Rachel Held Evans talks about Jesus and equality

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

On the Red Carpet: Rachel Held Evans (from Red Letter Christians)
In this interview by Margot Starbuck for Red Letter Christians, blogger and author Rachel Held Evans was asked whether she is ever perceived as an “angry feminist” because she speaks out for gender equality. “I think any time you challenge ingrained power structures or various forms of religious legalism, you can expect to be labeled as ‘angry’ or ‘divisive,’” she replied. “And sometimes I am angry; I think there are things in this world worth getting angry about.”  She said she believes “patriarchy is a result of sin, and that followers of Jesus are to be champions of equality.”  Rachel Held Evans is the author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood, reviewed on this website by Alena Amato Ruggerio.

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (1935-2024) was an independent scholar, writer, and editor, and the author or coauthor of nine books. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992). Letha served as editor of Christian Feminism Today in both its former print edition (EEWC Update) and its website for 19 years until her retirement in December 2013.