Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber to Speak at 2014 Spring Conference
Posted: December 17th, 2013
CTS is proud to announce Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber as the featured speaker at our 2014 Spring Conference. Rev. Bolz-Weber will speak on the theme, "You are Welcome; Now What?"
Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of the NYTimes bestseller, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (Jerico Books, 2013) and blogs at www.sarcasticlutheran.com and Jim Wallis' www.Godspolitics.com. Her writings can be found in the Christian Century, The Lutheran Magazine and Patheos.com. She may be a leading voice in the Emerging Church but 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.
What people are saying about the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber…
"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."
- Phylis 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