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Meet the Member: Evelyn Smith

As part of a new initiative to introduce members to each other, and to the larger community, we interview Evelyn who has been a member of Westar since the ’90’s! She joined when she became acquainted with the work of Marcus Borg through a leader in her church. Soon after, she met Marcus at a [...]

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Scholar Feature: David Wheeler Reed on gender and sexuality in antiquity

One of Westar's new scholars, David Wheeler-Reed, joins our Marketing and Education Director to talk about his work on gender and sexuality in antiquity, queer theory, queer theology, and how he came to be involved with Westar.

Sodom and Gomorrah: How the “classical” interpretation gets it wrong

Recently, Franklin Graham reacted to a comment made by former President Jimmy Carter to the Huffington Post several years ago.  Carter said, “Jesus would promote any love affair if it was honest or sincere and was not damaging to anyone else. And I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else." Breitbart dug up the [...]

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. [...]