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Author Archive for: Suzanne Ross
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
The blessing of receiving Jesus as a gift — given in pure love, unexpected, unasked-for — is what makes Christmas a time of deep joy. Suzanne Ross and her daughter Emily help parents and caregivers to kindle the special magic of Christmas for toddlers and young children with practical advice for how “less is more” when it comes to presents.
In the 1947 movie classic, “The Bishop’s Wife”, a bishop prays for help as his fundraising for a grand cathedral falters. The answer comes in the form of an angel…
The family-friendly comedy “Last Man Standing” finds the left and the right equally hilarious! Join Suzanne Ross for a look at how Tim Allen’s political humor brings out the best in all of us.
“I don’t know if Trump is actually a bigot or just playing a part. Either way he has fostered a normalization of hateful, racist behaviors that he must take responsibility for if he is serious about putting the rancor and divisions of the campaign behind us.” – Suzanne Ross
The 2016 Presidential election season was controversial, historic, and polarizing. Superficial conversations elbowed out in depth analysis of the big issues we face as a nation. To counter the lack…
“Imagine if Muslims and non-Muslims alike embraced the incredible witness to peace and nonviolence that characterized the first generations of followers of Muhammad.” Suzanne Ross will host Dr. Asma Afsaruddin in dialogue on Friday, Oct. 28 at 1 PM CT, and you’re invited to the discussion. We will not only imagine an interfaith witness to peace; with your help, we will embody one!
In this time of political crisis, Suzanne Ross cautions us not to elevate our own suffering above that of others. When we claim the mantle of “greatest victim,” we insulate ourselves from the needs of others, exasperating our divisions rather than healing. Here are 3 ways to elevate the political discourse as we guide our children, and ourselves, through these trying times.
Suzanne Ross was recently interviewed on the Twelve Enough podcast with Jonathan Malone. They talked about Suzanne’s book The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things, which explores the intersections of mimetic theory and the musical Wicked.
This Wednesday, October 12, at 7:00pm Central Time, Suzanne Ross will interview Dr. Paul Dumouchel on violence, tyrrany, and terrorism in the context of the 2016 election. “The global world is a world of global violence,” Prof. Dumouchel warns, and we would be served well by recognizing the new challenges that face those working for peace and justice. Don’t miss this pivotal conversation!
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.
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