Faculty & Alumni News
Mariam Kamell celebrated her marriage to Val Kovalishyn on March 22, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Vancouver, followed by a reception at Regent College. Mariam will be in Melbourne, Australia for two weeks at the end of May to give the Leon Morris Lecture at Ridley Theological College Melbourne.
Ross Hastings will host and teach at the 2014 Regent College Pastors’ Conference from May 6-9. His summer speaking engagements include preaching in Bogotá, Colombia on May 25, the Christian Missionary Alliance General Assembly in Ottawa on July 4, and in Shanghai from July 7-11.
Rod Wilson will be travelling to Ottawa in May for several talks. He will be preaching at St. Peter & St. Paul’s Anglican Church May 4, where he will also be having an alumni reunion that afternoon and doing an evening lecture. He is also speaking at a Pastors’ Event there May 5. Additionally, Rod is the speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast May 8 at The Westin Ottawa Hotel.
Ronald Herms (MCS '97) was named Dean of the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences at Fresno Pacific University. His term starts July 1, 2014. He previously taught at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington.
Sarah Breuel (MDIV '09) was invited to sit on the leadership team of the Lausanne Younger Leaders Global Gathering in Kiev, Ukraine in August 2015. She will guide a team of twelve younger leaders who will be planning the gathering which seeks to gather, connect, and mobilize the next generation of evangelical leaders.
John Hall has recently been appointed to the position of Executive Director of Missions Fest Vancouver. John is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies and has been working at Regent for three years as an Admissions Counsellor in international recruitment.
Sungmin Min Chun (MCS '01, ThM '03) became Assistant Professor of Worldview and Biblical Studies at Vancouver Institute for Evangelical Worldview (VIEW) in Langley, British Columbia. VIEW is affiliated with ACTS seminaries (Associated Canadian Theological Schools) at Trinity Western University and offers a number of courses aimed at Christian Korean professionals.
Bryan Dunagan (MDIV '05), was voted Senior Pastor at Highland Park Presbyterian Church (HPPC) in Dallas, Texas. The native Texan previously served as the teaching pastor at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, a 7,000-member church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ceri Rees joined the Marketplace Institute team in February as the new Director. Originally from Wales, Ceri is a Regent alumna with experience in design, business and communication. She previously worked in a strategic and business development role at Dossier Creative, a brand creation company in Vancouver.
John Stackhouse is giving two lectures at the Vancouver Club this summer, sponsored by Company of Disciples. On May 20 he will address, “Is Dawkins Right? Are Christians Dumb, Delusional, and Dangerous?” and on June 2, “Can God Be Trusted? An Honest Look at the Problem of Evil.”
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College News & Upcoming Events
Regent College Pastors’ Conference 2014
Are you a pastor wondering how to help the church connect the gospel with holy character and responsible, ethical decision-making? Join pastors and ministry leaders to reframe the call to discipleship and experience transformation the gospel way. Hosted by Ross Hastings with speakers Mark Buchanan, Rikk Watts, Mariam Kamell, and more. Tuesday, May 6 - Friday, May 9, 2014.
Can You Do What You Love?: Finding Power, Purpose, and Happiness when the Old Rules Don’t Apply
Can I do what I love, be part of something meaningful, and still get paid in a world that feels messy and unpredictable? Join the conversation on May 16 with leading thinkers Andy Crouch, Rikk Watts, and Josh Kwan to explore how we bring meaning and hope to our working lives and shift our perspective on having it all. Moderated by Regent student Paige Gutacker. Friday, May 16 from 12:00-1:00 pm (PDT).
Evening Public Lectures
Our popular evening public lectures run throughout the summer. This year’s lineup includes Mark Buchanan, J.I. Packer, Steve Bell, Ruth Padilla DeBorst and more, every Monday and Wednesday from May 14–July 30 at 7:30 pm.
From Pastor to Urban Planner?
Iain MacPherson (MCS ‘11) came to Regent to get his MDiv and then serve God through church ministry. After his first semester, however, he switched to the marketplace concentration. Find out why—and how you can give others a bigger view of God's work in the world.
“Certainly? Not! Radical Doubt, Radical Faith, and Why We Can Believe Anything at All”
John Stackhouse will give a talk to celebrate the release of his latest book, Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology. The book launch takes place at Regent College on Monday, June 30 from 7:30-9:00 pm.
Liturgy and Design: Coptic Orthodox in Calgary
Architect Rodger Woods explores the influence of liturgy, symbols, metaphors, icons, and relics on the design process of the recently completed St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Calgary. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, May 15 from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Lookout Gallery.
What does food have to do with my faith? This four-part video series from the Marketplace Institute explores this question through interviews and personal exploration with students who attended a course taught by Regent faculty Loren and Mary-Ruth Wilkinson. The series also includes a discussion guide so you can watch the videos together in a small group.
The 17th Dietrich Bonhoeffer Society Lectures
Regent College, the Vancouver School of Theology, and the Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture (TWU) present the 17th Dietrich Bonhoeffer Society Lectures on Public Ethics: Christian Humanism and the Challenges of Moral Formation in “a world come of age”. Thursday, May 1 - Saturday, May 3 at Regent College and VST. No registration required; admission is free. A concurrent graduate conference on Marilynne Robinson and Dietrich Bonhoeffer is also happening that weekend.
An Evening with Marilynne Robinson
As part of the Bonhoeffer Lectures May 1-3, bestselling author Marilynne Robinson will be giving a talk at Regent College, followed by an interview with Iwan Russell-Jones. Tickets are $10 at the door. Saturday, May 3 from 7:00-9:00 pm.
“Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power”
Spend an evening with author and speaker Andy Crouch as he unpacks ideas from his latest book Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power. Andy will lead us in a conversation about human’s role in God’s economy. Tickets are $15. Thursday, June 5 from 7:00-9:00 pm.
Journey With Us
Tired of the same old routine? Leave behind the familiar and start a great adventure this summer at Regent College. Immerse your mind and spirit in thought-provoking courses that connect each area of life to God. Be refreshed. Be stretched. Be transformed. Courses are filling up fast so register today!