Taking Back "Evangelical"
Our senior pastor Jonathan Williams has a new article up on Huffington Post.
Christian Fundamentalists have hijacked the word, “evangelical” and I’m ready to take it back.
The word, “evangelical,” comes from the Greek word euangelion, meaning “the good news” or the “gospel.” I believe that the Christian faith can still be good news but there must be a reckoning.
Today, Christian Evangelicals have done enough damage such that the word “evangelical” conjures reactions that belie the word’s meaning. Tell me: The last time you read a headline that said, “American evangelicals ….” did you think, “Oh that’s going to be good news?”