As part of our Spring Fundraising campaign, we're talking to some of our members about how and why they've stayed connected to Westar. Here, long-time member Dick Carter - an Advocate for Public Religious Literacy Award recipient - reflects on how he got involved with westar in Australia.
As part of our Spring Fundraising campaign, we're talking to some of our members about how and why they've stayed connected to Westar. Here, long-time member Pat Hanns shares her thoughts.
As part of our available resources for Pride Month, we're hosting a call with a few of our scholars. Watch the replay here.
In our second set of presentations at Santa Rosa, Brandon Scott and John D. (Jack) Caputo co-presented on the topics of history and theology. Starting off the talk, Jack voiced a concern about separating history and theology from each other. That makes for both bad history and bad theology, for theologically contrived history and historically [...]
With Missouri, Georgia, and Alabama voting in favor of severe restrictions to abortions, it is understandable that those in the Christian tradition might turn to the Bible for theological perspective. However, as with every modern social issue, the Bible actually has nothing to say since the Bible is not a modern document. Nonetheless, the instinct [...]
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