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Head and Heart, Fully Engaged: Rachel Held Evans

Head and Heart, Fully Engaged: Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans grew up in Dayton, TN, the town made famous by the Scopes Monkey Trial. From the heart of the Bible Belt, where faith at first seemed certain and simple, she grew more comfortable with questions and doubt.  Now considering herself a more progressive (but still evangelical) woman, she tries to live her beliefs, as she puts it, with her "head and heart fully engaged."

On today’s show, Rachel Held Evans talks about her life as a Christian woman who has learned to ask tough questions, and she discusses how, in the midst of those questions, she continues to love God, the Bible, and her faith.

Rachel Held Evans is the author of Evolving in Monkey Town (Zondervan 2010) and A Year of Biblical Womanhood (Thomas Nelson 2012). She has been featured on The Today Show, NPR, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and Opra.com. She has also been named one of Christianity Today’s Top 50 Women to Watch.  A popular blogger, you can keep up with her latest posts at rachelheldevans.com.

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