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Public Lectures

Our mandate is to educate the whole people of God—and that includes the Christian community of Vancouver and beyond. We offer free public lectures by our own world-class faculty, and by visiting scholars, teachers, and authors from around the world.

We host two regular lecture series—Summer Lectures and the Laing Lectures—as well as special events throughout the year.

Most of our lectures are recorded and available as audio downloads through

Summer Lectures

In the Spring and Summer Sessions, we host lectures every week to highlight the research of our regular faculty and our visiting summer lecturers. All lectures are in the Regent College Chapel unless otherwise noted. Our lectures tend to draw large crowds, so plan to arrive early for a good seat.

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Wednesday, 7:30PM

Jesus in Space, Time, and History: Natural Theology & the Challenge of Talking about God


With N.T. Wright

This event is now sold out. Please feel free to sign up for the waitlist. If you are not able to obtain a ticket for this free event, we encourage you to try the stand-by line. Unfilled seats will be offered to those in the line 15 minutes before the start of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have already registered, please note that your ticket only guarantees you admission to the event if you arrive before 7 pm.

The question of how we talk about God has become more and more confused in today’s Western culture. Where might such a conversation start, and how might it proceed? Professor Wright argues for a fresh approach to locating Jesus within a Jewish understanding of space, time and history, opening up new possibilities.

This lecture is part of our 2019 Summer Evening Public Lecture Series.

Admission to this lecture is free of charge, but advance ticket reservation is required. 

On Tuesday, July 23 from 2–3:30 pm, the Regent College Bookstore will host an afternoon book signing with Professor Wright. This will be the only time he is available to sign books during his visit to Regent this summer. Find more details about the book signing event here.

Professor Wright will be teaching the class "Grappling with Galatians" from July 22–26, 2019 as part of our 2019 Summer Programs. Learn more at

Upcoming Public Lectures
Monday, 7:30PM

Ordinary Saints

With Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite shares his experience of a collaborative project in which a painter, a poet, and a composer work together to discern the hidden image of God in all of us.

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Wednesday, 7:30PM

Walking the Spiritual Exercises: Praying with Scripture on the Pilgrim Trail

With Susan S. Phillips

Susan Phillips shares insights from a pilgrimage: walking and praying the Camino de Santiago with her husband and a band of faith-filled friends.

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Thursday, 12:30PM

God, Evolution, and Animal Suffering: Theodicy without a Fall

With Bethany Sollereder

In this talk, Bethany Sollereder will embark on an adventure in the theology of creation, reflecting on what science has uncovered about the history of life and what it means for belief in a living and loving God.

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Friday, 7:30PM

Gospel Allegiance Lectures & Book Launch

With Matthew Bates

Join us for three lectures with Dr. Matthew Bates on the themes of the gospel, salvation, and discipleship.

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Friday, 7:30PM

Augustine our Contemporary: How to Find Yourself

With James K.A. Smith

Come along for a public lecture and book launch with James K. A. Smith!

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