Jesus Christ Superstar gets “Gethsemane” all wrong. I hate to say that, because I have grown up on this rock opera, and its images and songs have given shape and voice to my doubts and my faith. It has long been my tradition to watch the 1973 movie every Holy Week, and I was thrilled to kick off the Easter season with NBC’s masterful live production. And while some of the theology may be questionable, I so greatly appreciate this… Read more

Evangelicals support Trump at a record number. Is their support hypocritical? Adam Ericksen has a surprising answer in his latest article. Read more

In this episode of the RavenCast, Lindsey Paris-Lopez and I discuss the third chapter of Anthony Bartlett’s latest book Seven Stories: How to Study and Teach the Nonviolent Bible. You can watch the video of the conversation below, or listen to the RavenCast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or Podbean. Show Notes The Hebrews left Egypt in the great story of the Exodus. But where would they go? They went to the promised land of Israel. But after a few generations, the nation had a civil war and… Read more

Improv has a lot to teach us about life. Rev. Adam Ericksen explains the connections between Stephen Colbert’s wisdom about improv and the Resurrected Jesus in his latest sermon. Read more

How much violence could be deterred, how much suffering averted, how much pain and grief and anguish and humiliation could be replaced by love, compassion, connection and affirmation, if only we understood the all-encompassing embrace of God’s complete and unconditional love! My colleague, Adam Ericksen, and I are observing the Easter season by delving into Dr. Anthony Bartlett’s transformative Bible study, Seven Stories: How to Study and Teach the Nonviolent Bible. Each of the seven weeks from the resurrection until… Read more

Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity got into a Twitter war. One modeled how to move beyond conflict through repentance. The other, well, he offered threats of revenge. Read more

When we perceive violence in God, we approach each other in rivalry. When we recognize compassion, mercy, love, and forgiveness in God, we will relate to each other that way. And more often than not, it takes seeing love, mercy, and compassion in one another to understand that this is the ultimate nature of God. Read more

Have you ever thought of the Christian view of Atonement as like a practical joke? Many early Christians did. Join Rev. Adam Ericksen as he explores the humor behind the Atonement and Resurrection in his latest sermon. Read more

Join Suzanne Ross and Adam Ericksen as they discuss sex, politics, and God in NBC’s portrayal of Jesus Christ Superstar! Read more

Martin Luther King, Jr. died 50 years ago today. Join Adam Ericksen as he explores a new book about King’s legacy and the work that we still need to do! Read more

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