What are Ted Haggard & Rob Bell doing on the same list? (This was a full page ad in yesterday’s Washington Post.) And why isn’t Cliff Kirkpatrick on there?
I write (and, God-help-me, preach) as an evangelical Christian.
“Evangelical” used to mean “Protestant” in Europe. Today in 21st c. North America, it often means fundamentalist/ Biblical-inerrancy-believing/personal-relationship-with-Jesus-touting/politically conservative Christian.
I’d like to take back the word to mean spreading the Good News that God is liberating us — and all the world — through Jesus Christ. Good News isn’t about defending the Gospel. It’s about living the Gospel. (Or trying to.)
I include myself in The Evangelical Spectrum too.
With Jan, I wince at the co-option of the concept “evangelical” by the right, but we on the left have let the title go, somewhat. Time to claim our part?