The magazine FAITH: History, Mystery & Challenges Revealed — printed annually — just ranked Rachel Held Evans as the 4th rated “doer, thinker, pastor, and passer who is shaping the next generation of Christians.”
We are delighted to host Rachel Held Evans on campus. She is an evangelical Christian columnist, blogger and best-selling author who has attracted attention for her nuanced and accessible discussions about current issues in modern Christianity as the author of Evolving in Monkey Town (Zondervan, 2010) and The Year of Biblical Womanhood (Thomas Nelson, 2012) and a popular blog. She has promoted theological and political unity; fostered interfaith dialogue; celebrated powerful women; publicized social justice issues; and led fundraising campaigns for charity: water and World Vision, among other non-profit organizations.
In “The Year of Biblical Womanhood, How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on her Roof, Covering her Head and Calling her Husband Master” in which she spends a year literally living out the finest details of womanhood as described in the Old Testament. It is funny, thought provoking and challenging.
Evans has been spotlighted by NPR, Slate, BBC, The Washington Post, The Guardian (UK), The Times London, The Huffington Post, and Oprah.com, in addition to speaking at retreats, conferences, universities, and churches of various denominations. In 2012, she was named one of Christianity Today’s “50 Women to Watch.”
This event is sponsored by the Provost’s Office, President’s Office, Albert Keim History Lecture Series, Intellectual Life Committee and Campus Ministries. It is also a Women’s History Month event.