The Work of Lent: Learning with Emily Dickinson

I didn’t grow up celebrating Lent. I came to it later in life. My first Ash Wednesday came late winter, only months after burying our firstborn son.


David Pettit

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WWWow! It’s Perspectives’ New Website

“‘Wow! This is Perspectives?’ That’s how we hope you react as you pick up this issue.  . . .”


The editors

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Where Am I?

Hacking through a thicket of noise/to reach some clearing within myself/I am lost in a jangled jungle of thoughts


Dave Von Bieker

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Common Grace and Race

That Abraham Kuyper was a racist, following the conventions of his time, is something that no neo-Calvinist would deny.


Daniel José Camacho

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Alberta Avenue, Just before 8 PM

It is almost 8 now/the crowds have gone and the festival tents are packed/away inside their Rubbermaid totes for/another year of hibernation


Dave Von Bieker

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The Cost of Faithful Witness in South Africa: Russel Botman, 1953–2014

A 60-year-old dying in his sleep is not typically a matter for international attention. But in later press investigation and commentary, a more complex story emerged. …


Ron Wells

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Many Sons Had Father Abraham

It was from Kuyper that we were taught what Calvinism was. I heard it like gospel, good news, and figured that if you didn’t follow Kuyper, it must be simply that you hadn’t yet heard of him.


Daniel Meeter

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Reckoning with the Formation of the Bible

Why do we still use the word “inerrancy?”


Justin Pannkuk

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N.T. Wright’s Copernican Revolution

Bishop N.T. Wright has written a prodigious number of books. This book is his Summa, the most prodigious of them all.


Daniel Meeter

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Lift up Your Hearts

The residents of House 6 were all considered nonverbal. They spoke few, if any, words, though a couple understood some sign language.


Ryan Faber

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malcolmmcbrydeJanuary/February 2015