Voices: Rachel Held Evans

I thought this quote from Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans was relevant to this morning’s sermon.

Contrary to what many of us are told, Israel’s origin stories weren’t designed to answer scientific, twenty-first-century questions about the beginning of the universe or the biological evolution of human beings, but rather were meant to answer then-pressing, ancient questions about the nature of God and God’s relationship to creation. [1]

The only thing I would add is that the “then pressing, ancient questions” are still relevant and still pressing today.


[1] Rachel Held Evans, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2018), 9.