Regent College Podcast

Sinopse

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

Episódios

  • We are launching an Old Testament Series!

    We are launching an Old Testament Series!

    13/10/2020 Duração: 01min

    We are excited to inform you that we are launching a three-episode series on the podcast called “Questions about the Old Testament”. We feel privileged to have Dr. Ian Provan, Dr. Mathew Lynch and Dr. Mark Glandville, experts on the Old Testament, as part of the Regent family so we felt this series was long overdue. So be on the lookout for the release of each episode.

  • #123 Whats the goal of the legal system: justice, efficiency, or morality?- with Dr. Robert Cochran

    #123 What's the goal of the legal system: justice, efficiency, or morality?- with Dr. Robert Cochran

    09/10/2020 Duração: 39min

    Robert F. Cochran Jr. is Brandeis Professor of Law at Pepperdine University and the Director of the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics. We asked him some of the questions we've been wondering about for a while: Should judges make decisions based on their personal morality? How do ethics play into the practice of law? What's the goal of the legal system––justice, efficiency, morality? And how can law be based on love? Don't miss out on this timely conversation. To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming Fall courses, visit www.regent-college.edu.

  • #122 Ageing: Growing old without losing our faith - with Dr. Maxine Hancock

    #122 Ageing: Growing old without losing our faith - with Dr. Maxine Hancock

    02/10/2020 Duração: 54min

    On average, we spend at least 25% of our lives over the age of 60––and yet we often treat this time of life as a postscript. Today we sat down with Professor Emerita Dr. Maxine Hancock to talk about cultivating a life––and faith––that just gets richer with age. How do we nurture a personal faith marked by continual renewal? What do intergenerational friendships bring to the church? And what particular blessings can be given––or received––only by those in the later years of life? Join us for this rich and important conversation. To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming Fall courses, visit www.regent-college.edu.

  • #121 Indigenous spirituality: pantheistic or monotheistic? - with Cheryl Bear

    #121 Indigenous spirituality: pantheistic or monotheistic? - with Cheryl Bear

    25/09/2020 Duração: 51min

    Singer & songwriter Cheryl Bear has spent decades reflecting on the intersection of Christian faith and First Nation culture. How does the indigenous understanding of the Creator overlap with the Christian understanding of God? Is indigenous spirituality monotheistic? How has the historical treatment of indigenous people impacted the gospel today? And how does Jesus enter into and redeem cultural narratives––indigenous, western, or otherwise? Don't miss this thought-provoking conversation. To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming Fall courses, visit www.regent-college.edu.

  • #120 A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment and New Urbanism- with Dr. Eric Jacobsen

    #120 A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment and New Urbanism- with Dr. Eric Jacobsen

    18/09/2020 Duração: 53min

    Today we spoke with Rev. Eric O. Jacobsen, author of The Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment and Sidewalks in the Kingdom: New Urbanism and the Christian Faith. Eric has spent years offering a theological perspective on the ins and outs of urban and suburban life. We had plenty of questions: What makes for a good city––and why should we care? What does suburbia have to do with the kingdom of God? Should police be in charge of bringing safety into neighbourhoods?Join us for this eye-opening conversation.

  • #119 What goes into a good translation of the Bible? - with Dr. Douglas Moo

    #119 What goes into a good translation of the Bible? - with Dr. Douglas Moo

    11/09/2020 Duração: 43min

    Today we get into the nitty-gritty of Bible translation with renowned scholar Douglas Moo. As a member of the committee that oversees the New International Version of the Bible, Dr. Moo has plenty of insight into the quirks and challenges of BIble translation. What goes into a good translation? What happens when translators disagree? How do translators' theological leanings impact the final product? And what's it like to know that your work will shape the reading of Scripture for decades to come? Don't miss this compelling conversation. To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming Fall courses, visit www.regent-college.edu.

  • #118 Covenant or Contract: the practice of medicine - with Dr. Jennie McLaurin

    #118 Covenant or Contract: the practice of medicine - with Dr. Jennie McLaurin

    04/09/2020 Duração: 54min

    Today we spoke with alumna and pediatrics specialist Dr. Jennie McLaurin. The practice of medicine today poses all kinds of challenges: the pressure to prioritize efficiency, the tension between specialization and whole-person care, and the challenge to maintain a patient-centred approach. Can these problems be fixed? How does the understanding of medicine as a moral art-–not just a scientific one––impact patient care? And what does Christian theology contribute to our understanding of the doctor-patient relationship? Join us for this practical and important conversation about medicine today. To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming Fall courses, visit www.regent-college.edu.

  • #117 How do environmental issues fit into Christian discipleship? - with Matt Humphrey

    #117 How do environmental issues fit into Christian discipleship? - with Matt Humphrey

    28/08/2020 Duração: 48min

    Today we spoke with alumnus Matt Humphrey. As Director of Theological Education for A Rocha Canada, Matt is a passionate advocate for a Christian vision of creation care. How do environmental issues fit into Christian discipleship? How do we cultivate a right relationship to place and space in a mobile society? And is it possible to engage with these issues without getting political? Join us for this challenging and thought-provoking conversation. To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming Fall courses, visit www.regent-college.edu.

  • #116 Is a European revival possible? - with Rene and Sarah Breuel

    #116 Is a European revival possible? - with Rene and Sarah Breuel

    21/08/2020 Duração: 42min

    Today, alumni René and Sarah Breuel fill us in on their church-planting and evangelism work in the historical heart of the church––Rome. How did these two Brazilians end up in Italy? What does fruitful evangelism look like in the 21st century? Is a European revival even possible? And how does prayer shape our preaching of the gospel? Join us for this exciting (and encouraging) conversation. To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming Fall courses, visit www.regent-college.edu.

  • #115 Satan and demons in biblical theology - with John And Jonathan Walton

    #115 Satan and demons in biblical theology - with John And Jonathan Walton

    14/08/2020 Duração: 51min

    Today we talked with John and Jonathan Walton about something we've always found confusing: demons and the devil. What is Satan's backstory? Why does the New Testament talk about demons so much more frequently than the Old Testament? Are we missing part of the picture? This conversation is a bit of a ride. Don't miss it! John H. Walton is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He specializes in Ancient Near Eastern backgrounds of the Old Testament. Jonathan Walton is pursuing a Ph.D in analytic and exegetical theology at St Andrews University. John and Jonathan co-authored The Lost World of the Torah and The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest. Don't miss this illuminating conversation. To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming Fall courses, visit www.regent-college.edu.

  • #114 Latin American theology - with David Nacho

    #114 Latin American theology - with David Nacho

    07/08/2020 Duração: 52min

    On today's podcast, we spoke with alumnus David Nacho, a theologian from Bolivia who served as Academic Dean at one of Latin America's most renowned theological institutions—the Centre for Interdisciplinary Theological Studies (CETI). Our conversation touched on several themes within the Latin American church: What, for example, is the value of "contextual" theology, and how did this approach come about? (Or to put it more provocatively: What hath liberation theology to do with Martin Luther?) How does one read the Bible "in community"? And what do western missionary legacies and Neo-Pentecostal growth mean for those engaged in theological formation? Don't miss this illuminating conversation (or Octavio's delight at having a fellow Bolivian on the show). To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming Fall courses, visit www.regent-college.edu.

  • #113 Religious Pluralism - with Dr. Ivan Satyavrata

    #113 Religious Pluralism - with Dr. Ivan Satyavrata

    31/07/2020 Duração: 47min

    Today we spoke with alumnus Dr. Ivan Satyavrata, pastor of Kolkata's Assembly of God Church. Assembly of God is a 4000-person multilingual congregation that provides education and health care for over 25,000 children. We asked Dr. Satyavrata for his insight on a Christian attitude toward religious pluralism. How should we approach inter-religious dialogue? What is the right way to express honest disagreement? Should we be looking for a return to Christendom? And how can we build bridges to Jesus? Join us for this challenging and encouraging conversation. To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit: www.regent-college.edu

  • Fall courses are going ONLINE!

    Fall courses are going ONLINE!

    28/07/2020 Duração: 01min

    We just wanted to let you know that this fall, Regent is offering all courses online for the first time ever! It's a great opportunity to start a degree, finish a degree if you're partway there, or just test the waters with a class or two. If you aren't ready to take a course for credit, that's totally fine––you can audit a course and just sit in and enjoy the lectures. Most courses will be live online, so you get the chance to interact with your professor, ask your questions, and study alongside students from around the world.

  • #112 Why music matters - with Dr. Jeremy Begbie

    #112 Why music matters - with Dr. Jeremy Begbie

    24/07/2020 Duração: 55min

    A prolific scholar and a gifted musician, Dr. Jeremy Begbie is one of today's most important writers on theology and the arts. We had a wonderful conversation with Dr. Begbie about how the arts enrich and expand our theological imagination. How does music help us understand complex subjects like pain, joy, or even the nature of God? Can the arts teach theology on their own terms? Enjoy the conversation, and don't forget to leave a comment. To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit: www.regent-college.edu

  • #111 The mental health continuum - with Daniel Whitehead

    #111 The mental health continuum - with Daniel Whitehead

    17/07/2020 Duração: 42min

    Today we spoke with alumnus Daniel Whitehead, CEO of the Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries, about the way mental health conversations play out in our churches and our societies. How does the language we use impact conversations about mental health in our congregations? How has the COVID crisis changed society's response to and understanding of mental health? And how does privilege impact how––and whether––we talk about mental health? Enjoy the conversation, and don't forget to leave a comment! To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit: www.regent-college.edu To learn more about the Sanctuary Course visit: https://www.sanctuarymentalhealth.org/

  • #110 A journey towards racial equality - with Jemar Tisby and Mary McCampbell

    #110 A journey towards racial equality - with Jemar Tisby and Mary McCampbell

    10/07/2020 Duração: 49min

    Jemar Tisby is a historian and the author of New York Times bestseller The Color of Compromise. He serves as president of The Witness, a Black Christian Collective, and is working on his PhD dissertation at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Mary McCampbell is an associate professor of humanities at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where she teaches courses on postmodern theory and fiction, film and philosophy, and popular culture. This week we talked about racism: What is systemic racism? What do people mean when they talk about white supremacy? How has the church resisted or reinforced racism? And how are we as Christians called to bear witness to injustice in our communities? Don't miss this challenging conversation.

  • #109 Apologetics, Science and Evangelism - with Dr. John Dickson

    #109 Apologetics, Science and Evangelism - with Dr. John Dickson

    03/07/2020 Duração: 55min

    On today's podcast we had a conversation with Dr. John Dickson, co-founder of the Centre for Public Christianity. Dr. Dickson is a prolific author and speaker with a passion for evangelism. We talked about the purpose and place of apologetics in evangelism: Are all Christians called to actively share the gospel on a daily basis? Are inter-religious debates fruitful? Have science and postmodernism made sharing the gospel more difficult? Enjoy the podcast and don't forget to leave a comment. To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit: www.regent-college.edu

  • #108 Mental Health: Personality and Family of origin (Ep.3) - with Dr. Edward NG

    #108 Mental Health: Personality and Family of origin (Ep.3) - with Dr. Edward NG

    26/06/2020 Duração: 58min

    Welcome to the third episode in our series on mental health. Psychologist Dr. Edward Ng is a sessional lecturer at Regent College who serves as Director of Counselling Services with Soma Counselling and Family Resources. Today, we're discussing personality: Is it given or developed? How should we carry our questions about who we are and who we're meant to be? How much freedom does God grant us to develop our personalities? And how do we deal with the way family of origin shapes those around us? Enjoy the podcast––and don't forget to leave a comment! To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit: www.regent-college.edu To find more about Dr. Ng and/or to book an appointment visit: www.somacounselling.com

  • #107 Mental Health: Social Isolation and loneliness (Ep 2) - with Dr. Claudia Rossetto

    #107 Mental Health: Social Isolation and loneliness (Ep 2) - with Dr. Claudia Rossetto

    19/06/2020 Duração: 53min

    Welcome to the second episode of our series on mental health––one of Claire's favourite episodes so far! Dr. Claudia Rossetto holds an MATS from Regent College and a D.Min. from Carey Theological College. She argues that western culture's emphasis on independence is contributing to a widespread experience of social isolation. Join us to learn about the difference between social isolation and loneliness, systemic and individual causes of social isolation, and the (possible) relationship between wealth and loneliness. Enjoy the podcast––and don't forget to leave a comment! To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit: www.regent-college.edu

  • #106 Mental Health: Anger (Ep.1) - with Dr. Rod Wilson

    #106 Mental Health: Anger (Ep.1) - with Dr. Rod Wilson

    12/06/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    This week, we're launching our mini-series on mental health––and who better to kick it off than psychologist and former Regent president, Dr. Rod Wilson? Today we're talking about anger. Does the Bible speak of anger as sinful? How can our families create safe spaces for expressing anger in free and healthy ways? And how should we express and respond to anger in a passive-aggressive society? Enjoy today's episode and don't forget to leave a comment. To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit: www.regent-college.edu

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