Tag: Jordan Peterson

Christianity

Jordan Peterson: Heretic or Helpful Pagan?

Rachel Fulton Brown writes: …I don’t think that Jordan has a Messiah complex. But I do think that he thinks that he is capable on the strength of his own will of saving the world. It is why he spends so much time speaking. Because he believes that through his speech he can save himself—and that by speaking in …

Autobiography, Christianity

What I’ve Learned from Jordan Peterson

I’ve come to appreciate Jordan Peterson a lot. It’s rare for me to find a recent scholar from whom I learn more than one or two important things. Peterson is an exception.  Here are some of the main lessons I’ve learned from him:  Practically Speaking A key practice for good teaching is getting students to …

Contemporary Trends, Bible, Christianity

Jung and God

In Man and His Symbols, Jung attempts to tackle the topic of religious experience: Christians often ask why God does not speak to them, as he is believed to have done in former days. When I hear such questions, it always makes me think of the rabbi who was asked how it could be that …

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The Epistle to James and How to Sort Yourself Out

Sort yourself out I’ve been doing Sunday school lessons on the book of James for weeks. It’s been challenging and enriching. I’ve also been listening to Jordan Peterson’s lectures for the last year or so. And in them he uses the phrase “sort yourself out” frequently. One morning, I decided I would read the book …

Education, Pedagogy, Psychology

Jordan Peterson’s Online University

Over at Captain Capitalism, Aaron Clarey made a point I don’t find fully convincing. It’s a brief and hidden point in a post I otherwise agree with entirely. He mentions Jordan Peterson’s desire to offer a liberal arts education online and calls the degree Peterson would offer worthless.  Now, in context, Clarey has affirmed that …

Christian Mindset, Bible, Christianity, Mindset, Philosophy, Spiritual Life

Jordan Peterson and the Psychology of Redemption

Psychology of God Belief In his excellent talk on the psychology of redemption in Christianity, Dr. Jordan Peterson explains how the Christian vision of God creates balance in the people’s minds. It does do by allowing for them to pursue an ideal without treating their own personal interpretations or reductions of that ideal as absolute …