For many years we have been observing a shift in why people connect to religious spaces and how they live their faith. In her wise and influential book, Christianity After Religion (2012), author and historian Dr. Diana Butler Bass explored the changes in "belief, behavior and belonging" as a framework for understanding these changes.
Today, nearly ten years after that book was published, we've invited her to share what's happened AFTER Christianity After Religion in demographics, theology, and the emerging shape of Christianity -- and reflect upon her decade of pursuing the central questions presented in the book. In this lecture series, join Diana as she goes back to the future of Christianity, revisiting trends of the last ten years as well as looking at surprises along the way, opening our imaginations toward hope and joy in living through a time of dramatic change.
What People Said...
"These three sessions were incredible in helping me understand what is happening not just in the church, but in the world. I'm so grateful I was able to be a part of this."
- Susan Manchin
"If you are a member of a church and want to understand why so much is changing...and what to do about it...Diana helps you figure out your next steps forward. SO GOOD!"
- Jonathan Wilson
"Diana is one of our wisest voices as a historian and a visionary. I love every time I am able to learn from her. We all need to hear what she has to say in this series."
- Deborah Messer
Diana Butler Bass (Ph.D. Duke University) is an award-winning author and internationally known public speaker and thought leader on issues of spirituality, religion, culture, and politics. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, CBS, and FOX, has been interviewed on numerous radio programs, including shows on NPR, CBC, and Sirius XM, and has work featured in numerous print and online newspapers and magazines including Time, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times. From 1995-2000, she wrote a weekly column for the New York Times Syndicate. She was a founding blogger for both Beliefnet and Huffington Post religion. Her bylines include the Washington Post and Atlantic.com. She has preached and taught in hundreds of church, college, and conference venues in North America and beyond. Diana is the author of ten books, the most recent being Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks in which she offers suggestions for reclaiming gratitude that can lead to greater connection with God, our loved ones, our world, and even our souls.
You can follow her online at www.dianabutlerbass.com, her public author page on Facebook, and on Twitter @dianabutlerbass.