Since first coming to Regent from New Zealand in 2007, I have had a secret fantasy.
I like to imagine getting all my favourite Regent faculty together back home in NZ, and putting on a course which all my friends and family could attend. In a few inspirational and stimulating sessions, my professors share a synopsis of what I’ve come to learn at Regent: that God’s story has relevance for all of life and calls us to faithful, joyful living. In place of my fumbling attempts to convey the ‘big story’ of Scripture, the people I know at home get to hear from Iain, Rikk, Phil and Paul W. in person! I dream of how wonderful it would be to share the conversation with those who haven’t been here yet.
Alas, I don’t quite have the budget to pull this off. Sigh. And New Zealand is a long way away.
However, for those of you with friends and connections in Vancouver, my dream is about to become your reality! Sponsored by the Marketplace Institute here at Regent, a number of our faculty are featuring in a 10-week evening course that will explore how God’s story reframes everything. Entitled ‘Reframe: Conversations on Faith and Life in a Complex World’, the course is designed for small groups, leadership teams, friends or colleagues, and seeks to address the question of what it means to live authentically as Christians today.
The sessions include topics such as ‘Israel: God’s mission and a family’s vocation’; ‘Covenant, Law and Wisdom: Irrelevant for today?’; ‘Jesus: The Climax of History’; and ‘Creation Reframed: New Heavens, New Earth, New Humanity’, to name just four. And just like in my fantasy, the evenings involve hearing from a member of our faculty in a way that is designed to spark conversation and group interaction.
The thought of it has me drooling. And wishing I could fly people over.
To find out more about ‘Reframe’, check out www.regent-college.edu/ marketplace or email mmayhew@ regent-college.edu.