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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Gospel of Shame-Free Sexuality

Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Gospel of Shame-Free Sexuality
We can't defeat shame by whittling down God's law to fit our behavior. We need the good news of God's forgiveness instead.
Wesley Hill
A few years ago I was listening to NPR while driving, and I almost pulled the car over to a stop, so great was my enthusiasm for what I’d just heard. When I got home, I found a recording of the segment online and insisted that one of my housemates listen to it with me. “A Lutheran pastor just defended the doctrine of sin on public radio!” I gushed. “And then preached the gospel!”
The pastor I heard was Nadia Bolz-Weber, the now-famous foul-mouthed, tattoo-festooned recovering ...
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