Eugene H. Peterson is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia and was the founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he ministered for 29 years. Eugene has authored more than 20 books including Run with the Horses (IVP), A Long Obedience in the Same Direction (IVP) and his five-volume series on spiritual theology, beginning with Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places (Eerdmans). Peterson is fluent in Hebrew and Greek and is the translator of the best-selling Bible, The Message.
Eugene made a rare public appearance Denver’s most famous literary landmark, The Tattered Cover Bookstore, in 2006 for 200 Alive authors and industry professionals. Here is the transcript of his presentation, “What Are Writers Good For?”