Eric Peterson: My Dad Didn’t Want to Put on the Celebrity Wardrobe

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As we settle into Pastor Appreciation month, one thing is clear for most Pastors, and that’s the need to put their families first and be the spiritual leaders that Christ has called them to be. It’s a pretty simple message until it has to be lived out. Say the name Eugene Peterson, and his development of the Message Bible first comes to mind. For many in the Christian faith, the Message Bible makes Scripture clear and easy to understand, which may explain why his son, Eric, has a simple and direct message about his dad that he believes can encourage pastors to lead their families well.

Although we knew his dad was a prolific writer and translator, for Eric he was much more than that. In a rare interview with, Eric Peterson offers…

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