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 hours 38 min ago
“God is in control.”The statement comforts many people because deep down we know that we are not in control. We can do everything we can to protect ourselves and our families, but we know that...
Posted by Adam Ericksen 1 week 5 hours ago
I’m cringing as I write this.That tells you a lot about me. When it comes to politics and theology, I identify as liberal. I firmly believe that Jesus wanted everyone fed, wanted universal health...
Posted by Adam Ericksen 1 week 2 days ago
The Christian journey of Lent is upon us. Lent commemorates Jesus’ journey into the wilderness. After his baptism, where Jesus heard the voice of God say to him, “This is my Son, the Beloved,...
Posted by Adam Ericksen 1 week 3 days ago
“Sean Penn’s ‘Green Card’ comment may have ruined the entire Oscars.”That was the headline from the Huffington Post. I didn’t watch the Oscars, but I’m always curious about pop-culture scandals. What...
Posted by Adam Ericksen 8 weeks 2 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...