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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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Next Public Lecture
Wednesday, 7:30PM

Beyond ‘Design’: Evolutionary Biology and a Theology of Preservation


With David S. Robinson

This evening lecture with David Robinson on November 28 is part of our Fall 2018 Interface Faith and Science Lecture Series.

Watch the live stream on our Youtube channel

"Beyond ‘Design’: Evolutionary Biology and a Theology of Preservation"

Appeals to an original “design” in nature have faced significant criticism from both evolutionary biology and Protestant theology since the nineteenth century. This lecture surveys the two most enduring criticisms in order to articulate a theology of preservation fit for the “Anthropocene”—our present age of reckoning with the irreparable effect of human designs on the biosphere.

This lecture is free of charge.

David Robinson is the Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science at Regent College for 2018-19. This role follows the completion of his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh in 2017. David’s research focuses on the intersection of evolutionary biology and theology, particularly the question of how natural causation is described vis-à-vis divine providence. His interests also include the philosophy of science and criticisms of natural theology in the 19th and 20th centuries.

This lecture series is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

Upcoming Public Lectures
Thursday, 12:00PM

Christianity, Colonialism, and Culture: The History and Historiography of Evangelicals and Missions in the Global South, c.1718–2018

With Michael Gladwin

Join us for a lunchtime lecture with visiting scholar Michael Gladden as he reexamines the history of evangelicals and mission in the Global South over recent centuries.

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