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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
Jul
18
Wednesday, 7:30PM

The Spirituality of Time

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With Sarah Williams

How do we imagine time and how does our imagination shape our perception of prayer? This lecture explores what it means to cultivate an historical imagination and to develop an awareness of our location in time - past, present and future. It considers how such an awareness can sensitize us to our contemporary missional context, challenge prevailing post-modern perceptions of the self, and foster hope, identity and confidence.

Sarah Williams is Research Professor of History of Christianity at Regent College. She previously taught at the University of Oxford. She is a specialist in the field of nineteenth and twentieth-century cultural history. She is a passionate and committed teacher who is much loved by her students. She thinks deeply about pedagogy and classroom practice and is devoted to telling the story of the Church to diverse audiences all over the world. She is also well known as the author of a poignant memoir, The Shaming of the Strong.

This lecture is part of our 2018 Summer Evening Public Lecture Series.

Dr. Williams will be teaching the class "Marriage, Sex & Family in Historical Perspective" from July 16 - 20, 2018 as part of our 2018 Summer Programs. Learn more at rgnt.net/summer.


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Upcoming Public Lectures
Jul
23
Monday, 7:30PM

When Fundamentalism Meets Liberalism

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With Terry LeBlanc

Is a new liberal fundamentalism emerging which is intolerant of legitimate difference of opinion and action?

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Jul
24
Tuesday, 7:30PM

Living with Never-Ending Expectations as a Leader

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With Peter Shaw

How best do we both live responsibly with expectations and hold lightly to them?

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Jul
25
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Motherhood and Martyrdom: Family and Faith in the Early Church

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With Lynn H. Cohick

The powerful juxtaposition of mother and life on the one hand, and martyr and death on the other, is seen in the martyrdom account of Perpetua and Felicitas.

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Jul
26
Thursday, 12:30PM

"Seeing God": Hans Boersma Book Launch

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With Hans Boersma

Join us for the launch of Dr. Hans Boersma's Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition.

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Jul
30
Monday, 7:30PM

Beyond the Mysteries: Paul’s Proclamation of the Mystery of God

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With Bruce Longenecker

This illustrated lecture will offer an overview of typical forms of devotion to the mystery deities and illustrate central tenets in Paul’s proclamation of the mystery of God.

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Jul
31
Tuesday, 7:30PM

“In Darkest London”: A Window on Urban Life and Mission in Victorian London

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With Donald M. Lewis
With David Bebbington

Dr. Don Lewis will give a lecture on urban life and mission in Victorian London, followed by a response from Dr. David Bebbington.

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Aug
1
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Architect of Modern Missions: The Achievement of William Carey

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With David Bebbington

This lecture analyses the factors in William Carey's formation—the advantages he possessed in his ministry in India and the difficulties he faced—before examining the results of his work.

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Sep
18
Tuesday, 7:30PM

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, 7:30PM

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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Sep
26
Wednesday, 7:30PM

The Current Situation: Embattled America, Quiescent Canada, Semi-Secular Britain

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With Mark Noll

In this series, Mark Noll considers what we can learn about Christians and politics by comparing Britain, Canada, and the United States.

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Sep
27
Thursday, 11:30AM

Triumphs of Anglo, American, and Canadian Christian Politics

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With Mark Noll

In the second lecture of this series, Mark Noll considers what we can learn about Christians and politics by comparing Britain, Canada, and the United States.

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Sep
27
Thursday, 7:30PM

Tragedies of Anglo, American, and Canadian Christian Politics

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With Mark Noll

In the final lecture of this series, Mark Noll considers what we can learn about Christians and politics by comparing Britain, Canada, and the United States.

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Oct
4
Thursday, 7:30PM

Sarah Coakley at Regent College

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

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