Ask & You Shall Evolve

Rachel Held Evans: Millennial Matron of a Leftist Faith

Background: Born and raised in the Bible Belt, Rachel Held Evans grew up deep in an Evangelical sub-culture. A self-described "fundamentalist" until about age 20, her formative years revolved around church activities, youth group, and high-school football. She majored in English literature at Bryan College, where her father taught biblical studies, and she has since established herself as a millennial blogger, columnist, and author. A skilled writer and popular speaker, Rachel seamlessly blends Christian lingo with a humorist's wit. Her first book, Evolving in Monkeytown: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions, published in 2010 and republished in 2014 as Faith Unraveled, chronicles...


has a BS in Computer Science and worked in software development with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she works as Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #38, Fall 2016 Copyright © 2023 Salvo |


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