Pastor Adam Ericksen begins with the word Sheol to lead an exodus from hell so we can unlearn what we've been taught about salvation.
While some Christians uses passages in the Bible used to harm and exclude our LGBTQIA siblings, Pastor Adam Ericksen reveals how the Bible naturally leads Christians to be open and affirming.
Pastor Adam Ericksen explains how we imitate others consciously and unconsciously, even our enemies. He offers a model of love and inclusion.
Pastor Adam Ericksen ponders the Advent peace candle, its message that all flesh shall see salvation, and our current reality.
Adam Ericksen explains why it’s okay to pray for yourself and, if you're a fan like he is, the Portland Trailblazers.
After encountering a Satanist Uber driver and getting support from Satanist TikTokers, Adam Ericksen sees Satanism in a new light.
Adam Ericksen's interview of 2020 Raven Award Winner Andrew Ahn about his film "Driveways" reveals behind the scenes stories.
Adam Ericksen explores the nationalistic posture of the American Church illustrated in "Postcards from Babylon" with its author Brian Zahnd.
Adam Ericksen discusses the documentary 1946: How A Mistranslation in the Bible Harmed Our LGBTQIA Siblings with its director Rocky Roggio.
The Bible tells two different stories about the kings of Israel. Pastor Adam sees the importance of critiques of leaders like King David.
When a nation fails to follow Leviticus 19:34, they should be critiqued. Israel's the oppression of Palestinians must stop.
Pastor Adam answers the question how was the Bible formed by first debunking the DaVinci code conspiracy theory about the Council of Nicaea.
Pastor Adam Ericksen offers a TikTok video series as guides for unlearning the Bible interpretations that separate us from God and one other.
Pastor Adam's guest, former police officer Micheal Garcia, discusses policing in the US and its need for accountability and better training.
Pastor Adam Ericksen offers a TikTok video series to guide us in unlearning Christian homophobia and become welcoming to all.
Pastor Adam plumbs the depths of Gareth Higgins new book "How Not To Be Afraid" which wisely offers both practices and storytelling.
Pastor Adam and Matthew DiStefano dive into the origin of the contemporary Christian heresy of the rapture and its impact on Christianity.
Pastor Adam applauds the controversy Lil Nas X created with the daring statement "if that's your heaven, I will pick hell".
Pastor Adam links the rising racism against Asians and Vatican opposition to blessing same sex marriages to toxic Christian supremacy.
Pastor Adam introduces his ebook "Unlearn the Bible: How The Same Stories that Have Been Used to Harm Can Be Interpreted in a Constructive, Hopeful, Loving Way that Helps Us Become Our Most Awesome Selves."
Pastor Adam and Brian McLaren to discuss his latest book, "Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working And What To Do About It."
A progressive Christian pastor, Pastor Adam explains the history, politics, and impact of the Evangelical Christian opposition to abortion.
Pastor Adam debunks interpretations of the six clobber texts and other passages used against the LGBTQIA Community.
Pastor Adam offers 6 steps in the process to forgive another, but warns against spiritual abusers who demand the forgiving of another.
Reverend Dr. Chris Davies joins Pastor Adam to discuss what you do when your church goes viral after Adam's church signs went viral.
Pastor Adam continues the conversation with Leo Wolters Tejera as he answers questions about our transgender siblings.
On the day of their anointing, the powerful Hebrew kings were called son of God. Through his life, Jesus transforms our understanding of God.
Pastor Adam begins his conversation with Leo Wolters Tejera who shares the journey of coming out and creating a pastoral ministry.
The incarnation represents the union of God with humanity, inviting all humanity to become one with God by following Jesus. Merry Christmas!
Pastor Adam finds comfort and nourishment during troubling times in holy wisdom and the divine feminine also known as Sofia.
Pastor Adam explores how to manage grief and loss during the holidays while reflecting on the death of his mother 20 years ago.
Pastor Adam Ericksen explains how, as social beings, we imitate others consciously and unconsciously, even our enemies. He offers a model that leads us into love and inclusion.
Pastor Adam determines whether prayers on videos posted to the internet asking God to overturn the results of the election are valid.
Adam and Lindsey dive into the parable to the three servants who were given talents to manage. One learned talents shouldn't be buried.
Pastor Adam wrestles with the question how could my family member vote like that and how to respond to them in a loving and Christian way.
Pastor Adam explains how the Bible is antifascist, opposing power and holding kings accountable for their indifference to the poor.
Pastor Adam is joined by Amira Stanley in celebrating the Pope' embrace of same sex civil unions and the move to expanded inclusion.
Pastor Adam Ericksen offers three reasons mimetic theory will give you hope even in these difficult times.
Pastor Adam reflects on two miracle as he answers the question is it okay to believe in science and religion.
Matthew Distefano joins Pastor Adam to answer the question what is the unforgivable sin Jesus mentions in the Gospel of Matthew.
Pastor Adam answers the question how should people of faith respond to the presidential debate by challenging white supremacy.
Pastor Adam reflects on recent events, turns to the Bible to define "apocalypse," and illuminates how to find hope in hopeless times.
In the story of "Solomon's Wisdom in Judgment", Pastor Adam Ericksen sees the prostitute who is willing to give up her child so he can live as a Christlike figure.
In this highly divisive time, Pastor Adam Ericksen offers his top three spiritual principles for dealing with political polarization.
Portlander, protestor, and Pastor Adam Ericksen reveals the sacrificial system operating in Portland and throughout America.
Pastor Adam Ericksen unmasks Jesus' pursuit of justice as revealed in the Sermon on the Mount, the Kingdom of God, and the paying of taxes.
Pastor Adam challenges the idea Christianity is a hell avoidance project and asks what if Jesus is sending Christians straight to hell.
Pastor Adam explains the oneness of everything in the universe is what mystics perceive using Paul's conversion as an example.
Pastor Adam Ericksen examines the misportrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s approach to nonviolence and invites us to confront our own participation in systems of injustice.
Pastor Adam addresses the oft asked question does the New Testament nullify the Old with a resounding no. Learn why.
Pastor Adam Ericksen addresses one question that's been submitted by listeners. Some of the topics to be explored include: the Bible, heaven and hell, who is Jesus, and do you have to be a Christian to be saved.
On Pentecost when the Holy Spirit united people from all over the world, Pastor Adam critiques America's treatment of its black citizens.
Pastor Adam Ericksen exposes a common misconception about the Bible's authority and defines what it truly means to be a Christian.
Adam explores how truth will set you free, explains what you will be freed from, and details the nature of the Father of Lies.
Pastor Adam states Jesus is the Word of God and he ordained Mary to preach the resurrection to the disciples.
Pastor Adam explains how the God of the Old Testament was merciful. God stated through Hosea "I desire mercy not sacrifice".
Pastor Adam Ericksen reviews the top 5 ways Jesus dealt with conflict and adds his own recommendations for present day conflicts.
Pastor Adam explains the inclusive message of Jesus and the wisdom demonstrated by members of other religions in Scripture.
Pastor Adam explains Jesus views heaven and hell as relational, as existing in present, and commands us to love God and our neighbors.
Pastor Adam offers wisdom from Brian McLaren and Eboo Patel on how not to totally destroy your theological opponents by showing God's love.
Pastor Adam answers the question what is the name of God by detailing the many names of God in the Bible. In Jesus, we learn God's nature.
Pastor Adam answers the question "What did Jesus accomplish on the cross?" by explaining theories of atonement and highlight forgiveness.
Pastor Adam addresses the question of how to to interpret the Bible. He explains we are not Biblians, we are Christians who follow Jesus.
Pastor Adam offers advice on how to the coronavirus with the example of the Israelites starving in the desert and God providing food.
Pastor Adam Ericksen talks about God and football, and shares a trending football player's thoughts on church culture and scapegoating.
Pastor Adam answers the question "Do you believe Jesus is the Son of God?" with an explanation of the political subversion in that title.
Pastor Adam answers the question "Is Jesus really the way, the truth, and the life?" by debunking way the statement has been used to exclude.
Pastor Adam explains "What is the worst sin?" by contrasting the accusatory nature of Satan with the forgiveness of the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Adam Ericksen shares how both God and the United States Constitution both affirm transgender people, and reminds us of the second great commandment: to love our neighbors.
Pastor Adam explains transgender people are awesomely made in the image of God as a response to "What does God day about transgender people?"
Pastor Adam explains the difference between Machiavellian politics and the politics of Christ then offers advice on how to live into hope.
Pastor Adam answers the question "What happens when we die?" with Paul's belief in Romans that nothing can separate us from the love of God.
In Part 2 of his God & Violence series, Pastor Adam Ericksen debunks a common interpretation of the biblical story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, offering insight into the nonviolent nature of God.
Pastor Adam answers the question "What is the criteria for being a Christian?" by citing Pope Francis as an example of a follower of Christ.
Why would a nonviolent God flood the earth? Pastor Adam Ericksen finds the God who flooded the earth scary and "not safe for children." Learn why.
Pastor Adam Ericksen answers the question, "Why did God put the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden?"
Pastor Adam Ericksen answers the question, "What is religion?" by explaining the origin of the word and practice of religion.
Pastor Adam Ericksen answers the question, "What does the Bible say about violence and self-defense?" with wisdom from Walter Wink.
Adam Ericksen asks the big question, "Is God violent?" Taking a look at how Jesus interprets scripture gives us powerful insights.
Pastor Adam Ericksen response to a listener’s request: “2 Timothy 4:3 is an interesting scripture. You should talk about what that one means.”
Pastor Adam Ericksen is joined by Matthew Distefano to explore what is a faithful atheist and detail how Jesus includes people of all faiths.
Pastor Adam Ericksen cites the gospel of Matthew to respond to the question "Why did God become human?" - to save us from our sins.
Pastor Adam Ericksen addresses the thorny question, "If God is good, why do bad things happen?" by debunking some bad theology.
Politics are present and discussed throughout the Bible explains Pastor Adam Ericksen when asked is the church becoming too political.
Social media often gets a bad rap for being an arena for comparison and competition, but it can also be a way to genuinely (and healthily) connect with others. In this post, Pastor Adam Ericksen shares his 4 tips to foster healthy relationships online.
Pastor Adam Ericksen answers the question "What is the point of prayer?" by explaining God knows what we need, but not what we want.
Pastor Adam Ericksen answers the question "Is the Bible the Word of God?" by first stating he does not believe the Bible is the Word of God.
Pastor Adam Ericksen answers the question "Do you have to be religious to be saved?" with Bonhoeffer's plea for a religionless Christianity.
Pastor Adam Ericksen poses the question "Why are younger generations leaving their churches?" and explores how Jesus would approach the situation.
Pastor Adam owns his status as a heretic and invites you to do the same, "for even Jesus was accused of heresy." He also explores what it means to truly be a Christian.
Adam Ericksen reveals the models who shaped his desire to be a pastor and how people in our lives make us into who we are.
The prophet Jeremiah delivered an apocalyptic warning about climate justice 2,500 years ago. Today young prophets like Greta Thunberg deliver the same warning. That warning isn't about doom and gloom. It's about hope. Check out Adam's sermon for more on climate justice.
Adam Ericksen sat down with Danielle Kingstrom and Matthew Distefano to discuss their upcoming book, "Naked and Known", which explores deepening the love and trust in committed relationships.
Martie Reineke explains the psychology of disgust and outrage to help us navigate these emotions. She also provides suggestions for how to neutralize disgust in ways that can foster better politics in our nation and in the world.
In his sermon, Adam Ericksen explores what it means to lead to a meaningful life through three religious figures - Solomon, Buddha, and Jesus. Their wisdom leads people on similar paths.
Suzanne Ross and Adam Ericksen ask who do you follow as they discuss Taylor Swift, politics and mimetic theory.
Adam Ericksen says men need to be more than just honest about their sexuality like Jimmy Carter and repent from dehumanizing women.
White supremacy is on the rise. What should we do about it? Adam Ericksen and former skinhead leader Christian Picciolini discuss this critical issue.
Is the point of religion to make us good people? Adam Ericksen says no. In fact, being good can be very bad! Find out why in his sermon.
Reverend Adam Ericksen examines the old ancient pattern of being human playing out - the pattern of uniting against a common enemy. It was there in the beginning and you might say that it has become part of our social DNA.
Adam Ericksen contemplates how we do everything we can to protect ourselves and our families, but we know that despite our best efforts, tragedy can strike at any moment. And so it’s comforting to believe that if we aren’t in control, someone else is.