Regent College Podcast

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Synopsis

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

Episodes

  • Race, Racism, and White Supremecy

    01/10/2021 Duration: 51min

    How are we to understand race and racism?  Many would say they aren't racist, but often our impact bias and prejudice can go unnoticed and unchallenged.  Joshua Koh is a Regent grad and pastor in Vancouver and he brings clarity and sheds light on these often hidden and unmentioned sins.  We hope this sparks conversation and leaves in a place of wonder and conviction.  

  • Wisdom in a Secular Age - With Dr. Gordon T. Smith

    24/09/2021 Duration: 01h01min

    It is clear that we are living in and moving towards a post-Christian secular society, but is this actually a problem for the Church and society?  Should we try to hold tightly to Christendom or might this secular age provide more opportunities than we think?  We had a wonderful conversation with Gordon T. Smith on these questions and discussed his most recent book, "Wisdom From Babylon: Leadership for the Church in a Secular Age."  Drawing Biblical Wisdom from the prophets, 1 Peter's audience, and others we find an appropriate Christian response to the secular age.  

  • Vocation, Gears, and God's Goodness - With Dave Hataj

    17/09/2021 Duration: 57min

    Our culture often paints a narrative that certain vocations are more important than others.  The Church also has influenced how we understand our vocation and calling, sometimes in incorrect ways.  Dave Hataj is the president and owner of Edgerton Gears, Inc. and helps to shed light on how God's goodness can be seen in everyday work, including the manufacturing of gears.  Through his story Dave shares how we can and should follow Jesus in our vocations.  

  • Spiritual Practices in Community - With Dr. Susan S. Phillips

    10/09/2021 Duration: 50min

    Today we see many spiritual practices both inside and outside the church, but what is the goal of these spiritual practices?  How much do our spiritual practices impact our worldview and doctrines?    Dr. Susan Phillips has taught on spirituality and spiritual practices for years and helps answers these questions and more. Our culture, social setting, felt needs, and values greatly influence the communal spiritual practices we incorporate in our gatherings.  Whether it be confession, prayer, musical worship, or even sharing a meal, our spiritual practices greatly form and shape us as the people of God.  

  • A New Perspective on Learning Biblical Languages - With Mary Beth Lascurain

    03/09/2021 Duration: 41min

    Have you ever tried to learn the biblical languages and found it difficult? Or have you wonder why it is even important to learn the Biblical Greek or Hebrew?  Mary Beth Lascurain is a student at Regent and recently did an integrative project in a desire to answer these very questions.  Mary Beth has a strong passion for the Biblical languages and wants to teach and help others through implicit learning.  We hope you enjoy our conversation.  

  • What is the role of a Pastor? - With Dr. Don Lewis

    27/08/2021 Duration: 01h13min

    How have pastors been seen throughout church history?  What  exactly is the role of a pastor?   The Apostle Paul, Gregory the Great, Charles Spurgeon and many others have helped form and shape the role of a pastor.  Historian Dr. Don Lewis shares with us the different perspectives and types of pastors throughout church history and how this can help shape our own imaginations for the role of the pastor today.   We hope you enjoy this conversation. If  you would like to learn more, check out Dr. Lewis' class this fall; "The Christian Pastor in Historical Perspective". 

  • Designed to Heal - With Dr. Jennie Mclaurin

    20/08/2021 Duration: 58min

    Our bodies are uniquely designed to heal.   When we fall down and scrap our knee our bodies instinctively know how to heal.   If our bodies know how to heal physical injuries, can they teach us how to heal emotional and relational injuries?  Dr. Jennie Mclaurin has co-authored a book recently on this very question called "Designed to Heal: What the Body Shows Us about Healing Wounds, Repairing Relationships, and Restoring Community".    We hope you enjoy this conversation.  

  • Tech Wise - With Amy Crouch

    13/08/2021 Duration: 48min

    How are we to use technology and social media in today's climate?  Are their wise practices and ways of engaging our tech that allow us to be human?  Is technology, more specifically social media, neutral? How should parents navigate trust and privacy with their children?  Amy Crouch is the youngest guest so far on the Regent College podcast, and she shares with us wonderful insights on how to be tech wise.  

  • Democracy and The Christian Citizen - With Dr. Craig Gay

    06/08/2021 Duration: 55min

    Democracy or more specifically Liberal Democracy has been a significant part in Western society, but is it in trouble?  Is Democracy even the best form of government?  The rise in fake news and volatile discourse has seem to undermine the Democratic system.  Dr. Craig Gay, who directs Regent's ThM, helps to bring clarity to these questions and more.  

  • The New Testament's use of Israel's Scriptures - With Dr. Rikk Watts

    30/07/2021 Duration: 57min

    The New Testament is full of references from the Old Testament, but how are we to understand the continuity and discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments?   How did the New Testament's authors understand and use the Old Testament?  Should we even call it the Old Testament? And did the New Testament authors take the Old Testament passages out of context? Join us as we discuss these questions and more with Dr. Rikk Watts. 

  • Who are Evangelicals? - With Dr. Mark Noll

    23/07/2021 Duration: 46min

    What is Evangelicalism and who are Evangelicals?  Has recent polarization and politicization deteriorated the Evangelical identity?  Has the term Evangelical become meaningless or even harmful? How has Evangelicalism changed throughout history?  Dr. Mark Noll helps to unpack these questions and more.  

  • Silent No More - With Dr. Marion Taylor

    16/07/2021 Duration: 50min

    Where are all the women interpreters of scripture?  Why did some of these women interpreters become silenced?  And do women interpret scripture different than men? Throughout church history there have been over 150 women interpreters of the the Bible yet many have been silenced and gone unnoticed.  Dr. Marion Taylor has written extensively on these silent voices and helped illuminate their writings.  Join as Dr. Taylor sheds light on these hidden voices and why this is significant for both Biblical interpretation and the church. 

  • The Book of Hebrews - With Dr. George Guthrie

    09/07/2021 Duration: 53min

    Ever wonder what the book of Hebrews is all about?  Why mention so much about Angels?  How is Christ understood in Hebrews?  And what is the unforgivable sin?  Join us in our conversation with Dr. George Guthrie as we seek to answer these questions and more.  Dr. Guthrie has over thirty years of experience in the book of Hebrews and has written an application commentary on it.  If you found this conversation intriguing and would like more check out Dr. Guthrie evening public lecture on Hebrews at Regent College.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEMDJJSck54 

  • The Lost World of the Torah - With Dr. John Walton

    02/07/2021 Duration: 52min

    How are we to understand the Torah?  What did law look like in the Israelite Ancient Near Eastern context?  Was Israel actually different or distinct from the surrounding cultures?  How did Paul and the New Testament authors view the Torah? Today we discuss these questions and more with Dr. John Walton and his new book The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context.  If you are interested in more content like this Dr. Walton will be teaching a summer course at Regent College.   https://www.regent-college.edu/summer/courses/timetable. 

  • REPLAY #140 Friendship recentered - with Dr. Maxine Hancock and Dr. Cindy Aalders

    25/06/2021 Duration: 01h42s

    Friendship is one of the most important human relationships. But in a culture focused on romance and the nuclear family, it often gets short shrift. Today, Drs. (and friends) Cindy Aalders and Maxine Hancock join us to talk about the vital importance of friendship––theologically, historically, and personally. What do we lose when we deprioritize friendship? How do we cultivate friendships that hold fast through grief, loss, and disappointment? What are some of the obstacles that inhibit intergenerational and cross-gender friendships––and how can we overcome them? And how does our friendship with each other nurture our friendship with God? Don't miss this important and encouraging conversation.To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming courses visit:www.regent-college.edu/

  • REPLAY #141 Evolution, Neanderthals and original sin - with Dr. Denis Alexander

    18/06/2021 Duration: 53min

    If humanity is made in the image of God, what can we learn from genetics? Today we're talking with Dr. Denis Alexander about how current scientific approaches to genetics square with a scriptural approach to human identity. What is the image of God? Is there a scientific equivalent to original sin? And is genetic enhancement okay? Join us for this fascinating exploration of theology and biology.Denis Alexander has served as Founding Director (Emeritus) of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge; Chair of the Molecular Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development at The Babraham Institute; Editor of Science and Christian Belief; and member of the executive committee of the International Society for Science and Religion. He is the author of Genes, Determinism and God (CUP), Is There Purpose in Biology? (Oxford), and Are We Slaves to Our Genes? (CUP).To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming courses visit:www.regent-college.edu/

  • REPLAY #107 Mental Health: Social Isolation and loneliness- with Dr. Claudia Rossetto

    11/06/2021 Duration: 54min

     Dr. Claudia Rossetto holds a 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

  • REPLAY #125 Freeing the church from western cultural captivity - with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

    04/06/2021 Duration: 57min

    The global church has been deeply shaped by elements of Western culture––both good and bad. But as demographics change, the church has an opportunity to shake off cultural assumptions that are inhibiting the growth of God’s kingdom. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, author of The Next Evangelicalism: Many Colors, argues that the current shifts in the global church are making space for a new movement of the Spirit: we just need to be open to receiving it. Join us for this challenging and hopeful conversation.To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming courses, visit: www.regent-college.edu.

  • REPLAY: #129 Space exploration and the Christian faith - with Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

    28/05/2021 Duration: 01h03min

    Between her studies in star formation and her work with radio, optical, and infrared telescopes, Dr. Jennifer Wiseman has spent most of her life exploring the farthest reaches of the universe. Today we talked with Dr. Wiseman about what it's like to contemplate the cosmos for a living. How does her work inform her faith? What does astronomy teach us about humanity's place in the universe? And (we couldn't not ask): what's up with aliens?To learn more about Regent College and our upcoming courses, visit: www.regent-college.edu.

  • End of Season 2

    21/05/2021 Duration: 16min

    We interview, celebrate, and say goodbye to our beloved Octavio Fernandez y Mostajo as we come to a close in Season 2.  Octavio has been the Regent College Podcast producer for this past season and has done a phenomenal job! We are so thankful and grateful for him.  We also introduced the new podcast producer, Nick Corbin.  Claire and Nick will continue to bring you new content and conversations in Season 3 beginning in July, 2021.  

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