Rachel Held Evans’ latest post at New York Post religion blog has stirred up controversy in just the way RHE knows how to do so well. See here and here for some reactions. Part of what’s challenging about her piece (and all her writing, really) is that it contains a lot of truth. In her comments on liturgy, authenticity, and a broader Christian cultural-political mandate, RHE offers or, at least, approaches some important insights. The merits of some of her points have not been fully appreciated by some of the commentators (rightly) expressing concern about her larger message.
But I too have difficulty sympathizing with her millennial-centric approach to church message reform. When Evans states, rather emphatically, that, “We’re not leaving the church because we don’t find the cool factor there; we’re leaving the church because we don’t find Jesus there,” I start to get nervous.
Read more at Patheos, the new home of the Fare Forward blog
[Image of Rachel Held Evans from American Vision]