Remembering Rachel Held Evans
May 31, 2019
A reflection by Jenny Fife

Rachel Held Evans died on May 4, 2019 at age 37. You’re either grieving this “fearless seeker of truth and servant of Jesus,” according to Bishop Curry, or you’ve never heard of her. Google her.

I “met” Rachel Held Evans in a journey group last fall, reading her Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. This spring I joined another journey group, reading Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by the Reverend Nadia Bolz-Weber, Rachel’s friend who gave the Dodson Lecture at St. John’s in 2017. These two women were shaking up the church with their emphasis on radical acceptance and grace.  Click here to read more.