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Nadia Bolz-Weber installed as ELCA's first pastor of public witness
by Emily McFarlan Miller
Matt talks to Nadia Bolz-Weber, pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, about preaching to oneself to benefit others, certitude’s roots in fear, and balancing authenticity with orthodoxy.
Readers who found Pastrix to be a long, cool drink will find more refreshment here. Those who have tired of Nadia Bolz-Weber's cranky schtick will tire of it here as well.
reviewed by Valerie Weaver-Zercher
In The Deconstructed Church, Gerardo Marti and Gladys Ganiel give us a comprehensive and revealing ethnographic study of the worldwide phenomenon known as the emerging Christian movement.
reviewed by William H. Willimon
selected by Ayanna Johnson Watkins
Some church planters refer to denominations as "widget factories." A big cultural commute exists between fledgling communities and church hierarchies.
by Carol Howard Merritt
I was at a youth retreat and a senior in high school asked me, “Who are your inspirations when it comes to public speaking?"
By David Heim
Wild Goose was a weekend of
fun and free spirits, as amateur musicians circled up to play, local beer
flowed, Frisbees soared and people lingered around
campfires. It was also punctuated by moments of intense reflection.