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Can I Say This At Church Podcast

Nov 8, 2018

Thanksgiving is a beautiful month for Gratitude and what better way to talk about it than with intention and purpose. I hope you'll enjoy this special re-release of "Grateful" with Dr. Diana Butler Bass.

Four out of five Americans have said that they feel gratitude in their daily lives, but this seems to be at odds with the discontent that permeates modern society.

How do we navigate the chasm between our desire to be grateful and our ability to behave gratefully—a divide that influences our understanding of morality, worship, and institutional religion itself. Join in this week as I discuss gratitude and an economy of grace and love with Dr. Diana Butler Bass.

Guest Bio:

Diana Butler Bass is the author of eight books on American religion, including Christianity After ReligionChristianity for the Rest of Us, and A People's History of Christianity. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Duke University, has taught at the college and graduate level, and is currently an independent scholar. She was a columnist for the New York Times Syndicate, and blogs for the Huffington Post and the Washington Post on issues of religion, spirituality, and culture. Bass is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges and universities, and churches across North America. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Connect with Diana at her website is, she can be followed on Twitter at @dianabutlerbass, and Facebook at

Special Music for this episode was provided by The Lowly Heirs. The band was formed in 2017 with the desire to worship God and bring hope of the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. Their debut EP just dropped so go out and get it; it's very good. Links for their music below!

Tracks in episode include: I Will, May I Run, Informal Exchange

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