Twitter keeps telling me that I should follow Rachel Held Evans. I keep uttering Hebrew imprecations under my breath at Twitter for its suggestion. If I followed Mrs. Evans, it would be for the same reason I follow certain other folks: to keep up with what those who “upset the faith of some” are saying and doing.
Later this month Matthew Vines’ new book will be coming out, God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. My understanding is that Michael Brown has a new book on the same topic coming out almost concurrently. In any case, many of our readers know I reviewed the video that launched Mr. Vines into national prominence and provided a pretty full response to it, available here. Mr. Vines has indicated he is aware of the response and has provided counter argumentation in his book. We shall see! But in any case, it is painfully clear that Mr. Vines is intent upon promoting an utter redefinition of the biblical teaching on sexuality, gender, and marriage relationships. He represents one of the leading opponents of biblical Christianity in our day.
So why should any of us be surprised that Rachel Held Evans has written the following endorsement of Mr. Vines’ thoroughly heretical work?
“God and the Gay Christian is a game changer. Winsome, accessible, and carefully researched, every page is brought to life by the author’s clear love for Scripture and deep, persistent faith. With this book, Matthew Vines emerges as one of my generation’s most important Christian leaders, not only on matters of sexuality but also on what it means to follow Jesus with wisdom, humility, and grace. Prepare to be challenged and enlightened, provoked and inspired. Read with an open heart and mind, and you are bound to be changed.”
— Rachel Held Evans, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood and Faith Unraveled
If there was any question about where Mrs. Evans stands, is there any longer? I would think not. The very public train wreck of her faith has come to a painfully obvious conclusion.