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Meanwhile. . . “Our doors of perception are three-quarters closed.”

In which Christ performs an impressive “slight of mind.”

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  • John G Condon January 25, 2022, 11:26 AM

    There are many levels of Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Maturity.

    Though society and education can only get you so far up the ladder, the highest levels are mainly inaccessible and can only be attained through much suffering and random fate; and even then you can get it completely wrong.

    …and if you make the wrong choices, it might take a while to get back on track.

  • tim January 25, 2022, 11:54 AM

    I read Mr. Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life” three times so far and found it fascinating and enlightening. He uses stories and text from the bible throughout to support his reasoning which I found extremely thought provoking and most interesting and I’m an atheist.

  • John Venlet January 25, 2022, 12:56 PM

    Towards the end of that clip, you get a view of Peterson’s face and eyes, when he says, “…you see this eternal, constant, hero striving against the darkness…,” and you cannot help but think, at least I could not, that Peterson is being working upon by the Holy Spirit, indeed, he may be struggling with the growth of a mustard seed within himself.

  • Christopher Kenneth Burke January 25, 2022, 2:30 PM

    JP has the ability to talk for hours and keep folks engaged. He is certainly very powerful with NEETS and men who are casualties of the Frankfurt school takedown of the West. He is also very learned when it comes to totalitarian regimes, decent in psychology (it being a soft science makes it hard for anyone to master that field), but he is over his head when it comes to theology. Nothing he says is wrong per se, as the Gospels are not historical documents, but what he says can be misleading. Jesus as wisdom figure, etc. – Once I learned more about him and heard multiple talks by him, I began to see that he is making Christ out to be someone who could fit in as a faculty lounge lizard, someone who could have a fascinating podcast with Eileen Pagels or John Dominic Crossan.

  • Paul M January 26, 2022, 8:55 AM

    Peterson is always compelling, the man has been through health troubles, and is now suffering under the weight of his resignation. Long-suffering affords perseverance. Peterson shows here, and in a delivery that shows understanding of who Jesus was, both man and God, the ultimate in all aspects. He presents this episode both its essence at the core while being absolutely brilliant.

    What Peterson describes is what I have always sensed when reading that passage, “Would I have been able to come up with that?” Or when Jesus is pressed with the stoning incident, he simply kneels down and scribbles in the sand. People scramble to know what he was writing, which misses the point; He was creating a pause before the challenge. God-Man. Full understanding. Thanks for this, needed the reminder.