Dispatches from Wild Goose

Session updates and materials

By Alexis James Waggoner | 7/18/2019

Every year, the Wild Goose Festival takes place outside of Asheville, NC and features music, art, and speakers from across the Progressive Christian landscape. This was Westar and Praxis’ second year to attend.

We sponsored a booth where we were able to meet new folks and connect them to the work of Westar. Additionally, three scholars from the God Seminar — Karen Bray, Jeff Robbins, and Clayton Crockett — presented a session called Doing Theology in the Age of Trump, based on the new God Seminar book of the same name.

Christianity Seminar scholar, Hal Taussig, presented alongside Praxis co-chairs Stephen Tickner and Julia Khan on the topic The Radical Jesus and the Spiritual Self. The sessions were well-attended, sparked engaging discussion, and gave people an opportunity to get acquainted with the scholarship of Westar and see what it looks like “on the ground.”

We'll be producing more materials related to our Doing Theology session, including a discussion group and scholar interviews. To get exclusive access to this and more, become a member.

As Marketing and Digital Education Director, Alexis Waggoner works closely with both Westar’s Marketing Committee and the Executive Director to advance the presence and value of Westar in our culture through social media and the use of digital media in public education. Alexis brings to Westar a unique blend of digital marketing and religious education experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary. 

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