Eugene Peterson on pastoring

“The pastor’s question is, “Who are these particular people, and how can I be with them in such a way that they can become what God is making them?” My job is simply to be there, teaching, preaching Scripture as well as I can, and being honest with them, not doing anything to interfere withContinue reading “Eugene Peterson on pastoring”

The Jesus Way – Review

Just a few moments ago I finished the third book in Eugene Peterson’s Current series of writings.  The Jesus Way is a challenging and thought provoking book that goes into great detail Exploring first of all what Jesus meant by “I am the Way . . .” Peterson describes the power behind metaphor and particularlyContinue reading “The Jesus Way – Review”

Perfectionism Quote from The Jesus Way

Read this passage this morning from The Jesus Way and had to share it. The Way of David it the way of imperfection.  The story David lived and the psalms he prayed provide us with an imagination that is capable of understanding the operations of God to do his perfect work in us, not ourContinue reading “Perfectionism Quote from The Jesus Way”

The Jesus Way and Practicing Greatness

I am participating in a Cohort with Youth leaders in my region.  Our first meeting is on Feb 25th, and there is some pre-reading required.  So if I am going to read one book at a time in keeping with my new years resolution, I will have to put The Jesus Way on hold forContinue reading “The Jesus Way and Practicing Greatness”

Eat This Book – Review

  Eugene Peterson, author/editor of The Message, is in the middle of a five book series on Christian Theology, the first book in the series was Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, the second is Eat This Book.Eat This Book is a study in Spiritual Reading, particularly the practice of Lectio Divina. Peterson shows thatContinue reading “Eat This Book – Review”