Work

Here is a brilliant quote by Eugene Peterson on the importance and value of work: “Most of what Jesus said and did took place in a secular workplace in a farmer’s field, in a fishing boat, at a wedding feast, in a cemetery, at a public well asking a woman he didn’t know for a […]

The forming of a church

“It became more and more clear that when God forms a church, he starts with the nobodies. That’s the way the Holy Spirit works. Those are the people he started with-Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph, Anna and Simeon-to bring our Savior into the world. Why would he change strategies in bringing the salvation community, […]

A Personal God

In ‘Leap over the wall’  by Eugene Peterson there is fabulous quote on the personal nature of God as seen through the lens of the Old Testament: “the Ark didn’t have magical properties. When the Hebrews treated it (and later the Temple) that way–as a source of power or good luck–the prophets did their best […]

Following Jesus by Eugene Peterson

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. […]