Hans Boersma

Hans Boersma is the J.I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College (Vancouver, BC). Previously he served as a pastor for several years and taught for six years at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC. He holds an MTh and ThD from Utrecht, and an Mdiv from Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches, Hamilton. He also holds degrees from Lethbridge, and the Christelijke Academic "Felua" Netherlands. He is the author of a number of articles, and has written several books, including Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry (Eerdmans, 2011) and Scripture As Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church (BakerAcademic, 2017). 


Volume 135

Guests on Volume 135: Bob Cutillo, on the importance of understanding health as a gift; Hans Boersma, on recovering the patristic recognition of the sacramental presence of Christ in the Old Testatment; Dana Gioia, on the devout life and distinctive poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins; Matthew Levering, on the history of proofs of God’s existence, and what we learn about reason when we reason about God; Bruce Gordon, on his “biography” of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion; and Markus Rathey, on the dramatic and liturgical character of the major vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.


Volume 108

Guests on Volume 108: Thomas Albert Howard, on why many nineteenth-century Europeans were nervous about the shape of American religious life; Jean Porter, on how natural law provides a rationale for the rule of law and for legislative and judicial authority; Peter Augustine Lawler, on how neither ancient philosophy nor modern science explains human nature (but the Logos does); Hans Boersma, on why Christians should reject the modern separation of Heaven and Earth and recover a "sacramental ontology"; Felicia Wu Song, on how online communication systems shape relationships and community; and Elias Aboujaoude, on how life online makes us think we’re bigger, badder, and smarter than we really are.