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March 28, 2012
Being good doesn’t make you free. The Truth makes you free.
Nadia sermon new people 1 <--------Click here to listen along. Sermons are a spoken...
March 27, 2012
Stations of the Cross 2010 – Made Entirely From News Photos of the Haiti Earthquake
As we approach Holy Week, I want to share some of the things we've tried...
March 22, 2012
The Spiritual Practice of Saying “Yes!”
Yesterday I wrote a blog post about the spiritual practice of saying "no". I stand...
March 21, 2012
The Spiritual Practice of Saying “No”. (sisters, take note)
I've had the weirdest thing happen recently. People have thanked me for saying no to...
March 08, 2012
Sermon on Losing Your Life and How Jesus Isn’t Your Magical Puppy
Sermon Mark 8:31-37 <-------Click here to listen along. Sermons are a spoken form...
March 06, 2012
Gorgeous photo from last Sunday’s liturgy
The 2nd Sunday of Lent. House for All Sinners and Saints.
March 06, 2012
the nonsense comments on the CNN post about me and 4 other women in religion
Yesterday I was featured on the CNN website along with 4 other women in...
March 05, 2012
Sermon on the Transfiguration and How Seminary is Like Hogwarts
Transfiguration sermon 2-19-12 <----click to listen along! My friends joke about how useless a Masters...
March 02, 2012
I've discovered a new blog. Steampunk Theology. Awesome.
February 25, 2012
House for All Sinners and Saints’ 40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent
House for All Sinners and Saints’ 40 ideas for keeping a holy Lent www.houseforall.org Day...
February 23, 2012
Why I love Ash Wednesday and Lent part 2: Death
In the rest of our lives it seems that we are consumed by the...
February 22, 2012
Why I Love Lent: Sin Is One Of My Favorite Things To Talk About
Ash Wednesday is my favorite day of the church year and Lent is my favorite...
February 15, 2012
My testimony at the Colorado Senate Judiciary hearing on civil unions
I was asked by the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado to testify in front of the senate...
February 13, 2012
Apparently HFASS is an example of the horrible things that go wrong when women become pastors
Yesterday afternoon I received an email from a friend of a friend who said that...
February 11, 2012
Sermon on Jesus’ Dream Team: Rank Fishermen, Demoniacs and Sick Old Ladies
Click on link below to hear audio: Sermon on Jesus' Dream Team: rank fishermen,...
February 03, 2012
I love Jesus, But I Swear a Little: An Open Invitation to Unfriend Me on Facebook, Stop Following Me on Twitter and Discontinue Reading My Blog if You Need To.
If you are a Christian who takes offense at swear words or believes for some...
January 30, 2012
Whose Church Is This? Mine, Yours, Theirs, or God’s?
House for all Sinners and Saints, the congregation I serve in Denver, Colorado, started with...
January 26, 2012
Are Gen Xers: the New Baby Boomers?
I recently realized that someday I too will be a baby boomer. It’s not that...
January 21, 2012
Liturgical Naming Rite for a Transgender Church Member
This week one of my parishioners, Asher O'Callaghan wrote a post for the Fund for...
January 19, 2012
Book Review: Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit by Paula Huston
Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit by Paula Huston (Ave Maria...
January 16, 2012
Sermon on Psalm 139 and the Spirituality of Having a Human Body.
This week a video went viral on the Internet. Not some cloyingly cute thing with...
January 13, 2012
Why I hate Religion, But Love Jesus – A Response
;v=1IAhDGYlpqY This video went viral this week and I've been asked by the ELCA office...
January 13, 2012
Tuesday morning as we walked out of a meeting at Augustana Lutheran Church, I turned...
January 09, 2012
Wild Beasts and Sheet Cake: A Sermon for Baptism of Our Lord
Mark 1:4-13 4John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance...
January 06, 2012
The Problem With Pews
For the first 1,300 + years of the church there was no seating in churches. ...
January 04, 2012
What should we do with dying urban churches?
This last week I briefly visited a mainline church in the neighborhood House for All...
December 29, 2011
I’m a church socialist. There. I said it.
Recently I was helping a synod in the ELCA (my denomination) undergo an evaluation of...
December 27, 2011
20 years without a drink. It’s personal.
Yesterday marked 20 years of being clean and sober. It also marked 20 years without...
December 20, 2011
“So, are you ready for Christmas?”
Something I wrote in December 2007 when House for All Sinners and Saints was 8...
December 19, 2011
Sermon on Mary
I have this memory from when I was 12 years old of going to a...
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