Jordan Peterson has become a YouTube phenomenon.
He is a 50-something Canadian, clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Toronto. His lectures attract thousands online as he vigorously takes on all kinds of subjects including the wrongness of politically-correct orthodoxy which is crippling free speech and ruining universities across the Western world.
He is rocking the boat of Western liberalism and, because he articulates many ideas with which contemporary Christians can identify (and often have already voiced), he is sometimes spoken of as being ‘the nearest thing to a Christian without actually being one’. But though we can admire him and benefit from his wisdom, reading his book 12 Rules for Life1 gives us a clearer grasp of where he is actually coming from.