Faculty Stories

Why So Serious?
In his recently published book, adjunct professor Dr. Peter Schuurman explores the notion that irony, charisma and playfulness can attract people to church.
Scholarships, Sketches and Shaw
With help from a prestigious scholarship, associate professor of theatre arts Dr. Sharon Klassen delves into the world of turn-of-the-century playwright George Bernard Shaw.
Poetry and Ecology
Redeemer's Dr. Deborah Bowen explores in her public work and research how poetry can uniquely inspire us to care for the environment.
Redeeming the “poisonous yellow book”
In the Decadent masterpiece À rebours, Dr. Allan Curnew finds questions for the Christian student and scholar.
Does #MeToo include Christian universities?
New study finds independent Christian campuses may provide greater safety from sexual violence than their public counterparts.
Marketing as Reconciliation
Professor Laurie Busuttil describes a redemptive approach to the art of persuasion.
Mathematics as Culture-Making
Dr. Kevin Vander Meulen, professor of mathematics, spent his two-term sabbatical further studying matrix algebra.
The Story of the Secularization of the West
Outside Western Europe and North America, the world seems to be getting more religious, not less. What if secularization is not the inevitable future of religion in all societies, but one of many possible futures?
Trashing Mountains
Fuelled by a six-week residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Phil Irish’s latest exhibition, mount pile, explores the natural and artificial summits of the world.
The Public Impact of Christian Research
With the 2017-18 Zylstra grants, Redeemer faculty bring Christian influence to bear the history of secularization and pollution in local watersheds.
Rethinking Religion
Dr. Kevin Flatt aims to change how we understand the history of secularization.
Celebrating Canada’s Faith Communities Through Writing
Doug Sikkema ‘06 and Dr. Deborah Bowen spearhead the Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing
Theology Matters
Dr. Kevin Flatt and Dr. Stephanie Burgoyne take part in a new study that shows the role theology plays in the growth and decline of Canadian churches
Imitating Jesus in the Middle Ages
How an ordinary 12th century woman ruffled feathers by following Jesus, and inspires us to do the same
Chasing Down C. S. Lewis
Philosophy professor travels to Northern Ireland to learn more about the influential Christian thinker
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