James Carroll’s keynote presentation at the Westar conference addressed the mythic stories and historic relevance of Jerusalem. He stated that there has never been more need to reckon with the relevance of Jerusalem than today in light of contemporary political and religious issues.
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.
Entries by Alexis Waggoner
What is the forgotten creed? How did it help address issues of class, race, and gender -- and why did it end up forgotten? Westar scholar Stephen J. Patterson discusses his latest work (which can be found here).
What do we mean when we say "we"? How do we account for who's not in the room? Dr. Brandy Daniels, scholar of women and gender studies, delves into these questions as we get the opportunity to learn more about her work.
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Dr. Saxena's journey to the world of theology began when she started wondering, "what happened to the image of mother god in the West?" In this interview, she discusses her current work around this question, what drew her to Westar, and interesting places she's found the divine feminine.
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