Alumni Mosaic

Mosaic Stories

May 20, 2015

How Beautiful the Feet

by Sharon Forsyth

New Alumni 2015 | Isaiah 52:7 A few years ago Maxine Hancock, our Emerita Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology, wrote an article* reflecting on the two art installations at the top of the stairs on the 2nd floor at Regent: David Robinson’s SPEAK and Maria Gabankova’s copy of the CRUCIFIXION ... Read more

May 18, 2015

Complexity of Innovation

by Wayne Brighton

How do you encourage a traditional denomination to embrace new forms of church life? That’s been my challenge since leaving Regent in 2002. At present, I’m an Anglican minister working in the Anglican Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn, a diocese that is very conventional in its approach, diminishing in its congregations and... Read more

May 15, 2015


by James Krohn

KRUX Centre for Christianity and CultureAfter pastoring a church on Bowen Island, BC for the past five years, alumnus James "JB" Krohn (MCS 1997) will be returning to South Africa to establish KRUX Centre for Christianity and Culture near the University of Cape Town. The centre will have links with existing university mi... Read more

April 29, 2015

Africa Prays for Europe

by Berdine van den Toren

To begin with, Benno and I want to send you our warmest greetings, which at the moment is from our home in Groningen. We would also like to thank you for your interest in our journey of mission, which for some of you is over many years. In this letter, I want to tell you about my latest trip to the Central African Republ... Read more

April 28, 2015

Neighbourhood Connections

by Sharon Forsyth

For alumna Karen Reed started with a vision of reaching out to her neighbours through a simple pot of soup ... MAKING CONNECTIONS, ONE BLOCK AT A TIMEVancouver Foundation’s grants program proves successful in creating local unityWhen they find out that we at the Vancouver Foundation trust them enough to give them a grant, that is the beginning for many of them. - Lidia Kemeny, Directgor of Grants and Community Initiatives, The Vancouver Foundation.Every Thursday evening last summer, Jim Balakshin loaded up a cart with board games at the Gordon Neighbourhood House in Vancouver’s West End and rolled it up the hill to an outdoor plaza at Davie and Bute. With the help of volunteers, he unloaded the games, spread them out on picnic tables an... Read more