August 6, 2018

Britt Lectures 2019 (Hawaii District) @Honolulu

February 15, 2019 / February 18, 2019 -


Christ United Methodist Church

Lectures will explore the surprising complexity of thanksgiving, how we understand gratitude, how we
practice it, and why it is so important in these difficult days.


  • Fri, 2/15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm:  “The Gratitude Gap: Do We Really Understand Thanks?” followed by Q&A up to 9:30 pm
  • Sat, 2/16, 7:00 – 8:30 pm:  “The Balanced Life of Gratefulness: Discovering the Shape of Thanks” followed by Q&A up to 9:30 pm
  • Sun, 2/17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm:  “The Public Structure of Gratitude: Pyramid or Table?” followed by Q&A up to 9:30 pm
  • Ms. Diana Butler Bass will guest preach at First UMC (1020 S. Beretania St, Honolulu) at 10:00 am.
  • Mon, 2/18, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm:   “Jesus the Ingrate and Reading the Bible Through the Eyes of Thanks” Workshop

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the district office at (808) 536-1864.

About the Lecturer: Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass (Ph.D. Duke University) is an award-winning author and internationally known public speaker and thought leader on issues of spirituality, religion, culture, and politics. Diana is the author of ten books, the most recent being Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks in which she offers suggestions for reclaiming gratitude that can lead to greater connection with God, our loved ones, our world, and even our souls.

She regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues in the United States and internationally. Her bylines include The Washington Post, The New York Times Syndicate, and The Huffington Post. She has commented widely on religion, politics, and culture widely in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, NPR, Sirius XM, and CBC.