2014 Spring Lecture - May 16-17
(registration begins March 1st for our sponsors and
April 1st for general registration)
Diana Butler Bass
She is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of eight books including Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening,
forthcoming from HarperOne in February 2012. Her other books include A People's History of Christianity: the Other Side of the Story (HarperOne, 2009), nominated for a Library of Virginia literary award and the best-selling Christianity for the Rest of Us (2006) which was named as one of the best religion books of the year by Publishers Weekly and was featured in a cover story in USA TODAY.
Exploring Christianity AFTER Religion
What happens to faith when "religion" becomes a bad word? When there are more unaffiliated Americans than there are Roman Catholics, mainline Protestants or evangelical Protestants? Everything changes, that's what happens. Join Diana Butler Bass, author of "Christianity After Religion," for a weekend of thinking about the world outside of church, looking at trends and topics that are influencing our own spiritual lives and our communities of faith.
Friday night: The "Nones" and the Nuns: Getting On and Off the Faith Bus.
In this lecture, Diana unpacks movements and trends in American religion, with an eye toward how these trends play themselves out in our lives, churches, and society. We'll particularly explore trends among younger American adults toward leaving church and the growth of religious pluralism.
Saturday: Embracing Spiritual Awakening
Diana presents two lectures and conversation time exploring the possibility of being spiritual and religious. By engaging themes of experience and questions emerging from patterns of belief, practice and community, we will delve into what it means to be a Christian in today's world.
Amazon book list - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_12/189-8174246-5423962?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=diana+butler+bass&sprefix=diana+butler%2Cstripbooks%2C213
Diana Butler Bass Video clip -
NEW GENESIS PROJECT LAUNCHED
Mountain Top Lectures will soon begin offering free access to a resource library of DVD 's and CD's to registered groups to help facilitate local discussion of topics on religion and spirituality.
This program will be available only to registered groups under the Genesis Project guidelines. The only cost to the group will be the cost of return postage to material back to the Genesis Project. The Genesis Project will pay for the outbound postage.
If you have DVD's or CD's that you would like to donate to this program we would be grateful and promise to be good stewards of your gift.
To participate in this program you must register your group. Please click on this link to download the Registration Form. You need to complete and sign the form and mail to us.
Review the current list of resource materials available through the Genesis Project
After your group has registered and you may order materials from our resource library.
To order material, please submit a Genesis Project Material Request Form.