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 a post called “5 Women in Religion to Watch” I am usually not a big comment reader.  I read them here on Sarcastic Lutheran, but when I write for God’s Politics or when an interview with me is published on-line [Read More...]

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 of Divinity is outside the church.  How having a degree from seminary is basically like having a degree from Hogwarts.  Knowing all about the magic is just not that useful outside the “wizarding world”. This was confirmed for me this [Read More...]

Steampunk Theology


I’ve discovered a new blog. Steampunk Theology. Awesome. [Read more...]

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 Day 1: Pray for your enemies Day 2: Walk, carpool, bike or bus it. Day 3: Don’t turn on the car radio Day 4: Give $20 to a non-profit of your choosing (Sunday) Day 5: Take 5 minutes of silence at [Read More...]

Why I love Ash Wednesday and Lent part 2: Death


  In the rest of our lives it seems that we are consumed by the hopeless project of ensuring our own immortality.  As though we can live forever or fend off the insult of aging with the right combination of exercise, diet, self-care and if we can afford it, elective surgery.  Face creams, hair die, [Read More...]

Why I love Ash Wednesday and Lent Part 1: Sin


Ash Wednesday is my favorite day of the church year and Lent is my favorite season.  Our culture has quite ruined Christmas and Easter with Santa and the Easter bunny and all the grotesque consumerism and made for TV specials behind all of it. But oddly nobody waits every year to watch the Ash Wednesday [Read More...]

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 judiciary committee on the issue of civil unions for GLBTQ couples.  Here it is. Thank you Madam Chair and members of the committee. My name is Pastor Nadia Bolz-weber.  I am ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and [Read More...]

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 my name and church are being tossed around by some LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod – they don’t ordain women) types (again) as an example of all the horrible things that go wrong when women become pastors. Apparently  there are some [Read More...]

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, demoniacs and sick old ladies Mark 1:29-34a 29As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her [Read More...]

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 reason that clergy should never be cranky or irritated, then I am not the person for you to follow.  It’s ok.  You don’t actually need me. The entire publishing arm of the Christian Industrial Complex (I believe my friend Shane [Read More...]