Translating Trump Supporters

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 [...]

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! [...]