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.
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
Meet one of our new scholars, Steve Watkins! He talks to us about his research work in the area of Fundamentalism, and why people are so fascinated and confused by this belief system.
Two influential leaders in religion are honored at Westar's Spring Meeting
Members of Westar's Praxis Forum recently embarked on projects specifically exploring ways to utilize the religious scholarship of Westar Institute in the work they do as pastors, chaplains, artists, students, and beyond. Praxis Steering Committee co-chair and Westar Board member, Natalie Perkins, recently created an album based on the Odes of Solomon.
We are always grateful for new scholars joining our ranks. This year we welcomed a number of new contributors to our work!
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