Happy Valentine’s Day! In the immortal words of Tina Turner, “What’s love got to do with it?” We don’t really know. But we do know that love is a mystery, but the tangles of love aren’t mysterious. Join Suzanne Ross and Adam Ericksen as they discuss “The Wicked Truth about Love” in the Latest episode of the RavenCast.
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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
What can we learn about American racism from Ralph Northam scandal? Rev. Adam Ericksen helps us wade through the chaos in his latest sermon.
The Gospel calls us to be counter-cultural and criticize oppressive policies. Find out how in Adam Ericksen’s latest sermon.
Jeremiah and Jesus pissed people off. Would you want to throw them off a cliff? We think we would But their message has something important to say about the Palestinian cause. Join Adam and Lindsey as they discuss in the latest episode of the Girardian Virtual Bible Study!
Power tends to corrupt. Does the power of God corrupt all who touch it? Jesus reveals the true power of God, says Adam Ericksen. Read on to learn about this kind of power!
What does the Bible say about transgender Christians? Check out this interview with Austen Hartke, author of “transforming” to find out!
What does the Bible say about border walls, family separation policies, and interpretation of sacred texts? How did Jesus interpret divine violence? Check out the
Jesus transforms our understanding of masculinity. And that transformation is depicted in the Gillette commercial.
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 latest sermon.
Adam and Lindsey continue their discussion of the lectionary text. Could it be that the waters of baptism extinguish the fires of hell? Watch or listen in to find out!
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.