Author and pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber is Tuesday’s guest speaker at the Point Loma Writer’s Symposium

Point Loma Nazarene University’s Seaside Writers’ Symposium returns as an in-person festival beginning Tuesday, February 22, featuring an interview with author and Lutheran minister Nadia Bolz-Weber.

Known for her bold approach to religion and radical honesty, Bolz-Weber is the founder of the House for All Sinners and Saints congregation in Denver, Colorado. She is also a bestselling author. Her books include “Shameless: A Sexual Reformation,” “Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People,” and “Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint.”

Bolz-Weber joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to talk about how she thinks the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Americans think about religion, as well as what she looks for in a sermon.

“I want a sermon that speaks very deeply to the truth of human experience and then says something about the divine that allows us to live another day, to breathe deeper,” she said.

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Other festival headliners include professor and philosopher Dr. Cornel West and New York Times opinion columnist David Brooks.

Tickets for the festival, including Tuesday evening’s interview with Bolz-Weber, can be purchased here.

Interview with Nadia Bolz-Weber, Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2022

Point Loma Nazarene University


Interview with writer and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber and Dean Nelson. Nadia Bolz-Weber is an ordained Lutheran minister, founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver, Colorado, and author of three NYT bestselling memoirs: Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith Of A Sinner & Saint, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All The Wrong People and SHAMELESS: A Sexual Reform. Appointment | Tuesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. Location | Brown Chapel, Point Loma Nazarene UniversityWriter’s Symposium by the Sea is an annual event that brings interviews with innovative creators, life stories, examples of great writing, and evocative conversations to Point Loma Nazarene University that inspire readers and the writers. The 2022 Writers’ Symposium by the Sea will also feature Cornel West (February 25) and David Brooks (February 23). For more information, visit

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