Rachel Held Evans

New York Times best-selling author and popular blogger, Rachel has been featured in national broadcasts and publications including NPR, Slate, The BBC, The ...

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  • Will the real complementarian please stand up?

    rachelheldevans.com 19 Oct '17, 12am

    In the introduction, for example, I quote from the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood’s pivotal Danver’s Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood to try and capture the ethos of the movement. On page 22, I quote Dorothy Patterson’s statement in Recovering Biblical Manhood an...

  • Inside Mark Driscoll’s disturbed mind

    rachelheldevans.com 05 Oct '17, 7pm

    “This thing has become a bloody mess. You quasi-homo thinking men have screwed the whole thing up. But, thank you for making my point so clearly. I am not a woman. So, scrap all you want. Hurl insults. Throw your petty theological darts. Have a good cry. Whatever. But do not lose sigh...

  • Why Calvinism Makes Me Cry

    rachelheldevans.com 09 Oct '17, 4pm

    This is not a post about Calvinism. Not really. It’s not about TULIP or John Piper or predestination or the Reformation. It’s not about why I think Calvinism is a theological system based on logical inferences rather than the clear, consistent teachings of Scripture. It’s not about al...

  • The Women of Holy Week, Part 2: The Woman at Bethany Anoints Jesus

    rachelheldevans.com 01 Oct '17, 7pm

    They say that of the five senses, smell is most closely linked to memory. The phenomenon has something to do with the olfactory bulb in the brain’s limbic system and how it forever links the scent of soap and freshly-cut lavender to the security of your grandmother’s guest room. Scent...

  • It amazes me that this remains controversial: "Is God a man?"

    Is God a man? (a brief response to CBMW’s accusation of heresy)

    rachelheldevans.com 05 Sep '17, 3pm

    "You saw no form of any kind the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, or like any animal on earth o...

  • @SarahGPerry Have always enjoyed this piece written on this very thing

    In praise of my unspectacular, pre-Pinterest wedding

    rachelheldevans.com 20 Sep '17, 12pm

    My friends and I were lamenting our dated nuptials at a baby shower the other day, joking that Pinterest may become the leading cause of divorce among women desperate enough for a do-over. “I got married six years ago, but I still have a wedding board on Pinterest,” one sighed. “Our m...

  • Looking to welcome a younger crowd or ex-evangelicals into the #mainline church? Here are tips for church leaders:

    7 Ways to Welcome Young People to the Mainline

    rachelheldevans.com 25 Sep '17, 7pm

    It’s been such a thrill to see my Washington Post op-ed, “Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool’” generate so much conversation over the last few days. Thanks for sharing it so widely! One common and helpful pushback to the article has been the question: ...

  • The Gospel Coalition, sex, and subordination

    rachelheldevans.com 20 Sep '17, 3am

    Nothing could be further from the truth! Wilson conveniently leaves out the fact that the Shulamite girl in Song of Songs initiates much of the action in the romance. She is the first to speak in the poem, declaring, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth” (1:1). She actively s...


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