An edgy pastor whose edginess isn’t just shtick

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Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a pastor at House for All Sinners and Saints, an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denver. Bolz-Weber is photographed here speaking at the 2013 Religion Newswriters Association Conference in September. RNS photo by Sally Morrow

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a pastor at House for All Sinners and Saints, an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denver. Bolz-Weber is photographed here speaking at the 2013 Religion Newswriters Association Conference in September. RNS photo by Sally Morrow

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Nadia Bolz-Weber has a bold and unmistakable voice, preaching the gospel of grace in a way the world needs to hear. And we might not listen if her appearance, vocabulary and backstory were more neat, pious or easy.

  • Frank

    It might not be shtick but its self absorbed behavior.

  • Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    It always amazes me how some people are so certain that what they are doing is in response to a call from God and not from infernal regions. It is apparent from the information here that comedy is more her “shtick” and the Bible is her “straight man.”

  • Erin S.

    She may not be the perfect image of what a pastor “should be”, but to me she sounds like a wonderful example of how “the call” can manifest itself in different people and different voices. Her message is hopeful, and yes, it is refreshing to see someone like her doing God’s work.