Morning session - Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice in Tough Times
Topic: What's Gratitude Got To Do With It?
Afternoon session - Gratitude and the New Testament: A Surprising Vision
Dr. Butler Bass has authored many influential and poignant books on how to seek an authentic renewal of the practice of Christian faith and community. No matter what the future of UMC will look like, such a future has to come as the birth of a new spiritual awakening and practice as a Jesus movement. Time with Dr. Butler Bass will create an opening where we can prayerfully and practically engage in how we can usher in such future of God in our midst. Clergy and church leaders are encouraged to attend. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
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
She has preached and taught in hundreds of church, college, and conference venues in North America and beyond.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Diana Butler Bass was raised in Scottsdale, AZ, and loves Santa Barbara, CA, as her “soul” hometown. She lives in Alexandria, VA, with her husband, Richard Bass, and their dog, Rowan. These days, she balances travel (which she loves) with her concerns for Virginia politics, a passion for environmental issues, supporting local farms, reading poetry, cooking, gardening, Washington Nationals baseball, and Duke basketball.
You can follow her online at www.dianabutlerbass.com
, her public author page on Facebook
, and on Twitter @dianabutlerbass.