diana butler bass

The building was both empty and full at the same time, inviting all seekers to come and sit and listen. Surely, if God spoke, God spoke within these walls.
Diana Butler Bass' new book explores finding God in the physical world.
What good is God-in-Heaven when the problems are here? Why won't a benevolent God stop human suffering and fix everything? Where is that God, the one who is supposed to love and care?
How we have declined from honoring the LGBT heroes of September 11 for their courage and sacrifice, to this 9/11 anniversary when anti-LGBT fear is being manipulated by calls for so-called "Religious Liberty" is the book that cries out for someone to write.
In terms of God's justice, we may have moved too slow and too late but we kept moving. And it's taken us nearly 40 years. Forty years of steps forward and steps back. But we've kept on moving ... and after nearly 40 years in the wilderness I do believe we can see the Promised Land of full inclusion on the horizon.
Several years ago it dawned on me that most all of my spiritual heroes are unabashedly ecumenical. If you read their writings, you'll find themes of radical inclusivity, radical compassion, and radical identification.
Sojourners, a national Christian organization, is celebrating more than 40 years of faith in action for social justice.
It's time for those of us in the Christian Church to exercise our imagination and boldly step off of the sidewalk to a place of imagination and limitless possibilities, a place outside the well defined boxes we expect to find -- beyond the solid footing of the known and into the sometimes shifting sands of the unknown.
The struggle for me during these times is how to not treat such times as some voyeuristic movie experience that can be paused or halted by powering down my device, but instead find a healthy way to participate in the healing and support.
Diana delves into the roots of the crisis that churches of all kinds are facing, causes ranging from 9/11 and religious violence to the abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.