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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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May
30
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Christian Witness and the Common Good: Rethinking Christian Mission

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With D. Zac Niringiye

Historically, the dominant paradigm of evangelical Christian community and mission in the public square has often been one of domination and conquest, specifically in contexts where Christianity has held cultural acceptance. Too often, Christian communities can be a part of the narratives of exclusion and injustice rather than champions of the common good. I will argue that dominance occurs due to misunderstanding and misrepresentation of the Gospel, and to the obligation it places upon those who believe. As authentic Christian community in the public square bears the “Good News of God,” the “fruit” of which is “the common good,” the Gospel invites us to turn to joyful testimony and witness, as salt and light.

The Rt. Rev. Dr.  David Zac Niringiye is a theologian, pastor, Bible teacher, organizational development consultant, and activitist. He retired from his work as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Kampala in 2012 to focus on the pursuit of peace and social-political justice in Uganda.

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

Dr. Niringiye will be teaching the class "The Gospel & The Common Good" from May 28 – June 1, 2018 as part of our 2018 Summer Programs. Learn more at rgnt.net/summer.

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Upcoming Public Lectures
Jun
5
Tuesday, 7:30PM

The Lost Soul of Early Hominins: Humility, Wisdom and Technology

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With Celia Deane-Drummond

This lecture addresses several recent archaeological discoveries about early hominins, discoveries that help us think theologically about their probable inner mental world.

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Jun
6
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Mission in the Age of Rapid Change: Lessons from the Past

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With Minho Song

How can enduring mission principles aid us in world missions today?

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Jun
7
Thursday, 7:30PM

Thinking about Tomorrow: Where Theology, Technology, and Education Meet

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With David Lewin

Are the domains of theology, technology, and education mutually illuminating or do they obscure one another on the question of the relations between present and future?

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Jun
25
Monday, 7:30PM

Current Dynamics in Christian-Muslim Relationships

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With Wafik Wahba

Exploring historical encounters between the two religions as well as variances in religious traditions can help us understand contemporary global conflicts and their impact on Christian-Muslim relationships.

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Jun
27
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Imagining Our Neighbours as Ourselves: the Arts, Empathy, and the Christian Imagination

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With Mary McCampbell

Dr. Mary McCampbell explores the connections between the Arts, Empathy, and Christian Imagination.

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Jul
2
Monday, 7:30PM

The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism

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With Richard Winter

While there is nothing wrong with striving for excellence, sometimes the pursuit seduces us into the unhealthy realms of perfectionism.

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Jul
4
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Catechesis for a Secular Age: The Wisdom of 1 Peter

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With Gordon T. Smith

Assuming we live in a secular age, could 1 Peter be a timely message “for such a time as this?”

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Jul
5
Thursday, 12:00PM

The Movies & Us: What the Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture Tell Us About Ourselves

Dr. Drew Trotter will be presenting a lunchtime lecture on the what our entertainment is telling us about ourselves and our cultural climate.

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Jul
9
Monday, 7:30PM

No More Dithering: What Climate Change Means for Creation

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With Everett Hamner

This talk presents climate data in accessible terms, pitting ecotheological insights against forces of endless delay, and offers some less-commonly considered interventions.

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Jul
11
Wednesday, 7:30PM

God Among Idols: Abram’s Call and Missions Today

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With Carol Kaminski

In our post-Christian context, the church needs to return to her roots, remembering that God's missional call began not in the Promised Land but in a pagan city.

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Jul
16
Monday, 7:30PM

Doing "Theology" as Design - As God Originally Intended?

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With Rikk Watts

This lecture argues that the bible is concerned with shaping, through experience and persuasion, human agents as God’s designers.

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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?

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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
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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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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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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