This is the story of three adorable cartoon animals, a wooden block, and the profound wisdom of my 9-year-old daughter. Linny, Tuck, and Ming Ming too! We’re Wonder Pets and we’ll help you! It was that hectic hour before school, and I was scrambling to get breakfasts ready, lunches packed, and children dressed and off to their various destinations. To aid me in my morning rush, I was letting the children watch my little one’s TV show of choice: episode… Read more

Sometimes bad headlines can be just what we need to hear. A bit of fake news can be good for the soul. Read more

How can we resist the politics of fear? Adam Ericksen explains in his review of “The Soul of America.” Read more

Let them in! For mercy’s sake, let them in! Maybe it’s not that simple. But, as one heartbreaking story bleeds into another as I try to follow ongoing situation unfolding on our southern border, that’s what my heart cries out. Even as some children are being reunited, too slowly, with their parents, the horrors to which our country is subjecting people in desperate need are coming to light. The deadline for returning the youngest 103 children to their parents has… Read more

What are unclean spirits?  I think “unclean spirits” are unhealthy echoes of others who have secretly taken possession of us and left us with distorted feelings, distorted thinking and distorted behavior. -Rev. Tom Truby Pastors have a frequent question when they begin to discover mimetic theory. “That’s great. But how does it preach?” Reverend Tom Truby shows that mimetic theory is a powerful tool that enables pastors to preach the Gospel in a way that is meaningful and refreshing to the… Read more

When confronted with hostility, an Episcopalian priest prayed that people would respond with love. This inspired Adam Ericksen to move beyond “Womp Womp.” Read more

Dear United States of America, You may consider this a belated birthday letter of sorts. Two days ago, on the day many celebrated with parades and fireworks, I was still sorting through all of my complicated emotions. For all my sorrow and revulsion at the jingoism and militarism with which so many marked the day, I found myself reflecting not only upon your – upon our – sins, but also on the beauty and love and joy that thrives between… Read more

Unity can be found in excluding and destroying or reconciling and healing.  There is a huge abyss between the two. -Rev. Tom Truby Pastors have a frequent question when they begin to discover mimetic theory. “That’s great. But how does it preach?” Reverend Tom Truby shows that mimetic theory is a powerful tool that enables pastors to preach the Gospel in a way that is meaningful and refreshing to the modern world. Each week, Teaching Nonviolent Atonement will highlight his sermons… Read more

Jesus encourages us to become vulnerable, that we may comfort and heal one another. The courage to become vulnerable is a miracle, Adam Ericksen attests. Read more

In this episode of the RavenCast, Adam talks with Erin Wathen about her latest book “Resist and Persist: Faith and the Fight for Equality.” Read more

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