Bolz Weber Reflection

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Nadia Bolz-Weber is a female pastor that is on her spiritual journey to learn more about herself. She would have never become a great pastor without living through the experiences she went through. When talking about her spiritual journey, she brings up certain concepts that portray who she really is. I could understand and relate to some of her stories. She teaches herself and talks about others things nobody usually thinks of. She brought up many important stories that changed her life and brought her closer to herself. Nadia talks about concepts, such as self, forgiveness, and purpose. Throughout the book, Nadia’s experiences showed how she identifies herself and who she is as a person. In chapter two, Nadia was talking about what …show more content…

I still believe in certain things they taught me, but I’m able to learn and teach myself. It can be hard so show your parents new beliefs because they may not understand your perspective and tell you you’re wrong. Believing in what I want to helped me grow even more and learn about myself. I explored new things and found out what I like and don’t like. Finding where I stand with my faith was a step forward in my spirituality. I’m not a very religious person, but I’m still on my journey to finding myself and what really matters. My parents know that and they want me to be independent. No child wants to disappoint their parents with anything. Nadia’s parents still accepted her and was proud of her just like my parents. I saw this change in Nadia when she wanted to find what she believed in the most. I think this happens with a lot of people when they start to grow up and learn about who they are. Next, it was the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and it landed on a Sunday. Nadia had to preach about forgiveness and she thought that wasn’t a good topic to talk about on 9/11. She starts talking about The Lord’s Prayer. “Jesus taught us to pray, ‘Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us’” (Bolz-Weber, pp. 147-148). She also mentions about how God forgiving us is paired up with us forgiving others (Bolz-Weber). Nadia’s view on

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