Archives - 28 April 2017, Friday

  • "We Believe in Mystery": Raising Kids in Faith

    rachelheldevans.com 27 Apr '17, 4pm

    I’m in the final throes of finishing the next book and will be largely offline for the next few weeks, but I wanted to share a book that came across my desk that I loved and think you will too. In Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home , Rev. Traci Smith, a Presbyterian pa...

  • 063 - Mentions @rachelheldevans

    The Bible was ‘clear’…

    rachelheldevans.com 27 Apr '17, 1am

    “Wherever we have the races mixed up in large numbers, we have trouble….These religious liberals are the worst infidels in many ways in the country; and some of them are filling pulpits down South. They do not believe the Bible any longer; so it does not do any good to quote it to the...

  • The Path from Striving to Serving - a #holyhustle guest post by @mckdbooks

    The Path from Striving to Serving

    crystalstine.me 25 Apr '17, 4pm

    I’ve discovered one secret to moving from striving to serving. The only problem is, I’m not naturally good at it. My family is well aware that I am not very observant. When my husband and I were first married, we lived in a duplex that had a short walkway with small patches of dirt on...

  • Instagram VS Reality. Who's in the lead in 2017?

    Instagram vs Reality

    fourfeetnine.com 25 Apr '17, 11am

    I love Instagram! Do you love Instagram? I love how pretty Instagram photos are. A couple of years ago Instagram was full of boring hipsterish photos of autumn leaves or sunsets or whatever. And nobody edited their photos and only used Instagram’s inbuilt filters. Boring! Nowadays Ins...

  • Bookyboo - Personalised Books for Family & Children

    sakuraharuka.com 24 Apr '17, 1am

    We've read countless books but how amazing is it to be part of a story where you are the main character and hero??! It must be such a magical feeling and Bookboo personalised books helps to bring that magic alive for families and children. Based in Singapore, they are the first ever b...

  • Thou Shalt Not Let Thyself Go?

    rachelheldevans.com 23 Apr '17, 10am

    In my quest for biblical womanhood , I’ve found that sometimes there’s as much to learn from what the Bible doesn’t say as there is to learn from what it does say. Today’s post is about something the Bible doesn’t say . Back in 2006, Pastor Mark Driscoll made headlines when in respons...

  • Teologi utan hjärta är lika illa som teologi utan hjärna. Kan man få båda, tack. https://t.co/mseHIXSmuS

    The Scandal of the Evangelical Heart

    rachelheldevans.com 22 Apr '17, 12pm

    Perhaps in reaction to the “scandal of the evangelical mind,” evangelicalism of late has developed a general distrust of emotion when it comes to theology. So long as an idea seems logical, so long as it fits consistently with the favored theological paradigm, it seems to matter not w...

  • .@netgrace_org Background interview with Boz Tchividjian from 2013, including about the curriculum project.

    No More Silence: An interview with Boz Tchividjian of G.R.A.C.E.

    rachelheldevans.com 20 Apr '17, 10pm

    BT: The greatest failure of the church/Christian organizations when it comes to responding to abuse is institutional self-protection. Too often Christian institutions have been willing to sacrifice the individual human soul in exchange for the protection of their own reputation. What ...

  • Teabag Face Scrub

    bubzbeauty.com 20 Apr '17, 12pm

    Remember a little while back I told you guys about my crazy breakouts? I went to the dermatologist and was given some medication that made my skin scar like crazy. I was getting lots of dark brown spots along my jaw line and I was absolutely horrified. Immediately I stopped taking it ...

  • For Parents of Doubting Children (a guest post from my dad!)

    rachelheldevans.com 19 Apr '17, 5pm

    This week we are talking about how changes in faith affect our relationships. As I've spoken with college students around the country, I’ve found that many are struggling with parents who react defensively to their questions, doubts, and new ideas. Oh how I wish these parents could ta...

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    1. My Parents rachelheldevans.com 18 Apr '17, 2pm
  • Leaving Home: Escaping the Stay-at-Home Daughters Movement (by Samantha Field)

    rachelheldevans.com 19 Apr '17, 4pm

    When I was doing my research for A Year of Biblical Womanhood , I encountered the stay-at-home daughters movement within fundamentalist Christian circles. People often describe such staunchly patriarchal movements as "fringe," but what many fail to realize is that, though movements su...

  • Rachel Held Evans

    rachelheldevans.com 19 Apr '17, 3pm

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  • 4 Common Misconceptions About Egalitarianism

    rachelheldevans.com 19 Apr '17, 2pm

    Simply put, the difference between my views and those of most complementarians is that I don’t believe God requires women to assume “traditional” gender roles in order to please Him. (I put “traditional” in quotes because our conception of what constitutes “traditional” is typically i...

  • My Parents

    rachelheldevans.com 18 Apr '17, 2pm

    It’s far and away the most common question I get asked. You pose it in the comment section, at book signings, during the Q&A session after a talk, in emails and tweets and handwritten letters. What about your parents? you ask. Do they approve of all these changes in your faith? How ha...

  • “Tip 2: Show them the “before and after” effects of their work” @laurabooz #holyhustle https://t.co/Uzzu8IDeWx

    3 Happy Ways to Teach Your Children How to Hustle

    crystalstine.me 18 Apr '17, 10am

    I’m sitting here at McDonald’s during my daughter’s Youth Group meeting on a Sunday evening. I have one hour to write this post and I’m determined to crank it out. “America’s Funniest Videos” is playing on the large screen TV and there’s an annoying beeping in the background, but I’m ...

  • Holy Week for Doubters

    rachelheldevans.com 17 Apr '17, 12pm

    It will bother you off and on, like a rock in your shoe, Or it will startle you, like the first crash of thunder in a summer storm, Or it will lodge itself beneath your skin like a splinter, Or it will show up again—the uninvited guest whose heavy footsteps you’d recognize anywhere, a...

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    1. Women of the Passion rachelheldevans.com 16 Apr '17, 5pm
  • Women of the Passion

    rachelheldevans.com 16 Apr '17, 5pm

    As requested, links to each of last week’s posts on the women of the Passion: Part 1: The Woman at Bethany Anoints Jesus “We cannot know for sure whether the woman who anointed Jesus saw her actions as a prelude to her teacher’s upcoming death and burial. I suspect she knew instinctiv...

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    1. Holy Week for Doubters rachelheldevans.com 17 Apr '17, 12pm
  • "Today's Journey": Thoughts on Healing from Grace Biskie

    rachelheldevans.com 16 Apr '17, 9am

    After three years of married life, a Daddy-like dude came into my life which brought every single Daddy issue I had right back up to surface level. I went to a conference called "Guilt & Shame: Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse." Absolute hell on earth. It was misery. In my small group ...

  • If men got the Titus 2 Treatment…

    rachelheldevans.com 16 Apr '17, 4am

    I call this the “Titus 2 Treatment” because Titus 2:5 is one of the most commonly abused passages in this regard. It’s a verse in which women are instructed to be “busy in home,” (as opposed to being idle in home, not, as some claim, as opposed to working outside of the home ) and I’v...

  • 3 Ways To Have A Sweet Spring

    crystalstine.me 14 Apr '17, 1am

    Over the last few years, we have discovered that one way our family rests well is to intentionally plan little moments and experiences into our weekends. Sitting in front of the televisions makes us feel lethargic and moody, but a trip to the mountains for a cookout, campfires with fr...

  • Giveaway & Review: Playkeroo Indoor Playground

    hollyjean.sg 14 Apr '17, 12am

    I super love that it opens at 10am on weekdays, because I like getting out and about early. A lot of indoor playgrounds open from noon onwards on weekdays (I suppose because the bulk of their crowd comes in after school hours). But Playkeroo definitely caters to a younger crowd, I dea...

  • We need feminism…

    rachelheldevans.com 13 Apr '17, 9pm

    Because feminism is the radical notion that women are human. Because, worldwide, more girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they were girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century. (source ) Because nearly 1 in 4 American women betwee...

  • Sashimi for dogsssssssss from Kohepets . Yummy

    Sashimi for Dogs :) Yum!!!

    hollyjean.sg 12 Apr '17, 6am

    ! Sashiiiimiiiiii ! Yummy chunks of freeze dried salmon especially for your fur babies (They have a version for cats too). Left to Right: Jumbo chunks and Small Chunks  Angel's Salmon Sashimi Dog Treats come in a Jumbo Version and Small chunks version. It's stated that there are more...

  • Everyone’s a Biblical Literalist Until You Bring Up Gluttony

    rachelheldevans.com 12 Apr '17, 3am

    It’s hard for me to flatly condemn divorce, for example, when I know of several women whose lives, and the lives of their children, may have been saved by it, or when I hear from people who tell me they would have rather come from a broken home than grown up in one. We have a natural ...

  • We are doing all right...

    We are doing all right...

    sakuraharuka.com 12 Apr '17, 2am

    In exactly 1 month's time, Lil Pumpkin will be turning 8 years old.. yes, our little bundle of joy if fast becoming a little tween!! #wheredidmybabygo I can't help but be a little emo about it, so forgive me if I suddenly look wistful or even start bawling if you happen to meet me in ...

  • Goodbye Guilt. Hello Grace.

    crystalstine.me 11 Apr '17, 4pm

    Being a working mama means dishing out a whole lot of grace. All. Day. Long. To my family. To my friends. To my coworkers. And especially to myself. Truth be known, I’m better at frying up guilt than doling out grace. You see, over the years I’ve built up these fabulous fantasies in m...

  • Check it out! Next stop: Wichita: "Spring Speaking Schedule"

    Spring Speaking Schedule

    rachelheldevans.com 11 Apr '17, 2pm

    I’m kicking off a relatively quiet spring schedule tonight (April 11) with an event at my home church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in Cleveland Tennessee. The event, food, and childcare are all free, so join us! Starts at 6 p.m. There’s a covered dish BBQ. (More Info ) Then, next wee...

  • #PalmSunday in my chair from @rachelheldevans: it's all about imperfection

    Embracing The Not-So-Holy Holy Week

    rachelheldevans.com 09 Apr '17, 2pm

    (Note: This post was originally published March 29, 2010. I'm just as stressed out this year as I was last year!) The symbolism is beautiful. The tradition of folding a palm frond into the shape of a cross powerfully illustrates the kingdom message of Jesus, as a symbol of royalty bec...

  • Office of the Night Watch: A Meditation on Nursing

    rachelheldevans.com 07 Apr '17, 2pm

    If this is not prayer—this wordless, rhythmic meeting of souls, this dance both utterly instinctual and pull-your-hair-out hard—then I don’t know what prayer is. Do you, little one? They say the church fathers gave us fixed-hour prayer, but now I know the church mothers marked sacred ...