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Rachel Held Evans

Who Cares What You Believe; Where Does Your Fidelity Lie?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

On a public level, substituting "fidelity" for "faith" in our discussions would let us get past the tired faith-versus-science debate (or even the faith-versus-works debate). And on a personal level, all of us could benefit from analyzing our own embodied lives to find out to what or to whom we are authentically faithful.

Traditional Worship Is the Future

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 04.18.2015 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

What Conservative Christians are really upset about, deep down, is not that one or a few or dozens or hundreds of their fold are being attracted by liturgical traditions and progressive theology. What they are really upset about is that their ways and their positions of privilege in the world are dying.

Searching for Sunday and Finding Home: An Interview With Rachel Held Evans

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Rachel Held Evans just released her latest book, Searching For Sunday, with Thomas Nelson. It's an excellent foray into the church's current cultural moment, seen through the lens of Rachel's own journey from evangelicalism.

Why Rachel Held Evans Isn't A Big Deal

Randall Frederick | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Randall Frederick

While Evans migration away from this kind of Evangelism is not news (rather, it is evidence of a strong advertising campaign that has painted her as a misunderstood victim), it is deeply disappointing that mainstream religious news sources and left-of-center bloggers have focused on her.

Rachel Held Evans Defends Leaving Evangelicals For Episcopalians

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Rachel Held Evans has grown into a powerful voice in American Christianity, first as the author of “Evolving in Monkey Town” and later with ...

Why This Rabbi Loves Christian Writer Rachel Held Evans

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 01.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

In a recent article for the website of the Union for Reform Judaism, I generated some controversy by quoting two books by Christian authors. A few comments and even personal phone calls wondered why a rabbi would quote Christian sources when they are so many good Jewish ones.

For Millennial Evangelicals

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Brooke Bastinelli

Let me start by saying "Love Song for a Savior" on Jars of Clay's Flood album helped me survive the darkest moments of 8th grade.

Everyone's a Biblical Literalist Until You Bring Up Gluttony

Rachel Held Evans | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Rachel Held Evans

Eating shellfish is an abomination, a bare head is a disgrace, gossips will not inherit the kingdom of God, careless words are punishable by hell, guys who leer at women should gouge out their eyes.

Only 19 Percent Are Women

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The church writ large in the United States and the Western Church more broadly continues to struggle with a history of underrepresenting women and people of color in leadership. These kinds of things don't change overnight.

Will Evangelicalism Last?

Tim Suttle | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Whatever the subject, there's more uncomfortable tension in the evangelical family than a Sacha Baron Cohen movie. This has many evangelicals wondering if we have a future together at all.

Why Al Mohler Doesn't Get Rachel Held Evans

Morgan Guyton | Posted 12.29.2012 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Christians today who want to share the Gospel with any credibility in postmodern culture must learn how to talk like Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, et al. Otherwise our evangelism is about as effective as a black and white "Reefer Madness" video in a junior high health class.

Allie Compton

WATCH: Woman Lives 'Biblically' For A Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Allie Compton | Posted 10.24.2012 | Religion

When Rachel Held Evans's husband, Dan, woke up one Christmas morning, he found all of his presents addressed, "To Master, from Rachel." "I had to c...

Why 'Vaginagate' Matters

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Rachel Held Evans is one of the better known Christian writers in progressive circles these days. Her new book examines what it would mean to live life as a woman according to biblical laws for a year. She uses "grownup" words to talk about things like (gasp!) vaginas.

Not a Catholic, But Siding With Father Ryan Anyway

Hayden Bixby | Posted 07.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Hayden Bixby

I'm sure Jesus would approve of the electrified-fencing of the queers -- there would be food ration fly-overs, after all. Pastor Worley has thought of everything. Compare this with the tone and style of Fr. Michael Ryan of Seattle.

What Does It Really Mean To Live Like A 'Biblical' Woman?

Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Living like a biblical woman, as Christian author Rachel Held Evans discovered, can be a real pain in...

Two Roads Diverged In The Evangelical Wood

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

Most folks like to divide Evangelicals along political and theological spectrums. But I think the more significant divide is between those who bully and those who stand up on behalf of the bullied.