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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 ...

Link: rachelheldevans.com

  • Esther and Vashti: The Real Story

    rachelheldevans.com 20 May '17, 5pm

    When I was a kid, I imagined Esther to be something of a beauty pageant contestant. I figured that, in addition to her twelve months of beautification, she must have performed a talent and answered questions from a glass bowl before winning the heart of a love-struck King Xerxes. I ne...

  • Submission in Context: Christ and the Greco-Roman Household Codes

    rachelheldevans.com 19 May '17, 3am

    I cannot overstate the degree to which this remix—in which masters are reminded that they too have a heavenly master—would have been radical in the ancient world. And this is important: Peter and Paul’s use of metaphor (the husband is like Christ, the wife is like the Church, sufferin...

  • “God and the Gay Christian” Discussion, Week 1

    rachelheldevans.com 19 May '17, 2pm

    “That means I believe all of Scripture is inspired by God and authoritative for my life,” Matthew writes of the second. “While some parts of the Bible address cultural norms that do not directly apply to modern societies, all of Scripture is ‘useful for teaching, for reproof, for corr...

  • Searching for Sunday

    rachelheldevans.com 13 May '17, 11pm

    Companion album suggestion: Seven Songs Arranged around the imagery of seven sacraments, Searching for Sunday is a book about all that is frustrating and beautiful and complicated about church, and I dedicated it to my blog readers and my sister, Amanda Opelt. Amanda is a singer/songw...

  • Submission in Context: Christ and the Greco-Roman Household Codes

    rachelheldevans.com 12 May '17, 12am

    Furthermore, if you look close enough, you can detect the rumblings of subversion beneath the seemingly acquiescent text. It is no accident that Peter introduced his version of the household codes with a riddle—“Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; ...

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

    "We Believe in Mystery": Raising Kids in Faith

    rachelheldevans.com 12 May '17, 3pm

    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...

  • "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...

  • .@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 ...

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