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Faculty & Alumni News

Rod Wilson will be travelling to Singapore in March to speak at a retreat for the Anglican Clergy of South East Asia and to preach and speak at a retreat at St. John’s-St. Margaret’s Church. He will also deliver the plenary address to the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada on April 24.       

Hans Boersma has been invited to spend the 2015–2016 academic year as the Danforth Chair at the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University, where he hopes to write on the topic of the "beatific vision": the notion that we will see God face to face in the hereafter.

Hans Boersma participated in an ecumenical conference on Christian unity organized by the Archdiocese of Vancouver on January 17. Hans’s presentation was entitled "An Evangelical Response to Vatican II."

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Alumnus Ron Rittgers (MTS '92) was appointed president-elect of the American Society of Church History. He will deliver their presidential address at the January 2017 annual meeting (on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation). The previous president was Bruce Hindmarsh.

Ross Hastings will give a lecture on his new book, Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God: Towards an Evangelical Theology of Participation, at the Pacific Northwest Region AAR meeting on March 28, 2015 at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. 

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The thesis of sessional lecturer Dr. Amanda Russell-Jones on Josephine Butler has been accepted for publication by Birmingham University.

Alumnus Wayne Park (MDiv ’11) was recently featured in The Covenant Companion’s “40 under 40” for his work as a church planter in a suburb of Houston, Texas. He leads a multi-ethnic church in a region where Sundays have traditionally been segregated.

Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but Not Religious (Oxford University Press) by alumna Linda Mercadante (MCS ’78) was recognized as one of the “50 Best Spiritual Books” of 2014 by the multifaith website Spirituality & Practice.

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Alumna and former Board member Julie Hindmarsh (DipCS '00) received the 2014 Women’s Leadership Award at the National Summit of Opportunity International. Julie is one of the founding members of Opportunity International's Women's Opportunity Network.


College News & Upcoming Events

Regent Redux: Making Peace with Church

No church is perfect. So you dig your heels in. Try to fix it. Or you stop going to church altogether. But isn’t church so much more than a place we “go to” or a project we “work on”? Join us for a live, online panel as Scot McKnight, Erin Lane, Darrell Johnson, and Hans Boersma discuss why church matters, with moderator Katelyn Beaty of Christianity Today.

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Pastors & Church Leaders Conference

Examine the theology behind creation care. Be inspired to incorporate earthkeeping practices into your personal and congregational life. Walk away invigorated and equipped with resources and practical steps that your church can take as a community.

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Summer Programs 2015

Centred around the story of God, over 50 courses will help you make your faith relevant to all spheres of life. Lecturers include theologian J.I. Packer, musician Steve Bell, spiritual director Susan Phillips, award-winning filmmaker Iwan Russell-Jones, biblical scholar Iain Provan, missiologist Miriam Adeney, and many others.

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ReFrame Series Now Available

ReFrame is a film-based discipleship resource designed to help people connect faith with all of life. Ten 40-minute episodes 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 is available for purchase in either download or DVD format, together with full-colour leader and participant guides.

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Experience Regent

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.

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New Website for the Lookout Gallery

The Lookout Gallery has a new website, designed by our in-house graphic designer Brian Liu, and built by webmaster extraordinaire Ken McAllistair. We're still adding content, but the design and navigation are in place. The current exhibition features local Vancouver artists from the We Make Stuff Volume 2 book collection.

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