About Adam Ericksen

Adam Ericksen is the Education Director for The Raven Foundation. He writes blogs and films vlogs at Teaching Nonviolent Atonement and the Raven Foundation website that explore the intersections of mimetic theory, the news, religion, and popular culture.

Mimetic Mondays: Does God Create Evil? Mimetic Theory and Isaiah 45:7

  We recently received a message on the Raven Foundation Facebook Page that raised a great question about God and evil. Below is the question and my response. I’d love to know how you would respond to this question! The Question: …I’ve enjoyed your blog as well and the studies on the Bible are wonderful. I wanted to ask [Read More…]

Mimetic Monday: N.T. Wright and a Genuine Penal Substitutionary Atonement Theory

What is God like? What are humans like? When it comes to the Atonement, those two questions guide all of our other questions. They are the two implicit questions behind N.T. Wright’s comments about the Atonement in the video below. For example, Wright says: “Tragically, some Christians have said that on the cross God embraced [Read More…]

Mimetic Mondays: Live Chat with Dr. Richard Beck: Atonement, Psychology, and the Slavery of Death

Death is seen as “the power of the devil” in our lives. And one reason—perhaps even the primary reason—for Christ’s death on the cross was to rob the devil of this power. The reason Christ appeared was to free those who, in the words of Hebrews 2:15, “were all their lives enslaved to the fear [Read More…]