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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 RegentAudio.com

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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Next Public Lecture
Jan
9
Tuesday, 7:30PM

Eating Peaceably: Christianity and Veganism

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With David Clough

Regent College is hosting a lecture by Dr. David Clough entitled "Eating Peaceably: Christianity and Veganism." This lecture is cosponsored by A Rocha and Vancouver School of Theology. 

David Clough is Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester, UK. He studied at Cambridge and Oxford universities, before completing a PhD at Yale, published as Ethics in Crisis: Interpreting Barth’s Ethics (Ashgate, 2005). After setting out an account of Christian pacifism in a 21st century context in Faith and Force: A Christian Debate about War (Georgetown UP, 2007), co-written with Brian Stiltner, he has focussed on the place of animals in Christian theology and ethics. He is now completing the two-volume monograph On Animals (T&T Clark/Bloomsbury). Volume I, Systematic Theology, was published in 2012 was reviewed as 'indisputably the most important and comprehensive theological treatment of animals to have appeared in any language at any time in the Christian tradition’. Volume II (forthcoming 2018) discusses the ethics of the Christian use of animals in a wide variety of contexts. David is President of the UK Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, co-chair of the Animals and Religion group of the AAR, a Methodist lay preacher, and founder of the CreatureKind Project (http://becreaturekind.org), which works to engage churches and Christian institutions with farmed animal welfare as a faith issue.

Upcoming Public Lectures
May
16
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Catechesis for a Secular Age: The Wisdom of 1 Peter

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With Gordon T. Smith

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May
30
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Christian Witness and the Common Good: Repenting Mission

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With D. Zac Niringiye

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Jul
4
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Denominating God in Earliest Christianity

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With Joshua Coutts

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Jul
18
Wednesday, 7:30PM

The Spirituality of Time

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With Sarah Williams

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Jul
25
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Motherhood/Martyrdom: Family and Faith in the Early Church

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With Lynn H. Cohick

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Sep
18
Tuesday, 7:00PM

Alister McGrath at Regent: Science and Faith: Conflicting or Enriching?

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With Alister McGrath

Regent College is hosting two evening lectures with Dr. Alister McGrath.

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Sep
19
Wednesday, 7:00PM

Alister McGrath at Regent: God, Science & the Meaning of Life: C. S. Lewis and Richard Dawkins

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With Alister McGrath

Regent College is hosting two evening lectures with Dr. Alister McGrath.

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Oct
4
Thursday, 7:00PM

Sarah Coakley at Regent College

Regent College is delighted to host an evening lecture with Dr. Sarah Coakley.

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