Rachel Held Evans is an American Christian columnist, blogger and author of the book The Year of Biblical Womanhood and Evolving in Monkey Town, How a Girl with All the Answers, Learned to Ask Questions. In chapel, she speaks on Keep the Church Weird: Millennials & The Future of Christianity.
Rachel Held Evans 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.
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.” The just-published 2014 edition of Faith: History, Mystery and Challenges Revealed ranked Evans Held Evans No. 4 on its list of leaders shaping the next generation of Christians.