Author Jen Hatmaker. Photo by Amy Melsa Photography

(RNS) It’s been a roller-coaster year for Christian author and speaker Jen Hatmaker.

She toured the country last fall, speaking on the Belong Tour to arenas packed with Christian women. Then this year’s tour was canceled.

She spoke out, welcoming LGBT Christians at events, in Facebook posts and in an interview with RNS columnist Jonathan Merritt. Then LifeWay Christian stores pulled her books from its shelves over her stance on same-sex relationships, and her name got pulled into an online debate over where evangelical Christian women get authority to teach and preach.

This summer,

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