For the second straight year, The Library Book Club has decided to kick off our reading year with…a film.
Makala (2018) is an internationally admired documentary that tells the story of Kasongo, a Congolese man living in a village with his wife and daughters, who dreams of purchasing a plot of land on which to build a home for his family. He sees his opportunity to earn money by selling charcoal from a mighty hardwood tree he has felled and baked in an earthen oven. Loading up the bags of charcoal onto the back of his bicycle, Kasongo sets off on a daunting journey across treacherous roads to sell his product at market. Before returning to his village, Kasongo attends a revival service and prays for God’s protection and strength.
This is a thought-provoking and inspiring film about human aspiration and faith in God. The film will be shown on Wednesday, October 31 at 5:00 pm in Screening Room A (1st floor of COM building on the left side). Following the screening (96 minutes), professors of cinema Pete Fraser and Andrew Quicke will lead a discussion on the cinematic and Christian aspects of the film.
For more information about this or future Book Club events, please contact Harold Henkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
French and American editions of The Benedict Option
In one of the most discussed Christian books of 2017, Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing the way to St. Benedict of Nursia. At a time of moral chaos, Benedict built communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages and saved not only Christianity but Western civilization.
On Thursday, May 24 at 12:00, the Library Book Club will discuss The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. Professor of Theology Dr. Dale Coulter will lead our discussion.
The Library has multiple copies of the book available for checkout. Reviews and a generous excerpt are available on the publisher’s website.
Distance students and faculty are invited to join the discussion via Collaborate Ultra: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/a48790b68d0642a69e6150250d3bca2d. No Regent login credentials are required to use this link.
Update: Dr. Coulter’s article on The Benedict Option was just published on May 24 in First Things, one of the nation’s leading journals of faith and culture. Read it by clicking here.
On-campus and online Regent students are invited to join the Library’s Spring Write-In event on Tuesday, April 17, 6:00-10:00 EDT.
Work one-on-one with a reference librarian or coach from the University Writing Center. Snacks, destressing stations, and more provided.
For more information, see our event webpage: http://libguides.regent.edu/WriteIn
John Wimber (1934-1997) was a principal founder of the Vineyard church movement. Before his radical conversion to Christ in 1963, he was a rock musician with the Righteous Brothers. His ministry brought new expression to the work of the Holy Spirit as witnessed in the more than 1,500 Vineyard churches that exist today worldwide. The Library’s Wimber Collection includes journals, conference materials, course syllabi, Vineyard publications, brochures, newspaper articles, correspondence, and memorabilia.
On Monday, March 12, the Library will host a special event to celebrate the legacy of this man of God. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Christy Wimber, daughter-in-law of John Wimber. The event will take place at 2:00 in the Library auditorium, followed by refreshments on the Library Balcony and an exhibition in Special Collections.
For more information, including a list of speakers and a link to RSVP, see the Wimber Collection Event homepage.