Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Opus 2022-062: Peterson: Renaissance or Post Modern

I have been dipping my ears into Jordan Peterson.  At this point I have two observations:

He is a Renaissance man in the field of knowledge.  I watched the short video that was labelled as the one that made him famous.  I watched an interview with GQ magazine and an interview with Skavlan, a Scandinavian talk show host.  His grasp of the literature and research in areas he speaks to is just short of awesome.  He knows his stuff in the areas that he knows his stuff.

He is also a Post-Modern man with all the gaps in knowledge that go with that status.  His basic foundation is still that of a liberal.  He uses references and sources that are part of the anti-Christian academic environment.  To his credit he is still studying and thinking but it is an uphill battle.  Most of what I have seen is from several years ago.  I sense he is growing.  Time will tell.

My hope is that he is really seeking truth that he is open to learning.  

I am not afraid of what he has to say.  He is either very stimulating or very boring depending on whether he is actually following the truth or repeating the things fools have fed him.  If given a chance, truth will win.  I am currently slowly working through a series of lectures had made on the Bible.  There is a lot of psychobabble that makes sense to him and his fellow psychologists but he tends to allegorize like a modern day John Bunyan.  I keep listening because he comes up with some insights and witty remarks.  I find the short videos rather boring.  They are supposed to be the clever use of videos with his words running over them.  The long lectures and interview give him more range to nuance and explain.

We will see how long I keep listening.

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