A Conversation with Eugene Peterson, 2015

The DOXOLOGY Collegium in conversation with Eugene Peterson. Filmed in Kalispell, Montana, May 19, 2015.

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Part 1: On Being a Pastor
Rev. Eugene H. Peterson

With almost three decades of pastoral ministry and over thirty books on the ministry, Rev. Eugene Peterson offers his perspective on the unique work of a pastor, its challenges, and future.

Part 2: On Listening & Patience
Rev. Eugene H. Peterson

Rev. Peterson believes it is essential that the pastor come to know his people. This comes by listening to them, being patient with them, and not presuming to know how the Spirit will work through you for them.

Part 3: On Preaching
Rev. Eugene H. Peterson

Rev. Peterson offers wisdom on preparing to preach and how preaching teaches one how to read the Word.

Part 4: Poetry and the Psalms
Rev. Eugene H. Peterson

Known as a skilled wordsmith, Rev. Peterson speaks about the use of language in preaching, the role of the imagination, and the power of words. He emphasizes learning from poets and the Psalms.

Part 5: Prayer & Sabbath for the Pastor’s Family
Rev. Eugene H. Peterson

Using examples from his own life, Rev. Peterson shows how to be intentional in prayer for both the pastor and his family, with special emphasis on keeping a Sabbath.

Part 6: The Influence of His Writings
Rev. Eugene H. Peterson

With over thirty books on pastoral vocation, the Scriptures, and personal devotion, Rev. Eugene Peterson body of work is well-regarded throughout the Christian Church. In this concluding segment, he reflects on how his work has been received as an encouragement for pastors.

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