Perspectives is a journal of theology in the broad Reformed tradition. We seek 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.

The editors are interested in submissions that contribute to a contemporary Reformed theological discussion. Our readers tend to be affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Reformed Church in America, and the Christian Reformed Church. Some of our subscribers are academics or pastors, but we also gear our articles to thoughtful, literate laypeople who want to engage in Reformed theological reflection on faith and culture.

We publish scholarly and general interest articles (up to 3000 words), including spiritual autobiography (up to 3000 words), editorial commentary (up to 1500 words), fiction (up to 3000 words), book and film reviews (up to 1200 words). In addition, we publish Inside Out (brief Biblical reflection/commentary, up to 600 words), and “As We See It” (reflections on faith/culture, 500-750 words). We discourage extensive use of footnotes or academic jargon and seldom run multi-part features. We also publish poetry that is excellent in craft and significant in subject, both traditional and free in form, that explores and celebrates life in the Creation.

Because we are committed to mentoring and guiding future leaders in the church and academy, we encourage thoughtful contributions from students and emerging writers. It is part of our theological tradition to value good writing and thought, and as such we seek to encourage both rigor and freshness.

All Manuscripts may be sent via e-mail to:, with a cover letter and article attachment. PDFs are preferred for poetry. Please name your files with the convention Surname_Title, as in “Berkhof_Predestination” so that we can find it more easily.

Photos and images of original art work may be sent as e-mail attachments in jpg file format to: