Sects, sexuality and the sacredness of storytelling
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Sects, sexuality and the sacredness of storytelling

Rachel Held Evans is an acclaimed blogger and New York Times bestselling author of two nonfiction books, Faith Unraveled and A Year of Biblical Womanhood.
Recently named one of “50 women to watch” by Christianity Today, Evans’s work has been featured on CBC, NPR and the BBC, as well in Huffington Post, the Washington Post, Oprah.com and The View.

The #IF: Gathering and a Call to Arms for Christian Women
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The #IF: Gathering and a Call to Arms for Christian Women

Jennie Allen of Austin, Texas had a vision: to gather, equip and unleash this generation of Christian women.

Her friends had a question, not unrelated: If God is real, then what?

Allen put the two together and watched a small idea snowball, thanks to social media, into the largest interdenominational Christian women’s conference in years.

Social Media, Death and the Virtual Afterlife
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Social Media, Death and the Virtual Afterlife

The last time anyone did a count — back in 2012 — there were approximately 30 million Facebook accounts connected to people who have died. By now that number is surely much larger.

In many cases, where the person’s death is quick, accidental and unexpected, there is no time to prepare. Those accounts live on, like an insect frozen in amber, filled with pictures and messages and notes to and from the deceased.