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CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 32, Number 2, Fall 2020 / Profile

A Tribute to Dr. Packer

Dear Jim was my longest friend, dating from our first meeting at the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Union, or Inter-Varsity, in October 1947, where I was the senior member, just commencing to lecture there, and Jim was an undergraduate student in Classics. He was browsing in the small library, that the O.I.C.C.U., or Oxford University branch of Inter-Varsity, had on campus, and immediately discovered John Owen was appointed Chancellor of Oxford after the Civil War by King Charles. He read Owen’s Commentary to the Hebrews, and it so enthralled him that he read and re-read the Epistle to the Hebrews four times that Sunday. Jim had been brought up in a nominal Anglican family, but now his faith journey seriously began.   More…

Better a Creative Mess: An Interview With Dr. Cindy Aalders

Some years ago Dr. Packer contacted me to say he was ready to donate more of his books to the library at Regent. He’d been donating his books for years, but his increasing trouble with his eyes provoked a sober intention to donate his remaining library. He was clear the books should go to Regent. This initiated a series of conversations in which I encouraged him to also consider the value that his papers, both personal and professional, would have for the ongoing study of evangelicalism and Puritanism.   More…

Volume 31, Number 1, Spring 2020

Nothing Is as Beautiful as a Human Being

Wesley Hill argues that to beat lust we shouldn’t ask people to look away from the human body, but learn to encounter the beauty of the human form with love.   More…

On Needing Toilet Paper, Resisting FOMO, and Leaning Into Mimesis

Psychologist Edward Ng unpacks the root of pandemic hoarding, showing how seemingly irrational behaviour is rooted in psychologically-driven acts of imitation. Instead of mimicking the masses, Ng shows how imitating Christ resists panic, helping us imagine our neighbour in love.   More…

Insights from a Physiotherapist on Living In and Not In Spite of Our Bodies

Pelvic health physiotherapist Sophia McLean helps us understand the human body as integral to genuine human experience, rather than an impediment to it.   More…

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