Their interactions are on the reading and writing life of the pastor. An excerpt from Peterson’s remarks:
Writing is a vocation; it’s not just a way to get published. I knew from early on that I was a writer. I didn’t know what that meant. I did have a sense that it meant something about the integrity of the gospel and none of this cheap Bible exegesis or propagandizing the gospel. I wanted to get into the whole story and the whole Bible. So I don’t think that’s a very good question to ask a writer, “Why do you write?” You write because there’s fire in your bones. You’ve got to do this whether anybody ever reads it or not. If you’re looking for whether you’re going to be published, you’ll probably cheapen what you’re doing.