Last Thursday Nadia Bolz-Weber made a visit to Lenoir Rhyne to take part in the visiting writers series. In place of my normal Creative Writing class. While she did not focus as much on her literary works and more on her beliefs at the 12:15 presentation, she did still discuss her literary ideas.
She talked about a verse in the bible in which she based an entire chapter on, as well as her opinions on gay relationships, cussing, and other things that are often frowned upon in the Christian community that she has different ideals about. She was asked several questions by students, some of which were very difficult to answer because they were along the lines of why do you believe in God, amongst other things our generation tends to argue and have different opinions about that we really can never prove or disprove.
I thought all in all her presentation was good, and, while I am from one of those churches she mentioned that are very clean and cussing is a sin, I think she made a very good point in saying that some people need a church that is clean, while others need a church like hers that is more open to things such a “bad” language.