Sermon on Baptism, Belovedness, and how God is Like a Duped Teacher

By Daniel Bonnell

Click here to listen along (the meaning of the words is clearer when heard and not read.) —>Untitled – 1_13_14, 9.13 AMnbw extra copy 13Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come [Read More...]

My 2014 Speaking Schedule

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2014 BLOG SCHEDULE DATE EVENT LOCATION URL January 3-4 NEOSLYO Winter Gathering Holiday Inn, Independence, Ohio http://www.neos-elca.org/lyo/lyo.htm January 22 Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber to speak in Cedar Falls St. John Lutheran, 715 College St., Cedar Falls, Iowa http://stjohncf.org/ February 10 Keynote Speaker at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 789 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, North [Read More...]

Sermon on Secret Codes, Wibbly Wobbly Time and the O Antiphons

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2013-12-22 NBW HFASS Sermon 2<—-click here to listen along (this one makes more sense heard rather the read, trust me) Ok boys and girls, get super excited.  Because it’s time once again for Pastor Nadia’s super nerdy liturgical church history lesson. That’s right.  Tonight we are going to learn about what the church calls the [Read More...]

And a Soul Felt Its Worth: a Sermon on an Overlooked Miracle

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2013-12-8 NBW HFASS Sermon<—-click here to listen along!  In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, ‘Greetings, favoured one! [Read More...]

Sermon: Losers, Amish and the Reign of Christ

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Click here to listen along —-> 2013-11-24 nbw sermon 33When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[ 34Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing."]] And they cast lots to [Read More...]

Sermon for All Saints Sunday: Small Acts of Love

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Click here to listen along——-> 2013-11-3 NBW Sermon hfass 2-1 A stanza From the great hymn For All The Saints: O blest communion, fellowship divine! We feebly struggle, but they in glory shine; Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine. Alleluia, Alleluia!   So, I’m a sucker for a good saint and many [Read More...]

Reformation Day Sermon on How Jesus’ Teachings Should Come With a Warning Label

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2013-10-27 NBW HFASS Sermon 2 <—– click here to listen along. This week I began to think that Jesus’ teachings should really come with a warning label. Perhaps something like, Caution! Contents may cause extreme discomfort if actually ingested. See, in our Gospel for today, Luke tells us that this parable was told to some who [Read More...]

Pastrix (extended) book tour (and ham raffle)

Ok folks. Happy to announce that I will also be coming to LA, DC, NYC and Philly soon! Spread the word to anyone you know in these cities who might want to listen to me gab or maybe just win a cassette tape of The Ramones. October 29th 7p: LA area All Saints Church 132 [Read More...]

Thank You. (a sermon)

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2013-10-13 nbw HFASS sermon 2 <—–click here to listen along. This week one of you apologetically mentioned that you have been meaning to write me a thank-you note about something  – and given our Gospel reading about the grateful leper who came back and thanked Jesus, I began thinking about what a terrible thank-you note writer [Read More...]

a Sermon on Faith, Doubt, and Mustard Seed Necklaces

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2013-10-06 nbw hfass sermon 2 <—-click here to hear a real, live preacher. When I was a little girl, I was given a small necklace.  It was a Christian necklace, see, but it held, not a little gold cross or a silver Jesus fish symbol-thing. No.  Hanging from this gold chain was a small, clear, plastic [Read More...]


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