Rebekah (@rebekahmdevine) is an aspiring creative writer and biblical scholar reading and writing from the quiet of her apartment in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day, she works as Executive Assistant to activist Shane Claiborne at Red Letter Christians. By night, she works on a memoir about growing up in a messianic Jewish(ish) home, telling the story of her search for spiritual and social identity through memories of her childhood home and her family’s complicated mishmash of Jewish and Protestant traditions.
Rebekah is passionate about food: cooking it, serving it, eating it, and writing about its literary and theological significance in the Bible. She sees world hunger as a symptom and symbol of our larger problem of social inequity, and hopes her writings will serve as catalysts for people to think creatively about how to cultivate communities of nourishment and abundance where no one is without a home or food, and everyone has a seat at the table.
Rebekah holds a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Cairn University (2009), an M.Litt in Theology, Imagination, and the Arts from the University of St. Andrews (2011), and an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College (2015). Find her at rebekahdevine.com.