Rachel Held Evans Then and Now

Sibylline Oracle, Rachel Held Evans, September 7, 2012,

God’s name is not something to use to score political points.  It’s not something to throw around lightly or to use as a weapon against a political opponent. God and Our Political Platforms.

God’s little sweetheart, Rachel Held Evans, November 19, 2012,

This, I believe, is the real evangelical disaster—not that Barack Obama is president and Mitt Romney is not, but that evangelicalism has gotten so enmeshed with politics, its success or failure can be gauged by an election. The Real “Evangelical Disaster”

Rachel Held Evans, January 30, 2016,

Rachel Held Evans, Appointee for Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Rachel Held Evans is a Christian blogger and the author of Faith Unraveled, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, and Searching for Sunday.In addition, Ms. Evans speaks at retreats, conferences, universities, and churches across the country. She has been featured on NPR, Slate, The BBC, The Washington Post,  The Huffington Post, CNN, The View, and The Today Show, and in 2012, she was named one ofChristianity Today’s “50 Women to Watch.”  Ms. Evans received a B.A. from Bryan College.

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Remember kids, Christians and politics is bad and makes Jesus cry when conservative, evangelical Bible-believing Christians are involved. But enlightened, faith-building when leftist, pseudo-Christian bloggers are involved.

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8 thoughts on “Rachel Held Evans Then and Now

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  2. I’m afraid I think you may be being a bit uncharitable towards RHE. I read her piece ‘The Real Evangelical Disaster’ and had to agree with her statement “Start preaching the gospel that Jesus Christ is Lord and Caesar is not”. There is a very real danger of lining up the bible with a particular political philosophy or economic view – whether of the right or the left, and this can do great damage to the Christian cause, particularly if that philosophy sanctions economic exploitation.

    Political programs are never going to bring in the kingdom of God on earth, everyone probably agrees on that, but they are also most unlikely to spread Christian values and ethics in a society that has largely rejected them.

    RHE might think she is going to be salt and light by her govt involvement.

    Now you don’t need to tell me how off RHE is in her theology and ideas. She is sadly imo a case study in what 1 Tim 2 was intended to prevent. She doesn’t understand the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God, there is clear deception here, the very thing Paul warned against. The salt has lost its savour.

    But even with her, I am a bit wary of judging whether she is a Christian but in deception, or not really a Christian at all. She has put herself in the limelight and her blog should be subject to discernment as with anything else in the Christian scene, but I’m not sure her political affiliation has much to do with how she stands before God.

    I wish someone who has her ear would get her to take seriously the warning in Heb 3 : 12 (Take care, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God).

  3. is there anything more nauseating and stomach churning than the ramblings of the apostate that pretends to stay in the ranks?

  4. Ken writes,
    I read her piece ‘The Real Evangelical Disaster’ and had to agree with her statement “Start preaching the gospel that Jesus Christ is Lord and Caesar is not”.

    While I certainly agree with your sentiment that Christians should not look to man-made government for solutions to spiritual problems, I don’t really think I have misread RHE at all. She is insisting that Bible-believing evangelicals NOT be involved with politics simply because she hates truth. If it had been apostate individuals like Matthew Vines involved with politics, she would be cheering him on and rationalizing his involvement with government for Gospel influence or some such nonsense.

    RHE is a hypocrite. Like I told her via twitter, if it had been a Ted Cruz presidency who had appointed Ken Ham to the exact same honorary position as Obama did RHE, there would be no end to her grousing HuffPo articles complaining about it and telling us how terrible the whole thing is.

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  6. Ted Cruz appointing Ken Ham to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships?

    Oh my goodness. The sheer thought of such would be amazing.

    Forget wars and rumors of wars. That would lead to the forced conscription of a militia and a civil war that would end in a nuclear winter. In fact, I’ve gotta tweet something about this.

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