Perspectives

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

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Give Thanks to the Graduates

By Julie Lees

Sitting in her peaceful home, amidst several original pieces of art she has painted, Olive Swan speaks of her joy in volunteering at church, singing i ...

An Invitation to Conversation

By Harry O. Maier

What are the marks of a good conversation? The ability to listen well? A capacity to speak clearly? Thoughtfulness? The search for mutual understandin ...

New Tools, Ancient Practice

By Lorena Dexter Chaichian

In 2017, UBC Sauder Executive Education and the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) partnered to create a program in Leadership Excellence. This unique ...

Faithful Stewardship of God’s Gifts

Interview with Cari Copeman-Haynes

When did you come to Crossroads United Church? I was called to St. John’s Strawberry Hill United Church in 2003. In 2009, I was part of the amalgama ...

Charitable Reading: Advice to Readers of Theology

By Richard Topping

When I was an undergraduate philosophy student, I was taught the principle of charity by Prof. Bernard Suits. He told us that before we begin a critiq ...

The Importance of Friendship

By Anne-Marie Ellithorpe

What role does friendship play in your life? How important is friendship to you, and within your communities? Friendships are relationships of mutuali ...

The Case for Housing

Interview with Fredric Ametepe

What is your current housing situation? With regards to the current housing crises in Vancouver, especially for international students, I see it as a ...

Enthusiasm for What Lies Ahead

By Amy Kardash

On a lovely sunny Sunday evening in early November, I had the opportunity to visit the Vancouver School of Theology, a member of the In Trust Center f ...

Theological Education as a Learned Ministry

Interview with Sallie McFague

What is your connection to Vancouver School of Theology? I have been connected with the school for almost 30 years, which is amazing. I came here firs ...

100 Years of Cooperation & Friendship

By Santa Ono

It’s hard to believe, but in just a few short years, we’ll be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the partnership between the Vancouver School of ...