The Psalms


If you haven’t watched this yet, take 20 minutes out of your day and enjoy this conversation between two icons. They discuss the effect the Psalms have had on them, including great thoughts about the importance of art and the need for approaching art with honesty. If nothing else, it’s worth it just for Eugene Peterson’s infectious smile and his introduction to the mash pit.

Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


  1. Bruce

    That was fantastic. To be at that table and just listen would have been amazing. The best part, hands down, was Jan Peterson telling Bono not to run. Perfect.

  2. Laure Hittle

    i think what i loved best about this video was that after it had blown up my news feed all day long yesterday, one of my professors emailed it to me. 🙂 So i finally just watched it. What a great conversation. i might have to rewatch it a time or two.

    “He was Isaiah.” No joke. XD i haven’t translated any Isaiah yet, but i would be sorely tempted to put off any social engagement when Samuel was waiting.

  3. Cass Robinson

    This conversation with Bono is so,powerful. I’ve been in public education since 1972. The defunding of the arts is a travesty. I’m working with teachers to help,them see the importance of integrating the arts in all their curriculum. It’s also a way for us, as Christians to share the faith in honesty not just platitudes. Thank you again for this video. It inspired me to continue my work.

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