Pastor Nadia spoke on the tendency of churches to view success through the lens of the world’s notion of success — numbers, profit, and growth. And, that Christians need to remember what the church is and who the church belongs to. “Society will not proclaim the gospel, administer sacraments, or facilitate the forgiveness of sins,” she said. Rather than worrying that the church is dying, we must remember that long after we are gone from this earth, God remains, and God is in control.
Nadia Bolz-Webber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People (Convergent, 2015), available in bookstores now. She’s also the author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008) and the New York Times bestselling theological memoir, Pastrix: the Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (Jericho, 2013). Nadia has been featured in BBC World Service, The Washington Post, Bitch Magazine, NPR’s Morning Edition, More Magazine, The Daily Beast and on CNN.
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