Perkins Center Forums:  Justice Speaks

Join us throughout the year for our Perkins Center Forums around issues of justice and reconciliation.



The Holy Spirit, Justice & Reconciliation

Thursday, February 19, 2015


7:00 p.m., Otto Miller Hall 109 (SPU Campus)


The Holy Spirit, Justice and Reconciliation


SPU Professor Kerry Dearborn and Tierra Nueva's Chris Hoke put their new books into dialogue about the Holy Spirit, incarceration and new creation.  Don't miss out on this unique event.



Meet the Authors


Reflections on 40 Years Teaching Ethnic StudiesDr. Kerry Dearborn


Professor of Theology

Seattle Pacific University



Dr. Dearborn brings to us insights from her new book, Drinking from the Wells of New Creation: The Holy Spirit and the Imagination in Reconciliation.  She draws from the imagination and creativity within our relationship with the Holy Spirit in order to reflect on bringing reconciliation into life.





Reflections on 40 Years Teaching Ethnic Studies

Chris Hoke


Director of Gang Initiative

Tierra Nueva

SPU Alum


Through the creative work in his new book, Wanted: A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across Borders, Hoke is able to translate stories that offer new eyes for seeing forgotten souls who have been cast away from society, based on the experience he has serving as night-shift chaplain at a men's correctional facility.