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Scholar Feature: David Wheeler Reed on gender and sexuality in antiquity

One of Westar's new scholars, David Wheeler-Reed, joins our Marketing and Education Director to talk about his work on gender and sexuality in antiquity, queer theory, queer theology, and how he came to be involved with Westar.

Sodom and Gomorrah: How the “classical” interpretation gets it wrong

Recently, Franklin Graham reacted to a comment made by former President Jimmy Carter to the Huffington Post several years ago.  Carter said, “Jesus would promote any love affair if it was honest or sincere and was not damaging to anyone else. And I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else." Breitbart dug up the [...]

Doing Theology in the Age of Trump

Westar scholar Clayton Crockett and I got together to discuss the forthcoming book from the Seminar on God and the Human future. The book, Doing Theology in the Age of Trump: A Critical Report on Christian Nationalism, investigates connections between how we understand and define God, and the connections between Trump and the religious right. [...]

Faith informing politics: Required to dig

A new poll from the Associated Press reports that relatively few Americans (19 percent) find it important that a political candidate be religious or share their religious beliefs. Conversely, a majority of Americans do see a role for religion in the shape of public policy and do want this role to extend beyond the typical “culture war” issues such [...]

Westar Executive Director responds to “The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel”

Westar is about religious literacy. In response to “The Statement of Social Justice and the Gospel,” I accuse the authors of biblical illiteracy.