Monday, April 24, 2006

Should evangelicals change their name?

An editorial out of Christianity magazine in the UK talks about the negative connotations that exist with the current word "evangelical", and that being branded an "evangelical" can place an unfair judgment upon a person. They suggest that maybe it is time to choose a new word? Any suggestions?

The editor writes:

I’m tired of being tarred with the identities of men with megaphones who shout ‘hell’, ‘wrath’ and ‘damnation’ at passers-by and fail to say, ‘love’, ‘grace’ or ‘forgiveness’. I’m tired of being tarred with the identities of the ‘anti-everything’ brigade – who angrily list the things they are against and claim to speak for ‘evangelicals’, but actually have a tiny support base. And I’m tired of being tarred with US right wing foreign policy.

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