Solomon said attachments were meaningless. Jesus preached about eternal life. The Buddha sought Nirvana. What can we learn from these three spiritual masters? Join Adam Ericksen as he explores the spiritual practice of detachment in Judaism, Christianity, and Buddhism.
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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
Join Suzanne Ross and Adam Ericksen as they discuss Taylor Swift, politics and mimetic theory in the latest edition of the RavenCast!
To live boldly in a world of shame isn’t about having the right words or the right answers. It’s about showing up. – Rev. Adam Ericksen
The ancient prophets risked their lives to speak truth to power. Rev. Adam Ericksen claims we are in a prophetic moment as women rise up. Check out his latest sermon to learn about these modern-day prophets.
We commemorated 9/11 last week. We remember that horrific day, but do we remember in a way that leads to healing? Reflect with the Rev. Adam Ericksen in his latest sermon.
Popular author, activist and pastor Brandan Robertson and Adam Ericksen talk about Brandan’s latest book, “True Inclusion.” What does true inclusion look like? Check out the latest episode of the RavenCast to find out!
Join Adam Ericksen and Brandan Robertson on 9/11 on Facebook live as they discuss Brandan’s new book “True Inclusion.
Because of God’s eternal love for the Syrophoenician woman and for Jesus, they were both able to move beyond Jesus’ hurtful words to her.
How can we stay present to what’s happening in the world without giving in to despair and hopelessness? Join Rev. Adam Ericksen as he explores that question in his latest sermon.
St. Francis is one of the most beloved saints. But who was he and how did he become so adored? Rev. Adam Ericksen explains Francis’ radical message in his latest sermon.
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!
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