Around Town: The Inkwell Workshops, Regent Lecture Series, 127 Housing . . .

inkwellworkshopsinside1A week from Saturday (May 23), The Inkwell Workshops will offer a rich day, full of opportunities to hone your writing and marketing skills.

Workshop leaders include: 

Participants will have the opportunity to network with other writers and receive professional feedback during a free ‘Blue Pencil Manuscript Review.’
 
Regent College Evening Lectures
 
Oxford professor Valentine Cunningham will discuss the impact of the Authorized Bible.

Oxford professor Valentine Cunningham will discuss the impact of the Authorized Bible.


Every year Regent College presents an impressive set of speakers for its Summer Public Lecture Series. Some are Regent profs, but most come from universities and seminaries all over North America and beyond; they all address some really interesting topics.
 
Next Wednesday (May 20), for example, Rikk Watts from Regent will examine this key issue: Jerusalem Versus Athens Revisited: Why the 21st Century is the Most Christian and the Most Confused.
 
On June 3, Oxford professor Valentine Cunningham will tackle this topic: Scissored and Pasted: the Impact of the Authorized Version of the Bible.
 
And on June 8, author and law professor David Skeel will look at True Paradox – How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World. (Earlier this year, First Things hosted a lecture and book-signing by him on the same topic.)
 
I have attended many of these lectures over the years; they’re always enlightening and usually entertaining as well.
 
And across campus, a Regent prof (or, to be more precise, a Regent prof who has just taken on a new role at Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick), John Stackhouse, will be leading an event at St. Andrew’s Hall.
 
Christian Apologetics: Ready to Give an Answer for the Hope That is Within You is a four-day event based in two locations: Stackhouse (at St. Andrew’s; live feed at Presbyterian College Montreal) and professor Robert Fennell (at Presbyterian College Montreal; live feed at St. Andrew’s Hall).
 
New Jubilee House okayed

Vancouver City Council has approved plans for the New Jubilee House.

Vancouver City Council has approved plans for the New Jubilee House.


A project of the 127 Society for Housing has been given the go-ahead by city hall. Notification from Christ Church Cathedral said:
 
On April 15, after emotional public hearings, City Council approved a development permit for the New Jubilee House site and rezoned the present Jubilee House site to permit construction of the apartment building that will pay for the New Jubilee House. In summing up his decision, Councillor Meggs cited [Christ Church’s theologian in residence] Ellen Clark-King’s call for a “green and just city.”

And, on Thursday, April 23, the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal to overturn the lower court decision that began this great period of uncertainty. So, a great sigh of relief. There is much more to do, but it is time for a great prayer of thanksgiving!

For a couple of accounts of the rather complex history of the project, check out articles earlier this year in the Georgia Straight and the Globe and Mail.

The Christ Church Cathedral website describes its relationship with the 127 Society:

In 1981, Cathedral parishioners started the 127 Society for Housing. The society owns and operates three affordable housing projects with 262 units in Vancouver’s Downtown South that house approximately 300 low income residents who are often hard to house. The Cathedral community continues to offer financial support to the society through its annual budget.

May 14, 2015

March for Life BC – May 14, 2015 at 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
The Reality of Adoptive Parenting: A Panel Question Night – May 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 15, 2015

Historymaker Conference 2015 – May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015 at All Day
A Talk With Tom: Two Partnerships / Two Brothers / Two Friends – May 15, 2015 at 7:00 am - 8:30 am

May 17, 2015

Taize Contemplative Service – May 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

May 18, 2015

Andrew Root: Youth Ministry, the Church and the Melting of Identity – May 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

May 19, 2015

Christian Apologetics: Ready to Give an Answer for the Hope That is Within You – May 19, 2015 at All Day
Freedom Sessions Graduation Night – May 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 20, 2015

Rikk Watts: Jerusalem Versus Athens Revisited: Why the 21st Century is the Most Christian and the Most Confused – May 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Gabrielle Maes – May 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

May 22, 2015

Equip Worship: Vancouver – May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015 at All Day
Life in the Margins Weekend Workshop – May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015 at All Day
Together for Adoption Canada – May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015 at All Day
Chapel North Shore – May 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel Tri-Cities – May 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel Vancouver – May 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clarke Scheibe: The Search for Authenticity – May 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DuncanAfrica Fundraiser Concert – May 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bicycle Built for Two – May 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

May 23, 2015

Kairos Course (in Cantonese) – May 23, 2015 at All Day
The Inkwell Workshops – May 23, 2015 at 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
As for Me and My House: Beyond the Brick and Mortar – May 23, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cariboo Road Salvation Army Songsters – May 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ratanak International: The Long Road – May 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir: Our Canada – May 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

May 24, 2015

Global Day of Prayer – May 24, 2015 at All Day
Jazz Vespers: Karen Graves & Miles Black – May 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
City-wide Worship and Prayer: United in Prayer United in Mission – May 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Shore Churches: Pentecost Sunday Rally – May 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

May 25, 2015

8th Annual Golf Tournament for the Homeless – May 25, 2015 at All Day
Focus on Life 17th annual gala dinner – May 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Faith and Justice Roundtable #5: Reading the World – Migrant Justice – May 25, 2015 at 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Longhurst: In Whose Image? - From God-centred to People-centred Worship – May 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

May 26, 2015

8th Annual NightShift Charity Golf Classic – May 26, 2015 at 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Buddhism, Christianity and the Silk Road: A talk with Dr. Frances Wood – May 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

May 27, 2015

Dr. Martin Brokenleg: Becoming Who We are Meant to Be – May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Preaching Workshop with Darrell Johnson – May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christopher Hall: Entertainment in the Ancient World - Perspectives of the Church Fathers – May 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Minemoto, Coon & Danderfer – May 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

May 28, 2015

God & the Indian – May 28, 2015 - May 30, 2015 at All Day
Rediscover the Fading Memories – May 28, 2015 - May 29, 2015 at All Day
The Great Divorce – May 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015 at All Day
Freud's Last Session – May 28, 2015 - May 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

May 29, 2015

Missional Coaching: Leading Others Toward Mission – May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015 at All Day
Arts in the City: Arts Showcase & Open Mic – May 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liz Snell: Art – May 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 30, 2015

Danny and Sheri Silk: Keep Your Love On Conference – May 30, 2015 at 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Nepal: A Fundraising Concert in Partnership with ADRA Canada – May 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good News Gospel Choir: Rise Up Singing! A Youth Choir Extravaganza – May 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Soul 2 Soul Benefit Concert: Tracy Moar & Darlene Ketchum – May 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

May 31, 2015

Deadline for Submissions: Verge Conference 2015 - Arts + Environment – May 31, 2015 at All Day
Reconciliation Matters – May 31, 2015 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reconciliation Matters: Ecumenical Service – May 31, 2015 at 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Reconciliation Matters: Ecumenical Prayer Service – May 31, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Carousel Chorus presents Songs from the British Isles – May 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 1, 2015

Krish Kandiah: Paradoxology - Why Christianity was Never Meant to be Simple – June 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

June 2, 2015

Creating a New Way Forward: Reflections on TRC’s Final Report and Recommendations – June 2, 2015 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am

June 3, 2015

I Am Sending You: Becoming a Missional Church – June 3, 2015 at All Day
Vancouver Pastors Prayer Fellowship – June 3, 2015 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Business By the Book: Daryl Ee – June 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Valentine Cunningham: Scissored and Pasted - the Impact of the Authorized Version of the Bible – June 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Sarah Kennedy – June 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Matt Epp in Concert – June 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

June 4, 2015

Apologetics Canada: Thinking? Chapter Six - Becoming a Student – June 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stone's Throw Productions: Here Lies Henry by Daniel MacIvor – June 4, 2015 - June 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

June 5, 2015

Marriage Conference: What Did You Expect? – with Paul David Tripp – June 5, 2015 - June 6, 2015 at All Day
Transformation Art Fair – June 5, 2015 - June 6, 2015 at All Day
Perogy Night in Vancouver – June 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bo Steadman: Utopia - Architectural Visions of the Ideal – June 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dating and the Fear of Rejection: A Hi5's Event – June 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dessert and Inspiration with Alongsiders – June 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Men for God Conference – June 5, 2015 - June 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 5:00 pm

June 6, 2015

RunforH2O – June 6, 2015 at All Day
James Houston: Spring Prayer Retreat - Exploring the Interior Life of Prayer with the Early Church Fathers – June 6, 2015 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Retreat for those who Minister to Migrants and Refugees – June 6, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
ACTS Walk for Water – June 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir – June 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr. Bones Blues Project – June 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jubilate Vocal Ensemble: Requiem for Peace – June 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

June 7, 2015

Hymn Sing – June 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 8, 2015

David Skeel: True Paradox - How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World – June 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

June 9, 2015

Sufjan Stevens in Concert – June 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

June 10, 2015

Citywide Bell Ringing for the United Church of Canada's 90th Birthday – June 10, 2015 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fukushima to Vancouver: Meet the Artists – June 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Vancouver Concert Band – June 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A Place to Call Home, with Dave Woods – June 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Julie Canlis: Culture, Christian Identity and the Authenticity Hoax – June 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: The Rossi Gang – June 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

June 11, 2015

Soul Sustainability: Urban Renewal Through Art – June 11, 2015 - June 13, 2015 at All Day
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders – June 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Role of Art and the Local Church – June 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stone's Throw Productions: Agnes of God by John Pielmeier – June 11, 2015 - June 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

June 12, 2015

Talks With Tom: New President of Regent College, Jeffrey Greenman – June 12, 2015 at 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Clarke Scheibe: What is Good Friendship? – June 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kathleen Norris: What the Desert Can Teach Us – June 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

June 13, 2015

River of Life Healing Rooms Training – June 13, 2015 at All Day
Vancouver Worship Training – June 13, 2015 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daniel Plan Simulcast – June 13, 2015 at 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Neighbourhood Thrift Sale – June 13, 2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Show & Shine – June 13, 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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