Eugene Peterson lectures at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle in May 2009. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Eugene Peterson: The Man Who Translated – and Lived – The Message

My wife called me Monday afternoon with the expected, but…


Learning the How-To’s of Pastoral Ministry

Several years ago, when I graduated from Biblical…


Remembering September 11, 2001

Today we remember the 9/11 tragedy of 17 years ago — the…


Can Christians Call God Allah?

Can Christians Call God Allah?

“[Christians and Muslims] worship the same God.” These…


Confessing Sexual Sin: Psalm 51

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video…


20 Questions That Shaped World Christian History

A man living on a small but significant stretch of land…


Philadelphia Seminary

Should You Get A Doctorate in Counseling or Psychology?

In recent weeks, I have had several students ask me about…


And Ain’t I a Woman

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance…


Considering Systemic Abuse: Impact and Response

At the 2015 Community of Practice put on by the American…


Working with Chronic, Ongoing Trauma

Most trauma recovery interventions assume that the…