May 30, 2018

Roseanne Barr sends an offensive tweet, but Adam Ericksen says this is an opportunity to do some soul-searching. Read more

May 29, 2018

Join Adam Ericksen in the latest episode of the RavenCast as he talks with the Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe about her new book, “The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention.” Read more

May 25, 2018

Truth in the Midst of a Lie During his May 14th speech on the occasion of the dedication of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu uttered scandalous words followed by an ironic truth. News reports showed split-screens capturing the Hunger Games-like horror of the celebration and pageantry in Jerusalem on the one hand and the carnage and death just an hour away in Gaza on the other. With this surreal scene on the world-stage, Netanyahu infamously declared, “I believe it’s… Read more

May 23, 2018

From an Evangelical pastor preaching salvation from the fires of hell to being inspired to believe that God saves everyone, former Bishop Carlton Pearson’s most significant conversion is probably his own. Maura Junius explores his story as portrayed in Netflix’s “Come Sunday.” Read more

May 21, 2018

Do children have a counterwill that keeps them at odds with a parent? Or are they actually imitating their parent’s will to be obeyed? Suzanne Ross explains this crucial parenting question in her latest article. Read more

May 18, 2018

Yesterday was the first day of Ramadan! But what is the Islamic holy month of Ramadan? And what’s the relationship between Islam and violence? Adam Ericksen and Suzanne Ross discuss in the latest episode of the RavenCast. Read more

May 16, 2018

How can you trust in God when bad things happen in your life? Rev. Adam Ericksen tells a story about his mother’s faith in his latest sermon. Read more

May 15, 2018

Adam Ericksen and Lindsey Paris-Lopez discuss the final chapter of Tony Bartlett’s book, “Seven Stories: How to Study and Teach the Nonviolent Bible.” Read more

May 14, 2018

On May 12, I was honored to be a featured writer at Italian American Literati 2018 an event hosted by Casa Italia in Stone Park, Chicago. The library is dedicated to documenting the history of Italian-American immigration to Chicago, which began in the 1880s. The Casa Italia Library is a real gem for historians, sociologists and cultural anthropologists researching the immigrant experience in America. The annual IA Literati event gathers together contemporary authors writing from their own experiences as immigrants… Read more

May 11, 2018

My grandfather died last week. My memories are scattered fragments, shadows, half-imprints like stamps never fully inked, leaving bold impressions of part of a picture and then fading to nothing. A few scenes are etched so clearly in my mind. A montage of hugs at the front door of his old house in Kansas when we would arrive for family visits. Hearing him make spoonerisms and puns, like the corny joke about the mama bird who laid an orange, shocking… Read more

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