The Perkins Perspective: Spring 2011


Volume 3 | Issue 3


Tali HairstonFrom the Director
Spring 2011


There has been approximately 60 years of silence from the Christian community about an ethnic-minority Christian leader. That has now changed.

Drive-By Missions: The Not-So-Good NewsDrive-By Missions: The Not-So-Good News

Spring 2011


"Mission practices among our Native people have been, at best, a failure. We have been inundated with a replacement-oriented theology," writes Corey Greaves.


Embracing the Discomfort of DiversityEmbracing the Discomfort of Diversity
Spring 2011


This conference's delegates were from tribes, peoples, and cultures all around the globe. "Each evening we would gather, and one group at a time would lead the worship," writes Mark Charles.


Reimagining RaceReimagining Race
Spring 2011


Two important scholars visited Seattle Pacific — Michelle Alexander and J. Kameron Carter. Although not intentionally scheduled for the same week, the connections could not have been better planned.


The (Sub)Urban Scene

Reconciliation BluesReconciliation Blues
Spring 2011

"How did I get here?" writes Nate Millheim, about finding himself in a mountain cabin with a teens from a church youth group. He was the visiting camp speaker.


Fighting the Good Fight With Youth in ActionFighting the Good Fight With Youth in Action
Spring 2011

"Throughout my years of teaching, I have always told youth that it is good to fight — but it needs to be done in the right mind, place, and time," writes Jabali Stewart.


Making a Difference for Kids -- and a Young ScientistMaking a Difference for Kids — and a Young Scientist
Spring 2011

If I am to teach to a diverse group of students, I need to build relationships with those students academically and personally.

The Global Outlook

Meeting IndiaMeeting India

Spring 2011


"The children at these schools would introduce themselves to us multiple times per day, desperately hoping to be recognized and remembered," writes Carlie Mix.



Losing My Cool

Spring 2011


"... at its heart, Williams’ tale is less about his struggle to transcend hip-hop culture than his uncertainty about what it means to a black male in the United States," writes Inye Wokoma.

Peculiar Institution

Spring 2011


"In 96 percent of the states where reviews of race and the death penalty took place, a clear pattern of racial discrimination, regarding both defendants and victim has been demonstrated," writes Christophe Ringer.