‘The Devil At The Crossroads’: Jordan Peterson On Christianity, Suffering, And Temptation At Hillsdale College Commencement Address

‘The Devil At The Crossroads’: Jordan Peterson On Christianity, Suffering, And Temptation At Hillsdale College Commencement Address


Esteemed author and clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson discussed the reality of the “devil in the crossroads” in his Saturday commencement speech at Hillsdale College.

“You’re at a pinnacle of sorts,” Peterson told the graduating seniors at the conservative Michigan school. “You’re at a crossroads. You’re entering a new phase of your life. You’re someone different than you were four years ago, and hopefully someone better. Likely someone better.”

“A crossroads — the metaphor works because you make a decision. You go one direction or another. There’s an old ‘blues’ idea that you meet the devil at the crossroads. I always wondered why that was — I found it true. It’s a really compelling idea. It’s an image that has a good narrative fit, and it sticks in

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