May 7, 2019
Like all Christian feminists across the globe, CFT members mourn the passing of author and speaker Rachel Held Evans, who died on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Often seen as the voice of contemporary Christian feminism, Evans was the author of several books and a very popular blog. Her work was controversial to many conservative fundamentalists, who disagreed with her support of women’s and LGBTQ equality within Christianity.
The New Yorker published a good article on May 6 by Eliza Griswold. We hope you’ll find a few minutes to read it.
Over the years we’ve published a good bit of material about Evans including Link of the Day posts and other articles. We thought the best tribute we could give her was to present these different looks into her life and work.
For all the saints, who from their labours rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.
– William How
Summary of Rachel Held Evans’ Presentation at the 2014 Gay Christian Network Conference by Lē Isaac Weaver
Rachel Held Evans and The Nines by Jamie Calloway-Hanauer
Virginia Ramey Mollenkott’s review of Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church and Evolving in Monkey Town (later republished as Faith Unraveled)
Alena Amato Ruggerio’s review of A Year of Biblical Womanhood
Link of the Day Posts
What are the words Rachel Held Evans says we need to hear today? by Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Rachel Held Evans talks about Jesus and equality by Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Rachel Held Evans reminds us to appreciate our own uniqueness by Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Why does Rachel Held Evans say that “Jesus started with the ‘outliers’”? by Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Rachel Held Evans criticizes extremely individualistic Bible reading by Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Superficial changes won’t keep young people from leaving our churches by Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Being patient with each other in our personal spiritual journeys by Letha Dawson Scanzoni
A non-theist, who was once an evangelical, interviews Rachel Held Evans by Letha Dawson Scanzoni
If Men Got the Titus 2 Treatment… by Kenetha Stanton
Rachel Held Evans asks, “Oh evangelicalism, why can’t I quit you?!” by Casey O’Leary
Searching for Sunday: Interview With Rachel Held Evans by Corbin Lambeth
Rachel Held Evans on Biblical Literalism by Corbin Lambeth
Rachel Held Evans on Her “Exit from Evangelicalism” by Lē Isaac Weaver
What Do Young People Want from Church? by Lē Isaac Weaver
Rachel Held Evans on Racism by Lē Isaac Weaver
Rachel Held Evans on Forgiveness by Lē Isaac Weaver
Rachel Held Evans on Jesus, Discrimination, and “Religious Freedom” by Lē Isaac Weaver