Best known for The Message transliteration of the Bible, Eugene Peterson is a “shepherd’s shepherd”—a pastoral writer who aims to keep Christian leaders grounded in robust biblical theology amid the din of shallow preaching aimed at self-improvement and megachurch marketing campaigns to “do more.” The founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, Peterson is “retired” but continues to shepherd through his spiritual theology writing, notably his recent memoir, The Pastor, and over 30 other books.
Actually, Eugene Peterson Does Not Support Same-Sex Marriage
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- 7 Books for Your Pastoral Care LibraryMust-have resources for multifaceted ministry.Compiled by Kelli B. Trujillo|
- Pastors and Their Strangely Attractive ScarsAn intimate look at the joys and regrets of those who shepherd God’s flock.Harold Senkbeil|
- Whatever Your Secret Sins, the Psalms Will Give You the Courage to Come CleanHiding from God (and neighbor) is dehumanizing, but honest prayer and confession bring healing and freedom.W. David O. Taylor|
- The Incarnation Is the Rule, Not the ExceptionHow a theology of the ordinary informs Advent.Julie Canlis|
- Eugene Peterson Wanted to Know Your NameHow, the late pastor asked, can you shepherd a flock you don't know?Interview by Drew Dyck|
- Jan Peterson: My Life as a Pastor’s WifeEugene and I spent years serving others. Our giving often multiplied itself in unexpected ways.Jan Peterson|
- Eugene Peterson Has Completed His Long ObedienceFamily says Message author joyfully looked toward heaven as he neared death, saying, “Let’s go.”Kate Shellnutt|
- Eugene Peterson Enters Hospice CareBeloved pastor and author nears completion of his long obedience in the same direction.Jeremy Weber|
- Keeping the Sabbath Saved My Marriage, My Ministry, and Probably My LifeI used to think resting from work was selfish, until I considered the example of Jesus.A. J. Swoboda|