Rachel Held Evans

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What brought me back to church…

On Tuesdays, between now and April 14, I’ll be sharing excerpts from my new book, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church. The book is arranged around seven sacraments—baptism, confession, communion, holy orders, confirmation, anointing of the sick, and marriage.  When my faith had become little more than an abstraction, a set of propositions to be affirmed or denied, the tangible, tactile nature of the sacraments invited me to touch, smell, taste, hear, and see God in the stuff of everyday life again. They got God out of my head and into my hands. 

Today I'm sharing the third of four video excerpts in a series produced by Daniel Evans and Jason Erickson. (Note: The video includes closed captioning.)

Watch the first video, "Table." 

Watch the second video, “Scars.” 

Watch the third video, “Sacraments.”