Our Next Book: Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Seekers & Skeptics, Hope’s Tuesday night book discussion group, will begin discussing a new book, Pastrix, The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Bolz-Weber is pastor of House For All Sinners And Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, Colorado, and is a leading voice in the emerging church movement.

From the author’s web site:

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint Outrageous, rich, and remarkable, PASTRIX turns spiritual memoir on its ear in this sardonically irreverent and beautifully honest page-turner. Nadia Bolz-Weber takes no prisoners as she reclaims the term “pastrix” (pronounced “pas-triks,” a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors) in her messy, beautiful, prayer-and-profanity laden narrative about an unconventional life of faith.

For more about the book from the author, watch this video.

At the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering, Bolz-Weber spoke to thousands of youth from congregations across the country, including members from Hope. You can watch the presentation below.

If you are interested in reading this book and would like to discuss it with other people who have questions, you are welcome to join us in the Senior High Room of Hope Lutheran Church starting at 7 PM on each Tuesday, starting January 7, 2014.

On January 7 we will discuss the introduction, Fall 2005, and chapters 1 & 2.

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