Southwark Cathedral hosts controversial US pastor

Aug 23, 2019 by

See announcement at Southwark Cathedral two days ago:

Shameless – Presented by Nadia Bolz-Weber.

Southwark Cathedral are delighted to announce that Nadia Bolz-Weber will be joining us for an evening prior to her appearance at the Greenbelt Festival 2019. Raw, intimate, and timely, Nadia Bolz-Weber’s latest book offers a full-blown overhaul of our harmful and antiquated ideas about sex, gender, and our bodies.

More about Bolz-Weber:

Liberal pastor melts purity rings into vagina statue and gives it to abortion advocate, by Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post:

Liberal Lutheran Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber unveiled a sculpture of a vulva made entirely of old purity rings to protest evangelical purity culture and presented it to pro-abortion second-wave feminist Gloria Steinem.

In some evangelical Christian circles, purity rings, also known as “promise” or “chastity” rings, were given to young girls as symbols of a promise they made to abstain from sexual activity until marriage.

The controversial pastor, who has defended the use of so-called “ethically sourced p*rn,” first announced her art project at the 2018 Makers Conference, where she explained she wants to “take down” the “church’s teachings around sex” and evangelical purity culture.

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ELCA ‘Star,’ Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, Believes and Teaches Wiccan Goddess is Another ‘Aspect’ of Christian God, from Exposing the ELCA:

ELCA pastor and author Nadia Bolz-Weber is held in high esteem among the leadership of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is asked to speak at many large denominational gatherings and high-profile ELCA services indicating how she is revered in the denomination. The ELCA’s Metropolitan New York Synod posted on Facebook that “Pastor Nadia is the closest thing the ELCA has to a rock star.”

Rev. Bolz-Weber was involved in Wicca before going to an ELCA seminary to become a pastor.

On a Bolz-Weber book publicity tour, Nadia read to the audience from her memoir about this time of her life saying, “I had never stopped believing in God, not really. But I did have to go hang out with His aunt for awhile. She is called the goddess. My first experience with Wicca . . .”

The ELCA ‘rock star’ goes on –

“The goddess we spoke of never felt to me like a substitute for God but simply another aspect of the divine, like God’s aunt or something. When I tell other Christians of my time with the goddess I think they expect me to characterize it as a period in my life when I was misguided and that now thankfully I have come back to both Jesus and my senses. But it’s not like that. I can’t imagine that the God of the universe is limited to our ideas of God. I can’t image that God doesn’t reveal Godself in countless ways outside of the simple system of Christianity. And in a way I need a god who is bigger and more nimble and more mysterious than what I could understand or contrive.”

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