Join Westar

Become a Member

Support our quest for meaning not cloaked in dogma, for truth not based on authority, and for religious scholarship free from biblical literalism and the academy.

At every level of membership in the Westar community, members gain insights into the Bible, early Christian texts, historical contexts, and theology. ​Through non-dogmatic scholarly religious research that is shared in the public square.  Starting with the Jesus Seminar, Westar has, for 35 years, advocated for religious literacy by bridging the gap between the scholarship of religion and popular culture.

Associate

For members of the public who want first-hand access to scholarship and to help promote the Westar mission of religious literacy.

  • Fourth R Magazine
  • Discount in Bookstore
  • Discount on In-Person Events
  • Members-only events and discussions
$5/month or $60/year

Associate Plus

Includes everything in Associate membership, plus:

  • Q&A conversations with scholars
  • Access to the Westar Archive
$10/month or $120/year

Praxis

For clergy and other practitioners in religion (counselors, journalists, chaplains) who want to put scholarship into practice.

  • Fourth R Magazine
  • Discount in Bookstore
  • Discount on In-Person Events
  • Events about scholarship and issues in ministry
$6/month or $72/year

Praxis Plus

Includes everything in Praxis membership, plus:

  • Q&A conversations with scholars
  • Discount on In-Person Events
$10/month or $120/year

Scholar

For qualified (Ph.D. or equivalent) researchers and teacher who participate in academic seminars and learning events.

  • Magazine and Journal
  • Discount in Bookstore
  • Discount on In-Person Events
  • Participation in Westar Seminars and other projects
$85/year

Scholar Plus

Includes everything in Scholar membership, plus:

  • Q&A conversations with members
  • Discount on In-Person Events
$10/month or $120/year