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Jesus Our Pioneer

It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:10 Pioneer. The word fairly leaps from the page here…
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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,…
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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…
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POETRY by Shari Wagner

DECEMBER 2008: POETRY by Shari Wagner The Prayers of Saint Meinrad Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Spencer County, IN For more than a century, prayers like flakes of snow have been falling. They drift across the hillside and melt on each station…
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POETRY by Jeff Grundy

NOVEMBER 2008: POETRY by Jeff Grundy Table The pen in my hand writes red, not quite blood. If I have a soul, it might be like this, thin, wet, smelling of copper and iron. Down on Riley Street, the Baptist…
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Alien Justice

APRIL 2012: AS WE SEE IT by Jack R. Van Der Slik What may be loosely called American immigration policy confounds a number of distressing issues. It is difficult to judge the justice or injustice of the policy because it…
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Let’s Have (a) Sex (Talk)

MARCH 2012: REVIEW by Theresa Latini Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses Donna Freitas Oxford University Press, 2008 (paperback 2010) $16.95 335 pages. Editors' note: This month's review is the second in…
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On the Brink of Niagara

MARCH 2012: POETRY by D. S. Martin You & I have stood on the brink of Niagara many times & so we know  like Coleridge  a waterfall can be sublime not merely pretty & of all the waterfalls on earth…