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Diana Butler Bass Shares How to Keep Teachings of Jesus Relevant Today; Moderated by The Reverend Robert Wright Lee IV

April 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Apr 20 | 8p | REGISTER FREE

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The award-winning author of Grateful goes beyond the culture wars to offer a refreshing take on the comprehensive, multi-faceted nature of Jesus, keeping  his teachings relevant and alive in our daily lives.

“How can you still be a Christian?” 

This is the most common question Diana Butler Bass is asked today. It is a question that many believers ponder as they wrestle with disappointment and disillusionment in their church and its leadership But while many Christians have left their churches, they cannot leave their faith behind.

In Freeing Jesus, Bass challenges the idea that Jesus can only be understood in static, one-dimensional ways and asks us to instead consider a life where Jesus grows with us and helps us through life’s challenges in several capacities: as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence.

Freeing Jesus is an invitation to leave the religious wars behind and rediscover Jesus in all his many manifestations, to experience Jesus beyond the narrow confines we have built around him. It renews our hope in faith and worship at a time when we need it most.


Diana Butler Bass (Ph.D., Duke) is an award-winning author of eleven books, popular speaker, inspiring preacher, and one of America’s most trusted commentators on religion and contemporary spirituality, especially where faith intersects with politics and culture.

Her bylines include The New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN.com, Atlantic.com, USA Today, Huffington Post, Christian Century, and Sojourners. She has commented in the media widely including on CBS, CNN, PBS, NPR, CBC, FOX, Sirius XM, TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and in multiple global news outlets.

Her website is dianabutlerbass.com and she can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She writes a twice-weekly newsletter – The Cottage – which can be found on Substack.


The Reverend Robert Wright Lee, IV (Rob) is an author, activist, commentator, and preacher. Lee is a native of Statesville, North Carolina and graduate of Duke University Divinity School in Durham. A nephew generations removed of General Robert E. Lee, Rob has been featured on many outlets including ABC’s the View, MTV, and NPR. He is the author of Stained-Glass MillennialsA Sin by Any Other Name and The Pulpit and the Paper. He has been engaged as an activist in the field of racial reconciliation. Lee, an ordained Cooperative Baptist Fellowship minister is presently serving as pastor of Unifour Church, an open and affirming community. Lee still lives in his hometown of Statesville, North Carolina with his wife Stephanie and his poodle Frank.