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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I wonder if it wouldn't be more effective to recall the ancient practice of observing All Soul's day (Nov. 2), on which we pray for all the faithful departed.

Oh yes, if sainthood depends upon my purity, I'll never make it. If it depends upon God's gracious enfolding of me into divine righteousness, I've got a chance.

Enjoyed this one and it gave me a lot to chew on.

My personal definition of practical sanctity is degree of surrender to God. You don't have to be perfect; you just become transparent to God and He will shine and work through you. You become a vessel through which God acts as opposed to trying to do God's Will in your own power, which is a recipe for failure.

Thank you. I never felt comfortable with the clear cut categories that place each of us in "its proper" classification of being. Your sermon reminded me of what I heard awhile ago, a young candidate, said something quite wonderful: we are not guardians determining who is and who is not allowed at this table, but we are to welcome and to share as Jesus has shared his life with us.

Thank you for your ministry.

It's preaching like this -- knowing someone somewhere is preaching like this in a Lutheran institution (if you don't mind me using that word) -- that makes me proud to still call myself Lutheran.

Saint and sinner, I guess this is why we weekly (not weakly) confess together. I welcome input on a confession that I'm developing for Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Ojai, California:
"I am the sheep who got lost.
"I have stepped off the path.
"I have missed the mark.
"I have damaged relationships...."

Alma White's is an interesting story... and her connections with the KKK are awful. But I would check out a very good resource about her called "Feminist Pillar of Fire," it's not a glowing endorsement, but a fair portrayal of an interesting/ and conflicted women.

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