April 24, 2019

How can churches and other nonprofits take flight? How can we navigate the turbulence of conflict? Join Adam Ericksen as he talks with Cameron Trimble, pilot and CEO of the Center for Progressive Renewal, about her book, “Piloting Church”! Read more

April 23, 2019

Readers of the editorial pages of the Richmond Times-Dispatch over the past few decades have enjoyed a haven of correctly-spelled words and appropriately-placed apostrophes in an era of texts and tweets. They may also have discovered a favorite columnist or two, and without a doubt, they have had the opportunity to read a variety of perspectives on all kinds of subject matter. They have my mother to thank. My mother spent forty years of her life working for the Richmond… Read more

April 23, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday at 10:30 am CT, Adam and Lindsey host a live Girardian Virtual Bible Study following the Sunday lectionary on the Raven Foundation Facebook page. We invite our listeners to join the conversation with comments and questions. I take some notes to help me prepare… and share them with you to help you do the same! This is the Girardian Virtual Bible Study preview! “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and… Read more

April 22, 2019

There were many resurrection stories in the ancient world. What makes Jesus’ resurrection different? Read more

April 19, 2019

This reluctance to examine hatred has taken on the character of a superstition. It is a subject that is taboo unless there is some extraordinary social crisis – such as war – involving the mobilization of all the national resources of the common life to meet it. There is a conspiracy of silence about hatred, its function and its meaning. Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman It is Good Friday. The time to break the silence surrounding hatred is now…. Read more

April 19, 2019

  The pattern of deception by which the weak are deprived of their civic, economic, political, and social rights without its appearing that they are so deprived is a matter of continuous and tragic amazement. The pattern of deception by which the weak circumvent the strong and manage to secure some of their political, economic, and social rights is a matter of continuous degradation. A vast conspiracy of silence covers all these maneuvers as the groups come into contact with… Read more

April 18, 2019

In a society in which certain people or groups – by virtue of economic, social, or political power – have dead-weight advantages over others who are essentially without that kind of power, those who are thus disadvantaged know that they cannot protect themselves, and that they cannot demand protection from their persecutors. Any slight conflict, any alleged insult … may bring down upon the full weight of naked physical violence. Even in such a circumstance it is not the fear… Read more

April 18, 2019

Why is it called “Good Friday”? Didn’t something terribly bad happen on that day? Join Lindsey and Adam as they discuss the implications of “Good Friday.” Read more

April 16, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday at 10:30 am CT, Adam and Lindsey host a live Girardian Virtual Bible Study following the Sunday lectionary on the Raven Foundation Facebook page. We invite our listeners to join the conversation with comments and questions. I take some notes to help me prepare… and share them with you to help you do the same! This is the Girardian Virtual Bible Study preview! “Crucify him!” Several years ago, a friend of mine told me that as much as she… Read more

April 15, 2019

In the same way Jesus wept over the great city of Jerusalem, Jesus weeps over Washington DC because as a nation we refuse to recognize the things that make for peace. Read more

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