Tag Archives: Jordan Peterson

The Streets of Baltimore

One of the charms of country music is its economy of expression.  A great country song expresses complex emotions in simple words and accessible metaphors: “Your love is colder than a foggy river, rollin’ over a heart of stone.” In … Continue reading

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Book Review: 12 Rules for Life

I have just finished reading Jordan Peterson’s new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, and I feel like I have been in a fight. But it’s a good fight.  The very kind of fight we long for if … Continue reading

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Cain and Abel

So many of the stories in the Book of Genesis leave me wondering. What is wrong, for example, with humanity gaining the knowledge of good and evil?  Isn’t that the very thing that separates us from all of the rest … Continue reading

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Music to His Ears

It had already been a long day.   A case I thought I had settled blew up again.  My star witness gave a statement to the defense.  I don’t know why and everybody in the office seemed to blame me … Continue reading

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Little White Lies?

    In yesterday’s class it became obvious that most if not all of us subscribe to the idea that a little white lie never hurt anybody.  Hiding the truth or inflating things a little bit can keep others from … Continue reading

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Book Review: 12 Rules for Life

  I have just finished reading Jordan Peterson’s new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, and I feel like I have been in a fight. But it’s a good fight.  The very kind of fight we long … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson, Eugene Peterson and The Apostle Paul

What kind of book is Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life?   Is it self-help, or is it a book about faith?  Does it prescribe self-reliance or does it point to Christ as the means of salvation – as the … Continue reading

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Twelve Rules for Life – Or Death?

In my last post I cited Walker Percy’s observation that this modern age is one of “theory and consumption.”     That means, according to Brian A. Smith in his commentary on Percy, that: Americans are a sad people, and we commonly … Continue reading

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Twelve More Rules: Really?

  You already know, if you read this blog regularly, that I am a consistent reader of Rod Dreher.  He blogs extensively – actually, almost manically at times – over at The American Conservative.  He writes about the intersections between … Continue reading

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