January 19, 2021

Rare: Eugene Peterson Video Interview

Here’s a rarity. Thanks to Subverting Mediocrity for this video of Eugene Peterson doing a public interview at a writer’s event last year.


  1. Thanks for posting this. It’s wonderful. I was/am a little bit jealous of you getting to see him.

  2. This is humlbing and Christ driven.


  3. “Dean it was Isaiah” very nice!

  4. This was the greatest interview — I was there — I think the back of my head in the second row was shown a few times.

    His talk truly revolutionized my idea of pastorate and seminary — his opinion that all pastors should spend the first year of seminary reading great works of literature. Amen!

    His Eat This Book is a must-read. And I loved his reasoning for enjoying Joyce and finding helpful hints in Ulysses.

    And his thin about Bono — “Dean, it was Isaiah!” Too funny.

    Dean Nelson was kind enough to share his office with me when I was a startving adjunct in the lit dept of Point Loma. I still can’t get used to seeing him in a tie….

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