Friday, May 13, 2011

Eugene Peterson on Jesus and language

“There was hardly anything I did that did not involve language: 
the Word of God provided not information but revelation. 
Jesus told stories and taught and prayed,
 not to entertain us or inspire us,
 but to draw us into a
 participating, believing, listening, loving way of life
 that was, above all, local and personal:
 I wanted to do that too. 
A way of using language in which God,
 whether implicitly or explicitly, had the first word.”–
-from The Pastor, 239, HT Jerry Hillyer


Eugene Peterson on loud farts

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