Come Hang Out In The Corners With Nadia Bolz-Weber
“God, please help me not be an asshole, is about as common a prayer as I pray in my life.” - Nadia Bolz-Weber
Nadia Bolz-Weber is the author of three NYT bestselling memoirs: Pastrix; The Cranky, Beautiful Faith Of A Sinner & Saint (2013), Accidental Saints; Finding God In All The Wrong People (2015) and SHAMELESS; A Sexual Reformation (2019).
She writes and speaks about personal failings, addiction, grace, faith, and really whatever the hell else she wants to. She always sits in the corner with the other weirdoes.
“It may feel as though some of us have been relegated to the corners, but here’s the thing: from the corners, I can see the whole room. I love the corners. I always have. It is where I will always choose to sit, because I love outcasts, queers and the girls who talk too loud. I love humor that comes out of lives that have not been easy. I love sober drunks, single dads, sex workers and the guy who lost a leg in the war. These are my people.
So here’s what I hope: that what is posted here is water, God willing, for those planted in the corners”.
Monthly posts from me that include stuff I am currently working on.
Monthly Ask Me Anything Q&A sessions (or as I called it, Q & O, because I don't have any answers, but I have a LOT of opinions).
Quarterly book clubs - open threads where we discuss the book-of-the-quarter that deals with a subject I am obsessed with. I already have a first selection, which is Dominion by Tom Holland (club starts in late February, so order the book now if you’re interested or reserve it at your local library!).
Member threads dedicated to conversations with me and with each other (my dream is for folks who join to eventually find each other locally and meet face to face!) This on-line community is one I hope will reflect what the brilliant Mickey ScottBey Jones calls, a Brave Space.
Possible guest postings from some amazing folks (who owe me) :)
Bonus materials from The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber (extra audio of conversations not included in the podcast).
I’m preaching locally here in the Denver area about once a month, so I will post the manuscripts of any sermons I am preaching right now (along with a discussion thread).
A way for people who appreciate my voice to support my work.
And of course, the monthly newsletter!
Be part of a community of people who share your love of grace, snark, confession, mercy, pop-culture, and of course - God.
“And this is it. This is the life we get here on earth. We get to give away what we receive. We get to believe in each other. We get to forgive and be forgiven. We get to love imperfectly. And we never know what effect it will have for years to come. And all of it…all of it is completely worth it.” - Nadia Bolz-Weber (Accidental Saints)