Faith, Republicans, and Trump

The law of unintended consequences: often our actions have effects that we do not anticipate and do not intend. This applies also to faith.

A Decolonial Response to the New Zealand attack

Dear Friends and colleagues, A year ago I was enjoying the scholarship, stimulation of thinking, friendship and hospitality of Westar at the annual meeting; we discussed the decolonial, we challenged established thinking, we raised new and difficult questions.

Welcome new Scholars!

We are always grateful for new scholars joining our ranks. This year we welcomed a number of new contributors to our work!

Responsible Resurrection: A multiplicity of resurrections (interview with Bruce Chilton)

In part two of our Responsible Resurrection series, professor, author, and scholar Bruce Chilton talks about his quest to understand how resurrection worked in period prior to Jesus. What beliefs were prominent? What were the implications of a resurrection story? He concludes that what we are frequently told is the case, is not the case! [...]

American Heretics

We are excited to announce a screening of the new documentary, American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel, at our Spring Meeting, which features the life and work of Westar scholars and members, among others. This film takes audiences into the Bible belt where a group of defiant ministers, scholars, congregations, and community leaders are challenging [...]