Known for her bold take on religion and radical honesty, Bolz-Weber is the founder of the House for All Sinners and Saints congregation in Denver, Colorado. She's also a best selling author. Her books include, "Shameless: A Sexual Reformation," "Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People," and "Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint."
Bolz-Weber joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to talk about how she thinks the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Americans think about religion, as well as what she looks for in a sermon.
"I want a sermon that speaks to the truth of the human experience really deeply and then says something about the divine that allows us to live another day, to breathe more deeply," she said.
Interview with writer and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber and Dean Nelson. Nadia Bolz-Weber is an ordained Lutheran Pastor, founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver, Colorado, and the author of three NYT bestselling memoirs: Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith Of A Sinner & Saint, Accidental Saints: Finding God In All The Wrong People, and SHAMELESS: A Sexual Reformation. Date | Tuesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. Location | Brown Chapel, Point Loma Nazarene UniversityWriter’s Symposium by the Sea is an annual event that brings interviews with innovative creators, life stories, examples of great writing, and evocative conversation to Point Loma Nazarene University that inspire readers and writers alike. The 2022 Writer's Symposium by the Sea will also feature Cornel West (February 25) and David Brooks (February 23). For more info, visit pointloma.edu/2022writers.
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