The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Pastor reclaims word

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (Jericho Books/Hachette Book Group) by Nadia Bolz-Weber, pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, landed on The New York Times best-seller list. It was released in early September, timed with a book tour. In it Bolz-Weber reclaims the term “pastrix” (pronounced pas-triks, a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors) and portrays herself as both flawed and faithful. She writes about her unlikely life of faith that began in a childhood fundamentalist church to the founding of House for All Sinners and Saints.


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