Alumni Mosaic

Mosaic Stories

March 23, 2015

How Chuang Chua | 1959-2015

by Kaori Chua

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21)This verse had been in the mind of my late husband, How Chuang, as he battled cancer for the last nine months. Now he has gained full restoration of health, all the riches of Heaven, and most of all, the all surpassing joy of meeting Jesus and being with Him... Read more

January 14, 2014

Trial of Adam

by Sharon Forsyth

News of the posthumously published novel, The Trial of Adam, reached us this month. We are grateful to Karin Breuer for providing this brief update on her brother's journey after graduating from Regent College. Hans Peter Caulien (1940 - 1993) Hans had four passions: Christ, family, people and Canada. Following his grad... Read more

September 20, 2011

We'll Miss You, Uncle John

by John G. Stackhouse, Jr.

~ from July 27, 2011 John Stott died today, aged 90. He had withdrawn from almost all public life for some years, but it is still sad to think of him gone.Stott meant a lot to me, and in several respects.First, he modeled intelligent preaching, preaching that implied that both preacher and congregation were intelligent people who were concerned to understand difficult and important matters, and that patient and skilled interpretation of the difficult and important texts of the Bible was not only possible, but to be expected from sermons on every occasion. Preachers I have heard since then, and that's the majority, who fail to interpret the text intelligently, fail to treat their audiences as intelligent pe... Read more

August 31, 2005

Alex M. Smith | 1973-2005

by Sharon Smith

On August 31, 2005 Regent student and alumnus Alex Smith died. He was 31 years old. Alex and his wife Sharon came to Regent from South Africa in 2001, Alex graduating with an MDiv in 2002 and Sharon with an MCS in 2004. Alex subsequently began ThM studies in New Testament and continued to pursue his love for the business world as a consultant with the Fulcrum Group. Sharon began PhD studies at UBC in Rehab Medicine. Over the past few years Alex struggled deeply with depression. He seemed to be getting better but this past summer experienced a serious relapse and entered into a deep dark depression. He was hospitalized for a few weeks but had been released. Even those who knew him well did not realize how very ill Alex was. On ... Read more

October 15, 2004

Matthew Swanson 1972-2004

by Alice Chen Anderson

Matt and Renee Swanson, like the rest of us, came to Regent to study. They also could not predict all that would happen to them. They spent much longer here than they anticipated, had children, lived in a community house, and spent most of their married life (5 of their 7 years) here in Vancouver. While Matt studied for his MDiv, Renee worked on staff in the President’s office and in the Continuing Studies department. They both had a love for life and modeled to many of us what friendship is – forgiveness, forbearance, acceptance, courage, truth, love. And from them, we caught a glimpse of what God’s friendship is. On April 9, 2003, a few days before Matt was to hand in his last, final paper for his degree, he was diagnosed ... Read more