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

February 22, 2019

Joseph was confronted with a national emergency when a famine struck Egypt. How did he solve the crisis? Join the discussion in the latest episode of the Girardian Virtual Bible Study! Read more

February 19, 2019

  In the early 2000s, I was a die-hard fan of The West Wing. I still consider it a great show, though I haven’t seen it in about a decade. The sweeping, majestic score, the fast-paced, witty banter, the humor, and, above all, a sense of trust and pride in an administration – albeit a fictional one – that was truly looking out for the American people. I remember watching and rooting for the Bartlett administration. I sympathized with the characters and… Read more

February 15, 2019

Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor,” but throughout history people have thought the poor were cursed! What did Jesus mean? Find out in the latest episode of the Girardian Virtual Bible Study! Read more

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! In the immortal words of Tina Turner, “What’s love got to do with it?” We don’t really know. But we do know that love is a mystery, but the tangles of love aren’t mysterious. Join Suzanne Ross and Adam Ericksen as they discuss “The Wicked Truth about Love” in the Latest episode of the RavenCast. Read more

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