Popular author Rachel Held Evans passed away on May 4th, 2019. Announced in an update on Rachel's blog by her husband, Dan.
The news is incredibly sad no doubt, and my heart is broken to hear the news. I had been praying for her recovery and now I will be continuing to pray for her family and those around her.
One thing that comes to my mind, however, in the midst of this tragedy is how one should respond to her passing.
There are two specific things that I believe are important:
- She had radically unChristian views during her life. There's not much to go off of in terms of celebrating her 'ministry' and that should probably be something to avoid.
- She has passed, there isn't any further need to engage in polemics against her. The Bible says that after death comes judgment, there's nothing more that needs to be said about her and her worldview.