This is an excellent analysis of the Jordan Peterson phenomenon (the massive response, good and bad, from many on social media, his You Tube videos, interviews with left-wing journalists, and his best selling book, “12 Rules for Life”). Alastair Roberts analyzes Peterson from a Biblical, Christian view-point. It covers the good things about him and his ideas, and the problems with his basis / presuppositions. He is not an Evangelical Christian, but he respects the Bible as one of the most important foundations of Western culture and civilization and understands the principles in Scripture that explain the psyche of man (the soul and heart of humans, in regard to sin, pride, jealousy, bitterness, etc.), – from his psychological (Jungian – see Carl Jung article) viewpoint, as true. His Darwinism is a big problem for Bible believing Christians; but his amazing respect for the Bible make him very different from other Darwinian Atheists who are militant in their hatred / antipathy of the Bible, God and Christians. Peterson is very different than the late Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins, or Sam Harris. (the “New-Atheists”) Peterson seems to be more “agnostic” than a hard-line atheist, in what I have seen when interviewers ask this question to him. (Of what I have seen. I have not had time to watch every thing.)
Be sure to read the entire article. Alastair Roberts provides an excellent and helpful analysis of Jordan Peterson’s entire philosophy of where he is coming from. What Alastair Roberts says at the end is very important about men, fathers, pastors, authority, and caring. Part of Jordan Peterson’s appeal is that he exudes genuine caring about young men. Well worth reading and thinking about.
See also this video and my other comments about Jordan Peterson, where I really agree with him on this issue of what has happened to our modern western Universities for the past 30-40-50 years: