Nadia Bolz-Weber On Why Every Church Needs a Drag Queen
September 2015

“When Christians really critique me for using salty language, I literally don’t give a shit.”

This is what it’s like to talk to Nadia Bolz-Weber, the tattooed Lutheran pastor, former addict, and head of a Denver church that’s 250 members strong. She’s frank and charming, and yes, she tends to cuss—colorful words pepper her new book, Accidental Saints. But she also doesn’t put a lot of stock in her own schtick.

“Oh, here’s this tattooed pastor who is a recovering alcoholic who used to be a stand-up comic—that’s interesting for like five minutes,” she said. “The fact that people want to hear from me—that, I really feel, has less to do with me and more to do with a Zeitgeist issue.”

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Nadia Bolz Weber: A Pastor For America’s Outsiders (BBC News, June 2015)

Breaking The Mould (BBC Radio, “Heart and Soul,” May 2015)

▶  ‘Clear Voice’ of Emerging Church, Nadia Bolz-Weber to Speak in Colorado Springs (The Gazette, April 2015)

Articles at the Colorado Springs Independent (April 2015)

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber Offers Powerful Video Of LGBT Christians called ‘I Am The Church’ (Huffington Post, October 2014)

Tall, Tattooed and Forthright, Can Nadia Bolz-Weber Save Evangelicism? (The Guardian, September 2014)

This Woman Does WHAT for a Living? (CNN, December 2013)

‘I swear like a truck driver': Tattooed Female Weightlifter Who Boozed and Took Drugs Becomes Rising Star of the Lutheran Church (The Daily Mail, November 2013)

Bolz-Weber’s Liberal, Foulmouthed Articulation of Christianity Speaks to Fed-Up Believers (The Washington Post, November 2013)

Entering the Stream of the Faithful (, August 2011)

Picture of Denver Post Interview

Pastor Turns Heads by Blending Tradition and Irreverence (The Denver Post, April 2011)

Preacher to Preacher: An Interview with Patheos About the Craft and Crucible of Preaching (, March 2011)

Tattoo Faith (, November 2009)

International Media


Nadia Bolz-Weber, des saints et des pécheurs (, October 2014)

Nadia Bolz-Weber, portrait d’une pasteur punk (, September 2014)


Von Sündern und Heiligen (Kirchenbote, June 2015)

‘Ich predige nie darüber, was Menschen besser machen sollen’ (Kirchenbote, June 2015)

Pfarrerin mit Tatoos und Visionen (Reformiert, June 2015)

‘Ich predige nie darüber, was Menschen besser machen sollen’ (Reformiert, June 2015)

Kirche Muss Seltsam Sein (Zeit, June 2015)

Die Priesterin (Geo, April 2015)


Nadia Bolz-Weber – pastorka z tatuażem (Wysokie Obcasy, December 2014)


Nadia Bolz-weber — Seeing The Underside And Seeing God: Tattoos, Tradition, And Grace

2012 ELCA Youth Gathering at the Super Dome

Nadia Bolz-Weber speaking at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering at the Super Dome.

Breaking Bread with Sinners and Saints

Feature on House for All Sinners and Saints, created by the Rocky Mountain Synod

Non-Tradional Pastor to Lead Red Rocks Easter Service