The process of coming up with categories into which to sort articles was by no means an easy one. When a Christian publication declares that the life, death, resurrection, and glory of Christ affects all of life, not merely our “spirituality”, one quickly runs into problems trying to decide how to practically organize articles while avoiding the grievous sin of adopting a categorization scheme which (loudly or softly) overemphasizes some aspects of life while not properly bringing attention to others.
In coming up with these categories, we have borrowed conceptions from theories of sphere sovereignty, which maintains that there exist certain “spheres” within society at the basis of which God directly exercises his sovereignty through his dispensing of common grace, grace that he pours upon human beings in order that we might bring about good in our lives – to inspire writers to write powerful stories, a scientist to have insight into the nature of creation, or a politician to wield his power for the pursuit of justice. Each of the categories below (with the exception of one) tries to trace itself back to some fundamental aspect of life that is, ultimately, unavoidable for any human being. One might be able to, as below, conceive of these categories in terms of transcendent concepts for which humankind has been seeking throughout history. Of course, there are many overlaps, and Revisions staff will try their best to make informed decisions when we read articles which may not seem to fit well into a single category or those which may seem equally fit for two or more; but for the most part, we believe that this categorization scheme will be useful for our purposes of engaging and reflecting upon ourselves and the world around us.
Arts and Culture – The pursuit of Beauty: Books, music, art, and culture in general; original fiction and poetry found here as well
Family and Relationships – The pursuit of Love: Friends, families, gender issues, and romantic interests
Health and Welfare – The pursuit of Health: The life of the individual, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, in happiness and in mourning
Politics and Justice – The pursuit of Justice: The public sphere and the pursuit of holistic justice
Princeton Life – Campus events and personal reflections on Princeton Life
Religion and the Church – The pursuit of God: Theology, Biblical interpretation, and questions of faith
Science and the Academy – The pursuit of Truth: The hard sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities in the context of higher education
Work and Rest – The pursuit of Purpose: Vocations, callings, and finding Sabbath rest in the midst of busy lives