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In a world built on exclusion and scapegoating, Lindsey Paris-Lopez explores the transformative power of forgiveness and how it can help us belong.

Adam Ericksen reveals the models who shaped his desire to be a pastor and how people in our lives make us into who we are.

Suzanne Ross reveals how belonging is achieved through both positive and negative means. Which way of belonging do you seek?

The prophet Jeremiah delivered an apocalyptic warning about climate justice 2,500 years ago. Today young prophets like Greta Thunberg deliver the same warning. That warning isn’t about doom and gloom. It’s about hope. Check out Adam’s sermon for more on climate justice.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez explains how her atheist father ultimately helps her appreciate the Trinity, God as an eternal dance of love.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez

Lindsey Paris-Lopez relates the faith journey that guided her from Christianity to Islam, led her to return to Christianity, and brought her to mimetic theory.

Two plays running simultaneously in Chicago brilliantly illustrated what René Girard called interdividuality, how other people shape who we are and become.

In the freshmen year of high school, Suzanne Ross was taught God is love. But for her and her classmates, that did not seem like good news.

Suzanne Ross concludes the introduction to Mimetic Theory by examining how Jesus’ death reveals and makes visible the scapegoating mechanism.

Suzanne Ross continues the introduction to Mimetic Theory by examining how scapegoating brings about unity and certainty of goodness.