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Drop by this section to check the "Regent pulse." What's been happening at Regent? What's coming up? What are our faculty or alumni up to?

Faculty & Alumni News

Jeff Greenman recently returned from Oxford, England where he participated as a mentor in the Langham Partnership Postdoctoral Seminar program, alongside Markus Bockmuehl and others.

Markus Bockmuehl, Professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies at Keble College, University of Oxford, has been appointed to the Dean Ireland’s Professorship of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture in the Faculty of Theology and Religion starting Oct 1. He will remain a Fellow of Keble College.

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Iain Provan is giving a number of talks on his book Seriously Dangerous Religion (Baylor 2014) this fall in the Vancouver area, including a series at First Baptist Church for their sunday@six services.

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Bruce Hindmarsh has a full fall speaking schedule. He’s giving the keynote address at a conference on autobiography in Stockholm, Sweden (Oct 2-4); the Murray Public Lecture at Crandall University in Monction, NB (Oct 14-16)​; a presentation at the conference "George Whitefield and the Great Awakening" in Louisville, KY (Oct 21-23); and a talk at a symposium on George Whitefield at Baylor University in Waco, TX (Nov 13-14).

John Stackhouse is giving the plenary lecture to the annual conference of the Christian Legal Fellowship of Canada in Whistler, BC on Oct 3. He will also deliver the annual Peter Craigie Memorial Lecture at the University of Calgary on Oct 30 and will discuss “Is the Bible Sexist?” at UBC on Nov 6.

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Ross Hastings will be speaking in Whistler, BC at the Christian Legal Fellowship, a national organization for Christian lawyers Oct 2-5. His preaching schedule this fall includes CityLights Church in Burnaby on Oct 19, St John’s Vancouver on Nov 2, and a men’s retreat at the Peninsula Bible Church in Cupertino, CA from Nov 7-9.

Patricia Towler, Regent’s Vice President (External) and General Counsel, is a Winner of the 2014 Lexpert Zenith Awards, which acknowledge outstanding Canadian lawyers in various fields of practice. Ms. Towler won in the in-house counsel category and will receive the award at a ceremony in Toronto on Oct 2.

Ken McAllister, Regent’s Webmaster, won a top prize in the "BC Amateur Photographer of the Year" competition, which took place in August at the 2014 Abbotsford Airshow. Over 70 photographers from around the province were assigned to photograph the airshow, and from those photos, a panel of professional photographers selected the winners. Ken won for best flight photo.

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Chelle Stearns (MCS ‘98), Associate Professor of Theology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, spoke at the Christ and Cascadia conference in Seattle Sep 26-27. She was joined by David Leong (MCS ‘05) and Dr. John Stackhouse.

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Brian Moss (MDiv ‘12) has digitally released Prayerbook, No. 2 this summer through various online outlets. The Prayerbook Project is an experiment in prayer and music in which Brian aims to write and record fifteen new songs a year inspired by the Psalms over a ten-year period (150 songs total).

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Sharlene Olson, wife of Nathan Olson (MCS ‘97), released her debut folk/roots CD, Misfits & Moonbeams, which was produced by Roy Salmond at Whitewater Productions in Surrey, BC. Sharlene’s music flows from a Christian worldview and focuses on beauty as one clue that God is present in this broken world.

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College News & Upcoming Events

Laing Lectures: Settling in to a Decadent Decline

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat will be the speaker for the 2014 Laing Lectures. His three talks will look ahead to the next 50-100 years and discuss why a kind of "sustainable decadence" is what our twenty-first century can expect. Join us on Wednesday, Oct 22 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, Oct 23 at 11:30 am and 7:30 pm at Regent College.

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Freedom in the Busy

Finding freedom and clarity in our distracted, techno-saturated lives is consistently hard. What if there was a better, simpler way? Join Bruce Hindmarsh, Ann Voskamp, Mark Buchanan, and Paige Gutacker during a one-hour live online event to discuss how Sabbath is not just a rest from your workweek but a reorientation of your life. Thursday, Nov 6 from 12-1 pm PST.

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Experience Regent on Nov 4

Want to know what it’s like being a Regent student for a day? Come to one of our Experience Regent events where you will get to sit in on a class, attend Chapel, tour the campus, and share a meal with professors. Tuesday, Nov 4 from 8 am-4 pm. Register online today.

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Aging Matters: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Senior Years

What does it mean to age well from a Christian perspective? This course co-sponsored by Carey Theological College and Regent College is designed to help seniors and people working with seniors explore questions of energy, significance, calling, and service both in the church and the world. Sep 27, Oct 25, and Nov 15 from 9 am-5 pm at Carey Centre, Vancouver.

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ReFrame Series Launching this Fall

ReFrame is a film-based discipleship resource designed to help people connect faith with all of life. Ten 40-minute episodes will explore how Christ reframes our lives and our world through TED-style talks from Regent faculty, together with interviews with on-the-ground practitioners and other thought leaders. ReFrame will be available for purchase in either download or DVD format, together with full-colour leader and participant guides.

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Summer 2015 Preview

Summer has come and gone, but another exciting one at Regent College is already in the works. Take a look at our 2015 preview and start imagining yourself studying spiritual disciplines with Susan Phillips, biblical theology with Richard Bauckham, archaeology with Phil Long, or literature with Roger Lundin. Fifty courses are being offered next year!

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Launch of Hong Kong Foundation

Rod Wilson is visiting Asia in November and will be launching the College’s new Hong Kong Foundation on Saturday, Nov 15 at Island Evangelical Community Church. Contact Bev at presidentsoffice@regent-college.edu for more info or to RSVP.

Regent Review of Christian Thought

The Regent Review of Christian Thought, edited and published by Chinese Studies, has recently been included in various databases used by leading Chinese universities and institutions, such as the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI) and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI).

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Jerry Whitehead: Inspirations

Inspired by those he loves, Cree artist Jerry Whitehead gives a vivid depiction of his cultural upbringing as a First Nations artist. His exhibition Inspirations runs at the Lookout Gallery runs from Oct 9-Nov 13. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, Oct 9 from 4:30-7:30 pm.

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Making Registration Simpler

On August 6, students logged into a new web registration system called REGIS, Regent College's very own student information system. Custom built and designed by Regent staff, REGIS replaces WebAdvisor and offers a simpler, more intuitive way to register for courses, view grades, and make payments online.

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Holy Ground: Answering God’s Call to Creation Care

The 2015 Pastors' Conference seeks to inspire a Christian imagination in pastors and churchgoers for earthkeeping practices that God’s people can incorporate into personal and congregational life. Co-sponsored by Regent College and A Rocha Canada, featuring Ed Brown, Leah Kostamo, Terry LeBlanc, Loren and Mary-Ruth Wilkinson, and more. Tuesday, May 5 - Friday, May 8, 2015 at Regent College.

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