The Praxis Forum


Media, Updates, and Resources

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Hear live interviews from our semi-annual meetings. Discussions with guest speakers, scholars, and attendees. 


Longer-form interviews with our scholars as well as others in the field of Religion. 


From overview videos of our mission, to snapshots of the various issues we cover, our roster of videos are both informational and educational. 


Westar authors are currently published under the Cascade imprint of Wipf & Stock Publishing, with previous titles archived under Polebridge Press.

Resources for Lent and Easter

As part of the Westar Institute, Praxis in part seeks to bridge the gap between religious scholarship and culture. To that end, we've put together a list of resources for those preaching, teaching, leading -- or just wanting deeper exposition -- during the season of Lent and Easter. Our list includes some brand-new material as well as past books, articles, blog posts, audio, and more to help people think critically about the historicity and meaning of the Passion narrative. We hope this list will be helpful!

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alexis waggoner
Much ado about the Resurrection

Westar has a lot of wonderful resources aimed at the life of Jesus, the movement he started, his death, and the ideas surrounding his resurrection. We’ve made a compilation of various resources available specifically for Lent and Easter. As part of that, I wanted to reflect on these concepts from the perspective of a working preacher. In addition to my role at Westar, I am also a Minister and Chaplain and although I don’t preach every Sunday I’m in the pulpit enough that I frequently find myself wondering how to best portray the events and theology around Jesus’ death and resurrection. 

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alexis waggoner