Is it Time to Abandon “Evangelical?”

In the Thicket

It’s been a bad year for evangelicals. Well, it was a bad year for everyone, but it seemed to be especially hard on evangelicals. From the numerous, high profile people claiming to leave the faith, to the multiple scandals from evangelical leaders of different institutions, to evangelicals’ poor response to both the pandemic the racial unrest in our country, to being tied to an insurrection to overthrow a democratic election, a lot has gone wrong for evangelicals; and in recent years, the term has been viewed less and less positively. The Atlantic even went so far as to say that the word has lost its meaning. So, I want to ask, is it time to abandon “evangelical?”

“Evangelical” comes for the Greek word meaning “good news.” Its ties to a religious movement started around the early 1700s, where the word became synonymous with the gospel message of Jesus Christ. What…

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A joint effort of several authors who do find that nobody can keep standing at the side and that “Everyone" must care about what is going on in today’s world. We are a bunch of people who do not mind that somebody has a totally different idea but is willing to share the ideas with others and to be Active and willing to let others understand how "today’s decisions will influence the future”. Therefore we would love to see many others to "Act today".

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