Diana Butler Bass: The Romance of Faith

I am pleased to announce that Diana Butler Bass is coming to Naples, FL for a Valentine's weekend that participants will always remember - The Romance of Faith: Exploring New Ways of Thinking about Love, Faith, Spirituality and Theology. The event is hosted by the Naples United Church of Christ, and is open to all.  Please purchase your tickets soon to receive the early-bird pricing shown below. Friday, February 14 The God Who Woos: The Romance of Spirituality  8:00 p.m. – 9:30 Read More …

Most Popular Posts of 2012

In order, the five most popular posts made on sowhatfaith.com this year are Top Church Websites Review of Christianity After Religion The Future Church v.2020: 10 Shifts Football, Jesus, and Ninja Plate or Plate Free? So What? When I first started blogging, I paid a fair amount of attention to statistics related to readership.  More recently, I have gone months at a time without looking at any numbers.  If you are a regular reader, let me know if any of the posts on the top Read More …

Tomorrow’s Church

Diana Butler Bass, author of Christianity After Religion (read my review),  recently sat down with Chris Yaw (check out my conversation with Yaw on mainline decline) to discuss what the church of tomorrow will look like.  This fifty-five minute conversation is a rich resource for those who care about the church, and want to better understand what the church will look beyond an era dominated by conventional religion. She cites research that shows belief in God has fallen from 99% to 90% over Read More …

Restoring Hope

Diana Butler Bass, author of Christianity After Religion (my review), recently wrote a piece about hope in the fall 2012 edition of Reflections, a magazine of theological and ethical inquiry produced by Yale Divinity School.  She writes: I wonder if hope and courage will join hands to forge a new sense of the common good. But hope comes not through political campaigns. Rather, lasting hope will spring from a rebirth of courage in faith communities, when God’s people prophetically act on divine Read More …

Review of Christianity After Religion

Meet the Author Diana Butler Bass is "an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture."  Currently she serves as a Chabraja Fellow with the SeaburyNEXT project at Seabury Western Theological Seminary.  Additionally, she has taught at Westmont College, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Macalester College, Rhodes College, and the Virginia Theological Seminary. In the early years of this century she was the Project Director of a national Read More …