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  • Eugene Peterson, creator of 'The Message,' dies at 85

    by David Roach, posted Monday, October 22, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (BP) -- Eugene Peterson, bestselling Christian author known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture, died today (Oct. 22). He was 85.

    Pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Md., for nearly 30 years, Peterson published more than 30 books on biblical spirituality, pastoral theology and Christian living, including his 2013 memoir "The Pastor" and "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction."

    Less than a week before Peterson's death, news broke he had been placed in ... Read More

  • Eugene Peterson clarifies comments on homosexuality

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    Author Eugene Peterson, known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture, has clarified his beliefs about homosexuality, stating he affirms "a biblical view of marriage" and would not perform a same-sex wedding. Read More

  • Eugene Peterson's homosexuality views draw Baptists' focus

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Bestselling Christian author Eugene Peterson, known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture, reportedly said in an interview with Religion News Service he does not believe homosexuality is sinful and that he would perform a same-sex wedding if asked.

    LifeWay Christian Resources told Baptist Press it will stop selling all works by Peterson if he confirms he holds the views reported by RNS.

    "LifeWay only carries resources in our stores by authors who hold to the biblical ... Read More