20 Years since 9/11 – a retrospective and prospective

It’s hard to believe, but we’re coming up to the twentieth anniversary of a day that will never be forgotten by those who lived through it. My friends Tripp Fuller an Diana Butler Bass invited me to be part of a series of conversations about September 11, 2001, and what has happened over the twenty years since, leading up to January 6, 2021, another unforgettable day for many of us.

How has September 11 affected our Christian communities? What shadows did it reveal among some? What strengths did it evoke among others? What has happened to us in the years since?

Not only are we going to engage in retrospection, we are also going to engage in foresight too, asking ourselves what choices we face in this moment that will set our course going forward.

Here are some of our planned topics:

  • 20 Years of Religious Decline
  • The Rise of Authoritarianism
  • Repentance & Resistance
  • Inter-religious Learning
  • Theology & Spirituality in Times of Rupture
  • Christianity – Should I Stay or Should I Go?

You can learn more and sign up here:


It’s offered based on donations … we don’t want anyone to miss this because of funds. We hope you’ll invite some friends to participate.

Based on our planning and conversations so far, I think this is going to be truly extraordinary.

Here’s Diana and I discussing the event –

PS – after you register, be sure to enter your email here – https://kingsumo.com/g/p5iqot/oh-god-what-now-christianity-20-years-after-911/gjwjg2x