Special Events This Week in Vancouver–and Abbotsford

I’m to speak at the following three special events this week. If you come and you heard about it/them here, let me know!

Study Skills Seminar Friday, 23 January, 1-4 p.m., Regent College  This course will help you listen better in class, take better notes in class, read anything more quickly and more efficiently, mark up a book so that you understand its architecture and can come back to it for reference, take notes from sources you don’t own (as in a library), make the most of every study session, and more. Indeed, one of the skills you’ll learn is how to read a book in 15 minutes. And another skill you’ll learn is when you can safely stop studying for a test. It’ll cost you about thirty bucks. Sign up in advance with the Academic Secretary for a discount.

Writing Seminar Saturday, 24 January, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Regent College  This course is not a remedial course. My colleague Polly Long teaches a fine course next weekend for students needing help writing at the graduate level. My seminar is at a professional level for very good writers who want to consider writing as part of their occupation. It’s about how to conduct a writing life—a Christian writing life—and how to make the most of one’s skills especially in scholarly or theological writing, but also in mainstream and Christian journalism as well.  Same deal: thirty bucks or sign up in advance with the Academic Secretary for a discount.

Public Lecture Sunday, 25 January, 7 p.m.: “Are Christians Un-Canadian?” at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Abbotsford, BC. This will be a discussion of obstacles Canadians face in both evangelism and public policy, and how we can respond positively and creatively (that is, not all in the same way!). All welcome.

0 Responses to “Special Events This Week in Vancouver–and Abbotsford”

  1. Jake Belder

    Will your public lecture be recorded? I would be very interested to hear it. If not, would it be possible for you to make notes available?

  2. Kasey

    …I am still camped on the idea of marking up a book to understand its architecture (which I do) and then to be able to read a book in 15 minutes (which I don’t)… you have my attention as it takes me forever. I too would be very interested in hearing your lectures especially the Study Skills Seminar. Will it be available for purchasing so that I may, figuratively speaking, mark it all up to understand the architecture? (I am not a student in Vancouver…).

  3. John Stackhouse

    Brother Jake, you’ll have to check with Matthew Westerberg at Calvin Pres: he’s my host. I don’t make notes available, however–at least, not until I blog or otherwise publish them!

    Sister Kasey, Regent Audio does sell an audio version of the Study Skills Seminar. It’s not nearly as good as being there (!), since you can’t ask questions of a recording nor see the visuals. But it’s a lot better than nothing.

  4. Jeff Kimble

    I, too, would be interested to know whether or not either the Study Skills Seminar or the Writing Seminar will be available for purchase-perhaps through Regent College Bookstore??

  5. Kasey

    Sorry for the confusion. Would it help if I do “KC” to differentiate? I have no access to your information nor do I know you.

  6. John Stackhouse

    Whoops: It appears that the WRITING SEMINAR IS AVAILABLE ON AUDIO, but NOT the STUDY SKILLS one. And that makes sense to me, given how visual-rich is the latter seminar.

    So now you–and I–know better!

  7. Alan

    John: you may already have other plans for “Are Christians Un-Canadian?”, but I think it would make an excellent topic for discussion on this blog.



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