Scholars’ Spring Updates

Our scholars are always working on new, interesting, and thoughtful things so periodically we like to highlight some of what they're doing. You can keep up with additional updates on our Facebook page.

Scholar Feature: Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

Dr. Saxena's journey to the world of theology began when she started wondering, "what happened to the image of mother god in the West?" In this interview, she discusses her current work around this question, what drew her to Westar, and interesting places she's found the divine feminine.

Scholar Feature: Steve Watkins

Meet one of our new scholars, Steve Watkins! He talks to us about his research work in the area of Fundamentalism, and why people are so fascinated and confused by this belief system.

Doing Theology in the Age of Trump

Westar scholar Clayton Crockett and I got together to discuss the forthcoming book from the Seminar on God and the Human future. The book, Doing Theology in the Age of Trump: A Critical Report on Christian Nationalism, investigates connections between how we understand and define God, and the connections between Trump and the religious right. [...]

Westar Executive Director responds to “The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel”

Westar is about religious literacy. In response to “The Statement of Social Justice and the Gospel,” I accuse the authors of biblical illiteracy.