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Rachel Held Evans Quotes

Rachel Held Evans Quote: “This is what God’s kingdom is like: a bunch of outcasts and oddballs gathered at a table, not because they are rich or worthy or good, but because they are hungry, because they said yes. And there’s always room for more.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “We could not become like God, so God became like us. God showed us how to heal instead of kill, how to mend instead of destroy, how to love instead of hate, how to live instead of long for more. When we nailed God to a tree, God forgave. And when we buried God in the ground. God got up.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “But if the world is watching, we might as well tell the truth. And the truth is, the church doesn’t offer a cure. It doesn’t offer a quick fix. The church offers death and resurrection. The church offers the messy, inconvenient, gut-wrenching, never-ending work of healing and reconciliation.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Christianity isn’t meant to simply be believed; it’s meant to be lived, shared, eaten, spoken, and enacted in the presence of other people.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “What makes the Gospel offensive isn’t who it keeps out, but who it lets in.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Imagine if every church became a place where everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable. Image if every church became a place where we told one another the truth. We might just create sanctuary.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Doubt is a difficult animal to master because it requires that we learn the difference between doubting God and doubting what we believe about God. The former has the potential to destroy faith; that latter has the power to enrich and refine it. The former is a vice; the latter a virtue.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “No step taken in faith is wasted, not by a God who makes all things new.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “We cling to the letter because the spirit is so much harder to master.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “God’s ways are higher than our ways not because he is less compassionate than we are but because he is more compassionate than we can ever imagine.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “What millennials really want from the church is not a change in style but a change in substance.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Church is a moment in time when the kingdom of God draws near, when a meal, a story, a song, an apology, and even a failure id made holy by the presence of Jesus among us and within us.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “We all long for someone to tell us who we are. The great struggle of the Christian life is to take God’s name for us, to believe we are beloved and to believe that is enough.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Whenever we show others the goodness of God, whenever we follow our Teacher by imitating His posture of humble and ready service, our actions are sacred and ministerial. To be called into the priesthood, as all of us are, is to be called to a life of presence, of kindness.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “As a Christian, my highest calling is not motherhood; my highest calling is to follow Christ.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Perhaps we could push beyond these legalistic gender roles if we spent less time worrying about “acting like men” and “acting like women,” and more time acting like Jesus.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Church attendance may be dipping, but God can survive the Internet age. After all, He knows a thing or two about resurrection.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “But there is a difference between curing and healing, and I believe the church is called to the slow and difficult work of healing. We are called to enter into one another’s pain, anoint it as holy, and stick around no matter the outcome.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Faith isn’t about having everything figured out ahead of time; faith is about following the quiet voice of God without having everything figured out ahead of time.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “The Holy Trinity doesn’t need our permission to carry on in their endlessly resourceful work of making all things new. That we are invited to catch even a glimpse of the splendor is grace. All of it, every breath and every second is grace.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “My interpretation can only be as inerrant as I am, and that’s good to keep in mind.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Even here, in the dark, God is busy making all things new.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “We millennials have been advertised to our entire lives, and we can tell when somebody is just trying to sell us something. I think church is the last place I want to go to be sold another product.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “I’ve often said that those who say having a childlike faith means not asking questions haven’t met too many children.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Doubt is the mechanism by which faith evolves.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Many months would pass before I understood that people bond more deeply over shared brokenness than they do over shared beliefs.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “I’m ready to stop waging war and start washing feet.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “The truth is, a man can choose to objectify a woman whether she’s wearing a bikini or a burqa. We don’t stop lust by covering up the female form; we stop lust by teaching men to treat women as human beings worthy of respect.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “The woman described in Proverbs 31 is not some ideal that exists out there; she is present in each one of us when we do even the smallest things with valor.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Scripture doesn’t speak of people who found God. Scripture speaks of people who walked with God.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “God and the Gay Christian is a game changer. Prepare to be challenged and enlightened, provoked and inspired.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “I don’t know why Christians keep fighting over which is better-singleness or marriage-when it seems rather obvious, both from Scripture and from Church history, that both can glorify God.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “I thought faith would say, ‘I’ll take away the pain and discomfort, but what it ended up saying was, ‘I’ll sit with you in it.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “I have come to regard with some suspicion those who claim that the Bible never troubles them. I can only assume this means they haven’t actually read it.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “The church is not a group of people who believe all the same things; the church is a group of people caught up in the same story, with Jesus at the center.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “The apostles remembered what many modern Christians tend to forget – that what makes the gospel offensive isn’t who it keeps out but who it lets in.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “God is still breathing. The Bible is both inspired and inspiring. Our job is to ready the sails and gather the embers, to discuss and debate, and like the biblical character Jacob, to wrestle with the mystery until God gives us a blessing.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “The church is God saying: ‘I’m throwing a banquet, and all these mismatched, messed-up people are invited. Here, have some wine.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Millennials aren’t looking for a hipper Christianity.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “What a comfort to know that God is a poet.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “He father told her, “What you promise when you are confirmed is not that you will believe this forever. What you promise when you are confirmed is that this is the story you will wrestle with forever.”65 Mine.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “We turned an anthem into an assignment, a poem into a job description.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “Some Christians are more offended by the idea of everyone going to heaven than by the idea of everyone going to hell.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “We need to stop building our churches around categories and start building them around people.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “We are not spared death, but the power of death has been defeated. The grip of sin has been loosed. We are invited to share the victory, to follow the path of God back to life.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “One of the most destructive mistakes we Christians make is to prioritize shared beliefs over shared relationship, which is deeply ironic considering we worship a God who would rather die than lose relationship with us.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “A family is a group of people who eat the same thing for dinner. – Nora Ephron.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “In baptism,” writes Will Willimon, “the recipient of baptism is just that – recipient. You cannot very well do your own baptism. It is done to you, for you.”7 It’s an adoption, not an interview.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “And sometimes, just showing up, burial spices in hand, is all it takes to witness a miracle.”
Rachel Held Evans Quote: “If you want to do violence in this world, you will always find the weapons. If you want to heal, you will always find the balm.”
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