The racism on display in Charlottesville has many screaming for justice. Adam Ericksen claims that true justice means more than denouncing the KKK. We must take a long look at the American stories that have fostered racism. Only then can we, like Jesus, tell a new story based on God’s justice.
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About Adam Ericksen
Adam Ericksen is the Education Director at the Raven Foundation. He is a writer and frequent speaker at conferences and churches. His articles have been featured in Time Magazine and Sojourners. Adam recently delivered the Baccalaureate Address at his alma mater, Linfield College. In his writings, Adam explores the intersections of mimetic theory, current events, religion, and popular culture.
Entries by Adam Ericksen
What wisdom do the ancient prophets provide for us? In the latest episode of the RavenCast, Adam Ericksen tells the story of the prophet Jeremiah and his search for social justice.
We often think that our greatest threat is an enemy beyond our borders. The Rev. Adam Ericksen explains that our greatest threat comes from within.
Donald Trump makes a scandalous statement on a daily basis. The scandals tell us a lot about the 45th president of the United States, but what do they tell us about ourselves? Read the Rev. Adam Ericksen’s latest post to find out.
The prophets claimed that the nation has a divine responsibility to care for the people, especially the poor. The health care debate is testing the America’s resolve. The Rev. Adam Ericksen claims that we need to take on the responsiblity, and the freedom, to fulfill this divine mandate.
The hit movie Wonder Woman is not simply a violent movie. It’s a movie about the dangers of violence. Watch or listen to the latest episode of the RavenCast as Suzanne Ross and Adam Ericksen explain why Wonder Woman is asking all the right questions about violence.
A gunman shot at GOP lawmakers playing baseball this morning. What is causing such senseless violence? The Rev. Adam Ericksen explains the “logic” of violence and provides the alternative logic that will save us from the cycles of violence.
James Comey testified that Trump is a liar. Trump accused Comey of lying. Who is telling the truth? Join Adam Ericksen as he explores this question and the courage it takes to tell the truth.
There’s a lot of violence in the Bible. No surprise, says Adam Ericksen. But it might surprise us that there’s a strand of nonviolence that runs throughout the Bible. Psalm 8 is one important example of the Bible’s nonviolent ethic that has important implications for our times. Discover more in Adam’s latest article.
Stabbings in Portland. A politician body slams a reporter. And Kathy Griffin “jokes” about beheading Donald Trump. Adam Ericksen explains how American culture got to this point and where we can go from here.
The Wicked Truth
The Thinking Person’s Guide to The Wildly Successful Broadway Musical
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. Written by Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross.
Tangles of Desire
In her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross examines the trials and travails of romantic love through the lens of mimetic theory.
On the page, you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern. It's wicked fun!
Illustrations by Susan Drawbaugh of Wee Five Designs.