Throughout most of my writings on this blog, I am fairly successful at dodging controversary. Yet, when I agreed to write a review of Eugene Peterson’s memoirs entitled, The Pastor, for The Gospel Coalition, I knew the potential backlash that might come from a “less than favorable review” of a book from arguably one of the world’s most beloved and well-known pastors. Especially, in regard to his reflections on pastoral ministry. Nevertheless, I felt my review was a balanced treatment of the book that highlighted both helpful lessons as well as concerns that were met with mixed emotions from others. I encourage you to read my review and weigh in on whether I was fair to Peterson and his approach to pastoral ministry, especially if you have read this book or others written by him, that are not entitled The Message.
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