Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 3, 2013

Professor, minister turns Bible psalms into tweets


The 78-year-old opted for a spiral-bound format so the reader can lay the book flat and write his or her own thoughts on the lines beneath the tweeted psalm.

One sample tweet is psalm 70 which reads “Quick, Lord! Rescue me! Enemies are out to destroy and humiliate me, saying, “Aha! We’ve pinned him down!” Let them know humiliation and shame. But, hurry Lord, I am weak and need You to save me!”

People can purchase a copy of the book through Gustafson by contacting him at

Gustafson, although retired, continues to teach at NECC as an adjunct faculty member. He also travels regularly on missionary trips. Since 2002 he has visited India yearly and Kenya biennially.

A longtime Haverhill resident, he moved to the Merrimack Valley during the fall of 1959 while pursuing a doctorate at Boston University. He was looking for a church where he could minister on a part-time basis. He found it at the West Congregational Church on Route 97 in Haverhill.

Northern Essex offers an associate degree in liberal arts with a philosophy option. For more information, contact NECC’s enrollment services at 978-556-3700.

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