Top 5 Eugene Peterson quotes for songwriters

Posted by Craig Borlase on 8 April 2013

Author, pastor and all-round guru, Eugene Peterson's wisdom extends to way more than five quotes. But here are somegems for any songwriter to do business with.
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the Friday Pickle - have we become observers rather than participants?

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the Friday Pickle - do you change lyrics without permission?

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