I confront scarcity, I owned my calling to be a preacher/pastor, I ask harder questions, I’m not terrified if my kids wander in their faith, I have deep life-giving friendships with queer people, I trust White women to use their voices against white supremacy, #BecauseOfRHE— Osheta Moore (@osheta) May 4, 2019
I was 15 & in a dark place & had no choice about going to a patriarchal reformed Church, when the pastor said something belittling about women, I took refuge coming home to spend Sunday afternoon reading Rachel Held Evans' blog, whispering "eshet chayil" to myself #becauseofRHE— stuti (@cyborgstuti) May 4, 2019
#BecauseofRHE I outlived my will to give up on life. I came out as gay and braved a world of rejection inside the faith tradition I had always known to be my home, I found God beyond church pews and in the faces of the most vulnerable, I started to really love people (& myself).— Sarah Kessler (@thecoachkessler) May 4, 2019
When a relative said I wasn’t a Proverbs 31 woman because of my participation in the Women’s March, I was able to laugh and brush it off. RHE taught me that it was ok to question the theology I had been raised with and what it truly meant to be a woman of valor. #becauseofRHE— Jennifer Anne (@_Jennifer_Anne) May 4, 2019
Men like me owe a great debt to @rachelheldevans. We can advocate for women, but we can't do what women do. Rachel didn't just empower women, she *was* a powerful woman who shared power. #BecauseofRHE, many white Christian men learned to respect and value women in leadership.— Rev. Dan Stringer (@StringerDan) May 4, 2019
Woke and read #BecauseOfRHE. It’s a collection of misfits and outcasts, seekers and doubters; people dubbed ‘lost’ who found solace and belonging because of her commitment to love, kindness, and grace.— Nate Pyle (@NatePyle79) May 5, 2019
Gatekeepers called her theology dangerous. But its fruit looks like Jesus’s.