Christians throughout the world are celebrating the season of Advent. But did you know that the ancient Romans were the first to celebrate Advent? They waited for the arrival of the Emperor. But Christians await the arrival of Christ. Adam Ericksen claims that Advent gives us a choice – Will we prepare for Christ or for Caesar?
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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
Are you feeling anxious about Trump’s recent announcement officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? Fortunately, Jews, Christians, and Muslims have helpful resources for responding to political events that induce anxiety. Read Adam Ericksen’s latest post to find out more!
Adam Ericksen claims that Advent is a season of holy protest. It looks at the world and names what isn’t right. It’s often the case that the first step towards hope is in naming the things that aren’t right.
Jesus was political. In fact, he said in the nations would be judged by how they treated “the least of these.” How will the US fair in this judgment? Rev. Adam Ericksen answers this question in his latest article.
Adam Ericksen claims that the best antidote to negative mimesis is always positive mimesis. Check out his article on #GivingTuesday to discover more about this example of positive mimesis!
Adam Ericksen helps us survive the stress of Black Friday by reminding us that beyond all of the mimetic frenzy, this day represents devotion to family.
Adam Ericksen uses family systems theory, mimetic theory, and a personal story to suggest 7 ways to thrive during a Thanksgiving family conflict.
Thanksgiving has been shrouded in myth, but Adam Ericksen gives thanks that the truth about our history is coming to light.
In this open letter, Adam Ericksen explores a truth about masculinity in American culture. How can men manage their masculinity in productive ways? Read Adam’s latest article to find out!
Jesus reveals a God of nonviolent love, but what about those violent parables? Rev. Adam Ericksen explores a violent parable and interprets it through the larger picture of Jesus’ ministry. The result may surprise you!
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.