Rachel Held Evans

WE ARE HELD: A MESSAGE IN MEMORY OF RHE – Youth Ministry Christian Article

May 22, 2019 | It was my turn to preach this Mother’s Day. I was having a hard time deciding what to preach. As a result, I called my friends in preacher panic. Preach panic is sort of like writer’s block, but worse because you have to say waht you’ve written (or not writtten) out loud in front of people. Things seem to be better when I call my friends for help. In a matter of seconds, April had emailed…

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Again Remembering Rachel Held Evans

Nadia Bolz-Weber delivers the sermon at the funeral for Rachel Held Evans on June 1. YouTube screenshot via Religion News Service. Abraham doubted. Job doubted. Peter doubted. Martha doubted. Even Jesus cried out, “My God, why have you forsaken me?” Condemning people who are thoughtful about their faith, who doubt & who wrestle & who cry out with questions, is legalism from the pit of hell. Oh there are times I really miss living with absolute certainty, never questioning anything…

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Excerpt from Inspired by Rachel Held Evans: If Love Can Look Like Genocide

In the past year, Rachel Held Evans was not as prolific on her blog as she had been in the past, preferring  more interactive social media forms. So this book excerpt was actually among her final half dozen posts… As always, it found her wrestling with the tougher aspects of scripture; this time in a book about the book, Inspired. From Chapter 3: “War Stories” in Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking On Water, and Loving the Bible Again:  “…The question of…

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A Sampling of the Tributes for Rachel Held Evans

This picture of Rachel, now widely circulating, was taken by her husband Dan. At one point I found myself simply re-Tweeting so many things. We didn’t have social media or even the internet itself when Keith Green died, but I think this will end up ranking on a similar level of impact for people who knew and love Rachel Held Evans. In a similar way, there were those who didn’t know Keith Green’s music until he died, and I see…

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Rachel: She’s Gone | Thinking Out Loud

Rachel: She’s Gone Dan writes: May 4th, 2019 Update Rachel was slowly weaned from the coma medication. Her seizures returned but at a reduced rate. There were periods of time where she didn’t have seizures at all. Rachel did not return to an alert state during this process. The hospital team worked to diagnose the primary cause of her seizures and proactively treated for some known possible causes for which diagnostics were not immediately available due to physical limitations. Early…

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Remembering Two Much-Loved But Diverse Authors

This past week Christian readers lost two very much loved authors, each successful by different metrics, but each unique, catering to two very different audiences: Rachel Held Evans and Warren Wiersbe. It speaks to the diversity or breadth of the Christian subculture that it includes such a broad range of writers; such a wide demographic. Rachel Held Evans died on May 4th at age 37, after entering a coma following treatment for flu and a subsequent infection. The outpouring of…

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