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Bolz-Weber’s liberal, foulmouthed articulation of Christianity speaks to fed-up believers
The Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2013 | Michelle Boorstein

Posted on 11/04/2013 3:18:02 PM PST by EveningStar

AUSTIN — Nadia Bolz-Weber bounds into the University United Methodist Church sanctuary like a superhero from Planet Alternative Christian. Her 6-foot-1 frame is plastered with tattoos, her arms are sculpted by competitive weightlifting and, to show it all off, this pastor is wearing a tight tank top and jeans.

Looking out at the hundreds of people crowded into the pews to hear her present the gospel of Jesus Christ, she sees: Dockers and blazers. Sensible shoes. Grandmothers and soccer moms. Nary a facial piercing.

To Bolz-Weber’s bafflement, this is now her congregation: mainstream America.

These are the people who put her memoir near the top of the New York Times bestseller list the week it came out in September. They are the ones who follow her every tweet and Facebook post by the thousands, and who have made the Lutheran minister a budding star for the liberal Christian set.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; austintx; bolzweber; christianity; elca; liberalism; lutheran; nadiabolzweber; religion
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1 posted on 11/04/2013 3:18:02 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Thanks,just before dinner!


2 posted on 11/04/2013 3:21:30 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: EveningStar

A little deliverance here, a little deliverance there, and she’ll be cleaned up in no time.


3 posted on 11/04/2013 3:22:51 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: EveningStar

It’s sad to know such robust, all-American gals like her are leading other fine, upstanding American citizens into the fires of eternal hell, built originally for the devil and his angels. But, hey, it’s all about showbiz now, right?


4 posted on 11/04/2013 3:23:38 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: EveningStar

“liberal” Lutherans descend to freak shows.


5 posted on 11/04/2013 3:23:40 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: EveningStar
Never heard of her. So I had to look her up.


6 posted on 11/04/2013 3:24:20 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Hoodat

Another Lost Soul with both-feet firmly planted in Hell, falsely proclaiming they represent Jesus Christ.


7 posted on 11/04/2013 3:24:50 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: EveningStar

‘Liberal Christian’? Ooookay.


8 posted on 11/04/2013 3:25:42 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: EveningStar

Ach! She looks like a bloody butch!

Eye bleach - QUICK!


9 posted on 11/04/2013 3:26:01 PM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: EveningStar

Beam me up the freaks are in the drivers seat.


10 posted on 11/04/2013 3:26:46 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: EveningStar

37125d93_nadia-bolz-weber

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11 posted on 11/04/2013 3:28:38 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: EveningStar; Charles Henrickson; bcsco; lightman

:: made the Lutheran minister a budding star for the liberal Christian set. ::

And...NOW? (I repeat, NOW? and again, NOW?, once more NOW?) do you understand why the term “PRIESTITUTE” is absolutely appropriate?

Anyone...Harrison? McCain? Butler? Mueller? Bueller?

I say let the charge ring out!
PRIESTITUTE!


12 posted on 11/04/2013 3:28:45 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: EveningStar

Just an ugly person through and through


13 posted on 11/04/2013 3:28:49 PM PST by GeronL
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To: EveningStar
Whoa.


14 posted on 11/04/2013 3:28:54 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dennisw

Stand By! Transporter is down!


15 posted on 11/04/2013 3:29:09 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: EveningStar

One cannot believe in the liberal ideology and believe in the teachings of Christ.


16 posted on 11/04/2013 3:31:07 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: EveningStar

Where’s the muscular part??? I read the entire news story and came away with an understanding she preaches if it feels good do it apostasy.


17 posted on 11/04/2013 3:32:24 PM PST by RginTN
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To: EveningStar; lightman
Looking out at the hundreds of people crowded into the pews to hear her present the gospel of Jesus Christ,. . .

What a crock. Here's how Bolz-Weber debauched the Gospel in one of her sermons: "And just to be clear: The cross is not about God as divine child abuser sadly sending his little boy off to be killed because we were bad and well, somebody had to pay."

Here's what Martin Luther had to say about charlatans like Bolz-Weber:

". . . Here then we have these two, the faith and the Gospel, that these and nothing else are to be preached throughout Christendom. Let us now see who are to be the preachers and who the learners. The preachers are to be angels, that is, God's messengers, who are to lead a heavenly life, are to be constantly engaged with God's Word that they under no circumstances preach the doctrines of men. It is a most incongruous thing thing to be God's messenger and not to further God's message. Angelus means a messenger, and Luke calls him God's messenger (Angelus Domini). The message also is of more importance than the messenger's life. If he leads a wicked life, he only injures himself, but if he brings a false message in the place of God's message, he leads astray and injures every one that hears him, and causes idolatry among the people in that they accept lies for the truth, honor men instead of God, and pray to the devil instead of God.

"There is no more terrible plague, misfortune or cause for distress upon earth than a preacher who does not preach God's Word; of whom, alas, the world today is full, and yet they think they are pious and do good when indeed their whole work is nothing but murdering souls, blaspheming God and setting up idolatry, so that it would be much better for them if they were robbers, murderers, and the worst scoundrels, for then they would know that they are doing wickedly. But now they go along under spiritual names and show . . . and are at the same time ravening wolves in sheeps' clothing, and it would be well if no one ever heard their preaching." --Martin Luther, Christmas Day Sermon [Lenker, J. N., ed. Sermons of Martin Luther, Volume 1: Sermons on Gospel Texts for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, Vol. 1, pp. 153-4]

18 posted on 11/04/2013 3:36:50 PM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: RightGeek

I had her figured for an Episcopalian.


19 posted on 11/04/2013 3:47:05 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: EveningStar

So Morticia had an affair with Lurch behind Gomez` back...whoda thunk it...


20 posted on 11/04/2013 3:49:07 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: SoConPubbie

Frightening...Satan usually disguises himself better


21 posted on 11/04/2013 4:00:44 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: EveningStar

She seems to say Christians are hypocrites when she is using the sins of her congregation she hears about in counselling and confession to blackmail their silence in typical kgb style liberal moralization.

this is one vile creature.


22 posted on 11/04/2013 4:04:06 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: RginTN

She has all the tatoo thug Obama concept, lesbian genocidist, telling the congregation to shut up about her abuses and embrace of sin, blackmailing on her knowledge of their misdeeds she peddles and through bully pulpit.


23 posted on 11/04/2013 4:06:10 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: trisham; Charles Henrickson

egads


24 posted on 11/04/2013 4:07:37 PM PST by GeronL
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To: dennisw

Typical CPS witchery prejudging her audience. This is a total farce if it were not so tragic. This woman is a pedophile and unborn murderer.


25 posted on 11/04/2013 4:08:09 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: lavaroise

pedophile?

I didn’t want to go to the site


26 posted on 11/04/2013 4:09:20 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Exactly.


27 posted on 11/04/2013 4:12:17 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeronL

I am saying her style of preaching into thugging her audience into silence regarding her embrace of exploitation is typical pedophile playbook to raise guilt in the child preyed upon.


28 posted on 11/04/2013 4:15:44 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: lavaroise

Right. I get it.

I don’t understand why people would attend a “church” like that in the first place.


29 posted on 11/04/2013 4:18:51 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Me neither. Either they are mazochists or they partake in this saddism.

What is clear is that she is damaged material and she is on her “anti-phobia” war path of punishing whoever does not like the smell or taste of her looks resulting from her damaging lifestyle.

This is the seduction angle. What is a child supposed to do? We cannot even pinch our noses even if she was decent looking during her obvious self exhibition at the pulpit.

Who is truly hypocrite? Certainly the exhibitionist wants to attract “positive” attraction through various visual or scent based fragrances. This woman is a desperate whore and pimp style exploiter.


30 posted on 11/04/2013 4:25:55 PM PST by lavaroise
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I don’t understand why people would attend a “church” like that in the first place.

That's a good thing. Be very thankful.
31 posted on 11/04/2013 4:28:54 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: GeronL
egads

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To be polite, yes. Our society has devolved into something that many of us would never have imagined.

32 posted on 11/04/2013 4:32:32 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RightGeek

” “liberal” Lutherans descend to freak shows.” ????

I do not see anything linking this freak to Lutherans, although I would not overly surprised if one of her ilk became manifest in an ELCA venue.


33 posted on 11/04/2013 4:43:09 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: EveningStar

Wow, the WaPo really has no standards whatsoever.


34 posted on 11/04/2013 5:05:17 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Elsiejay
Last page of the article:

Four years and a seminary degree later, Bolz-Weber founded what today is casually called House. It’s a start-up of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with an “anti-excellence, pro-participation” policy. It meets in the parish hall of an Episcopal church.

Beware: more gag inducing smarmyness follows.

35 posted on 11/04/2013 5:07:27 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: EveningStar

New Age kook with a butch haircut. She could work for Maobama. Bob


36 posted on 11/04/2013 5:10:06 PM PST by alstewartfan ("If I had known last summer... I'd have never set my foot inside this bleak and bitter land." Al S)
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To: Da Coyote

The WaPo isn’t the only one posting articles about her.

My hometown paper, The Orange County Register, had one on her today.


37 posted on 11/04/2013 5:16:04 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

“Hey, everyone! Look at me! And buy my book!”


38 posted on 11/04/2013 5:29:37 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What happened to my tagline??)
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To: Da Coyote
I'm not shitting you. She's a known media item. Don't be surprised if she shows up on 60 Minutes and the talk show circuit, if she hasn't already.
39 posted on 11/04/2013 5:32:10 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Many mansions ... many mansions ...


40 posted on 11/04/2013 5:41:04 PM PST by x
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To: EveningStar

Maybe dumping the tattoo taboo was a mistake ...


41 posted on 11/04/2013 5:46:13 PM PST by x
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To: Resettozero

Sadly, I do understand why they would; wisdom and discernment are double edged swords. This generation is embracing a foul and corrupted Gospel. It reeks of The Father of Lies.


42 posted on 11/04/2013 5:52:06 PM PST by dadgum (Overjoyed to be the Pariah.)
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To: x

Seriously, dudes, is that a female or an ugly transsexual?


43 posted on 11/04/2013 5:54:06 PM PST by Robwin
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To: EveningStar

A quote from the one who is in line for a mill stone to be tied to her neck and cast into the sea:

“I never experience God in camping or trees or nature. I hate nature,” she told the Austin crowd as she paced the stage. “God invented takeout and duvets for a reason.”


44 posted on 11/04/2013 5:59:40 PM PST by dadgum (Overjoyed to be the Pariah.)
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To: x

I understand what you are saying. :)


45 posted on 11/04/2013 6:00:31 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: aberaussie; Aeronaut; aliquando; AlternateViewpoint; AnalogReigns; Archie Bunker on steroids; ...


Lutheran (EL C S*A) Ping!

* as of August 19, AD 2009, a liberal protestant SECT, not part of the holy, catholic and apostolic CHURCH.

Be rooted in Christ!

46 posted on 11/04/2013 6:30:22 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: aberaussie; Aeronaut; aliquando; AlternateViewpoint; AnalogReigns; Archie Bunker on steroids; ...

Bolz-Weber is the rising starlet of the ELCA.

This recovering alcoholic was the keynote speaker at the most recent ELCA National Youth Gathering.


47 posted on 11/04/2013 6:31:47 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Could be of interest to you.


48 posted on 11/04/2013 7:31:11 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: EveningStar

The Washington compost is a sewer ... the “Style Section” is the second most foul and unnatural part thereof (Editorial Page is the worst ... right down there with Pravda under Stalin).


49 posted on 11/04/2013 7:38:15 PM PST by NorthMountain
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,i.Bolz-Weber is the rising starlet of the ELCA. This recovering alcoholic was the keynote speaker at the most recent ELCA National Youth Gathering.

Last National Youth Gathering was in NOLA....appropriate setting for someone who could pass for a voodoo priestess.

50 posted on 11/04/2013 7:41:49 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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