Lent and Easter Resources

Content to help ministers and leaders prepare for the Lenten season

By Alexis Waggoner | 2.1.2017

Westar's mission is to bridge the gap between religious scholarship and culture. To that end, we've put together a list of resources for those preaching, teaching, leading -- or just wanting deeper exposition -- during the season of Lent and Easter. Our list includes some brand-new material as well as past books, articles, blog posts, audio, and more to help people think critically about the historicity and meaning of the Passion narrative. We hope this list will be helpful!

Books:
The Resurrection of Jesus: A Sourcebook edited by Bernard Brandon Scott

Videos:
Articles:
Papers:
Baptism: A Pre-History by Stephen J. Patterson
Blog posts:
Translating Baptism by Bernard Brandon Scott
A Secular Jesus by David Galston
Audio:
Including:
  1. Getting the Resurrection Text Straight
  2. Searching the Text for Clues to the Resurrection
  3. The Third Day: Not a Matter of Chronological Time
  4. Reconstructing the Easter Moment from Biblical Clues
  5. Entering the Reality of the Easter Experience

Photo of Alexis Waggoner

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.