Tag Archives: Eugene Peterson

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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The Mark of a Great Disciple

“The mark of a great ship handler is never getting in a situation that requires great ship handling skills” (Retired Admiral James Stavridis in his new book Sea Power). I heard this gem during an interview with Admiral Stavridis  on NPR’s … Continue reading

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From My Reading – Grace and Gratitude

Grace is God giving us everything we need (and even what we don’t know we need) without expectations. This grace is the foundation of God’s relationship with each of us. Grace is a gift. We cannot earn it. Therefore we can … Continue reading

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