In addition to being a poet, author, and scholar, Dr. Peterson is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is the founder of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Maryland, where he was the pastor for twenty-nine years. Dr. Peterson has also been an Assistant Professor at the New York Theological Seminary.
He has written numerous books including The Pastor: A Memoir, The Jesus Way, Practice Resurrection, Leap Over a Wall, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, Working the Angles, and Reversed Thunder . He is probably best known for developing a paraphrase of the Bible called The Message.
He now lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Areas of expertiseSpiritual Formation
- SPIR 604 - Jesus and Prayer
- SPIR 648 - "Tell It Slant": Parables as Spiritual Direction
- SPIR 663 - Soulcraft: Spiritual Formation
Media & Publications
- Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing up in Christ – Book Publication
- The Pastor: A Memoir – Book Publication
- Living the Resurrection: The Risen Christ in Everyday Life – Book Publication
- The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways that Jesus is the Way – Book Publication
- A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society – Book Publication
- Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading – Book Publication