While public discourse seems to have slid down the rabbit hole of “doublethink”, Orwell’s wonderful expression for deliberately forgetting what we know to be true so we can believe a lie, Suzanne Ross probes the production of 1984 by AstonRep Theatre Company to expose the doublethink underpinning notions of our own autonomy.
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About Suzanne Ross
Suzanne Ross is a co-founder of the Raven Foundation and the author of two books: The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things and The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire. Suzanne is a certified Montessori pre-school teacher, a curriculum designer and workshop leader, and a former director of Christian Education at her UCC church. Her blogs also appear at Patheos and Sojourners.
Entries by Suzanne Ross
With gratitude to our readers, the Raven team is taking a month-long break from posting articles to cultivate peace within ourselves. See you Aug. 15!
Suzanne Ross on Cultural Appropriation: Cultures are shared by victims and oppressors. The question isn’t “Whose story is it?” but “Can victims and oppressors tell the truth together?”
Monkeys continue to teach us about the human desire for equality, but what if scientific experiments have the wrong starting point? Suzanne Ross engages Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times to reveal the underlying cause of human conflict. Indeed, this is more than just monkey business!
The AstonRep production of Donald Margulies’ “Time Stands Still” explores how violence and trauma impacts the relationship of a photojournalist and her journalist lover and partner. Suzanne Ross examines the cover stories captured in the play.
Suzanne Ross offers insights into the oddly named play Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing beginning its Chicago run at the AstonRep Theatre Company on February 23. Join Suzanne for a post show discussion on Sunday, March 5.
“The truth is out there.” So believed Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully of the X-Files. But can we still believe in truth? Join Suzanne Ross and theologian Grant…
Don’t let Satan outsmart you! Suzanne Ross has words of wisdom to help us understand and overcome the satanic lie of violence with truth, grace, and humor.
On Valentine’s Day, Suzanne Ross untangles the mystery of love. “Love is making yourself as open to another human being as you can be… The only way it can work is if the both of you decide that the “relationship” is a treasure that is more valuable to you than any earthly treasure you can imagine…”
Join Suzanne Ross this Thursday at 1:00 CT, for a webinar as she digs for the truth with theologian Grant Kaplan, author of the recently published book, “René Girard: Unlikely Apologist.”
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.