A Tribute to Eugene Peterson

A Tribute to Eugene Peterson

It is with great sadness that the Regent College community mourns the loss of Eugene H. Peterson, a beloved faculty member, teacher, pastor, and friend. Eugene was the James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent from 1992 to 1998.   

Eugene embodied the conviction that all of Scripture is a conversation, “God does not speak and then walk off. Listening goes on.”  Of being a pastor, he went further, “The work of the Christian life is participating with people and the Spirit of God. You can’t live it without the Spirit or without people. A pastor has the task of making sure that people understand that as a possibility––and an attractive one.”

Through his lectures, sermons, and conversations at Regent, Eugene blessed countless students, pastors, and visitors. He taught classes entitled “Soulcraft: Spiritual Formation,” and “Tell it Slant: the Beatitudes.”  He frequently preceded his lectures with the class singing St. Patrick’s hymn, “I Bind Unto Myself Today,” beloved for its refrain “Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me.” More than once Eugene paused, explained to the students that they needed to stop, attend to the words, and sing it again.

As a tribute to Eugene, Regent Audio offered several of his audio downloads for free through November 30, 2018. Although this offer has expired, you can find more audio by Eugene at the link below. We hope that many who have already learned from Eugene will enjoy these reminders of his wisdom, passion, and gentleness, and that those who have never had the pleasure of experiencing his teaching will have a taste of why he will be so missed.

Read the full tribute from Regent College here.

Find more audio from Eugene Peterson here.

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