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Our faculty and guest speakers are shaping theological thought around the world. Learn about their latest research, follow a good debate, or find out their views on current affairs.

CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 27, Number 1, Winter 2015 / Leading Ideas

Falling into Belonging

Confirmed Catholic, raised Charismatic, and married to a Methodist, Erin Lane blogs about the intersection of her faith and feminism at www.holyhellions.com. We recently caught up with her and chatted about her latest book, Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe.   More…

Religion Under Construction

In this video, New York Times op-ed contributor Ross Douthat discusses heresy, orthodoxy and the institutions that make us who we are, giving insightful and thought provoking analysis of North America's contemporary religious climate.   More…

Church and Kingdom: Let’s Get Our Analogies Straight

More than a buzzword for social justice or for redemption, “kingdom” is an oft-misused Christian term. Scot McKnight offers a sizzling biblical corrective and a fiercely radical vision for the role of the local church in the kingdom of God as he shows how common usages of the words "kingdom" and "church" fail to recognize a fundamental element of how the New Testament talks about kingdom   More…

Church: Foundation of Who We Are

Before coming to Regent, Professor Hans Boersma served as a pastor, then taught at Trinity Western University. So he is no stranger to the frequently posed millennial question: is the church an outdated institution? After all, Hans’s main theological interests are Catholic thought, the church fathers, and spiritual interpretation of Scripture. We recently sat down with Hans to talk about why church matters.   More…

Volume 26, Number 3, Fall 2014

I Know You're Busy

Mark Buchanan is an alumnus of Regent College who recently became Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary after twenty-four years of pastoral ministry. Since he has written a book on Sabbath, The Rest of God, we sat down to ask him about his journey with keeping—or not keeping—Sabbath.   More…

A Deeply Human Longing

Bruce Hindmarsh is the James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. In this interview, he reflects on the book that helped him realize that prayer was his deepest longing and challenges us to consider what it means to act redemptively in our digital world.   More…

Building Temples with Our Ears

Susan Phillips is Executive Director of New College Berkeley in California and a perennially popular teacher in Regent's Summer Programs. With her background in sociology and spiritual direction, she was a natural person to ask about practices that help us slow down, open our hearts, and turn toward God.   More…

Volume 26, Number 2, Spring 2014

To Seek the Flourishing of the World

Journalist and culture maker Andy Crouch talks about what it means to be people who create, who cultivate, and who contemplate. Why are these qualities important to human flourishing and how does this relate to my calling in the world? Get to know one of our key panelists for the REDUX Google Hangout on May 16 with this in-depth interview.   More…

The Reality of Work, For Better or for Worse

Regent professor Paul Stevens gives a brief theology of work that outlines both the joys and the problems with it. When we find ourselves unsatisfied with our job, it's worthwhile to rephrase the question "What am I working for?" to "Who am I working for?"   More…

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