Ok friends, here’s a sweet opportunity for you.
In two weeks, me and a few friends are heading out to friggin Eugene Peterson’s house (if you don’t know who Eugene Peterson is, he’s the guy that wrote The Message Bible and like a bazillion other amazing books including the popular Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places) in Montana to sit down with him for a day and talk about why the work of our hands matters. I know, right?!?! We get to hang with a living legend!
We’ll be videotaping the conversations in order to put on an event in October (which will be open to the public) celebrating and wrestling with why and how our work fits within the plan of God. The event’s centerpiece will be large segments of the conversation we had with Eugene, as well as some panel- and round-table discussion.
Our deep desire is that what we ask Eugene would be reflective of what people in our congregations are asking and wondering about the meaning and purpose of their work. So rather than just assuming we know those questions are, we thought we’d ask you!
So here’s the so-called “sweet opportunity”: we’re inviting submissions of questions you’d like to hear Eugene answer on the topic of work, calling, vocation, etc.
The questions need not be “deep”; just honest (the more honest, the better). The top three submissions will make it into our final interview script, and the submitters will get free registration to the event in October.
So… if this is something you think about, fire away! Go ahead and submit them in the comments section below.