House for all Sinners and Saints was started by its current pastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber, while
she was still in seminary at Illif School of Theology in Denver. The small congregation describes itself
as “a group of folks figuring out how to be a liturgical, Christo-centric,
social justice oriented, queer inclusive, incarnational, contemplative,
irreverent, ancient-future church with a progressive but deeply rooted
theological imagination.” Follow the church on Facebook and its pastor on Twitter.
Nadia Bolz-Weber is ordained in the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). You can find her writings at www.Godspolitics.com, www.Patheos.com and her own blog www.sarcasticlutheran.com. Her website is at www.nadiabolzweber.com. She is in high demand as a speaker
around the country. She was recently the featured speaker at an ELCA conference, “Follow Me: Sharing the Gospel in a
2.0 World,” which focused
on effective ministry in a social media context.
The church is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
This case study was conducted by Research Fellow Jason Byassee and published in October, 2011.
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