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.

Cafe Press store for HFASS merch

  • Buy House for All Sinners and Saints stuff!
    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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books and magazines i dig



  • 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 sharing your words!

Thought provoking. Thank you.


I am trying to figure out if commentor MaryAnn is talking about what you wrote, and if so was being ironic/jokey.

In any event, thanks for this post. This might be tmi but one thing I am learning in therapy is that indeed there is something about the pain and trauma of my child abuse that while clearly bad an destructive is also familiar, part-and-parcel of my identity; it's what I know; and is therefore a raiment not easily replaced.


Oh my friend, how did I miss this BRILLIANT sermon? Love you, love this. Love me some Jesus and his purity rule breaking ways and followers. Amen.

Amen! What a blessing your messages are.


I translated your sermon into Portuguese, and added the credits.


Thank you for an incredible sermon...deeply touching, profoundly wise, and compassionate. I was especially struck by this sentence: Because it is as the broken and blessed body of Christ that we share the discomfort and joy of healing and remind each other of the Gospel which rings with pain and beauty as it rips away that which we cling to.

I am a pastor and spouse of a pastor, and I provide life coaching and workshops to help other pastors rediscover the person behind the collar. So often, pastors cling that role as their source of identity and worth and work insane hours out of a need to be the hero and martyr. Healing by learning to set healthy boundaries brings a lot of discomfort before it brings joy, so many choose to remain codependent and get praised for their selfless dedication despite the toll it takes on their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being (and that of their spouses and children).

Anyway, didn't mean to get on my soapbox, just wanted to say thanks for a great, thought-provoking sermon. I also loved the story about bringing communion to the airport. Clearly, God is at work in and through you and your church members!

I am learning in therapy is that indeed there is something about the pain and trauma of my child abuse

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