On Good Friday, we must examine our own hate, the temptation to hate the disinherited face, and the way Jesus responded to hate that descended on him.
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About Lindsey Paris-Lopez
Lindsey Paris-Lopez has a BA in English from Hollins University and an MA in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations from Hartford Seminary. Her Master's Thesis is entitled, "Blessing Israel and Palestine: A Loving Response to Christian Zionism." A full-time mother, Lindsey finds herself learning as much about mimetic theory from her two young daughters as she does from Girardian scholars!
Entries by Lindsey Paris-Lopez
Deception is the second “hound of hell” that plagues the disinherited. The system of marginalization that keeps some in power over others is a lie. Lindsey Paris-Lopez reflects on Howard Thurman’s discourse on deception and sincerity.
Continuing her Holy Week series on “Jesus and the Disinherited,” Lindsey examines the hope Howard Thurman finds in Jesus for those living in fear.
The cross reveals the brutal truth of human hatred, but also the beautiful truth of God’s love made manifest in the Truly Human One. We must look at the truth of our violence to live into the truth of the nonviolent reflections of God’s love that we are becoming.
In part 1 of her “Jesus and the Disinherited” Holy Week series, Lindsey Paris-Lopez stresses that the poor, through Christ, lead the way to salvation for us all.
Palm Sunday is politically subversive. It foretells imminent liberation from oppression. Jesus liberates in the most subversive way possible… not by killing but by dying.
Were the crowds expecting a warrior messiah? The donkey, not war horse, Jesus rode should have been a clue. But why do we want warrior leaders? Lindsey and Adam will explore in the next GVBS, Wednesday at 10:30 CT.
52 years after Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, and 51 years after his death, Lindsey Paris-Lopez listens to some of his words against war and shares her thoughts.
As the cross looms ahead, the lectionary foreshadows Jesus’ death with layers of scapegoating interrupted by extravagant love. Join the Girardian Virtual Bible Study Wednesday at 10:30 CT on the Raven Foundation FB page live!
Violent expressions of Islam mirror violent expressions of Christianity in a cycle of hostility driven not by God, but by human fear. But coming together to honor the God of Love, Mercy, and Compassion in interfaith friendship will save the world.
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.