Tag Archives: Diana Butler Bass
The future of Christianity matters little if there are no human beings. Continue Reading A Healthy Church Needs a Healthy Planet
Grace reminds us that every good thing is a gift. Continue Reading Sharing God’s Grace
Somehow staying Christian is about staying in and with and through Jesus. Jesus has everything to do with it. Continue Reading Seeing Jesus Again
COVID-19 forced Jesus out of the cathedral into the world, reminding Christians that church is not a building. Continue Reading What Does It Mean to Set Jesus Free?
We need to allow the church to become a movement again. Continue Reading A Movement of Inclusion
How can we envision a new world when we have never fallen away from the old? Continue Reading Change Is Never Comfortable
Friendship is an eternal circle, the ceaseless reaching toward one another that strengthens us and gives us joy. Continue Reading Can We Be “Friends” with God?
Action and Contemplation: Part Three A Practical Twofold Process Wednesday, January 22, 2020 As in the early church, the desert Christians were deeply committed to Jesus’ teachings and lived practice. Their chosen solitude and silence were not anti-social but a way to become better at seeing clearly and at loving deeply. Withdrawal was for the sake of… Continue Reading A Practical Twofold Process
Following Jesus People of the Way Monday, January 21, 2019 Church historian Diana Butler Bass has brought new light to forgotten or misconstrued elements of Christianity. Today I share some of her research on what early Christians thought it meant to follow Jesus: Throughout the first five centuries people understood Christianity primarily as a way… Continue Reading People of the Way