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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. Due to closure of the College related to Covid-19, all of our Summer 2020 lectures will be streamed online. Please see specific lecture posts for the livestream link.

Next Public Lecture
May
10
Monday, 7:30PM

The Integration of Heart and Mind: St. Bernard of Clairvaux for the Postmodern Academy

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With Sarah Williams

One of the highlights of Regent Summer Programs is our free Evening Public Lectures. This series always features a wide range of professors and topics, and this year is no exception. All lectures will be streamed online, so invite a friend and join us!

In this lecture, Sarah Williams reflects from a personal perspective on the challenges of life and learning in the post-modern academy. Using St Bernard of Clairvaux’s spiritual classic On the Steps of Humility and Pride (c1120) as an interpretative lens, she re-considers the spiritual practices that foster intimacy with God amidst the pressures and temptations of intellectual work in higher education. How can we love God with our minds as well as our hearts? And how can such love be expressed in ways that reflect the radical humility of Christ?

Sarah Williams is Research Professor in the History of Christianity at Regent College. She is a specialist in the field of nineteenth- and twentieth-century cultural history, with a particular interest in cultural understandings of gender, identity, and personhood.

Dr. Williams will be teaching the course Church and State in the Modern & Post-Modern World from June 28–July 2 as part of our 2021 Summer Programs.

Upcoming Public Lectures
May
12
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Moving Beyond the Empire of Illusion: What Do We Do About the Problem of Evil?

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With John Swinton

Dr. John Swinton will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lecture Series.

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May
17
Monday, 7:30PM

Rethinking the Kingdom of God, Christ’s Ministry, and Christians’ Transformation

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With Elizabeth Sung

Dr. Lisa Sung will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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May
19
Wednesday, 7:30PM

The Mission of the Church to Bear God's Name

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With Carmen Joy Imes

Dr. Carmen Imes will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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May
24
Monday, 7:30PM

“Where are Your Roots?!” Biblical Ethics and Jazz (A Jazz-Talk from the Piano and a Bar Stool)

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With Mark Glanville

Dr. Mark Glanville will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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May
26
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Tethered by Prayer: The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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With Susan S. Phillips

Dr. Susan Phillips will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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May
31
Monday, 7:30PM

What is life?

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With John Behr

John Behr explores what it is that Christ offers when he says ‘I have come that you might have life and have it abundantly’ and what it is that he ‘finishes’, or brings to perfection, upon the Cross.

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Jun
2
Wednesday, 9:30AM

Building Trust in an Age of Division: A conversation with David Brooks & Rev. Jennifer Bailey, co-hosted by Regent College, Seattle Pacific Seminary, and Portland Seminary.

An online discussion between David Brooks & Rev. Jennifer Bailey, co-hosted by Regent College, Seattle Pacific Seminary, and Portland Seminary.

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Jun
2
Wednesday, 7:30PM

The Puritan Literary Imagination

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With Johanna Harris

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Jun
21
Monday, 7:31PM

Hearing Hebrews: Fresh Thoughts for Critical Times

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With George Guthrie

Dr. George Guthrie will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jun
23
Wednesday, 7:30PM

“Restore Thou Me That Am Lost:” Our Foremothers of Faith

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With Marion Taylor

Dr. Marion Taylor will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jun
28
Monday, 7:30PM

Lifelong Flourishing: Surprising Wisdom from Scripture and Science

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With Mark D. Roberts

Dr. Mark D. Roberts will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jun
30
Wednesday, 7:30PM

The Indispensable Circularity of Grace

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With David deSilva

Dr. David deSilva will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jul
5
Monday, 7:30PM

The Hand Writing on the Wall: Deciphering the Narrative of Daniel 5

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With John Walton

Dr. John Walton will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jul
7
Wednesday, 7:30PM

The Brothers of Life: How Reading James may Help us Hear Jesus Better

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With Mariam J. Kovalishyn

Dr. Mariam Kamell Kovalishyn will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jul
12
Monday, 7:30PM

Logs and Specks: Culture Wars and the Imperative of Christian Self-Examination

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With Wesley Hill

Dr. Wesley Hill will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jul
14
Wednesday, 7:30PM

“You have never talked to a mere mortal”: The Implications of a “Negative” Theological Anthropology

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With Bruce Hindmarsh

Dr. Bruce Hindmarsh will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jul
19
Monday, 7:30PM

Paul: Theologian, Historian, or Something Else?

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With Rikk Watts

Dr. Rikk Watts will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jul
21
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Black Lives That Matter: Dynamics of Spirituality Illuminated in St. Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947)

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With Diane Stinton

Diane Stinton will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jul
26
Monday, 7:30PM

Communities of Hope: Sustaining Hopeful Resilience

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With Gordon T. Smith

Dr. Gordon T. Smith will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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Jul
28
Wednesday, 7:30PM

River Deep, Mountain High: The Gospel in the Psalms

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With Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite will give a lecture as part of Regent College's Evening Public Lectures series.

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