The Common Good

Adam Ericksen

 

Adam Ericksen blogs at the Raven Foundation, where he uses mimetic theory to provide social commentary on religion, politics, and pop culture. Follow Adam on Twitter @adamericksen

Blog Posts by Adam Ericksen

Posted by Adam Ericksen 2 weeks 5 days ago
She was 85 and nearing the end of her life. I’d never met her before. You might call her a “lapsed Christian,” or maybe she was one of the “nones.” She hadn’t been to church in decades. She called...
Posted by Adam Ericksen 4 weeks 5 days ago
Christmas is a time for celebration, joy, and family. But Christmas is much more than a sentimental holiday.Christmas is subversive.The Bible doesn’t tell us the specific date Jesus was born. Later...
Posted by Adam Ericksen 5 weeks 20 hours ago
Unfortunately, we will not be able to watch Kim Jong-un’s assassination on the big screen this Christmas. We will not be able to cheer as the brutal dictator’s helicopter explodes in the air “ while...
Posted by Adam Ericksen 6 weeks 6 days ago
So much of Christianity has become about avoiding hell. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned as a hospital chaplain, it’s that God is sending Christians straight to hell.Christians need to stop...
Posted by Adam Ericksen 8 weeks 5 days ago
Are you feeling pressure to be thankful?We are in the midst of the Thanksgiving season. I’m reminded everywhere I go to “Be thankful!”Well, call me the Scrooge of Thanksgiving, but I’m just not...