Some words of grace and peace

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

Today Donald Miller deleted the two blog posts he wrote about living better love stories and issued an apology to those who had been hurt by his words.  This showed a lot of wisdom and humility on Don’s part, and I respect him for it.

I know that a lot of you were looking forward to a coordinated dialog between the two of us, but Don has requested that we postpone that conversation, and I’ve agreed.  I also know that many of you feel the posts reflected more systemic problems regarding the Church’s characterization and view of women.  I concur, and will continue to address those bigger issues with as much passion and grace as I can muster here on the blog and in the forthcoming book. This is an important conversation that far transcends a single blog post or series, and I believe we owe it to the future of the Church to engage in it both fiercely and respectfully. 

In the meantime, I hope you will join me in welcoming Don’s words with the love and goodwill of fellow sojourners called into the much grander story of God’s redeeming work in the world. 

I wish him nothing but grace and peace...and a very happy engagement!

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