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Regent Spring/Summer School 2011

Well, as difficult as it is to believe it as I sit here in a coffee shop in snowy southern Alberta where we are visiting for the weekend, summer will soon be upon us.  And while there are obviously many ways that you could spend your holiday time, one of the best, most re-creational ways to spend a week or two this summer might just be a course at Regent College.

I took a handful of summer courses during my time at Regent and thoroughly enjoyed and profited from each experience.  Invariably, the atmosphere was more relaxed than during the regular academic year, there was a more diverse collection of students, and, well, what’s not to love about summer in Vancouver?  Needless to say, I appreciated that the course work could be done after the lectures because the beaches and recreational options around Vancouver in the summer often proved just a little too difficult to resist!

I don’t anticipate being able to attend any classes this year, but if you are in or around Vancouver this spring/summer, I would strongly encourage you to set aside a week or two to feed your mind, soul, and body through a course at Regent.  I can’t speak highly enough of the impact that my three years at Regent had on my own formation as a thinker, a person, and a follower of Jesus.  Each year since I have graduated I have looked longingly at the wide diversity of fascinating summer offerings (see link below for courses, audio samples, etc—this year I am particularly intrigued by Krish Kandiah’s “Kinetic Christianity: Evangelism and Apologetics for the Third Millennium”) and am hopeful that in the not-too-distant future, I will be back under the green roof for a summer course.

Here’s the official promotional blurb from Regent College:

Regent College offers a tremendous range of one or twoweek courses during their summer session. Classes some of the foremost evangelical scholars of our day—like Alister McGrath, Bruce Waltke, Marva Dawn and Chris Wright—in the areas of theology, art, missions, spirituality, history, Bible studies, church leadership, marketplace theology  and much more.

If you’re pursuing a graduate degree, some of these courses may well transfer over—and not just in theology or Biblical studies. If you’re considering a career or vocational change, some of these courses will help you sort through those issues. If you’re simply seeking personal enrichment this summer in one of the world’s most liveable cities, come check us out. See Regent’s official Summer Programs website for more course details, registration info, free audio and video of lecturers, and much more.

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. I am taking this in May, you should join! http://summer.regent-college.edu/course_details.php?course_number=BIBL%20553

    March 25, 2011
  2. Ken #

    Summer is for climbing the highest mountains, for walking by the ocean early in the morning and for biking around the lake in the evening.

    March 25, 2011
    • Tyler Brown #

      Preach preacher! If I may add outdoor music festivals…

      March 25, 2011
  3. Paul Johnston #

    They got Bingo?

    March 25, 2011
  4. Larry S #

    there is a summer course on domestic violence and the church that looks very interesting.

    Ken, you can buy courses at Regent Audio and listen to them on your IPOD while you hike. They have a sale on right now. I just bought Mapping Gender Course for $30.00.

    I listen to Regent Courses while I run and clean toilets (housework).

    March 25, 2011
    • Ken #

      Larry, Thanks for that tip. Sounds great.

      March 26, 2011
  5. Kara #

    Interestng that you should post that this morning, as I was just on the website yesterday toying with the idea, and talking myself out of it (waaay too many years since I did anything academic!). I may take this as Divine timing… Thanks!

    March 26, 2011

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