Eugene H. Peterson

Eugene H. Peterson


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in East Stanwood, WA, The United States
November 06, 1932

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Eugene H. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. For many years he was James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. He has written over thirty books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language a contemporary translation of the Bible. Now retired from full-time teaching, Eugene and his wife Jan live in the Big Sky Country of rural Montana.

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A Long Obedience in the Sam...

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The Message Remix

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The Pastor: A Memoir

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Working the Angles: The Sha...

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Under the Unpredictable Pla...

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Run with the Horses: The Qu...

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“The way of Jesus cannot be imposed or mapped — it requires an active participation in following Jesus as he leads us through sometimes strange and unfamiliar territory, in circumstances that become clear only in the hesitations and questionings, in the pauses and reflections where we engage in prayerful conversation with one another and with him.”
Eugene H. Peterson, The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways That Jesus Is the Way

“When we sin and mess up our lives, we find that God doesn't go off and leave us- he enters into our trouble and saves us.”
Eugene H. Peterson

“It is not easy to convey a sense of wonder, let alone resurrection wonder, to another. It’s the very nature of wonder to catch us off guard, to circumvent expectations and assumptions. Wonder can’t be packaged, and it can’t be worked up. It requires some sense of being there and some sense of engagement.”
Eugene H. Peterson

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