In 2007 I interviewed Eugene Peterson at PLNU’s annual Writer’s Symposium By The Sea, and I needled him a little about his not meeting with rock legend Bono because Peterson was on deadline for his translation of the Bible into plain English. Peterson gave me the funniest smackdown in our Symposium history — and believe me, I have been smacked down by the best of them! That segment is now part of a VERY cool video produced by Fuller Theological Seminary, where Bono and Peterson talk about the Psalms. My segment is in the first five minutes, but you should watch the whole thing.


You can see the entire interview I did with Peterson, too. And if you want access to all 21 years’ worth of interviews I have done with great writers, all of which can be found here on my website. But this Fuller video got the best moment in 21 years!

Featured Image by Clappstar