2014 Evening Public Lectures

Speaker(s): Alan Torrance, Bruce Hindmarsh, David Lyon, Dennis Danielson, Dominic Erdozain, Douglas Farrow, Gordon Smith, Iain Provan, James I. Packer, Jeff Barker, Jeremy Begbie, John Lennox, John Stackhouse, Karen Barker, Luci Shaw, Makoto Fujimura, Mark Buchanan, Matthew Milliner, Richard Mouw, Robert Cochran, Robert Yarbrough, Ross Hastings, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Steve Bell, Susan Phillips
Date: 2014
Length: 28h45m
Product ID: RGDL4400S

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This is a special collection of all 2014 Evening Public Lectures given at Regent College. Lectures include:

  • Seriously Dangerous Religion? The Importance of the Old Testament for Human Rights - Iain Provan
  • The Sanctification Gap: Is the Church Committed to Spiritual Maturity? - Gordon Smith
  • The Violent Legacy of Monotheism? - Iain Provan
  • Holiness Today - J.I. Packer
  • What's Mysterious About Worship? - Jeremy Begbie
  • "Lookit the Train!": A Two-Person Drama Solving Some of Life's Theological Challenges - Jeff and Karen Barker
  • I've Been Meaning to Tell You This: Confessions of an Ex-Pastor - Mark Buchanan
  • Paradise Lost and the Purpose of the Universe - Dennis Danielson
  • The Ecology of Grace: Can We Be Pentecostal, Evangelical, and Sacramental? - Gordon Smith
  • Visual Heresy: Imaging God the Father in the History of Art - Matthew Milliner
  • Surveillance after Snowden: Decoding the "Snooping Scandal" - David Lyon
  • Certainly? Not! Radical Doubt, Radical Faith, and Why We Can Believe Anything at All - John Stackhouse
  • What Can the West Learn from the Two-Thirds World Theologically? - Ruth Padilla DeBorst
  • An Evening of Poetry with Luci Shaw
  • The Myth of the Secular Worldview - Dominic Erdozain
  • Hymns and the Christian Spirit: A Short History of Song and Devotion - Bruce Hindmarsh and Steve Bell
  • Responding to the New Atheism - John Lennox
  • Together in Prayer: The Art and Gift of Group Spiritual Direction - Susan Phillips
  • Bye-Bye Bible? Progress Report on the Death of Scripture - Robert Yarbrough
  • Why God Loves Ancient Chinese Poetry - Richard Mouw
  • Film Screening of "Golden Sea" and Q&A - Makoto Fujimura
  • Can a Christian be a (Good) Lawyer? - Robert F. Cochran
  • The Problem of Pelagianism in Ecclesiology - Douglas Farrow

See All Audio by Alan Torrance Bruce Hindmarsh David Lyon Dennis Danielson Dominic Erdozain Douglas Farrow Gordon Smith Iain Provan James I. Packer Jeff Barker Jeremy Begbie John Lennox John Stackhouse Karen Barker Luci Shaw Makoto Fujimura Mark Buchanan Matthew Milliner Richard Mouw Robert Cochran Robert Yarbrough Ross Hastings Ruth Padilla DeBorst Steve Bell Susan Phillips

Alan Torrance is Professor of Systematic Theology at St Mary's College of the University of St Andrews. He is author of Christ and Context and Persons in Communion: An Essay on Trinitarian Description and Human Participation.

Bruce Hindmarsh is the James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. He also serves as the President of the American Society of Church History. He is author of John Newton and the English Evangelical Tradition: Between the Conversion of Wesley and Wilberforce and The Evangelical Conversion Narrative, and his articles have appeared in Church History and the Journal of Ecclesiastical History.

David Lyon is Professor and head of the Sociology department at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, as well as Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Regent College. He is author of The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society, Postmodernity and Living Stones: St. James' Church, Kingston, 1845-1995.

Dennis Danielson is Professor and Associate Head of English at UBC. Upon completing a BA at the University of Victoria (1972) he studied Intellectual History at Sussex (MA, 1973) and English Literature at Oxford and Stanford (PhD, 1979). After beginning his career at the University of Ottawa he took up a tenured position at UBC in 1986. Danielson has served in the Faculty of Arts as chair of the Curriculum Committee, chair of the UBC Essay Competition, member of the Dean's Tenure and Promotion Committee, and pioneer member of Foundations, an interdisciplinary integrated First Year program. He has also acted as a freelance critic on traffic and the environment at UBC. He is actively engaged in research linking the humanities and the sciences, and his work on the history of cosmology has recently received attention in both scientific and popular media. For the year 2002 he is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

Dominic Erdozain is Visiting Scholar at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He also serves as Research Fellow at King's College London.

Douglas Farrow: no biographic information available

Gordon T. Smith (PhD, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University) is President of Ambrose University College and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is former Academic Vice President/Dean and Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College, and the author of Called to Be Saints: An Invitation to Christian Maturity, Essential Spirituality: Renewing Your Christian Faith through Classic Spiritual Disciplines, Listening to God in Times of Choice and Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-given Potential.

Iain W. Provan is the E. Marshall Shepherd Professor of Biblical Studies (Old Testament) at Regent College. He has previously taught at King's College London, the University of Wales, and the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters, Convenient Myths: The Axial Age, Dark Green Religion, and the World that Never Was, commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings, Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs, and Lamentations, and co-author (with V. Phillips Long and Tremper Longman III) of A Biblical History of Israel. He is also a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

James I. Packer is the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. His many books include Knowing God and Rediscovering Holiness.

Jeff Barker is an actor, playwright, and Professor of Theatre and Speech in the respected Theatre Faculty of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. He is also the author of The Storytelling Church.

Jeremy S. Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Research Professor at Duke Divinity School. He was previously the Associate Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, as well as an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, and an Honorary Professor of Theology at the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews, in Scotland. He is the author of Music in God's Purposes, Voicing Creation's Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts, and Theology, Music and Time.

John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and a Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University and the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and is a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum.

John G. Stackhouse, Jr. is the Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University in New Brunswick. Prior to this, he was the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College. He serves as an advisory editor at Christianity Today, a contributing editor at Books & Culture, and a columnist for Faith Today. He is the author of eight books, including Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology, Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World, and Can God be Trusted?: Faith and the Challenge of Evil, as well as the co-author, editor, and co-editor of seven more. His articles have been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Atlantic, Time, and Reader's Digest.

Karen Barkeris an actor and Professor of Theatre and Speech in the respected Theatre Faculty of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She and her husband Jeff lead seminars on incorporating drama into worship.

Luci Shaw is a teacher, editor, poet, and writer of creative prose, as well as a journal keeper and ardent photographer. She is Writer in Residence at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, and author of more than twenty-five books, including Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey and God in the Dark: Through Grief and Beyond, as well as co-author (with Madeleine L'Engle) of Friends for the Journey: Two Extraordinary Women Celebrate Friendships Made and Sustained Through the Seasons of Life.

Makoto Fujimura is an artist and speaker, as well as Director of the International Arts Movement and Founder of the Fujimura Institute. He is a graduate of Tokyo National University of the Arts, and his work is exhibited at galleries around the world. He is author of Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture.

Mark Buchanan, Mark Buchanan is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary, Alberta. Mark is a pastor, teacher, speaker, and the author of widely-acclaimed books of practical theology including Your God is Too Safe: Rediscovering the Wonder of a God You Can't Control and Things Unseen: Living in the Light of Forever.

Matthew Millineris Assistant Professor of Art History at Wheaton College. After majoring in art history at his alma mater, he earned an M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Art Archaeology at Princeton University. He is a specialist in Byzantine art, and his research explores how art functions as visual theology, with a focus on how medieval images inform contemporary visual culture. In 2013 he was appointed a member of the Curatorial Advisory Board of the United States Senate.

Richard J. Mouw is Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary. He served as Fuller's President for twenty years before retiring in 2013. He is author of many books, including Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals, Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport: Making Connections in Today's World, and Political Evangelism.

Robert F. Cochran, Jr. is the Brandeis Professor of Law at Pepperdine University and the Director of the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics. In recent years he has traveled to Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand with the Nootbaar Institute's Global Justice Program, assisting human rights groups, supervising students, consulting with governments on religious freedom issues, and speaking on Christianity and law.

Robert Yarbrough is Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary. He taught previously at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1996-2010), Wheaton College (1987-91), and Liberty University (1985-87). He has been involved in theological education in Muslim Africa since 1989 and in Eastern Europe since 1990. He has served on pastoral staffs in Montana, Missouri, North Carolina, and Illinois.

Ross Hastings is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. Previously, he served as the Senior Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West.

Ruth Padilla DeBorst is currently presiding over the Latin American Theological Fraternity, servicing on the Board of the International Justice Mission, and directing Edicionrd Certeza Unida.

Steve Bell is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and storyteller with two Juno Awards (Canada's 'Grammys') for his music and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his vocational commitment and advocacy work. In December 2012, he released his 17th career CD, Keening for the Dawn.

Susan S. Phillips is Executive Director and Professor of Christianity and Sociology at New College Berkeley (an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union in California). Susan is keenly interested in how engaging the caring practices will shape us spiritually. She is a certified spiritual director (Mercy Center, Burlingame, California) and has practised spiritual direction since the early 1990s. She edited (with Patricia Benner) The Crisis of Care and her most recent book is Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction.

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