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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.


Originally aired about 3 years ago.

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