A postscript on Peterson (the danger of faulty reasoning)

In the midst of the social media storm over what Eugene Peterson did and didn’t say and why he retracted, a one line put down has been employed on twitter to close the debate down.  The line is this: Continue reading

Eugene Peterson and Same Sex Marriage

Controversy hit the internet this week when in an interview, Eugene Peterson (the best-selling author behind The Message) appeared to endorse same-sex marriage.[1] Peterson the effectively retracted the comments a day later.[2]

I just want to have a little look at the comments and the retraction here because there are some important and challenging lessons to draw out about pastoral care and faithful Christian living.

The focus centres around two questions Continue reading