2 for 1 Gift: A Holiday Challenge
Following the success of Westar’s $80,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge, the original donors announced a new challenge—a $15,000 match if Westar is able to raise an additional $30,000 in unrestricted donations from October thru the March 2014 meeting. We are nearly halfway there! Will you help us complete this challenge? Thank you for your generosity this holiday season.
Now Available: Elaine Pagels Interview
In this one-on-one interview, bestselling author and MacArthur Prize recipient Elaine Pagels tells a wide-ranging story. She explains how Billy Graham’s preaching sparked her interest in religion, and talks of her early encounters with Gnostic texts and with Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. Through the interconnections between the personal and professional, Pagels addresses the problem of how we are to define Christianity meaningfully in ancient and modern times.
Save the Date!
Jesus Seminar on the Road Spring Schedule Now Available
Each year, Westar holds 20–25 regional programs, called Jesus Seminars on the Road (JSOR), across North America. Led by Westar Fellows, these programs are open to the general public and designed for non-specialists who may or may not be familiar with the Jesus Seminar and other scholarly projects. Program details are still forthcoming, but you can now mark your calendar with the dates and locations of our Spring programs.