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'Who Will Be Our Rachel Now?’ Progressive Christians Reflect on Movement Without Held-Evans

When the Rev. Emmy Kegler heard her friend Rachel Held Evans had died earlier this month after a sudden illness, she offered a prayer. Then Kegler got together with other friends who had known Evans, a popular progressive Christian writer and speaker, to share their memories and process their grief. As she walked to her car afterward, she wondered what the future would hold. Who would fill the void their friend had left behind? “Who is going to be our Rachel now?” she asked.