Tag Archives: Rachel Held Evans

The straw man behind A Year Of Biblical Womanhood

November 13, 2012



The American Heritage Dictionary defines a straw man as “A made-up version of an opponent’s argument that can easily be defeated. To accuse people of attacking a straw man is to suggest that they are avoiding worthier opponents and more valid criticisms of their own position.” During the election season, straw men were everywhere. Candidates […]

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Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover

November 1, 2012

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It’s been said that “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” And I think there’s much to commend that perspective. But I think one new book invites critique in a way that can’t be ignored. Rachel Held Evans is a smart and talented writer. But as a Christian blogger who seems generally intent at […]

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