Here you’ll find a list of resources contributed by our scholars and staff, to facilitate thinking and discussion on culturally relevant issues.
Religion and Reproductive Rights
YouTube Video: Westar on the Issues: Abortion and the Bible with Rev. Lori Walke
Article: The Bible and Abortion
Scholar Q&A: Putting Clobber passages in their place
Blog post: What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
Blog post: What about Romans 1?
Article: Putting Paul in his place
Article: Homosexuality and the Bible by Walter Wink
Book: Family Empires, Roman and Christian by Susan “Elli” Elliott
Event topic (JSOR): Homosexuality and Marriage in the Bible
Lecture: The gay and lesbian issue, by John Shelby Spong
PowerPoint on the “Clobber Passages” and Queer Theory by Brandy Daniels
Webinar on Pride Month, Queer Theory, and the Bible
Paper on the Jesus Woman by Ally Kateusz
Immigration and Refugees
Live interview: Immigration and Scapegoating with James Carroll
Religion and Politics
Blog post: Thoughts on Westar, Politics, and Religion
Blog post: Questioning Beyond Ourselves
Blog post: Trumpism is a Wake-up Call to the Academy
Lecture: From Good News to Fake News
Live interview: The Political Jesus with Stephen Tickner
Shifting Religious Landscape
Live interview: Creating Safe Community Spaces with Sarah Morice Brubaker
Live interview: Religious Naturalism and the Future of God with Bart Campolo
Blog post: Religious Change Denial
Misappropriation of the Bible
Blog post: Romans 13 in our Time
Blog post: Biblical literalism and religious tribalism
Advent and Christmas
Article: Bamboozled by the Bible
Article: Does the Kingdom of God Need God?
Article Series: Who Owns the Holy Land?
Lecture Series: Births of Jesus and Other Sons of God
Lent and Easter
Blog post: Lent and Easter Resources