2017 Fall Lecture Weekend: Diana Butler Bass
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Diana Butler Bass

November 4th and 5th, 2017


In Partnership with Canterbury United Methodist Church
350 Overbrook Road
Mountain Brook, AL

In Partnership with Canterbury United Methodist Church, we will present Diana Butler Bass with three lectures on Saturday November 4th, 2017.

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Saturday November 4th, 2017 @ Canterbury United Methodist Church

"We are engaged in a profound conflict regarding religion," claims Diana Butler Bass, "not between conservatives and liberals. But between those nostalgic for an older structure of theology and those open to the possibility of a deep restructuring of faith."  In this year's SPAFER lectures, she explores the shift away from vertical and hierarchal religion toward emerging forms of faith found on the horizons of spiritual experience. The most provocative and radical thing imaginable is the proclamation: God is with Us, All of Us.  Here. Now.  In the worlds of nature and neighbor.  In these difficult days, where we locate sacredness might well be our salvation. 

The day will be based on her recent award-winning book, GROUNDED: FINDING GOD IN THE WORLD and offer a preview of her upcoming book (April 2018), GRATEFUL: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF GIVING THANKS.

Lecture 1:  Good-bye God-in-Heaven  --  9:00  AM Saturday Morning

Lecture 2:  An Alternative Architecture  --  11:00 AM Saturday Morning
Lunch at the Church  --  included in your ticket price  -- 12:30 PM

Lecture 3:  The Radical Way of Gratitude  -- 1:30  PM Saturday afternoon
Sunday November 5th, 2017 @ Canterbury United Methodist Church
9:15 AM  Lecture  -  Grounded: Finding God in Nature and the World - A Spiritual Revolution

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