June 20, 2016

Click above to listen along. If you can’t see the audio player above, click here to listen to the audio.  A reading from Beyonce’s visual album, Lemonade: “How are we supposed to lead our children to the future? How do we lead them? Love. L.o.v.e. love. Halleluia, thank you Jesus. I just love the Lord. That’s all I got. period. When your back is against the wall and the wall is against your back who you call? Who you call?… Read more

May 17, 2016

(click above to listen along) When my big sister was 6 she prayed and prayed every night for a baby sister. My mother Peggy had what is called RH factor , which there was no treatment for in the 60’s like there is now. Her blood created anti-bodies against the blood of her babies and it grew worse with each subsequent pregnancy. Peggy had beat the odds with 2 healthy babies and was told she could not have another –… Read more

April 30, 2016

    (click above to listen along) Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called “life”. We are gathered here today to seek the voice of our God – to fill our ears with the sounds of praise and petition, to say to one another that you are forgiven, to listen to the Word of God. Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to baptize our hearts and minds so that we no longer call… Read more

April 14, 2016

(Click above to listen along…sermons are spoken events!) “She crashed into the Easter Mass with her hair done up in broken glass. She was limping left on broken heels. When she said, ‘Father can I tell your congregation how a resurrection really feels?” These lyrics from the band The Hold Steady are among my favorite of all time. They’ve rolled through my head all week as I thought about resurrection and conversion. I kept thinking about how sometimes born again… Read more

March 30, 2016

(click above to listen along) Yoga class About 4 months ago I stopped doing Crossfit and started doing yoga in what basically amounts to the world’s most uninteresting mid-life crisis. And I’m not even very good at Yoga. You can tell because just saying “I’m not good at yoga” tells you I don’t “get” yoga. But I know I’m not good because I can see the women next to me who are all bendy and peaceful and compared to them,… Read more

March 11, 2016

(Click above to listen to the preached sermon. If you can’t see the audio player, click here to open it in a separate window to listen.) Many of you know that when I’m asked by my seatmate on an airplane what it is I do for a living, I’ve been know to say, “Um, ….I work for a non-profit?”. Because when I say “I am a pastor” then I have to sit through whatever reaction they have. I’m used to people… Read more

February 9, 2016

On the day before Fat Tuesday, 2014, I stood in a small restaurant on Denver’s tree-lined Sixth Avenue, looking hungrily at the food set out for Billy’s memorial service. The locally owned restaurant, Satchel’s on 6th, had the simple, clean look of a place owned and run by foodies. I was famished, and the chocolates and flatbreads looked amazing, but no one else was eating. It’s not that uncommon—people usually don’t feel hungry at a funeral; or maybe they do… Read more

January 27, 2016

(click above to listen to this sermon being preached) A few years ago I was interviewed for a local glossy magazine – you know, the kind that has a lot of ads for things I don’t care about – like, luxury watches. Anyhow, in the interview what I had actually said was “At House for All Sinners and Saints, the different parts of the liturgy are led by whoever feels like it that week” but what they printed was “At… Read more

December 30, 2015

  (click above to listen along) Many of you know that 6 young clergy women from all over the country came to Denver Sunday to spend a couple days together. I sort of arraigned a last-minute urban retreat for the 7 of us and so in the midst of Advent, when they couldn’t really afford to leave their lives, they all made haste to Denver because they also couldn’t afford not to. We needed each other. We needed to not… Read more

December 8, 2015

This is a sermon that should be heard if at all possible and not just read. Click above to listen along.  I was speaking somewhere in the Midwest earlier this year when a middle-school kid raised their hand during a Q & A. I called on her and in her anxious bravery she asked “Pastor Nadia, what advice do you have for someone my age who might be bullied and not have many friends and is maybe someone who other kids make… Read more

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