Meaningless Church Jargon

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After my quiet time with the Lord, where I was bathing in prayer, God laid it on my heart to be a transformational leader by just loving up on my blog readers and offering them some ideas from my missional imagination. Earlier this morning, I saw a tweet from @JesusofNazareth316: Blessed are they who stop [Read More...]

Sermon on What We Think We Want

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2014-01-19 NBW HFASS Podcast – 1_21_14, 7.07 PM<—-click here to listen along One Saturday last month over a 12 hour period a group of us gathered to listen to the Gospels read aloud.  We sat in sofas in a warm renovated barn, busied our hands with eating, and knitting and whittling, and we took turns [Read More...]

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

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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...]


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