Why “evangelical” is a label I won’t surrender

Several commenters here have asked why I hold on to the label "evangelical."  Why not just give it up in light of its contemporary connotations in American society?  (It has become virtually synonymous with fundamentalism or neo-fundamentalism and the so-called Religious Right.)  Well, let me explain again. The Merriam-Webster on line dictionary defines "evangelical" several ways.  Here are the first three definitions: 1) Of, relating to, or being in agreement with the Christian gospel … [Read more...]


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