He Knew He Didn’t Know Everything (Peterson)

 So far I'm very much enjoying Eugene Peterson's memoir, The Pastor.   While I don't always agree with Peterson's views, I do appreciate and benefit from his writing.  His memoir, The Pastor, is full of stories, wisdom, insight, missteps, and humor found in Peterson's Christian life story as told by himself. Here's one great story about Peterson's Ph.D.… Continue reading He Knew He Didn’t Know Everything (Peterson)

TheMessage100 – A Review

NavPress/Tyndale House recently sent me a review copy of The Message 100: The Story of God in Sequence (2015).   Here's the official website: themessage100.com.  This book is Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase The Message put in chronological order and separated into 100 chapters to make it read like a book.  To be sure, there are chronological Bibles… Continue reading TheMessage100 – A Review

Ordinary Pastor, Ordinary People

Sometimes I think the pastoral ministry is over-hyped in American evangelicalism.  It’s not uncommon for a young man to enter the ministry and expect tons of amazing things to happen in his ministry – things that he’s read about in the conservative evangelical world.  He might think that his ministry will be very well received… Continue reading Ordinary Pastor, Ordinary People

The Consumerization of Christianity

This is a brilliant cultural critique by Eugene Peterson.  And it just as brilliantly critiques evangelicals for consumerizing the Christian faith.  We do need to be criticized on this point, since we are consumers!  Notice how the words below have everything to do with celebrity pastors, Christian media, the hype of evangelical Christian books, and… Continue reading The Consumerization of Christianity