What would you say to seventeen-year-old you?

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

It’s been a busy week, and this morning I fly out to North Carolina to speak at Project Ex, a conference for high school juniors and seniors preparing to attend college. (I’m especially excited to meet my blogging buddy Matthew Paul Turner in person!)

As I prepared for my talk, I struggled to know exactly what to say to a group of seventeen and eighteen-year-olds about doubt. I want to help prepare them for the questions they might ask in their young adulthood, but I have to keep in mind that they are probably not asking these questions yet. 

So…if you could go back in time and speak to your high school self, what would you say? What do you wish you had known before graduating and going to college or the workplace? 


And as promised—updated reviews and interviews for Evolving in Monkey Town: 

Interview: The Nick & Josh Podcast

Review: Nathan Evans – Heart of Campus Ministry

Review: Hillsideslide

Review: Crystal Oxner - Soul Munchies

Review: Crosswalk

Review: Heather Sunseri

Review: That Guy K.C. – Off the Cuff

Review: Kyle Reed – Standing On Giants

Our conversation about the Tennessee mosque was featured today on Friendly Atheist

(P.S. Right now my email inbox is where good conversations go to die, so if you’ve sent me a message, it may be a week or so before I can respond.  Just a busy month. Things will slow down soon!)

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