Thursday, March 20, 2008

Eugene Peterson on Berry, Bono, and imagination

The knowing glance at "There are no Lone Rangers in Wendell Berry's books" (1:38) which segues directly into a delightful conversation about my other favorite theologian is worth the price of admission to this Eugene Peterson interview. No regular reader of this blog has to guess who that other theologian is...but you may want to know more about the Bono-Peterson story alludes to in the video; it's here.

If you are new to Peterson (!)...where to start? He is prolific and prophetic. Maybe read about his theology of loud farts here; or his adventures with sex and drugs in church here. Read a book or three of his. Read about how he loves porn stars here., his thoughts on pastoral ministry here, or test drive him on "Spirituality for All the Wrong Reasons." Some notes from a recent teaching are here. Heck, start with the video. You'll be sold:


  1. Your right. I'm hooked. I love The Message and I suppose I've always known that Peterson has written other books but just never checked them out. After this post I've gone to the bookstore and purchased "Christ Plays in 10000 Places" and I can't wait to read it. Thanks.

  2. St Amber: that is wonderful!

    I think you'll get a lot of mileage out of that book


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