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Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

“I Can See, Sir, That You Have a Dazzling Intellect.” From Princess Bride

By: on November 18, 2022

To adequately engage with Jordan Peterson’s Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief,[1] far more time and even more space is necessary than is possible in this brief post.  Peterson is the popular Canadian Psychology Professor from Toronto, who uses philosophical reasoning to explain “how humans generate ‘meaning.’” [2] Peterson’s manner of communicating his theories…

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In search of meaning

By: on November 18, 2022

Maps of Meaning draws from several disciplines to propose a framework of constructing meaning and understanding religious and mythological models of reality that align with neuropsychology. Written by Jordan Peterson, a professor of psychology and practising clinical psychologist, the book draws significantly from the author’s engagement with religion, philosophy, mythology and neuropsychology. Peterson states his…

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Belief Systems, Known Territory, and the Impact of Chaos

By: on November 18, 2022

Reading “Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief”[1] by Jordan B. Peterson was an exercise in applying Michael Polanyi’s insights from “The Tacit Dimension.”[2] Polanyi’s core hypothesis is, “we can know more than we can tell [sic].”[3] In listening to an introductory lecture by Peterson to “Maps of Meaning,”[4] I lost track of the number…

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Confidence in Questions

By: on November 17, 2022

Jordan B. Peterson clinical psychologist and faculty at the University of Toronto wrote Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief fifteen years ago to address the depths of why and how people believe what they believe. Grounded in neuropsychology, this book both macro and micro analysis of different topics including the known and unknown, chaos…

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Shame- Invitation to Collaborate

By: on November 17, 2022

Shelby Steele, in his book: Shame How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country, boldly reflects on America’s history and how racism has impacted current events relating to affirmative action.  He best illustrates this in sharing about the life of Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court Justice who wrote a memoir, My Grandfather’s Son. [1] Clarence…

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Finding Meaning on Our Journey

By: on November 17, 2022

After twelve years of working on the manuscript, Jordan Peterson’s, “Maps of Meaning” was first published in 1999. The book does not fall neatly into any one single category. The book crosses many categories—which is part of its appeal—but we can begin with psychology, then philosophy, mythology, spirituality and even the self-help genre should be…

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Tempered Resilience: Character, Curiosity, Connection

By: on November 17, 2022

“We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!”  This has been ringing in my head as my husband and I went to this play over the weekend at a nearby college. The college students who put on the play did a fantastic job! I wondered how many times the boisterous song rang…

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“I welcome change as long as nothing is altered or different”

By: on November 17, 2022

In Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief, Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson offers a complex theory of why people believe what they believe. His premise is to show how people construct meaning and why meaning is essential to people’s existence, not just things,. He also unpacks the vital psychological functions that beliefs perform. A…

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Questions-The Magic in the Cards

By: on November 17, 2022

Eva Poole, in Leadersmithing Revealing the Trade Secrets of Leadership provides a “go to” manual that any leader would benefit from having handy in their library. Poole separates her book into Theory and Practice and uses the metaphor of a deck of cards which describes the various skill sets any leader must have.[1] As I…

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The Enemy is in Me: Mapping the Feminine Principle

By: on November 16, 2022

Jordan B. Peterson’s book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief, is an in-depth look at the backdrop and intricacies of mythology, Jung’s complex theory, archetypes of the collective unconscious, and how they affect belief and behavior. Peterson writes, “Myth is not primitive proto-science. It is a qualitatively different phenomenon […] The mythic universe is…

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There is More Behind Our Beliefs Than “The Bible Says So…”

By: on November 16, 2022

The concept of reading many of the Biblical passages with a literal interpretation is quite a novel concept. Take, for example, Genesis 1-11 being a literal retelling of how the earth was formed, the first humans, the great flood, and the Tower of Babble would have been anathema to the Hebrew writers, let alone most…

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Wax on, wax off.

By: on November 16, 2022

“Wax on. Wax off.” The famous training method of Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid. This training involved the young Daniel learning from the seasoned, experienced master through seemingly senseless, menial tasks. But, unbeknownst to Daniel, he was, through relationship and menial drills, becoming a master of martial arts himself.   Eve Poole, in her…

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Left with a Curiosity

By: on November 15, 2022

Dr. Jordon B. Peterson was a late bloomer. After completing his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from McGill University, he researched and taught at Harvard. Yet, he returned to his homeland of Canada in 1998 and joined the faculty at the University of Toronto. One year later, he wrote a very dense book that could not…

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What Cards Are In Your Hand?

By: on November 15, 2022

I joined the Color Guard my freshman year in high school. I learned how to spin a flag and toss a rifle. To this day, I still feel the urge to do drop spins or double-time any time I am holding an object that remotely resembles a flag. Brooms, tubes of wrapping paper, golf clubs,…

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The odds be ever in your favor…

By: on November 13, 2022

In the midst of the game of life it seems as though everything is out to get us. New studies telling us that what we thought was safe is actually no longer safe, we are constantly on our own to make the best decisions with the information at hand only to learn that we were…

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Glass Blowing and the Art of Leadership

By: on November 13, 2022

All Things Dolly Since childhood, I have loved all things Dolly Parton, and that includes her premiere vacation destination for tourists in East Tennessee – Dollywood. For those who have not been, it is a theme park set in the late 1800’s. There are rides (of course), delicious food to be tasted, and Dolly memorabilia…

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Beyond the Numbers

By: on November 13, 2022

We live and lead in an information-driven society. Data, details and diagnostics are at our fingertips 24 hours a day. There are many benefits to living in the information age, but there are also many problems. A primary issue being that all information is not created equal. Cousins and authors, Tom and David Chivers, explore…

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Fool Me Once, Shame On You

By: on November 12, 2022

The book How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them) is an enlightening guide to the numbers we read in the news and why they are so often misleading. The author’s Tom Chivers and David Chivers make sense of dense material and offer insights into sampling…

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An Incredulous Compendium

By: on November 12, 2022

How to Read Numbers by Tom and David Shivers uncovered many statistical perspectives, and anomalies depending on the point of view. The book was insightful, and detailed, and provided a beneficial recap of many math courses from my past. I enjoyed unraveling statistical positioning however I noticed a variant in my personal synopsis almost immediately.…

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