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The highlight of my daily trip to the mailbox is to find The Fourth R there.

I find The Fourth R stimulating and often eye-opening. I admire the courage of theologians who deal with the findings of biblical studies and also try to reshape Christianity in light of the global community and of natural science…

I really enjoy [The Fourth R] and usually read it cover to cover—it is one of the best benefits of membership.

As retired clergy this is a very good way of keeping up with current scholarship in the field of the Christian Scriptures.

My wife and I usually read an article aloud to one another with our morning coffee.

Along with “Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmetic,” Religion is the fourth “R” of basic literacy. First published in 1987, The Fourth R shares the latest thinking from religion scholars and writers—in non-technical language aimed at a general audience. Annual subscription to six issues of The Fourth R is included in Westar membership.

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What’s in the Current Issue?

Editorial – How is it with you? By Art Dewey

Jesus Died for My Sins – “Getting Right with God in the Light of the Letter to the Hebrews” by Douglas Griffin

Learning from Africans How to Read the Parables of Jesus – Glenna S. Jackson

Republican Jesus – “How the Right Has Rewritten the Gospels” By Tony Keddie

An Interview with the Author by Steve Watkins

Crucifixion, Resurrection, and George Floyd by Bernard Brandon Scott

Book Review – “Credit and Faith” By Philip Goodchild

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In a recent membership survey, respondents rated The Fourth R as the top benefit of Westar membership.