Issue: Spring 2020

Published bi-annually by the Vancouver School of Theology, Perspectives magazine explores contemporary issues in theological education, and challenges the frontiers of new thought.

Subscribe to Perspectives Magazine.

Eccentric Hope

By Cynthia L. Rigby

I had always thought Solomon, with these words, sounded like a master of the obvious, but lately his wisdom seems a lot more layered to me. Let me explain: Of course ...

Reading an Ancient Past

By Patricia Dutcher-Walls

A world behind the text, in the text, and in front of the text Imagine the following scenario. One day, you heard of a demonstration in a city near yo ...

Thinking About God, Can Science Help

By David Wilkinson

The media has many voices who see science and Christian faith as incompatible. In Stephen Hawking’s The Grand Design, Lawrence Krauss arguing that t ...

The Life & Work of Sallie McFague

By Janet Gear

Reflections read at Sallie McFague’s memorial service. I was given a copy of Sallie McFague’s book “Models of God” as a gift when I left home ...

Book Review: Seculosity by David Zahl

By Rejoice Anthony

Upon seeing the title of David Zahl’s book “Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and ...

Innovative Leaders of the Church

Interviews with Jeff Crittenden & Deb Stanbury

My journey started at VST, actually. I asked to do my first placement in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. At the time ...