Telling Intelligent Truths About Ourselves
The Forum on Faith and Life presented Nadia Bolz-Weber, New York Times best-selling author, ELCA pastor, and Founder of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver.
Nadia Bolz-Weber is the author of two New York Times best-selling memoirs – Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint and Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. She is an ordained ELCA Lutheran pastor and is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colo. Nadia has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, CNN, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and The Atlantic.
"Nadia Bolz-Weber has probably done more than any other pastor in recent times to poke therapeutic fun at the misdemeanors and flaws of overly-churched Christianity and Christians. The passion behind her words, however, is as deeply pastoral as it is God-drenched and liberating ... thus the affection as well as the respect that attend her and her work wherever she goes."
– Phyllis Tickle author of The Great Emergence
"Unforgettable, hilarious, insightful, self-effacing, ironic, and Lutheran – not words that go together every day. Pierced and tattooed, theologically deep, a mom, a fire-and-Pentecost progressive preacher, a stand-up comic ... also an unlikely list of descriptors. A gifted writer, a liturgical acrobat, an honest and outspoken sinner-saint, the person you should invite to your next event where you need a deep, engaging, and surprising speaker – I could only be talking about Nadia Bolz-Weber."
– Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity
"Nadia Bolz-Weber is what you'd get if you mixed the DNA of Louis C.K., Joey Ramone and St. Paul. She is by far my favorite tatted-up, cranky pastor ever."
– A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically