Entries by Alexis Waggoner

Spring Giving Helps Westar Grow

Westar’s generous donors continue to inspire and invest in Westar’s growth and impact on scholarship and culture. A 25% increase in donors to the Spring Appeal A Board member donation challenge, matched in 24 hours Increased funding through gifts made outside of the Spring Appeal

Grateful: A Revolution That Can Change Us and the World

Theologian, author, and social critic Diana Butler Bass spoke at our Spring Meeting on the subject of her new book, Grateful. But she started off by talking about religious affiliation in the US today, showing a chart that indicated that while the US has become more pluralistic in the past few decades it has also [...]

From Good News to Fake News

Sarah Morice Brubaker began her session with a delineation of untruthfulness, explaining that it is both a theological issue and something at work in the “fake news” culture of today. She stated that Christianity hasn’t been great at providing a variety of ways in which to talk about untruthfulness. Classically, Christian culture emphasizes something as [...]