Discussion group on Jordan Peterson’s The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories

Discussion group on Jordan Peterson’s The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories

Author of controversial lecture series has “sparked a revival of interest in the Bible”

In response to numerous inquiries and informal conversations about the philosophy of Jordan Peterson, a well-recognized author and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, St. George’s United Church is hosting a discussion group.

On Monday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m., in the upstairs lounge at St. George’s, Ryan Slifka, lead pastor, will facilitate a discussion on the first lecture in Peterson’s Psychological Significance of the Bible series. Depending on interest, this could be the first of a series of discussions on all of the lectures in Peterson’s series.

In preparation for the discussion, Slifka suggests those interested in attending read, view, or listen to Peterson’s lecture at https://bit.ly/2MoFNlo.

“I’m not a fan of everything Peterson does or says,” said Slifka. “But one thing I do appreciate is how he’s sparked a revival of interest in the Bible as a rich source of spiritual wisdom, especially among young men. For all of the controversy surrounding him, a lot of people have been introduced to its depth and imagination without the baggage or worries they may have about literalism or fundamentalism—and I think that’s a good thing.

“This will be an opportunity to gather and discuss these lectures in a spirit of open-mindedness.”