Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Meet the Preacher: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints a Lutheran emerging church in Denver Colorado that describes itself as a group of folks figuring out how to be a liturgical, Christo-centric, social justice oriented, queer inclusive, incarnational, contemplative, irreverent, ancient - future church with a progressive but deeply rooted theological imagination. She is author of an entertaining but not terribly important book called Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008) a slightly snarky theological and cultural commentary based on her experience of watching 24 consecutive hours of Trinity Broadcasting Network. This book is mostly famous for giving prosperity gospel preacher Joel Osteen the nickname"McPreachy". Nadia blogs at Sarcastic Lutheran and at Jim Wallis' God's Politics blog. Her writings can be found in the Christian Century, The Lutheran and Patheos.com. Nobody really believes she’s an ordained pastor in the ELCA. Maybe it’s the sleeve tattoos or the fact that she swears like a truck driver. Either way…she’s fine with it. Nadia lives in Denver with her family of 4 where she can be found writing bios in the third person and chasing chickens around the back yard with her kids.