Regent College Podcast

Regent College Podcast

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Faith, life, and theology come together in this bi-weekly look into the people and ideas that shape Regent College.

Episodes

#15 Karen Wilk and Eric O. Jacobsen on Seeking the Peace of the City  

In this episode, upcoming Pastors Conference speakers Karen Wilk and Eric O. Jacobsen joins host Claire Perini to talk about what it means to be the church and to join God's work in your neighbourhood. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu. Find out more about the 2017 Regent College Pastors and Leaders Conference at http://rgnt.net/pastors.

#015 Mariam Kovalishyn on the Epistle of James  

In this episode, Dr. Mariam Kovalishyn joins hosts Amy Anderson and James Smoker to talk about why she studies the New Testament Epistle of James. The short letter, famously maligned by Martin Luther, contains wisdom, grace, and a deep social concern still relevant today. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#014 Ashley Moyse and Lydia Corriveau on Medicine, Theology, and Technology  

Lydia Corriveau, a nurse, came to Regent College in Fall 2016 seeking answers to questions about medicine, ethics, and suffering. Theological ethicist Ashley Moyse also joined the Regent community in Fall 2016, beginning a post-doctoral fellowship in science and theology. In this week's podcast, Claire Perini hosts a conversation between Lydia and Ashley about the broken body, the unity of body and soul, and technology's impact on our experience of suffering and death. Dr. Ashley Moyse joins Regent College as part of a three-year initiative to advance conversations about the relationship of theology and science at the college and beyond, made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. His responsibilities will include co-teaching INDS/THEO 517: Theology & Science with Dr. Ross Hastings, overseeing student projects, publishing, planning public events in the area of theology and science, and developing online resources aimed at advancing public understanding and engagement with questions of faith and scientific inquiry. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#013 Janet Danielson and Dave Siverns on Music Past & Present  

We're talking music in this week's podcast! Music historian and composer Janet Danielson and worship leader Dave Siverns discuss the historical connection between music and Christianity and music's essential contributions to human relationships. The musical piece heard in this episode is Bach's Fugue in G Minor. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#013 Preview - Janet Danielson on Music and Science  

In this preview of our next episode, composer and professor Janet Danielson gives us a glimpse of the historical link between music, light, and scientific discovery. Join us next week for the full discussion with Claire, Janet, and student Dave Siverns as they discuss contemporary and historical musical ideas and how they affect our relationships. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu.

#012 Iain Provan on Reading Scripture  

Join Dr. Iain Provan, Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College, and host Amy Anderson as they talk about scriptural interpretation, what we mean when we say Scripture is "clear," and what we can recover from the leaders of the Reformation on these issues. Dr. Provan's book on biblical interpretation will be released in Fall 2017 by Baylor University Press. As of this recording it was tentatively titled Seriously Literal Interpretation. The name has since been changed to The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#012 Preview - Iain Provan on Martin Luther, the Reformation, and Fairies  

In the midst of a discussion on biblical interpretation and the Reformation, host Amy Anderson and Professor Iain Provan went down a brief rabbit trail, discussing Martin Luther's belief in fairies and the disenchantment often associated with modernity. Although this snippet didn't make the final cut, be sure to tune in next week for the full episode on the intersection of scriptural interpretation, the Reformation, and the Bible's "clear meaning". Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#011 Phil Long and Adam Back on the Intersection of Art and the Bible  

In this episode, Professor of Old Testament Phil Long and Regent alumnus Adam Back chat with host Claire Perini about the intersection of Scripture and the arts. Topics of conversation include art that indwells the biblical story, ways of living wisely in a technological age, and why technique matters. Art and artists mentioned in this podcast: Rembradt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Storm_on_the_Sea_of_Galilee Mary McCleary: http://www.marymccleary.com/ Mark Rothko: http://www.markrothko.org/ Makoto Fujimura: http://www.makotofujimura.com/ Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#011 Preview - Phil Long on Difficult Texts in the Bible  

In this preview of next week's conversation, Phil Long discusses a difficult text in Nahum and why, when encountering what seems like a problem in the Bible, we should look closer. Be sure to join us next week for the full conversation between Claire Perini, Phil Long, and Adam Back on the intersection of the arts and the Bible. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#010 James Houston on His Life and Spiritual Theology  

It's our first episode of the winter term! Host Amy Anderson sits down with Dr. James Houston, a founder and the first principal of Regent, to talk about Regent's beginnings. The conversation takes on its own life from there. Topics covered include how Christian business leaders will shape Christianity's future, living a long life of gratitude, the loss of elders in Western culture, and why quantum physics is important. You won't want to miss this fascinating conversation with one of the world's foremost evangelical thinkers and writers. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#009 An Advent & Christmas Meditation with James Houston  

Just before the advent season, Dr. Jim Houston, Board of Governors' Professor of Spiritual Theology and the first Principal of Regent College, recorded a special advent and Christmas meditation for our podcast listeners. We at Regent College hope it blesses you this season. Special thanks to Aimee Berends on piano and Lydia Dant on violin. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#008 J I Packer on His Ninetieth Birthday  

In this episode, we bring you the full conversation between Dr. Jeff Greenman and Dr. J I Packer, recorded in front of a live audience in Regent's chapel in Summer 2016. The occasion was the celebration of Dr. Packer's 90th birthday. We took the opportunity to get to know the world-renowned theologian a little better, from his breakfast preferences, to his love of jazz, to his marriage, to the story of how Knowing God was written. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

Bonus - Rikk Watts's Final Chapel, "The Things That Matter Most"  

On December 6, 2016, Rikk Watts gave his final chapel talk as Regent College's Professor of New Testament, titled "The Things That Matter Most". This is a recording of the full sermon. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#008 Preview - J I Packer on Writing  

In this preview of our next episode, J. I. Packer gives Jeff Greenman a special look into his writing process. Join us next week when we release the full conversation between Drs. Packer and Greenman, which was recorded in front of a live audience at Regent College in Summer 2016 on the occasion of Dr. Packer's 90th birthday. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#007 Paul Stevens and Christina Lui on Work and Faith  

How do you live out your faith in a secular workplace? If you're a pastor, how do you equip your congregants to integrate their time on Sunday with the other six days of the week? In this episode, Paul Stevens, Christina Lui, and Claire Perini talk about why a robust theology of the workplace matters for your faith, your church, and the flourishing of the world, touching on topics as wide ranging as hating your job to the importance of Sabbath. This episode is brought to you by "Doing Kingdom Work in the Secular Workplace," a conference taking place January 20-21 at Regent College. The conference is sponsored by Regent College and the Institute for Marketplace Transformation. Tickets are on sale now, with special early bird rates before December 15. Go to http://www.regent-college.edu/lifelong-learning/conferences for ticket purchasing and more details. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#007 Preview - Paul Stevens and Christina Lui on Take Your Pastor to Work Day  

In this preview of our next episode, Paul Stevens and Christina Lui make the pitch for starting "Take Your Pastor to Work Day". Join us next week for the full discussion between Claire, Paul and Christina on why a robust theology of the workplace matters for your faith, your church, and the flourishing of the world. This preview is brought to you by the upcoming conference, "Doing Kingdom Work in the Secular Workplace," taking place January 20-21 at Regent College. The conference is sponsored by Regent College and the Institute for Marketplace Transformation. Tickets are on sale now, with special early bird rates before December 15. Go to http://www.regent-college.edu/lifelong-learning/conferences for ticket purchasing and more details. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#006 Vania Levans on Worship  

Join Claire Perini and Vania Levans (Regent College Faculty Associate and professional musician) for an in-depth and wide conversation on all things worship, ranging from the so-called "worship wars" to drawing in the whole congregation into the worship service. If you enjoyed this episode, or have some feedback, leave us a review on iTunes! We'd love to hear from you. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#006 Preview - Vania Levans on Lament  

In this preview of next week's episode, worship leader and professional musician Vania Levans tells Claire how being able to lament is just as central as joy to Christian worship. Join us next week for the full episode, in which Claire and Vania discuss cultural preferences in worship, the worship wars, and some practical ways to think through ways of putting together a worship service.

#005 Mark Buchanan on Reconciliation  

Join Claire Perini and Mark Buchanan as they discuss the Christian's calling to work for reconciliation, whether in moments between individuals to national movements such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. If you enjoyed this episode, or have some feedback, leave us a review on iTunes! We'd love to hear from you. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu

#005 Preview - Mark Buchanan  

In this preview of our next episode, Mark Buchanan tells Claire a personal story of his own need for reconciliation while revisiting his former congregation on Vancouver Island. The full episode will be available next week, in which Mark and Claire discuss why reconciliation is central to Christian faith and practice, from our own individual need for it to the value of movements such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions.

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