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

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

We're talking music in this week's podcast with special guests music historian and composer Janet Danielson and worship leader Dave Siverns. The conversation ranges from the history of music in Christianity to how it's an essential part of 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 Dave Siverns as they discuss musical ideas both historical and contemporary, and how it affects 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 the scriptural interpretation, what it means for the Bible to be "clear," and what we may need to recover from the Reformation's leaders 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 named, "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 middle of their discussion on the Reformation and Biblical interpretation, host Amy Anderson and Professor Iain Provan went down a brief rabbit trail to talk about Martin Luther's belief in fairies and if the world has truly been disenchanted in modernity. Be sure to tune in next week for the full conversation. 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 alumni Adam Back join Claire for a discussion on the intersection between reading the Bible and the arts. Along the way they talk about art that indwells the Story well, living wisely in a technological age, and why honing 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  

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.

#004 Hans Boersma  

Regent College's Professor of Theology, Hans Boersma, joins Claire Perini to discuss the recovery of Christian tradition, spiritual reading of Scripture, and why a theologian's character matters just as much as what they say. 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

#004 Preview - Hans Boersma  

Does a theologian's character matter? In this preview of our next episode, Regent professor Hans Boersma tells us why this is a dangerous and highly personal question for any theologian or pastor. The full conversation will go online next week, on October 21.

#003 Carolyn Hindmarsh and Shirley Sullivan  

Biblical language instructors Carolyn Hindmarsh and Shirley Sullivan join Claire Perini to talk about how learning Greek and Hebrew impacted their own lives, why they're still important to learn, and the gifts--and hazards--of translations.

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