In Celebration of Eugene Peterson

In Between The Man and The Message

Scholar, pastor, poet and Christ-follower - Eugene Peterson moved from this life to the next on the 22nd of October. A playful thinker, Peterson was known for both crafting The Message and for his detailed engagement with Christian spirituality, possessing a rare ability to speak with a simple depth that was accessible and challenging to all.

In celebration of his life, NavPress created this poignant short-film with Eugene and his wife, Jan. Full of wonder and insight, this is a meditative piece that is well worth the 18 minutes.

As you watch, consider:

- Why is congregation so important to Eugene Peterson?
- What is the danger of a consumer Christ?
- "If you treat your congregation properly, you don't see them as problems." Do you agree with this? How does this move you?

- Jeremy Suisted