Faculty & Alumni News
Patricia Towler, Regent’s Vice President (External), is currently serving as a Guest Expert in medical ethics at the UBC medical school, working with students to bring an ethical framework to bear on contemporary medical issues, often involving end-of-life decisions. Patti's background involves extensive experience in the fields of health law and professional ethics.
Steve Bell, a singer-songwriter and Regent alumnus, won his third Western Canadian Music Award in the category Spiritual Recording of the Year for his Christmas album, Keening for the Dawn. The poetry of Malcolm Guite inspired the project.
John Stackhouse will be giving a plenary address at the North Central Teachers Association Conference in Edmonton on February 7 and lecturing at Harding University in Arkansas on February 11.
Edwin Hui, Dean of the Chinese Studies Program (CSP), attended the Beijing Forum on Religion and Philosophy October 18-20, 2013 in the famous Fragrant Hill Hotel. He presented a paper entitled, "Adam's Childhood: the Significance of Ireneus' Doctrine of the Image of God in the 'Post-Darwinian' World" and enjoyed a reunion with five Regent alumni.
Luci Shaw, writer-in-residence at Regent College, was named the tenth recipient of the annual Denise Levertov Award for her poetry in May 2013. The award is given to a writer or artist "whose work exemplifies a serious and sustained engagement with the Judeo-Christian tradition," and is presented by Image, a literary journal based out of Seattle Pacific University.
Regent alumni trio Jill McFadden, Ben Keyes, and Peter La Grand released their newest CD, Joy Brand New, in November 2013. The album explores the nuanced joy of the gospel from creation to cross, lament to laughter, and from present brokenness to the future renewal of all things.
Regent alumna Jessica Kuras Lipps recently produced an Advent album with her husband, Jonathan Lipps, called Northern Star. They live in San Francisco where they focus on living simply in the middle of the tech start-up world. Listen to their album at the link below.
Charlene Kwiatkowski, Writer and Editor at Regent College, won second place in the 2013 Canadian Authors Vancouver (CAA) fiction contest for her short story, "First Impressionism." The story will be published in the National Voices 2014 Anthology.
Genevieve Sechter, Receptionist at Regent College, will be bringing arts programming to the YWCA Single Mother’s Program this spring along with a group of volunteers from the Dress for Success Professional Women’s Group. The goal will be to facilitate community collaboration through creative enterprise.
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College News & Upcoming Events
Experience Regent in the Winter
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. Register online today. Tuesday, Jan 28 from 8 am - 4 pm.
Square Foot Prayer: A Regent Community Art Project
Pray your way through this artistic prayer labyrinth featuring artwork by members of the Regent community. Each artist has created a square foot prayer window—a visual and symbolic representation of the artist’s prayer. The hope is that it will prompt onlookers to pray as they gaze. Thursday, Jan 23 - Thursday, Feb 20, 2014.
"What Are We Laughing At?: A Personal and Biblical Exploration of Suffering, Mockery, and Sexuality in Comedy"
Pastor-turned-comedian Clifford Prang does a stand-up comedy show at Regent College followed by a talk back. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Thursday, Jan 30 at 7:30 pm.
George MacDonald's "The Light Princess": An Artistic and Theological Exploration of a Fairy Tale
Megan Fraser considers the theology of fairy tales in her IPIAT presentation at Regent College. She looks at "The Light Princess" by Victorian novelist George MacDonald, both artistically and theologically. Friday, Feb 7 at 7:00 pm
Laing Lectures: Christian Theology as a Guide for the Emotions
"Theology is about knowing and growing in the love of God and our neighbour so that we flourish in the destiny that God has in mind for us." Dr. Ellen T. Charry explores the interface between Christian doctrine and emotional formation during the 2013-2014 Laing Lectures. Wednesday, Feb 19 - Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at Regent College.
The Justice Conference 2014
Regent College will host The Justice Conference Vancouver, a partner site for The Justice Conference 2014 in Los Angeles. This annual gathering connects a generation of men and women around a shared concern for biblical and social justice, the vulnerable, and the oppressed. Speakers include Dr. Bernice A. King, Lynn Hybels, Donald Miller, and N.T. Wright. Friday, Feb 21- Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at Tenth Church.
Journey with us this Summer 2014
It may be winter, but here at Regent, we’re already thinking ahead to summer days of transformation when sunshine and flip-flops reappear and where new ideas take root in your life, transforming the way you think and act. Journey with us at Regent College this summer. Check out faculty videos and course descriptions online.
Thank You for Your Gift
Thanks to everyone who gave during the Christmas season this year! You can see how far we've come on this year's fundraising goals and discover the impact of your financial support for Regent by clicking on the link below.
Women of Substance by Sharalee Regehr
Women of Substance is an exhibition by Sharalee Regehr, dedicated to honouring women who have made incredible contributions to society and history in light of International Women's Day on March 8. Join us for the opening reception on February 27, 2014 from 4:30-7:30 pm.
"Seriously Dangerous Religion? The Importance of the Old Testament for Human Rights"
The Bookstore presents an evening public lecture with Regent faculty member Iain Provan to celebrate the release of his forthcoming book, Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters. Tuesday, Mar 25 at 7:30 pm
Pastors' Conference 2014
The 2014 Regent College Pastors' Conference aims to help pastors reframe the call to discipleship so that formation and transformation become an outflow of our participation in the triune God, producing an attractive, vivid, and effective pattern of faithfulness that reflects his desire for us to be truly human persons, “fully alive,” bearers of the beauty of his holiness. Tuesday, May 6 - Friday, May 9, 2014.