Erica Ramirez

Recent Entries


Notes from further down the path: Checking in with the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

With her vibrant congregation, new Doctor of Ministry project, successful social media presence, and network news experience, the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is a living inspiration to which many Ph.D. candidates might aspire. But Lewis’ vocational trajectory has twists and even obstacles that many on a doctoral journey might find familiar.

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April 17, 2018


“Do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:19

Zimmerman mistook Martin for a thief. Wilson saw Brown as a charging “demon.” Ronald Ritchie, when he called the police, stated John Crawford III was loading a gun, waving it around, and pointing it at people, including children. We know, for certain and beyond all doubt, this account was false, an imaginary situation spun from fearful misperceptions. But the policeman involved, they went with this fiction. They made a crucial and split-second choice, they made the wrong choice, and the costs were enormous. John Crawford III, totally innocent, is dead. My scholarly interest is in this crucial, split-second decision-making: what factors influence judgment when you aren’t conscious of your making a decision?

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December 11, 2014