House for All Sinners and Saints

  • House for All Sinners and Saints
    I am the mission developer for House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. We are an urban liturgical community with a progressive yet deeply rooted theological imagination. Check out our site for more info.

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    You can go to our Cafe Press store and buy t-shirts and other stuff with out Parchment with a nail at the top logo on the front - and "radical protestants; nailing sh*t to the church door since 1517" on the back.
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  • Chris Enstad
    The blog of a dad, husband, Lutheran pastor, emerging, failing, conversing, confessing.
  • Ian Mobsby
    Ian is the Anglican Priest at Moot in London.
  • Matt Stone
    This is a great blog from Down Under which explores Christianity and religious pluralism
  • Luther Punk
    Like Ward Cleaver with tattoos
  • Ian Adams
    Ian is the priest of the MayBe community in Oxford...I think he's pretty stinkin' cool.
  • Rachael
    cool chick...check her out
  • MayBe
    This is a great emerging church community we spent time with in Oxford. Their website is well worth a look, especially the page "the spirit of MayBe"
  • Mad Priest
    If I'm the Sarcastic Lutheran, he's certainly the Sarcastic Anglican...
  • Steve Collins
    Steve's an interesting and articulate emerging church brit.
  • The Mercy Seat
    This is a really groovey new church plant in NorthEast Minneapolis, amazing jazz liturgy. Their website is well worth checking out

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Thanks for offering up these thoughts amidst your own grief. This life crap is hard but I appreciate it whenever anyone points out that evil is caused by our own desire to be God ourselves. Today it was you. Thanks.

Yeah, I thought your thoughts were very poignant and pertinant at the same time. Prophetic is another good 'p' word to describe it.

Sorry to hear the family struggles you went through just recently and I'm sure still going through.

I really liked the way you presented this. I'd like to share that at the Lutheran church I go to, we had the Grinch pop out in a Santa suit for the "children's message" time of the service. They certainly weren't fooled. They knew he wasn't Santa Claus. The point for them was that he wasn't the first Grinch who tried to steal Christmas. The first Grinch who tried to steal Christmas was Herod. So we had Herod in our Christmas Eve service! We didn't leave him out of the Christmas story this year.

I think you've said this in other sermons as well -- the perils of binging on a blog and then going back and commenting later -- but I still really love the idea of God coming into the world AS IT IS, meeting us where we are with all our brokenness, rather than waiting for us to be "worthy" or whatever.

And yes, also the idea that we project onto God and so God keeps having to break in, break down, break open.

And a really interesting point that this amazing story becomes part of our wallpaper and we are shocked by the part of the story that happens again and again in our own day.

You have done a great job… I think you missed on a point or two but that is completely okay when in comparison to the intricate details you have shared. Excellent work…

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