Why is it called “Good Friday”? Didn’t something terribly bad happen on that day? Join Lindsey and Adam as they discuss the implications of “Good Friday.”
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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
In the same way Jesus wept over the great city of Jerusalem, Jesus weeps over Washington DC because as a nation we refuse to recognize the things that make for peace.
God is creating a new pattern of being human. Don’t remember the old laws that divided “us from them.” The prophet Isaiah said God is including those who were excluded by laws. Jesus agreed.
Isaiah claimed God was doing something new. What’s this new thing? It’s a movement from violence to nonviolence. Check out the latest episode of GVBS to learn more about this radical new thing!
Are you like the prodigal son? Or more like the resentful brother? Have you ever been the forgiving father? Join Lindsey and Adam as they discuss one of the most important stories in the Bible – the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
The following is a sermon I preached at Clackamas United Church of Christ, near Portland, Oregon. You can read or watch the sermon below. The primary scripture texts were Isaiah 55:1-9…
Is God violent? How do we interpret the violence within the Bible? Join Adam and Lindsey as they discuss these questions in the latest episode of the Girardian Virtual Bible Study!
In the wake of the terrorist attack at a New Zealand Mosque, Adam Ericksen describes how Jesus and the Qur’an lead us beyond the sin of white supremacy.
The Bible teaches us to share God’s abundance with all people, including undocumented immigrants. Join Rev. Adam Ericksen as he explores the Bible’s wisdom during the first Sunday of Lent.
Why do people offer gifts to God? To earn God’s favor? No, say Adam and Lindsey in the latest episode of the Girardian Virtual Bible Study. Watch or listen to find out more!
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.