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Postby Jon Estes » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:18 pm

Eugene Peterson has made an impact on many lives. He has passed away.

I was told many years ago to never read the Message... I didn’t listen and have enjoyed the work he did. He was upfront about his approach and never intended to be a translation but more novelistic in how a pastor might speak telling the biblical story.

He will be missed... at least by me.
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Re: Though not Baptist

Postby Tim Bonney » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:14 am

I was sorry to hear of his passing. I stopped using The Message a while back because of flip flops he made in his stated theology that seemed to be related to a huge amount outside pressure he received. I did feel badly for him, as I know just how much pressure some branches of the Church can put on you to conform, including threatening financial ruin if you don't.
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Re: Though not Baptist

Postby Haruo » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:26 am

Tim Bonney wrote:I was sorry to hear of his passing. I stopped using The Message a while back because of flip flops he made in his stated theology that seemed to be related to a huge amount outside pressure he received. I did feel badly for him, as I know just how much pressure some branches of the Church can put on you to conform, including threatening financial ruin if you don't.

I've never actually read The Message in a straightforward way, nor even much of it disjointedly, but I've heard quite a few sermons where Scripture was cited in that form, and been in a few services where that was the version read as lections. Maybe someday I'll read the whole thing. Certainly his "flip flops" didn't do his personal standing any good as a source of consistent hermeneutical devotion. I, too, felt sorry for him, but wished he had been willing to sacrifice more for the truth he knew in his heart.
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Re: Though not Baptist

Postby Tim Bonney » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:25 pm

Haruo wrote:I've never actually read The Message in a straightforward way, nor even much of it disjointedly, but I've heard quite a few sermons where Scripture was cited in that form, and been in a few services where that was the version read as lections. Maybe someday I'll read the whole thing. Certainly his "flip flops" didn't do his personal standing any good as a source of consistent hermeneutical devotion. I, too, felt sorry for him, but wished he had been willing to sacrifice more for the truth he knew in his heart.


I found it baffling, as The Message has sold so well, I wouldn't think he was in financial trouble. And if the SBC refuses to sell your book that's a perfect excuse to make it a best seller on Cokesbury.
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