Leading Ideas

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 29, Number 1, Winter 2017 / Leading Ideas

Migration and the Migrant God

Charles Ringma depicts God as migrant, and the incarnation as the paradigmatic experience of migration: "We need God in the tabernacle, not the temple. We need a God in the midst of our ambiguity, pain, lament, confusion, and questioning."   More…

Landscape and Community

Maxine Hancock is a Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology, Regent College. Here, she reflects on her and her husband Cam's transition from Vancouver to the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia—and the way the beautiful new environment was slowly informed by a new community.   More…

The Long and Winding Road

For both the apostle Paul and Paul Spilsbury, the Christian journey is marked by times of displacement and unbelonging. This, Paul (Spilsbury) argues, isn't just an unfortunate byproduct of the faith: it comes close to the heart of what it means to follow Christ.   More…

Volume 28, Number 1, Winter 2016

Depression and the Depths of Hell

Author and psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist discusses his struggle with depression and explores the costly insight gained by passing through the darkness.   More…

Companions on the Journey

Sharon Smith shares her vision for equipping pastors and entire church communities to care for people with mental health challenges.   More…

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