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Prayers and Support Pour In for Rachel Held Evans Amid Hospitalization

Prayers and Support Pour In for Rachel Held Evans Amid Hospitalization

Popular Christian author and speaker Rachel Held Evans, whose books like Searching for Sunday and A Year of Biblical Womanhood have inspired and challenged millions, was placed in a medically induced coma on Friday. According to a blog post from her husband Dan, Evans began experiencing seizures during complications that arose from an infection. Doctors are struggling to determine the cause and proper treatment.

The hashtag #PrayforRHE trended on Twitter as news of Evans’ condition spread. Evans’ Evolving Faith Conference co-curators Sarah Bessey and Jeff Chu organized a social media prayer chain that prompted an outpouring of gratitude for Evans’ ministry. Even former theological sparring partners like author Rod Dreher and Southern Baptist Convention leader Russell Moore weighed in with their remembrances, along with many women who credited Evans with inspiring them to get involved in preaching and teaching, and a huge collection of “misfits” who said she helped them find a space in Christianity.


Dan Evans says he will be updating this blog post with regular updates about his wife’s health.

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