The Perkins Perspective: Winter 2010


Volume 2 | Issue 2


Tali Hairston - Director of John Perkins CenterJPC Director’s Note:
Remembering an “Amazing Soul”: Aaron Haskins Sr.
Winter 2010


boys in South AfricaThose Who Mourn: Taking Time to See the Bigger Picture

Winter 2010


A group of pastors spoke on their roles in South Africa's fall of apartheid. But said one: “We can’t even take time to lament anymore. It seems we’re supposed to be perpetually hopeful.”


Desmond TutuThe Place of Justice in Reconciliation

Winter 2010


A flaw in South Africa’s post-apartheid efforts: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission sacrifices justice on the altar of stability.


Megan JohnsonChanged Forever
Winter 2010


Bullied at school because of a facial disorder, Megan saw a video one day on homelessness that "changed my life forever.”

The (Sub)Urban Scene

Kids at the Jubilee Center in BellevueA New Light Shining in Bellevue
Winter 2010

Neighbors called the old, abandoned church “a dark place.” But then a few leaders from a local church caught a vision.

Liz AndesThe John Perkins Center at SPU Welcomes Liz Andes
Winter 2010


This year the John Perkins Center at SPU welcomes Seattle Pacific University 2009 graduate Liz Andes to the team.


The Global Outlook

Matt Nguyen finds love among children in GuatemalaTreasures in the City of Reu

Winter 2010


Tired and wet, my Guatemala team and I entered a local school — and were lit up by children's bright eyes and smiles.


Sub-Merge: Living Deep in a Shallow World

Winter 2010


Think social justice is beyond your grasp? John B. Hayes has written a manifesto that brings it down to earth.

You Can’t Say You Can’t Play

Winter 2010


Reminiscent of my experience, the book, You Can’t Say You Can’t Play, looks at the social isolation of kindergarten students in the classroom.