Scholar Feature: Daniel Peterson on scholarship in ministry

Marketing and Education Director Alexis Waggoner talks with new Westar scholar, Dan Peterson. Dan has a unique story and context in that he taught in universities for over a decade, and is currently a minister. The discussion ranges from scholarly pursuits, and how to integrate them in a coherent, relevant way with church ministry. Watch [...]

Westar Institute is hiring a Web Technician

Westar is hiring!

Westar Institute is hiring for a part-time contract Web Technician

Meet the Member: Evelyn Smith

As part of a new initiative to introduce members to each other, and to the larger community, we interview Evelyn who has been a member of Westar since the ’90’s! She joined when she became acquainted with the work of Marcus Borg through a leader in her church. Soon after, she met Marcus at a [...]

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 [...]