Sometime in the late eighties, when I was slogging my way through my first senior pastorate, I was introduced to Eugene Peterson. I don’t remember how I got on to his books, but I read Working the Angles, and I was hooked. His opening words stopped me in my tracks—“American pastors are abandoning their posts,…Continue reading Reflecting On Peterson (Part One)
Careful exegesis, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, can lead us to a correct understanding of the Scriptures. But are we as always as careful as we should be? In the rush of trying to prepare the Sunday sermon on Friday afternoon, it becomes easy to take short cuts, bypass careful exegesis and reach…Continue reading Is there a Curse on Coniah?