Idea for Maundy Thursday

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The ordo for Maundy Thursday is traditionally all mixed up…we start with the sermon. Here’s an idea for the reading of the texts (in parts) for Maundy Thursday which incorporates them into the foot washing and Eucharist *Opening Song *Sermon *Confession and Absolution *Peace *Prayer of the Day *Greeting *Psalm *Gospel acclamation The Holy Gospel [Read More...]

Being good doesn’t make you free. The Truth makes you free.

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  Nadia sermon new people 1 <——–Click here to listen along.  Sermons are a spoken art form! John 3 16For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. 17Indeed, God did not send the Son into the [Read More...]

Stations of the Cross 2010 – Made Entirely From News Photos of the Haiti Earthquake

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As we approach Holy Week, I want to share some of the things we’ve tried at church.  the following is a very simple idea: In 2010 House for All Sinners and Saints made a set of the Stations of the Cross out of news photos of the Haiti Earthquake.           All [Read More...]

The Spiritual Practice of Saying “Yes!”

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Yesterday I wrote a blog post about the spiritual practice of saying “no”.  I stand behind the suggestion that there is value in discerning what is ours to do and what is not ours to do and that a growing self-awareness around why we say yes or no is a good thing. The other side [Read More...]

The Spiritual Practice of Saying “No”. (sisters, take note)

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I’ve had the weirdest thing happen recently.  People have thanked me for saying no to them. Let me explain: A couple years ago I returned every email and FB message from strangers and seminary students and desperate pastors.  All of them. I wanted to be like my friend Phyllis Tickle: gracious and accessible. But I’m [Read More...]

Sermon on Losing Your Life and How Jesus Isn’t Your Magical Puppy

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    Sermon Mark 8:31-37 <——-Click here to listen along.  Sermons are a spoken form of communication! 31Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all [Read More...]

Gorgeous photo from last Sunday’s liturgy

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The 2nd Sunday of Lent. House for All Sinners and Saints. [Read more...]

the nonsense comments on the CNN post about me and 4 other women in religion

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  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

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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

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


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