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Regent College Podcast

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

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#004 Hans Boersma on Theology & Tradition

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

34mins

21 Oct 2016

Rank #1

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#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

46mins

3 Feb 2017

Rank #2

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#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

42mins

6 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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#046 The Good, Hard Work of Studying Scripture with Dr. Rikk Watts and Sara Saarela

How can we continue to be passionate about studying Scripture? What are the difficulties involved in doing this kind of hard work? How can we strike a balance between doing a deep plunge into the mystery of God's word and reading the Scriptures for daily enrichment? Join host Claire Perini, Rikk Watts and Sara Saarela as we discuss these questions and more on this week's episode of the Regent College Podcast.

36mins

20 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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#084 Questions about the New Testament PART 1 - with Dr. George Guthrie

Every time we read the Bible, we come away with so many questions! Why did the three wise men matter? What's up with the parable of the ten virgins? And were all those demon-possessed people just misdiagnosed? With all these great biblical scholars around, we decided to start tracking down some answers. Don't miss this first episode in our three-part "Questions about the New Testament" series, where Regent's New Testament faculty answer the questions we never thought we'd get a chance to ask.To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit:www.regent-college.edu/

56mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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#081 Discovering the global Christian story - with Dr. Mark Noll

In this episode, renowned American historian Mark Noll recounts how a growing awareness of the majority world church confronted and changed his understanding of Christian history. With 75% of today's Christians located in the majority world, why are we treating the global church as though it's a mile wide but only an inch deep? Was this ever true? And how should the configuration of today's global church shape how we teach and study the history of Christianity?To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit:www.regent-college.edu/

47mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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#041 Spiritual Direction with Susan Phillips and John Lunn

What is Spiritual Direction? How can we care for one another in our listening? How can we help each other notice what God is doing in our lives? Join host Claire Perini, Susan Phillips and John Lunn as we discuss these questions and more on this week's episode of the Regent College Podcast.

35mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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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

20mins

9 Dec 2016

Rank #8

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#068 A new language for the sexual crisis of our generation- with Dr. Sarah Williams

Dr. Sarah Williams addresses the current sexual identity crisis that we experience today by advocating for 1) a better understanding of history and 2) a more nuanced use of language that can help us have better conversations about marriage, sex, and identity. This is a podcast you just cannot miss.To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming courses visit:https://www.regent-college.edu/

37mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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#065 Dr. Gordon Smith challenges our conceptions of conversion and evangelism

How do we understand a Christian conversion? Is it a static moment or is it a journey? Does our personal conversion experience match the experiences of our favorite Bible characters? In this episode, Gordon T. Smith, who by the way wrote 2 books and did a doctoral dissertation on this topic, challenges our concepts of conversion and tells us where all of our evangelical confusion around conversion started. You cannot miss this episode.To learn more about Regent College and all of its courses visit:https://www.regent-college.edu/

53mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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#082 The formative power of the Arts - with David Taylor

In today's episode, Dr. David O. Taylor chats with us about the formative power of the arts in our lives and our worshipping communities. How do we create space for artistic freedom in communal worship? Are boundaries and guidelines necessary? How do we build local churches where artists can flourish? And what are some practical ways to incorporate different types of art in our congregational life?To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit:www.regent-college.edu/

55mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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#074 Slowing down in order to catch up with God - with Matt and Julie Canlis

Some years ago Matt and Julie Canlis decided to move to the UK in order to further their theological education. What they didn't know was that the trip would change their lives. In their recent documentary, Godspeed, Julie and Matt show how slowing down can help us catch up with God. Don't miss this funny and heartfelt conversation.To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming courses visit:www.regent-college.edu/To watch the documentary for free:https://www.livegodspeed.org/watchgodspeed-cover

50mins

6 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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#061 I have never met a mentally healthy person—with Dr. John Swinton

We had the opportunity to talk with one of the leading theologians on the topic of mental health and dementia. We talked about disability, hearing voices in our heads, our concepts of normality, and so much more. Don't miss it. See you on the other side. If you are interested in the Sanctuary course:https://www.sanctuarymentalhealth.org/sanctuary-course/To learn more about Regent College and all of its courses visit:https://www.regent-college.edu/

42mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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#045 A Prophetic Voice in 19th Century Japan - with Tim Sanders

Does pride in your country limit your ability to express your faith? What is the connection between nationalism and Christianity? What can we learn from a mid-19th-century Japanese theologian about how to wrestle with Christianity and pacifism? Join host Andrew Wilson and Tim Sanders as we discuss these questions and more on this week's episode of the Regent College Podcast.https://www.regent-college.edu/

37mins

13 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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#051 Transforming our worship through the Psalms—with Darrell Johnson

Do you have a place for joy and lament in your worship? How about imprecatory Psalms? Have you ever thought that God is insecure for wanting all the worship? Join us today in a conversation with Dr. Darrell Johnson where we will tackle all of these questions and more.To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit: https://www.regent-college.edu/

42mins

22 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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#016 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 neighborhood. Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu.

46mins

21 Apr 2017

Rank #16

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#085 Euthanasia and Assisted death - with Margaret Cottle

In this challenging conversation, palliative physician Dr. Margaret Cottle sits down with us to talk about end-of-life suffering. Are we sanitizing language around assisted suicide? What is dying with dignity? Is the practice of euthanasia biblical? Join us as we discuss not only the responsibility to care for others, but also the hard work of allowing others to care for us in the midst of suffering. To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit:www.regent-college.edu/

57mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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#099 Dealing with depression and anxiety in the midst of crisis - with Dr. Rod Wilson

This week we had the privilege of exploring some timely topics with Dr. Rod Wilson: depression, fear, and anxiety. Dr. Wilson, a former president of Regent College, is also a clinical psychologist with extensive counseling experience. Among other things, we discussed how our Christology affects how we understand ourselves: both our emotions and the ways we carry the memory of trauma in our bodies. Can a Christian have faith and fear at the same time? Should Christians only see Christian psychologists? Tune in for some helpful insight in this challenging time. To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit:www.regent-college.edu

44mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #18

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#055 Pain, suffering, and depression in the life of a believer—with Dr. Ross Hastings

In this episode, Dr. Ross Hastings recounts how he lost his first wife to cancer and what helped him through the pain. He shares how he is dealing with his ongoing depression and the do's and don'ts of helping others through depression and pain.To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming courses and events visit: https://www.regent-college.edu/

48mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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#093 Two Protestants try to understand the Eastern Orthodox church - with Father Lawrence Farley

When Protestants in much of the western world think about the factions in the church, we tend to focus on Protestants and Catholics––entirely forgetting about the Eastern Orthodox church. In today's episode, our hosts Octavio and Claire sit down with Eastern Orthodox priest Father Lawrence Farley. Father Farley, a convert from the Protestant tradition, explains some of the nuances and distinctions between Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox traditions. Brace yourself for a few laughs, some surprises, and a great conversation.To learn more about Regent College and its upcoming events and courses visit:www.regent-college.edu/

50mins

28 Feb 2020

Rank #20