The House for All Saints and Sinners With Nadia Bolz Weber

Her frustrations with organized religion caused Nadia to create the kind of church that she wanted to attend. What started out as a living room congregation, eventually grew into the House for All Sinners and Saints.

In this episode, hear:

  • How and why Nadia started the House for All Sinners and Saints
  • Her experience being raised as a fundamentalist Christian
  • Dealing in an environment where you don’t fit in
  • The dissonance between what we’re told and what we experience
  • Choices we have in response to the circumstances of our lives
  • Nadia’s deep commitment to being as honest as she can 
  • The power of vulnerability and telling the truths about yourself
  • A recurring experience of death and resurrection 
  • Why we don’t learn and grow when life is free of problems
  • Learning how not to judge our suffering and how to release it
  • How to have authority in a community full of people suspicious of authority
  • The freedom in not being an idealist when it comes to humans
  • Personal transformations that have occurred within the House for All Sinners and Saints

Nadia Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran minister who founded and is the pastor at the House for All Sinners and Saints, a mission congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Denver, Colorado.

 

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