Season 2, Episode 1 – Diana Butler Bass on “Civility & Graciousness”
Join Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow as they welcome Diana Butler Bass, author of A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story. Also joining the GCR team is pastor Toby Brown.
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Some highlights from this episode:
0:10: Rev. Toby Brown shares about his experiences with civility and graciousness in online debate and dialogue.
6:13: Bruce introduces the theme of the episode and Diana Butler Bass, author of A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story
7:42: Part 1 of Bruce’s conversation with Diana Butler Bass: Agreeing with Glen Beck; Is civility really a good thing?; confronting anonymus criticism
24:41: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 1
40:47: Part 2 of Bruce’s conversation with Diana Butler Bass: Bass punching a man in a fight over pacifism; the difference between graciousness and civility; this is our nastiness
58:24: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 2
1:12:18: Promo of next weeks episode with Robert P. Jones to talk about immigration
Items mentioned in this episode:
Is Western Christianity Suffering From Spiritual Amnesia?
Sojourners’ “A Covenant for Civility”