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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  • 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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  • 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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This one kinda got up in my shit a bit. A good bit. Well done.

"Little church plant gone bad" is such a great way to characterize the Corinthians. Thanks for the thoughts!

I agree - this passage, first and foremost, has nothing to do with romantic love or our culture's poor concept of love. It's about reminding us how we need to be love. We have to make the hard choices, accept people and love them as they are. There's a time and place for other things, but the love has got to come first. A real love - the kind that chooses to be there, to help, to show what love is. And we can't do that unless we learn to love as God does.

So, as you said, he loved us first - "We aren’t loved because we are known. …that leads again to trying to gussy ourselves up to be lovable." We need to know and accept that first, then learn to love others in the same way.

Wow... well done. I look forward to your postings as a way of spiritually rounding out what I missed today. Thank you for your thoughts and words.

Thanks for a great sermon. Any chance your sermons are available on podcast?

Thank you for posting this, Nadia. It speaks somewhat to where I am these days.

Wow, I really needed to read this! I recently found out that a lot of the stuff from my past has affected the way I treat others, and sometimes I do things that's unhelpful. Thank you for reminding me that my value comes from God, not the approval of man.

Fantastic; it really highlights a lot of what I've been wrestling with in discussion on my blog as well.

Thanks for this, Jim!

For the record: My parents loved that I knew the answers in Sunday School!

This is the best sermon I've seen on this passage ever, and for me that means over fifty years.

Well stated. Thanks for a great read and some much needed clarity.

Many thanks for the thoughts - I immediately thought of the workshop yesterday in Tempe with John Shelby Spong - and his thoughts on loving wastefully as a purpose in life. He said that we can't keep love - it goes away if we don't give it away. And if we give it away, we get it back over and over. Wonderful insights on Paul and what he was really saying!


And House for All. Wow.

I can usually breeze a tightly-crafted essay into a passing text window, and maybe later, but for now...

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