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Perspectives Journal

Perspectives‘ purpose is to express the Reformed faith theologically; to engage issues that Reformed Christians meet in personal, ecclesiastical, and societal life; and thus to contribute to the mission of the church of Jesus Christ.

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As We See ItMagazine

This Is about Race

I sat in a room recently with moms and dads who learned about how they can prepare their families in the event of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid. I learned about the importance of having a plan – collecting…
April 30, 2018
MagazinePoetry

Gardensong

Hosea 2:7 “What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?” – Jacque Lacan “ut operaretur eum” – Voltaire’s Candide Desire is taking a picture of the moon. The trip to faraway…
April 30, 2018
EssaysMagazine

Siding with an Oppressor

If we must refer to Advent, then let us hear the Palestinian cry for deliverance from bondage. Both ideologically and municipally, Israel considers Jerusalem to encompass greater Jerusalem, which includes West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem (the Palestinian side, illegally annexed by…
April 30, 2018
EssaysMagazine

Of Aliens and Embassies

American visitors to the Holy Land often “run where Jesus walked,” a Palestinian friend from Bethlehem likes to say. One need only watch the crush of tourists pouring out of buses at the Church of the Nativity to observe the…
April 30, 2018
EssaysMagazine

Distance

1,284.5 miles: The distance from my front door to Charlottesville, Virginia. In the second weekend of August, I woke to the sound of a crop-duster plane zooming over our family’s tent in the middle of a Minnesota state park about…
April 30, 2018
Book ReviewsMagazine

Exploring Calvinism’s Appeal

Saving Calvinism: Expanding the Reformed Tradition SAVING CALVINISM: EXPANDING THE REFORMED TRADITION OLIVER D. CRISP IVP ACADEMIC, 2016 $18 (PAPERBACK) 165 PAGES My initial response to the title of this book was, “Does Calvinism need saving?” Oliver Crisp, professor of…
April 30, 2018
MagazinePoetry

Hosea, Single

Hosea 2:15 In January your keys keep the time, plink like antlers discarded in the foyer. House sealed tight as a covenant. I hold our truth with baby-fisted certainty, days stacked neatly as closed books on a calendar. Hours like…
April 30, 2018
Book ReviewsMagazine

Making Technology a Servant

The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Proper Place THE TECH-WISE FAMILY: EVERYDAY STEPS FOR PUTTING TECHNOLOGY IN ITS PROPER PLACE| ANDY CROUCH BAKER BOOKS, 2017 $13.99 224 PAGES Has your family tried the Dolmio Pepper Hacker?…
April 30, 2018
MagazinePoetry

Let Those Who Have Eyes See

On July 6, 2016, Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed motorist Philando Castile while Castile was belted in the seat of his car, accompanied by his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter. On June 16, 2017, Yanez was found not guilty…
April 30, 2018

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