WATCH: Rob Bell Talks About Taking Back the Word “Evangelical”

"I say we take the word back...I'm an evangelical. And I believe in good news for everybody."Gosh, Rob. I am IN.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc7wEfL6aSI … [Read more...]

The Dones, Rob Bell, and the Future of Progressive (and Evangelical) Christianity

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A few days ago I wrote a piece on my personal blog about "Graduating." It was partly a reflection on the story of Rob Bell and how it resonates with my own. It was also about the "Dones" and "post-church" category and how I identify not with the category itself, but with certain elements of the category even as I carve out my own path ahead.I am "done" - with evangelical church as usual. I'm done with any ministry obligation to that category and identity. I can't do it anymore, and neither c … [Read more...]

3 Kinds of Evangelicals (Whether They Want That Label or Not)

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Rachel Held Evans's new book Searching For Sunday (see my interview with the author here) has sparked a good deal of speculation over what constitutes an evangelical, and whether or not Rachel is one. Without getting into all the details of this particular situation (because just, no), I'd like to propose 3 kinds of evangelicals that I am observing in the U.S. Christian conversation - whether the folks I'm describing would self-identify with that label or not, and whether the folks I'm desc … [Read more...]


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