Rachel Held Evans is dead.
To put it in language more comfortable to those of you who are of the evangelical persuasion, she “went home to be with the Lord”.
But I am not here to make people comfortable. She fucking snuffed it.
About two weeks ago she began to experience severe brain seizures. Emergency medical treatments failed, and now here we are. You can read the full story here.
Some of you may recognize the name. She was a Christian author who wrote a number of provocative books, including “A Year of Biblical Womanhood“, in which she set out to literally follow all of the biblical commands toward women for a full year. Many leading evangelicals dismissed this as a publicity stunt. She also wrote “Searching for Sunday“, which unpacks her complicated relationship with the Church, and “Inspired“, which reimagines our engagement with the Bible.
Rachel Held Evans was a faithful companion to those of us who are on the post-evangelical journey. She will be dearly missed.