2019 Britt Lectures
February 15-18, 2019;
Christ United Methodist Church
(1639 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu HI)
The Gratitude Gap: Do We Really Understand Thanks?
Fri 2/15: 7:00 - 8:30 pm; followed by q&a up to 9:30 pm
The Balanced Life of Gratefulness: Discovering the Shape of Thanks
Sat 2/16: 7:00 - 8:30 pm; followed by q&a up to 9:30 pm
The Public Structure of Gratitude: Pyramid or Table?
Sun 2/17: 7:00 - 8:30 pm; followed by q&a up to 9:30 pm
(Ms. Diana Butler Bass will guest preach at First UMC (1020 S. Beretania St, Honolulu) at 10:00 am).
Jesus the Ingrate and Reading the Bible Through the Eyes of Thanks
Mon 2/18: Three Hour Workshop from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Lecturer: Diana Butler Bass
Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture.
She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the award-winning author of ten books, including Grounded: Finding God in the World —A Spiritual Revolution (HarperOne, 2015), Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening(HarperOne, 2012) and Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith (HarperOne, 2006). Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks will be released by HarperOne on April 3, 2018.
She regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues in the United States and internationally. Her bylines include The Washington Post, The New York Times Syndicate, and The Huffington Post. She has commented widely on religion, politics, and culture widely in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, NPR, Sirius XM, and CBC.
Diana Butler Bass is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Wilbur Award, the Nautilus Gold Medal, the Book of the Year from Religion News Service, and the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History. She holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from The General Theological Seminary in New York. She also serves on the board of Public Religion Research and is an advisor on the project for a National Museum of American Religion in Washington, D.C.
Additionally, Dr. Butler Bass has taught at Westmont College, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Macalester College, Rhodes College, and the Virginia Theological Seminary in subjects ranging from church history and American religious history to religion and politics, religion and race, and congregational studies. From 2002 to 2006, she was the Project Director of a national Lilly Endowment-funded study of mainline Protestant vitality—a project featured in Newsweek, USA TODAY, and the Los Angeles Times.