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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Eugene Peterson Wanted to Know Your Name

Eugene Peterson Wanted to Know Your Name
Eugene Peterson Wanted to Know Your Name
How, the late pastor asked, can you shepherd a flock you don't know?
Interview by Drew Dyck
Eugene Peterson—who died in October at age 85—is best known, perhaps, as the author of The Message, his vernacular paraphrase of the Bible. But for many pastors and church leaders, Peterson was also a mentor who taught them to be shepherds rather than CEOs—in large part by modeling that approach himself. Drew Dyck, acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers, spoke with Peterson in 2017 as one of his final books (As Kingfishers Catch Fire) was published. They spoke about recent developments ...
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