Writing a sermon can feel like a wrestling match between the preacher and the text; a match in which the preacher should not walk away before demanding a blessing from that text for their community. But perhaps we shouldn’t walk away from 2,000 years of Christian preaching just because it’s so often done poorly. Nadia Bolz-Weber explores the office of preaching within an emerging post-modern Christian community, and the role it can play in transformation.
Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founder of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. A stand-up comic turned ordained Lutheran pastor, her Salvation on the Small Screen: 24 hours of Christian television, is based on the experience of watching 24 consecutive hours of Christian TV and surviving.