Have you heard the latest – Bishop Barron meets Jordan Peterson? In the last few years, Canadian psychologist Jordan B. Peterson has risen to fame, particularly among young men in the United States and Canada, for his socially conservative, no-nonsense approach to the issues of the day. His lectures, many of which examine Biblical narratives from a psychological perspective, have been viewed hundreds of millions of times on YouTube.
Last month, Dr. Peterson interviewed Bishop Barron on his podcast, which you can listen to here: http://bit.ly/petersonbarron. Their conversation centered on religious disaffiliation in young people and what the Church can do about it.
While Peterson is controversial in many ways, listening to his conversation with Bishop Barron may provide your ministry staff with valuable insights into the mindset of many young people today. Afterward, consider checking out this analysis by Sarah Spangenberg, who writes for the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
If you’re a part of the Forming Intentional Disciples forum, you’ll hear a lot about Jordan Peterson. His incisive indictments of modern culture have sparked some fascinating discussion in ministry circles in the last few years. The big news – Bishop Barron meets Jordan Peterson! – is more than just a headline. It’s a great way for you to get an inside look into cultural icons and how their discussion shapes the world around us.