Remembering Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson

As I write this, it is the day that Eugene Peterson died. I never met Peterson but I appreciated his ministry, whether the translation of the Message or his writings on discipleship. I truly believe […]


Nothing to Do With Faithfulness

“Statistical applause has nothing to do with faithfulness.  A glowing public image has nothing to do with obedience.  The prophetic oracle “to obey is better than sacrifice” (1 Sam. 15:22) is a magnificent, clear proclamation […]


A Trained Attentiveness to God

I came across this in my devotions while reading Eugene Peterson’s Living the Message: What are the actual means by which I carry out this pastoral vocation, this ordained ministry, this professional commitment to God’s […]