, and developing online resources aimed at advancing public understanding and engagement with questions of faith and scientific inquiry.

#013 Janet Danielson and Dave Siverns on Music Past & Present

Date: February 20, 2017

We're talking music in this week's podcast! Music historian and composer Janet Danielson and worship leader Dave Siverns discuss the historical connection between music and Christianity and music's essential contributions to human relationships.

The musical piece heard in this episode is Bach's Fugue in G Minor.

#012 Iain Provan on Reading Scripture

Date: February 03, 2017

Join Dr. Iain Provan, Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College, and host Amy Anderson as they talk about scriptural interpretation, what we mean when we say Scripture is "clear," and what we can recover from the leaders of the Reformation on these issues.

Dr. Provan's book on biblical interpretation will be released in Fall 2017 by Baylor University Press. As of this recording it was tentatively titled Seriously Literal Interpretation. The name has since been changed to The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture.

#011 Phil Long and Adam Back on the Intersection of Art and the Bible

Date: January 20, 2017

In this episode, Claire chats with OT Professor Phil Long and alumnus Adam Back about scripture and art. Reflecting on the work of Rembrandt, Mary McCleary, Mark Rothko, and Makoto Fujimura, Adam and Phil discuss how art can embody the biblical story, how to live wisely in a technological age, and why technique matters.

#010 James Houston on His Life and Spiritual Theology

Date: January 06, 2017

It's our first episode of the winter term! Host Amy Anderson sits down with Dr. James Houston, a founder and the first principal of Regent, to talk about Regent's beginnings. The conversation takes on its own life from there. Topics covered include how Christian business leaders will shape Christianity's future, living a long life of gratitude, the loss of elders in Western culture, and why quantum physics is important. You won't want to miss this fascinating conversation with one of the world's foremost evangelical thinkers and writers.

#009 An Advent and Christmas Meditation with Dr. James Houston

Date: December 23, 2016

In this thought-provoking Christmas meditation, Dr. James Houston reflects on the significance of the incarnation.

#008 J I Packer on His Ninetieth Birthday

Date: December 16, 2016

In this episode, we bring you the full conversation between Dr. Jeff Greenman and Dr. J I Packer, recorded in front of a live audience in Regent's chapel in Summer 2016. The occasion was the celebration of Dr. Packer's 90th birthday. We took the opportunity to get to know the world-renowned theologian a little better, from his breakfast preferences, to his love of jazz, to his marriage, to the story of how Knowing God was written.

Bonus - Rikk Watts's Final Chapel: "The Things That Matter Most"

Date: December 09, 2016

On December 6, 2016, Rikk Watts gave his final chapel talk as Regent College's Professor of New Testament, titled "The Things That Matter Most". This is a recording of his full sermon.

#007 Paul Stevens and Christina Lui on Work and Faith

Date: December 02, 2016

How do you live out your faith in a secular workplace? If you're a pastor, how do you equip your congregants to integrate their time on Sunday with the other six days of the week?  In this episode, Paul Stevens, Christina Lui, and Claire Perini talk about why a robust theology of the workplace matters for your faith, your church, and the flourishing of the world, touching on topics as wide ranging as hating your job to the importance of Sabbath.

Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at

#006 Vania Levans on Worship

Date: November 18, 2016

Join Claire Perini and Vania Levans (Regent College Faculty Associate and professional musician) for an in-depth and wide conversation on all things worship, ranging from the so-called "worship wars" to drawing in the whole congregation into the worship service.

If you enjoyed this episode, or have some feedback, leave us a review on iTunes! We'd love to hear from you.

Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at

#005 Mark Buchanan

Date: November 04, 2016

Join Claire Perini and Mark Buchanan as they discuss the Christian's calling to work for reconciliation, whether in moments between individuals to national movements such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.  If you enjoyed this episode, or have some feedback, leave us a review on iTunes! We'd love to hear from you.

#004 Hans Boersma

Date: October 21, 2016

Hans Boersma discusses tradition, theological innovation, and the importance of good character in good theology.

Hans Boersma is J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College. His main theological interests are Catholic thought, the church fathers, and spiritual interpretation of Scripture. His most recent book is Sacramental Preaching: Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ (Baker Academic, 2016).

#003 Carolyn Hindmarsh and Shirley Sullivan

Date: October 07, 2016

Carolyn Hindmarsh and Shirley Sullivan join Claire Perini to talk about the hazards, delights, and critical importance of learning and teaching ancient and biblical languages. 

Carolyn Hindmarsh teaches New Testament Greek at Regent College, leading both the Summer Term's intensive 6-week program and regular classes in the Fall and Winter sessions. Shirley Sullivan, Professor Emeritus of Classics at UBC, is both an accomplished professor and an enthusiastic lifelong student of ancient languages. She teaches Ecclesiastical Latin at Regent College and studied New Testament Greek with Carolyn.

#002 Malcolm Guite

Date: September 23, 2016

Claire Perini talks poetry, passion, and faith with Malcolm Guite on the second Regent College Podcast. 

Malcolm Guite is the Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge and is rapidly becoming a favourite summer lecturer at Regent College. He teaches for the Divinity Faculty in Cambridge and lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature. His publications include What do Christians Believe? (Granta 2006); Faith, Hope and Poetry (Ashgate 2010, paperback 2012); Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year (Canterbury 2012); The Singing Bowl: Collected Poems (Canterbury 2013); Waiting on the Word (Canterbury 2015); and Parable and Paradox (Canterbury 2016).

#001 Richard Mouw

Date: September 09, 2016

In our inaugural Regent College Podcast, host Claire Perini has a good conversation about good (and hard) conversations with Professor Richard Mouw. 

Richard Mouw is Professor of Faith and Public Life and President Emeritus at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a popular visiting professor at Regent College, most recently teaching Cultural Discipleship in a Secular Age (INDS 512). A nationally recognized leader in theological education and interfaith dialogue, he writes for the Washington Post and is involved in a number of interfaith theological conversations, particularly with Mormon and Jewish groups. 

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