The more we make Jesus "special," the more we play into the hands of Empire. Westar Scholar Art Dewey walks us through how he suggests the Passion narrative came to be what it is -- and why we so often seek to find literal fact where there is none. This is Part I of our [...]
About Alexis Waggoner
Executive Assistant for Marketing and Events, Alexis Waggoner works closely with both Westar’s Marketing Committee and the Executive Director to advance the presence and value of Westar in our culture through social media and the use of digital media in public education. Alexis brings to Westar a unique blend of digital marketing and religious education experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary.
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Are history and theology compatible? This is the question our Spring Meeting session with Jack Caputo and Brandon Scott seeks to answer. Here, Jack gives a preview of the discussion. Watch now.
What is Paul's brain science of emotions? This is a question our Spring Meeting speaker, Thandeka, has been responding to throughout her career. Her recent book, Love Beyond Belief, addresses it fully and she will be talking on this subject at our Spring Meeting, March 20-23.
As we head toward the Westar 2019 annual meeting, I wish to highlight and comment on a memory from the 2018 Spring meeting. I want specially to think about and remember the noticeable discomfort, concern, and confusion that arose when “decoloniality” was discussed in the Seminar on God and the Human Future.
We set out to attain a goal for our end-of-year fundraising campaign: $100,000 in giving between November 1st and December 31st. We are pleased to announce that we more than exceeded this goal, raising a total of 105,965!
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