I’ve recently enjoyed reading Eugene Peterson’s Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity. Peterson is a brilliant writer and while I don’t agree with everything he says he is always stimulating, insightful, and thought-provoking. In Working the Angles he argues for three main areas of pastoral work: prayer, Scripture, and spiritual direction. I’m not sure I understand or agree with what he means by the third of those, but his stuff on prayer is particularly good. Here’s a quote on prayer I really liked. Enjoy!