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.
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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
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.
Is Chelsea Manning a traitor or a hero? Lindsey Paris-Lopez and Adam Ericksen discuss this question in the latest episode of the RavenCast.
Donald Trump just made an arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth about $110 billion. While the Trump administration celebrates the deal, Adam Ericksen says we are damning ourselves to a future of self-destructive violence. Is God damning us, too? Is there hope for a way forward? Find out in Adam’s latest article!
As calls to impeach Donald Trump intensify because he may have obstructed justice, Adam Ericksen claims he has already been obstructing justice. How can the ancient prophetic tradition help us navigate these waters? Read Adam’s latest post to find out.
Join Adam, Suzanne, and Lindsey in the latest episode of the RavenCast! They discuss the spirituality of Mother’s Day, which originated in social justice and anti-war protests.
Climate change is one of the most controversial topics of our day. How can we have productive conversations about this critical issue? Join Adam Ericksen as he points us toward better conversations about climate change.
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.