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Nadia Bolz-Weber

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"We Could Use Some Resurrection" with Nadia Bolz-Weber

The Evolving Faith Podcast

Nadia Bolz-Weber talks about how we’ve used the phrase “the Lord” in ways that often paint a very different picture than who Jesus was and is. She tells us that in the time that Jesus was on earth, “Lord” was a term used for Caesar. Lords were dictatorial and made people’s lives miserable. But Luke tells us of a different God entirely, God as baby, as friend, as Jesus. And Luke waits to call Jesus “Lord” until this story in Luke 7: The widow is leaving the city to go and bury her child. Jesus sees her and has compassion on her. In Greek, this term is more visceral—his guts turned, his insides lurched toward this woman in grief. Jesus is not the Lord of empire or institution or domination; Jesus is the Lord of compassion. Jesus saw grief and wasn’t afraid to touch it. She concludes with a prayer for the Lord of compassion to enter into our grief, bless the things we think are dead, and give us back to one another. Following Nadia’s talk, Jeff and Sarah discuss the names they have used for God, the need for resurrection in our daily lives, and the hard work of compassion. Show Notes Evolving Faith Conference Podcast After Party (Community Discussion)


17 Aug 2022

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nadia bolz-weber on grace, leadership and the messiness of being human


nadia is the author of three new york times bestselling memoirs, pastrix:the cranky, beautiful faith of a sinner and saint; accidental saints: finding god in all the wrong people, and more recently shameless: a sexual reformation. she is an ordained lutheran pastor and the founder of house for all sinners and saints in denver, colorado, a quirky congregation she served for over 10 years.nadia travels domestically and internationally as a speaker and has been featured on NPR’s morning edition, on being with krista tippett, fresh air, CNN and in the washington post, bitch magazine, the new yorker and the atlantic. international media coverage includes BBC world service, the guardian and magazine features in germany, poland, and switzerland.some things we talk about:  having grace and compassion inside of the pain, the need to be seen as good, the amazingness and the limits of social media, making space for ambiguity, being a leader by going first and never doing it alone.*this episode is a rebroadcast from the art & activism series in 2020for all past episodes go to daphnecohn.com

1hr 25mins

10 Jun 2022

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#169: Anti-Excellence, w/ Nadia Bolz-Weber

A Tiny Revolution

Nadia Bolz-Weber is back and we get into some yummy stuff around what spiritual community could look like in this brave new world. Among other things. It's very fun.Follow her stuff at NadiaBolzWeber.comPlease rate the show on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. ...Summer Practice Cohort starts June 13. thekevingarcia.com/cohortNEW PRIDE MERCH: thekevingarcia.com/Merch/pride-22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

17 May 2022

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Ep. 181 – Nadia Bolz-Weber

Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg

Sharon welcomes Pastor, author, and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber to the Metta Hour Podcast for Episode 181.Nadia is an ordained Lutheran Pastor and the founder of the House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is the creator and host of The Confessional Podcast, which invites guests to share stories about times that they were at their worst, and is executive produced by our friends over at The Moth. Nadia is the author of three New York Times bestselling memoirs: “Pastrix,” which was re-released in May of 2021, “Accidental Saints” and her 2019 release, “Shameless: A Sexual Reformation.”Today's podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/mettaNadia starts the conversation by sharing more about her history, and what drew her to the path. Sharon asks Nadia about her thoughts on shame, how it hinders us in our personal growth. The two talk about the inspiration for Nadia's book, Shameless, They discuss the distinction between shame, guilt and regret in Buddhist Psychology, and how we can recapture some of the energy from these states. Nadia shares her thoughts on forgiveness, both of ourselves and others, and how she approached forgiveness and a means to find greater freedom. Nadia talks about her podcast, and what her experience has been supporting others who are deeply affected by shame, and the role of a Pastor in life. They also discuss the difference between punishment versus rehabilitation in wrong-doing, and what role mercy has to play in these aspects of life. Nadia shares candidly about a recent family tragedy, and how she is processing the loss by walking the Camino de Santiago. Nadia shares her experience of trying meditation for the first time during the pandemic, and how she finds it to be different than prayer.Learn more about Nadia: nadiabolzweber.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 2mins

19 Apr 2022

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An Evening with Nadia Bolz-Weber - Writer's Symposium by the Sea 2022

Writers (Audio)

Nadia Bolz-Weber is an ordained Lutheran Pastor, founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver, Colorado, and the author of three New York Times 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." In 2017, Bolz-Weber won the coveted Audience Award at the Nantucket Project. Her latest project is a podcast, "The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber," a partnership with PRX and The Moth. As part of the annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea, director of Point Loma Nazarene University's journalism program Dean Nelson has a witty, probing and spiritual conversation with Bolz-Weber about her evolution from youthful rebellion to her journey of spirituality and compassion. Series: "Writer's Symposium By The Sea" [Humanities] [Show ID: 37095]


19 Mar 2022

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BONUS: Reluctantly Charmed by Ted Lasso (with Nadia Bolz-Weber)

Richmond Til We Die: A Ted Lasso Podcast

Welcome back to the Crown & Anchor, Greyhounds! In this bonus episode Marisa, Christian, and Brett have a conversation with influential pastor and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber.Nadia is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (and former stand-up comic) who realized her call to ministry during a moment of tragedy after the loss of a dear friend in the local Denver comedy community. She is a renowned teacher and theologian, the founder of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado, as well as a three-time New York Times bestselling author.Once we began to notice all the spiritual imagery and high church references in Ted Lasso's second season, we knew we needed to have somebody on to discuss it all. We were so incredibly privileged to be joined by a someone as gracious and perceptive as Pastor Nadia, who is a door-opener rather than a gatekeeper when it comes to church, religion, and spirituality. Plus, she's a huge Ted Lasso fan (and we have Brené Brown to thank for that!).In addition to the show's religious imagery and high church jokes, we chatted with Nadia about the show's radical stance on grace and forgiveness, how fans can continue to love Nate, and why the show's tone and humor resonate with such a wide audience.More extensive show notes can be found on our website: http://www.tedlassopod.com/nadia-bolz-weber-ted-lassoRichmond Til We Die is an episode-by-episode conversation about the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso, where we explore the characters, their relationships to each other, and how they're able to make us laugh until we can hardly breathe one moment and then feel with the deepest parts of our hearts the next. When you're here, you're a greyhound!


22 Feb 2022

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Nadia Bolz-Weber on How We’re REALLY Doing

Tell Me Something True with Laura McKowen

This week, we asked a big question... what can Timothée Chalamet’s character in “Don’t Look Up” teach us about finding faith in tough times?No, seriously… we dig into it in a real way and Nadia Bolz-Weber is exactly the person to explore what we can take away from what she admits is a “deeply cynical movie.”Nadia is an ordained Lutheran pastor, the New York Times best selling author of three memoirs including Pastrix and Accidental Saints; Finding God In All The Wrong People, and a woman in long-term recovery. She’s an example of the ways faith can exist without dogma, exclusion, or shaming. She speaks candidly and generously as a woman with decades of sobriety and a life spent as the person who “always sits in the corner with the other weirdoes.” In this conversation, Nadia urges us to take a breath and step forward into life with courage, an open heart of acceptance, a hell of a lot of humility, and especially, a sense of humor.Show notes:Nadia’s site: https://nadiabolzweber.com/Episode link: https://tmstpod.com/episodes/34-nadia-bolz-weber-how-we-are-really-doingSpotify playlist for this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3dhzKN3INZTtRg6TQkPuSr?si=a0a9ae43b3674c23 Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.Support TMST today so you can hear the uncut interviews, attend private events with Laura and help keep TMST ad-free: https://tmst.supercast.com/


10 Feb 2022

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13. How to Forgive an A**hole with Nadia Bolz-Weber

New Day

Being a religious leader doesn’t mean you're an expert at practicing forgiveness. Lutheran minister Nadia Bolz-Weber says being in quarantine gave her the ego check she needed to get real about forgiveness and compassion -- for herself and others. This episode’s practice is about apologies and circling back to the relationships in your life that could use some mending.  Want to connect? Join the New Day Facebook Group!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/newdaypod Resources from the show Listen to Nadia’s podcast, The Confessional.  Read “The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World” by Desmond Tutu Check out Dr. Kristin Neff’s self-compassion meditations and exercises here.  Nadia references Jean Valjean, one of the main characters in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.  Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors. Did you try one of these weekly practices? We want to hear about it! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or email us newday@lemonadamedia.com.  To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/newday/ shortly after the air date. Follow Claire on IG and FB @clairebidwellsmith or Twitter @clairebidwell and visit her website: www.clairebidwellsmith.com. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


8 Dec 2021

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Brazen: Nadia Bolz-Weber on Sex, Shame & Toxic Religion

A Little Bit Culty

A Little Bit Culty –She’s just about the most rockin’ Reverend we’ve ever met. In this episode, Nadia Bolz-Weber takes us to church on everything from sex-obsessed religious doctrine and toxic positivity to cancel culture. Also, if you’ve been searching for an episode that will illuminate what St. Augustine’s medieval boner issues have to do with purity rings, you are in the right place.More about today’s guest: Nadia Bolz-Weber is an ordained Lutheran Pastor, and founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver: a progressive, queer-inclusive Lutheran congregation. She’s written three New York Times bestselling memoirs, including Shameless: A Sexual Reformation, which takes on what she sees as the harmful ideas about sexuality that Christianity has promoted throughout history. She’s the creator and host of The Confessional podcast (here’s Sarah’s episode) plus a pop-up prayer network called The Chapel and a wildly inspirational Substack called The Corners. Learn more about everything she’s up to on her official website.~The views and opinions expressed on A Little Bit Culty do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast. Any content provided by our guests, bloggers, sponsors or authors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, group, club, organization, business individual, anyone or anything.~A Little Bit Culty is proud to support the #IGOTOUT project, which empowers survivors of cultic abuse to share their stories online as a catalyst for education, prevention, and healing. Learn more at igotout.org~For more information on A Little Bit Culty and co-hosts Sarah Edmondson and Nippy “Anthony” Ames, visit our official website at alittlebitculty.com. Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @alittlebitculty~CREDITS: Executive Producers: Sarah Edmondson & Anthony AmesProduction Partner: Citizens of Sound Producer: Will RetherfordAssociate Producer: Jess TardyTheme Song: “Cultivated” by Jon Bryant co-written with Nygel AsselinAdditional Music Score by Will Retherford Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 11mins

6 Dec 2021

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Pastoring the Spiritual Misfits with Nadia Bolz-Weber and Jeffrey Van Dyk - EP#8

The Jeffrey Van Dyk Show

Nadia Bolz-Weber is a “renegade” ordained Lutheran Pastor and NYT best-selling author on shame, sexuality, forgiveness and grace. She was described by Christianity Today as “the now-famous foul-mouthed, tattoo-festooned recovering alcoholic and former stand-up comic.” She says, “Christianity has been used for far too long to lock people into an endless cycle of sexual shame.” We talk about redemption, the power of grace, and being a leader as an outsider. Web: https://nadiabolzweber.com Podcast: https://nadiabolzweber.com/podcast/ Books: https://nadiabolzweber.com/books/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/sarcasticlutheran Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sarcasticluther FB: https://www.facebook.com/sarcasticlutheran To find more about Jeffrey’s work, go to: https://thecourageousmessenger.com/ If you like this show, please leave us a review here - even a one-sentence review helps!


22 Sep 2021