The Christian Life

Speaker(s): Bob Ekblad, Bud Osborne, Craig Gay, Dave Diewert, David Robinson, David Short, Eugene Dykema, Eugene Peterson, Harry Robinson, Iain Benson, James Houston, Jeremy Begbie, Jeremy Bell, Loren Wilkinson, Paul Stevens, Roy Bell, Walter Wright, David Ley, Denis Lamoreaux, Ruth Scott, Susan Norman
Date: 1996
Length: 31h49min
Product ID: RGDL2632S

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In a broken world, our thirst for wholeness is deeper than our thirst for knowledge. It is this concern for wholeness that has been the source of the Regent emphasis on spirituality, community, and integration. In this series Dr. Loren Wilkinson and various guest speakers provide an opportunity to work on those elusive and yet important goals.

Lectures include:

  • Introduction - Loren Wilkinson
  • Stories, Your Story, and God's Story - Eugene Peterson
  • Enjoying the Trinity - Jeremy Begbie
  • Friendship with God - Harry Robinson
  • Modernity - Craig Gay
  • Foundations of Morality - Iain Benson
  • Postmodernity - David Ley
  • Summing Up - Loren Wilkinson
  • Sexuality, the Self, and the Gospel - Roy Bell
  • The Self Amidst Cultural Confusion - Loren Wilkinson
  • Incarnation and the Artist - David Robinson
  • The Gospel and the Purpose of Being Human - Loren Wilkinson
  • Weather, Watches, and Waiting - Paul Stevens
  • Homemaking - Susan Norman
  • Seeking Truth in Creation - Denis Lamoreaux
  • Wilderness and Ministry - Ruth Scott
  • World Wide Webs - Loren Wilkinson and Walter Wright
  • Economics and Business - Eugene Dykema
  • The Marketplace and the Poor - Bud Osborne and Dave Diewert
  • Living the Gospel: Tierra Nueva - Bob Ekblad
  • Integration with the Local Church - David Short and Jeremy Bell
  • Christianity in the 21st Century - James Houston
  • Where Do We Go From Here? - Eugene Peterson

See All Audio by Bob Ekblad Bud Osborne Craig Gay Dave Diewert David Robinson David Short Eugene Dykema Eugene Peterson Harry Robinson Iain Benson James Houston Jeremy Begbie Jeremy Bell Loren Wilkinson Paul Stevens Roy Bell Walter Wright David Ley Denis Lamoreaux Ruth Scott Susan Norman

Robert Ekblad is Founder and Director of Tierra Nueva del Norte in Burlington, Washington, USA, with his wife, Gracie. He is also Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Lecturer in Missiology and Old Testament at Westminster Theological Center in Cheltenham, UK, and Sessional Lecturer of Biblical Studies (Old Testament) at Regent College. He also serves as Chaplain for the Skagit County Jail in Mount Vernon, Washington. He is author of A New Christian Manifesto: Pledging Allegiance to the Kingdom of God and Reading the Bible with the Damned.

Bud Osborn has been a poet and social activist for nearly 40 years. His 5 published books of poetry included Lonesome Monsters (Anvil, 2nd printing, 1999), Hundred Block Rock (Arsenal Pulp, 1999), and Keys to the Kingdom (Get to the Point, 1999) which won the City of Vancouver Book Award. Bud Osborn's poetic credo is "fidelity to lived experience." He has recorded his poetry and performed with musicians locally at the Vancouver Folk and Jazz Festivals, and as far abroad as Taegu, South Korea.Osborn lives in Vancouver where he is compiling a new collection of poetry and has recently completed a prose manuscript entitled "Crazed Dust"

Craig Gay is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Regent College. He also serves as the editor for Crux, a quarterly journal of Christian thought and opinion published by faculty and alumni of Regent College. He is author of Dialogue, Catalogue and Monologue, Cash Values: The Value of Money the Nature of Worth, The Way of the (Modern) World, and With Liberty and Justice for Whom?. He has been published in Christian Scholar's Review, American Journal of Sociology, Crux, and Markets & Morality, and he is the co-editor (with C. Peter Molloy) of The Way of Truth in the Present Age.

David Diewert is a former professor of Biblical Languages at Regent College. He is now a sessional lecturer at Regent College where he teaches Biblical Greek and Hebrew as well as courses on Amos and other Old Testament book studies. Dr. Diewert lives on the eastside of Vancouver where he and his family live among and minister to the poor and marginalized of Vancouver.

David Robinson is a Canadian sculptor currently based in Vancouver, B.C. He is a former Sculpture instructor at the Vancouver Academy of Art. A number of his sculptures feature prominently around Regent College.

The Rev. Canon David Short is the Rector at St. John's Vancouver Anglican Church. Prior to moving to Vancouver, he served parishes in New South Wales, Australia, including St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Manly, Christ Church in Gladesville, St. Mark's Anglican Church, Yagoona and St. Michael's Anglican Provisional Cathedral, Wollongong. He also served with the Department of Evangelism in the Sydney Anglican Diocese in Sydney. David has served in the Anglican Church for 15 years in Canada and 10 years in Australia. He was born in the diocese of central Tanganyika in East Africa and educated in Australia and Canada. He is well-known for his expository preaching.

Eugene Dykema. No Biographical Information available.

Eugene H. Peterson is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. He has written numerous books, authored a commentary on the books of 1 & 2 Samuel, and translated the Bible (The Message) into contemporary English.

The Rev. Dr.Harry S.D. Robinson was Rector of St. John's Anglican Church in the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver from 1978 to 1992. From 1996 to 2004 he served as the first chaplain to the Anglican Studies Program at Regent College.

Iain Benson is the Centre's Executive Director. He developed the Centre's Research Council and manages the research and publication priorities of the Centre. Iain is a Barrister and Solicitor. He was formerly the Senior Solicitor for the B.C. labour relations board. Iain studied at various universities in Canada, Scotland and England, and has degrees from Queens University, University of Cambridge, and University of Windsor. n

nHis interests and studies cross a variety of areas including philosophy, law, theology and medical ethics. He practices constitutional and administrative law and, has appeared before all levels of Court in Canada. He has also written on a broad range of issues and has lectured internationally. He is frequently quoted in the press and has appeared on television and radio including leading Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programs Tapestry, Ideas, and Commentary. In addition to the Centre's LexView, his writing has appeared in the Law Times, the Toronto Star the Globe and Mail, the National Post and the Calgary Herald.

James M. Houston is Board of Governors' Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. Previously, he was University Lecturer at Oxford University. He is author of I Believe in the Creator, In Search of Happiness, The Heart's Desire: A Guide to Personal Fulfillment, The Transforming Power of Prayer: Deepening Your Friendship with God., Joyful Exiles, and Letters of Faith Through the Seasons.

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.

Jeremy Bell is the Executive Minister of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. He is the chair of the Board of Directors for A Rocha.

Loren E. Wilkinson is retired as Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies & Philosophy at Regent College. Previously he served as Associate Professor in the Department of English at Seattle Pacific College and Fellow at the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship. He is editor of Earthkeeping in the Nineties: Stewardship of Creation, and co-wrote Caring for Creation in Your Own Backyard with his wife, Mary Ruth.

R. Paul Stevens is Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology at Regent College. He is the author of Liberating the Laity, Disciplines of the Hungry Heart, The Other Six Days, Marriage Spirituality, Doing God's Business and co-editor (with Robert J. Banks) of The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity.

Roy Bell is Professor Emeritus of Family Ministries at Carey/Regent College. He was Senior Minister at First Baptist Church, Vancouver from 1970-81. He is co-author (with Stanley Grenz) of Betrayal of Trust: Sexual Misconduct in the Pastorate.

Walter Wright, Jr. is the former President of Regent College and Professor of Christian Leadership and Management. He was the founder and director of the Institute for Christian Organizational Development and author of Relational Leadership: A Biblical Model for Leadership Service.

David Ley is Professor of Social and Cultural Geography at the University of British Columbia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of American Geographers in 2009.

Denis Lamoureux is a Lecturer, research biologist, dental practitioner and clinical instructor at the University of Alberta.

Ruth Scott is a Natural Resource Specialist for the United States National Parks Board.

Susan Norman is National Director of Grad Student & Faculty Ministry at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and a Ministry Trainer for The Artizo Institute. She is formerly a Sessional Lecturer of Academic Writing at Regent College.

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