Welcome back to the Crown & Anchor, Greyhounds! In this episode Christian and Brett have a conversation with scholar and theologian Diana Butler Bass.
Welcome back to the Crown & Anchor, Greyhounds! In this episode Christian and Brett have a conversation with Diana Butler Bass.
Diana Butler Bass is an independent scholar with a specialty in American ecclesiastical history who writes on American religion and culture. She is the author of eleven books, many of which have won research or writing awards.
As an award-winning author, popular speaker, inspiring preacher, and one of America’s most sought-after commentators on religion and contemporary spirituality, Dr. Butler Bass' work has appeared in many prominent publications and media outlets including: The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The Atlantic, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR, TIME, the Rolling Stone, and honestly, pretty much everywhere else too.
We have been fans of Dr. Bass' work for years, and were excited to learn that she was a fellow Ted Lasso fan when we read a Ted Lasso essay she published in her online newsletter, The Cottage. In this particular reflection she wrote about how her favorite character in Ted Lasso is the "Believe Sign," which is linked in the show notes on our website.
We chatted about hope, belief, community, found family, and whether it's possible to tape our beliefs back together after they are ripped apart. The conversation doesn't get too "churchy," but we do go deep on the inherent spirituality that manifests in a community and shared meaning and purpose. It's a wonderful conversation, and we hope y'all enjoy the episode!
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