“The prophets and psalmists were all poets” by Eugene Peterson

“Is it not significant that the biblical prophets and psalmists were all poets? It is a continuing curiosity that so many pastors, whose work integrates the prophetic and psalmic (preaching and praying), are indifferent to poets. In reading poets, I find congenial allies in the world of words. In writing poems, I find myself practicing my pastoral craft in a biblical way.”

–Eugene Peterson, The Contemplative Pastor (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993), 156.

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