House for All Sinners and Saints

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    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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  • 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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Awesome reflection and proclamation, Nadia. I "heard" the gospel through you today, which is always good for us Pastor types (as you well know). Peace.
Martin Eldred, Eagle River, Alaska.

nice reflection, Nadia...
I have the same thought with you, and I always try to do it.

Wow! Thanks for this sermon. Just what I needed to hear/read this morning.

folks are so blessed to be able to be in your presence and learn from you....wish my partner and i could be there :)

Just what I needed to hear. (again) Thanks.

"... if I can get other people to hate the people I hate then all the better. Knowing why each of my enemies clearly deserves to be hated is like a big delicious meal ..."

Unfortunately, there are men in pulpits who preach this as gospel. I pray their eyes and the eyes of the ones who follow them and partake of this sin-filled meal hear your voice, and hear His loving voice through you. One down ...

So good. Thanks for sharing

Thank you for once again teaching me what I need to know.

I am always moved, motivated in some way by your sermons but this one gave me some real insight. I am very anti death penalty, and in your sermon when you are talking about Jesus being crucified God didn't go for revenge (as allowed in the Old Testament) but fulfilled the prophecies and offers us salvation. Thank you for that revelation, this is how I will explain my opposition to the death penalty for now on.

As a conscientious objector this is one of the most powerful pieces I have ever read on the subject. The older I get the more I realize it's the people that matter. They even the ones we don't like add flavor to life. I think creation is the first step in salvation and God is in the business of bringing many sons to glory. The characters in my everyday life add a richness to it that I want to always be there and I think God wants that same richness for a eternity. So he extends us grace, overlooks our shortcomings so that a relationship can form and we will learn to love the dreams he has dreamed for us. By praying for our enemies and and with God's help extending them grace we can form relationships that will be eternal.

Currently struggling with how to love an enemy, thank you for your wise words and your service to God. I told my Sunday School class the other day that being like Jesus often means NOT doing whatever your first instinct is when someone makes you mad. Dear Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth!

It is said that forgiveness is the door to freedom. Remember the door swings both in and out. Peace!

Jesus takes the part of the law of Moses which prevented disproportional punishment…. the let the punishment fit the crime statute found in Exodus 21 and turns it on it’s head like Jesus loves to do. OK, fair enough.

Loved this post. Signed----conflict averse evangelical-liberal surrounded by tea-party-hate-speakers. And sinking. (your blog is a life-line)

Thanks for this sermon, it's been very useful.

Jesus takes the part of the law of Moses which prevented disproportional punishment….

. Signed----conflict averse evangelical-liberal surrounded by tea-party-hate-speakers

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