Thinking Out Loud

July 30, 2012

This Will Kickstart Your Week Like Nothing Else

Filed under: testimony — Tags: , , , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 6:00 am

Rachel Held Evans had this on her blog. I had to add it here. I don’t want to say too much, but I promise that you will have some kind of reaction to this.

The video is 21 minutes long. It features Nadia Bolz-Weber. She blogs at The Sarcastic Lutheran. Whatever you think, when you think ‘Lutheran,’ this isn’t it. Move over Garrison Keillor. Rev. Nadia is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. 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.

I link to lots of different video things in the course of a year, but I felt this one was seriously worth embedding here. You can let me know, or add your voice to the hundred at Rachel’s. We take you now to a Lutheran (ELCA) youth thing in New Orleans.


  1. I wish I could watch videos here. I’ll have a look at her blog.

    Comment by meetingintheclouds — July 30, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    • You really need to see this. Is there a public library somewhere near you?

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — July 30, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

      • My problem is that the video will play for about 5 seconds and then buffer(?) for about 20 seconds. Sometimes I can then play the whole thing through from the beginning, but sometimes it will do the same thing again. I decided to try this one. It took almost two hours to buffer(?) through while I was doing some other work, and then I was able to play it. I am not techno, but I’ve been told this is because I have a slow connection (ADSL 512kb).

        Interesting, but not one I would use. I was waiting for her to uphold the Lord Jesus, but she didn’t. The only praise seemed to be for the Lutheran Church. In fact, the inference seemed to be for people to go on sinning because God will use their sin. I can only hope that God will use her to reach others, but she doesn’t do anything for me.

        Comment by meetingintheclouds — August 1, 2012 @ 1:17 am

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  3. […] my other blog, Thinking Out Loud, you’ll find repeated references to Nadia Bolz-Weber — like this one — but we’ve never used here material here. Nadia, the founder and pastor of House for […]

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