The Twitter feed I received read, “Prominent Christian activist” says that Evangelicals have a “moral obligation” to vote for Trump. Christian activists used to be people like Tommy Douglas or Martin Luther King, Jr., and their activism concerned social justice. This “activist” is Ralph Reed, someone who I don’t think deserves such a compliment. And [...]
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David Galston is the Executive Director of the Westar Institute and a founding member of the Seminar on God and the Human Future. Learn more here.
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With Missouri, Georgia, and Alabama voting in favor of severe restrictions to abortions, it is understandable that those in the Christian tradition might turn to the Bible for theological perspective. However, as with every modern social issue, the Bible actually has nothing to say since the Bible is not a modern document. Nonetheless, the instinct [...]
A term has been coming up a lot in the work of both the Christianity Seminar, and the Seminar on God and the Human Future. Decoloniality. But what is it? One of our scholars wrote about it here, and this post aims to take another look at what it is, and how to better understand [...]
A piece of art in Israel has sparked outrage among the Israeli Arab Christian minority. The art work in question is entitled “McJesus” and displays a crucified Ronald McDonald. It is on exhibition in the Haifa Museum of Art.
Scholarship teaches doubt. It teaches us how to raise good questions, offers us the tools to answer those questions, and trains our minds to critique and re-examine the answers in search of further good questions. With scholarship as both the core and content of Westar’s foundation, it’s hard to approach the birth of the “Christ [...]
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