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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." We began a From the Editors with that line in the January/February 2011 issue of Perspectives. At that time, the editors and board believed the journal needed a fresh look to signal a renewed…
Perspectives Journal
January 10, 2015
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Two Letters on John Suk’s Essay

Dear Folks: Thank you for the thought-provoking essay on A Personal Relationship with Jesus? . Every time I confess I have a personal relationship with Jesus, I have been ignoring my conscience, which says otherwise. And I have drawn disapproving stares when I confess I do not get "goose pimples"…
Perspectives Journal
November 3, 2014
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No Merit and Due Credit

FEBRUARY 2006: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editors: Peter Bush's article in the November issue ("Stipend: A Theological Challenge to the Marketplace") puts forward an important truth: that the pay given to a pastor is a matter of grace, not works. Unfortunately, he suggests that this is only true…
Perspectives Journal
November 3, 2014
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Tribute to Jan

JUNE/JULY 2007: AS WE SEE IT by the Editors Jan Ericson has served as the ever efficient and ever kind business manager of Perspectives since the fall of 2000. Unless you regularly peruse our credits page, you may be unfamiliar with her name. Simply put, Jan worked to ensure that…
Perspectives Journal
November 3, 2014
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Some Changes

DECEMBER 2012: EDITORS' NOTE The end of the year always brings some changes to Perspectives. The most significant change is that beginning in 2013 we'll be going to an every-other month publishing schedule—six issues per year. Be on the lookout for January/February 2013 soon. This change is prompted by recognition…
Perspectives Journal
December 1, 2012
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Reformed & Missional

OCTOBER 2008: NOTE FROM THE EDITORS Reformed and missional--what does it mean to pair these two words together? One is such an old, familiar term, our understanding is probably more intuitive and inexact than we realize. The other term, "missional" is so new it may mean almost nothing to some…
Perspectives Journal
October 1, 2008
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Books on My Bedside Table

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2008: BOOKS FEATURE For this late-summer issue of Perspectives, editor Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell asked a number ofPerspectives readers and contributors to share with us the books, blogs, and other reading resources that have been feeding their imaginations and stimulating their thinking of late. We now pass these titles and resources…
Perspectives Journal
August 1, 2008
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Confession of Belhar

MAY 2008: CONFESSION Confession of Belhar September 1986 1. We believe in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who gathers, protects and cares for the church through Word and Spirit. This, God has done since the beginning of the world and will do to the end. 2. We…