Thinking About...

... whether or not the word 'evangelical' isn't perhaps wearing itself out, starting to feel, as Bilbo would put it, "like ... butter scraped over too much bread."

9 comments:

The Six of Us said...

I don't know who means what about it anymore.

Janine the Bean said...

Well, I certainly hesitate to call myself one due to certain "evangelicals" out there.

Mainely Me said...

Hmmmm..... . So how has Jesus, the Christ, 'felt' about the term Christian over the centuries?

Jenna said...

yep.

The Six of Us said...

MM,
That's a good point and I think spot on. "Evangelical" has become as broad as "Christian" in it's meaning...leaving us having to redefine and further explain ourselves when we identify with either term.

But no matter what label we fall under (which is perhaps unavoidable?) the judge of our beliefs should come from our actions and our lives.

The Six of Us said...

**amendment**

I don't really mean that "Evangelical" has become as broad as "Christian."

Indeed, it is still a "subcategory" if you will.

Why do we like boxes and categories so much?!

JPB said...

Two interesting articles a friend just sent me:

"The End of Christian America"and

"Faith Beyond His Fathers"as well as the post at Internetmonk.com that generated my own "Thinking About..."

Janine the Bean said...

I love the Internet Monk.

:)

JPB said...

I'm ambiguous about the Internet Monk.