Saturday, March 05, 2005

Eugene Peterson

I really like this guy...He's the one who wrote The Message Bible. I think I appreciate his work knowing his heart. He's a quote about prayer:

It's a life that you are immersed in. Prayer is the interiorness of our life in relationship to the God who has spoken to us. So deep within us there is a dialogic reality. God spoke life into being and we answer it. That is the way our life is. As our life enters this lively word, this revelation, prayer is living our life now in response to that. Prayer cannot be confined to a certain period of time. It is nurtured in those things, and we realize certain aspects of it during those times.

This has been coming up a lot for myself personally. Lord, move us into action.

Well, why do people spend so much time studying the Bible? How much do you need to know? We invest all this time in understanding the text which has a separate life of it's own and we think we're being more pious and spiritual when we're doing it. But it's all to be lived. It was given to us so we could live it. But most Christians know far more of the Bible than they're living. They should be studying it less, not more. You just need enough to pay attention to God.

Man...I really, REALLY like this guy. Something just stirs in my heart when he talks about the arts and ENTERING into relationship with Christ in everything that we do. I don't consider myself an artist in any degree...but if you are involved with the arts, you need to read these interviews. Everyone else should read these interviews too. Yup.

A Conversation with Eugene Peterson

The Psalms In American

Spirituality For All The Wrong Reasons; Hospitality Incarnate

Brilliant. Inspires me to...

...program. Haha, I'm a computer science major, what can I say.

1 comment:

  1. sweet!!!! loved the articles... keep em coming!