March 22, 2019

In The Right Place At the Right Time Shortly after the Virginia Tech shooting, I remember listening to the words of President Bush offering his condolences: Those whose lives were taken did nothing to deserve their fate. They were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now they’re gone—and they leave behind grieving families, and grieving classmates, and a grieving nation. He was right, of course, to unequivocally affirm the innocence of the victims and channel the grief… Read more

March 18, 2019

In the wake of the terrorist attack at a New Zealand Mosque, Adam Ericksen describes how Jesus and the Qur’an lead us beyond the sin of white supremacy. Read more

March 15, 2019

Welcome to the Girardian Virtual Bible Study! Each week we explore the lectionary passage with the help of René Girard’s insights into human relationships. We hope you enjoy this installment of the GVBS. Join us next week at 10 am Central on the Raven Foundation Facebook page for the live show. The show notes and video recording are below. This week’s episode explores Lent 2, Year C, Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18, and Luke 13: 31-35. You can subscribe to the GVBS on Podbean! Introduction: You Won’t BELIEVE… Read more

March 11, 2019

The Bible teaches us to share God’s abundance with all people, including undocumented immigrants. Join Rev. Adam Ericksen as he explores the Bible’s wisdom during the first Sunday of Lent. Read more

March 8, 2019

Why do people offer gifts to God? To earn God’s favor? No, say Adam and Lindsey in the latest episode of the Girardian Virtual Bible Study. Watch or listen to find out more! Read more

March 4, 2019

Is there a Christian doctrine that leads to full inclusion of LGBTQ folks in the church? Yes, says Rev. Adam Ericksen. In fact, it might be the most important doctrine that leads to full inclusion. Read on as he explains! Read more

March 1, 2019

Welcome to the Girardian Virtual Bible Study! Each week we explore the lectionary passage with the help of René Girard’s insights into human relationships. We hope you enjoy this installment of the GVBS. Join us next week at 10 am Central on the Raven Foundation Facebook page for the live show. The show notes and video recording are below. This week’s episode explores Epiphany 8, Year C, Exodus 34: 29-35 and Luke 9:28-36. You can subscribe to the GVBS on Podbean! Show Notes: Shaming Our Queer Siblings Is Failing… Read more

March 1, 2019

Sex is often a taboo subject in religion, but can religion help us reclaim our sexuality? That’s one of the topics in the latest episode of the RavenCast! Read more

February 27, 2019

Father James Alison, openly gay Catholic priest, reviews the groundbreaking book on clergy sexual abuse, “In the Closet of the Vatican.” Read more

February 25, 2019

What’s the best way to solve a national emergency? Should churches be involved in such political questions? Rev. Adam Ericksen provides answers in his latest sermon. Read more

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