01/07 An Author Event featuring David Dark


Author David Dark is bringing his newest title, Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious, to Knoxville, and you’re not going to want to miss this! The event will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2023 @ 5 pm. A meet & greet will follow the reading.

While this is a free event, we ask that you register at this link.

About the Author:

David Dark is an American writer and public intellectual. A frequent speaker and podcast guest, he is the author of several books, including The Sacredness of Questioning Everything; Everyday Apocalypse, The Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons; and The Possibility of America. His writing has appeared in America magazine, The Christian Century, The Other Journal, Sojourners, and Religion News Service. Dark teaches at the Tennessee Prison for Women, Charles Bass Correctional Facility, and Belmont University in the College of Theology. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, singer-songwriter Sarah Masen.


About the Book:

We can't just be done with religion, argues David Dark. The fact of religion is the fact of us. Religion is the witness of everything we're up to--for better or worse.

David Dark is one of today's most respected thinkers, public intellectuals, and cultural critics at the intersection of faith and culture. Since its original release, Dark's Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious has become essential reading for those engaged in the conversation on religion in contemporary American society. Now, Dark returns to his classic text and offers us a revised, expanded, and reframed edition that reflects a more expansive understanding, employs inclusive language, and tackles the most pressing issues of the day.

With the same keen powers of cultural observation, candor, and wit his readers have come to know and love, Dark weaves in current themes around the pandemic and vaccine responses, Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements, Critical Race Theory, and more. By looking intentionally at our weird religious background (we all have one), he helps us acknowledge the content of our everyday existence--the good, the bad, and the glaringly inconsistent. When we make peace with the idea of being religious, we can more practically envision an undivided life.


Event date: 
Saturday, January 7, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Event address: 
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious: Reframed and Expanded By David Dark Cover Image
ISBN: 9781506481661
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Published: Broadleaf Books - December 13th, 2022