A few days ago Rachel Held Evans wrote a response to Owen Strachan after he went on Twitter and accused her of heresy.
And what was Evans’ great sin? She once used the female pronoun “She” in reference to God.
Oooooohhh! Call the bishop! Call the magistrate! She called God “She”. He’s a he, not a she. (You see?)
So who is Owen Strachan? He’s the President of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
He’s also a little bully who has a history of heresy hunting. This current Twitter stunt makes it clear that he is a bona fide self-promoter, anxious to build his fledgling career by distinguishing himself as a self-appointed heresy hunter. Drum up some headlines by accusing a leading progressive evangelical female blogger of heresy. That should fire up the base!
The most infuriating thing is how that kind of garbage immediately puts good people on the defensive. Here’s how Evans begins her defense:
“First, I wholeheartedly affirm the Apostle’s [sic] and Nicene Creeds and I believe Scripture to be inspired by God and authoritative in the Christian life. Like Owen, I believe in the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord and would gladly join him in proclaiming the great mystery of the faith—that Christ has died, Christ has risen, and Christ will come again.”
This is all good to hear, of course. But I find it infuriating that Evans feels the need to justify herself to this shameless self-promoting heresy hunter.
So Mr. Strachan, stop trying to promote yourself by accusing people of heresy on Twitter.
God doesn’t like that one bit. I know because she told me so.