Tag Archives: Eugene Peterson

Transformed Lives Transforming the World in 2019 – Introduction

When I became the first Director of Spiritual Formation for my church, my goal was to teach and motivate people to strive to “be like Jesus.” When a new pastor arrived not long afterwards, the staff set out on a … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: “Training Up” Disciples (Proverbs 22: 6)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage … Continue reading

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Going Deeper – “Give it One More Year” (Luke 13: 6-9)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage … Continue reading

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Embracing Revolution

“[Why] is preaching important? It develops an imagination adequate to embrace revolution” (Eugene Peterson in As Kingfishers Catch Fire, p 52). Does this Eugene Peterson quote fire your imagination?  Or at  least your question-making machine? What kind of preaching develops … Continue reading

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Spiritual Dawdling

“The opposite of seek is dawdle. To live aimlessly and listlessly.  (Eugene Peterson in As Kingfishers Catch Fire, p. 137). Picture a three-year-old captivated by the world around her. Her eyes follow a squirrel scrambling up a tree. She bends over … Continue reading

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New Psalm 23 Blessing

 One of the benefits of growing older is that our understanding of scripture passages can deepen. Psalm 23 has always been one of my favorite passages.  I have written often about its meaning to me on this blog. But a … Continue reading

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Living with Mystery

“Mystery, for [the apostle] Paul, is not what is left over after we have done our best to reason things out. It is inherent in the very nature of God and his works” (Eugene Peterson in As Kingfishers Catch Fire, (p. 271). … Continue reading

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Living in Darkness

For me, 2017 has been a year of heaviness and darkness. I am not depressed or guilt-ridden; I just  feel the weight of the world’s chaos and pain. Perhaps I have been gifted by the Holy Spirit with a greater sense of … Continue reading

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