The popular religious writer, who died this weekend, is being remembered for the light she brought to the world.
Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s project sought to transform purity rings — symbols of a patriarchal theology that she believes has harmed women.
Christian author Nadia Bolz-Weber plans to create something beautiful out of the rings once used to pledge abstinence.
Most Christians claim that Jesus cannot be both sinner and savior. Yet when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, Luke tells us plainly that this baptism was for "repentance for the forgiveness of sins." Why would someone without sin undergo a baptism of repentance?
"We connect to each other and to God through our shared brokenness."
The most recent Pew forum study, which show that numbers of people identifying with any brand of Christianity is still in decline, should surprise no one.
While I agree there's a social maturity required in expressing irreverence through appropriate channels, the Church is missing out on a deep authenticity of the human experience if we continue to fear irreverence, instead of finding beauty in it.
In my experiences within both conservative and progressive Christian circles, there seems to be a kind of mutual playing in the politics of fear with regard to the other.
Pastors of churches from several denominations and from 50 states signed the message. The group, including representatives