The Perkins Perspective: Winter 2011


Volume 3 | Issue 2


Martin Luther King Jr.Words From Martin Luther King Jr.
Winter 2011


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Perkins Perspective looked back at Reverend King’s words, and shares some excerpts here.

Crossing the BarCrossing the Bar: Reconciliation in Light of Eternity

Winter 2011


Something will have to change, both in us and among us, for the New Creation to become reality. But I'm starting to suspect that it won't just be a God-waves-a-magic-wand sort of thing.


Plunging Into HomelessnessPlunging Into Homelessness
Winter 2011


These well-off university students heard that during Urban Plunge, they’d be spending five days on the streets of downtown Seattle, provided with little more than $2 total ...


Anita ColombaraA New Member of the John Perkins Center Staff
Winter 2011


The John Perkins Center at Seattle Pacific University recently welcomed Anita Colombara as assistant coordinator for global and urban involvement. We introduce her here.


The (Sub)Urban Scene

100 Strong100 Strong: Business Owners "Going Hard" Against Gang Violence
Winter 2011

Gangs, and violence are serious problems in southeastern San Diego. But 100 Strong is making a difference.



A Pre-Service Teacher's Perspective on Urban EducationA Pre-Service Teacher's Perspective on Urban Education
Winter 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

Learning to ListenLearning to Listen

Winter 2011


I was in Cambodia to teach students how to address issues I had only read about — but had never experienced. How could I teach these students?



The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarnation in the Age of Colorblindness

Winter 2011


Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow is a revealing, passionate, and rigorously argued call to recognize the emergence of a new racial caste system in American society.

The Soul of Hip Hop: Rims, Tims and a Cultural Theology

Winter 2011


Daniel Hodge... wrote The Soul of Hip Hop as both an academic and personal endeavor. Despite his intellectual approach, he does not shy away from how personal this bridge-building process really is for him.