Two days ago on Friday, August 24, 2018, my son, Jonathan Scott, was buried in New Orleans. Now on the third day I grieve by writing out my grief in reflections on that burial. My son was a gentle, joyful, intelligent person. He owned F&F Botanica and Spiritual Supply. He cared for many people and […]
About Bernard Brandon Scott
Bernard Brandon Scott is the author and editor of many books, including The Real Paul: Recovering His Radical Challenge and The Trouble with Resurrection. A charter member of the Jesus Seminar, he is chair of Westar’s newly established Christianity Seminar. Learn more here.
Faith is a problematic word, so problematic that at times I think we should abandon its use. It’s a weasel word, with so many and varied meanings that what it means often is difficult to know. Given the importance of faith in religious discourse, the varied meanings have significant implications and ramifications.
This final blog on Immigrants and Refugees will deal theme of the refugee in the Gospel of Matthew. Read part I here, and part II here.
This second blog on Immigrants and Refugees will deal with the usage of the formula Widows, Orphans and Sojourners in Deuteronomy. Part I is here.
Debate rages about immigrants, migrants, and refugees around the world. Governments have fallen over the issue and we have stumbled from crisis to crisis, egged on by demagogues. The tradition has also wrestled with same issues, especially in Deuteronomy and the Gospel of Matthew in ways that may be instructive for our situation. This blog […]
Westar Institute fosters collaborative, cumulative research in religious studies and communicates the results of the scholarship to a broad, non-specialist public.
Help bring accessible religious scholarship into public conversation.