Ramadan is a month of tremendous faith, but it may also be a time of struggle with doubt. May doubt and faith work together to channel empathy and love. Lindsey Paris-Lopez wishes her Muslim friends a blessed Ramadan.
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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
“Doubting Thomas” was the first to proclaim “My Lord and My God!” His doubt led him to a deeper discovery. Doubt is a blessing and companion to faith.
Lindsey Paris-Lopez celebrates her mother’s 40 years of service to the editorial department at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in honor of her retirement. Lindsey gets her empathy and her grammar skills from her mama!
Jesus’s words to Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe” seem like an admonition for those who doubt. But doubt is a companion, not enemy, of faith. How do faith and doubt work together? Come share your thoughts, questions, and doubts at the Girardian Virtual Bible Study Wednesday at 10:30 CT.
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.
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.
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.