What Next

The Progressive Critic Inside the Church

Rachel Held Evans was a hero to liberal Christians.

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Over the weekend, Slate published an obituary for Rachel Held Evans, the blogger who championed liberal values and challenged evangelicals on their politics. She was known to her devoted readers as RHE, and she represented something new in evangelical Christian communities as some began to shift toward a progressive ideology nevertheless rooted in faith. That movement is now expanding beyond churches and into the political sphere, where Christians are no longer assumed to be conservative.

Guest: Slate staff writer Ruth Graham.

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