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What I Saw at the We Who Wrestle with God Tour

February 26th, 2024 | 7 min read

By Jake Meador

As we were leaving the "We Who Wrestle with God" tour last Thursday night in Omaha, my friends and I were talking about the lecture when one of them said, "I don't think they actually wrestled with God. They just wrestled with themselves."

It's an insightful comment, and a true one. But I don't think it captures the entirety of Peterson's lecture. We'll say more about that in a minute.

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Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).