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  1. CM says:


    Good set of links and a good New Yorker article. If you want my 2 cent prediction on the SBC meeting, Litton will not be elected president. The election of Mohler or Stone will be like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic and another nail in the coffin of the Evangelical Right.

  2. From the first link, I’d most closely identify as a “neo-evangelical.”

  3. Em says:

    Is thrre such a thing as thr “Evangelical left?”

  4. Duane Arnold says:


    Absolutely… Jim Wallis and the good people at Sojourners would be an example.

  5. Em says:

    Thank you, Dr. Duane – not familiar, so will look them up

  6. CM says:


    Correct. I am sure there are others.

  7. DH says:

    By those definitions, I guess this is a Post-Evangelical blog.

  8. CM says:


    If you mean the term Evangelical in its current squishy, nailing jello to the wall, amorphous blob, political idolatry and special interest sense, then many of us were never that to begin with. But like the term “conservative”, the term “evangelical” has been hijacked by those who are anything BUT.

    If you mean Evangelical in its historical and technical original meaning, then many on this blog still are.

  9. DH says:

    For clarity what is the “historical and technical original meaning” of Evangelical?

  10. Michael says:

    I am certainly post evangelical…but we have all different sorts here.
    I write from a post evangelical position,but identify as an Anglican.

  11. bob1 says:

    The term evangelical is especially squishy these days, iMHO.

    If we need to use labels, I’d call myself post-evangelical. But I hope that I’ve retained the good stuff as I move forward.

  12. Muff Potter says:

    Kudos to Jennifer Lyell!
    So long as sex abuse was confined to those awful Catholics, fundagelicals got smug and complacent.
    Now that it’s coming out more and more that there are just as many dirt-bags in the SBC (if not more), they don’t talk so loud.

  13. CM says:

    Muff Potter,

    And more news keeps coming out on the corruption SBC….

    More and more will come out and it will snowball. I would not be surprised if various state AGs start looking at conspiracy and other charges at the SBC Executive Committee. Of course civil suits are also quite likely. I wonder how many SBC churches will be bankrupted just like Catholic dioceses.

  14. Shawn says:

    I’m not exactly sure where I would consider myself on the Evangelical scale. I have considered moving towards Baptist, Anglican, Reformed, and even Catholic. I am pretty resistant, in personal theology not interpersonal cordialness, to Pentecostalism. However, I know I am definitely not #1 and #6. I guess I am tottering on being completely dechurched but with a whole lot of Jesus and most if not all Orthodox beliefs intact or at least Biblically nuanced (in my mind I suppose).

    I have always been a sort of hybrid believer where I can see the validity in various expressions of the faith. To me a few essentials, especially the person and work of Christ, are enough to leave it to God to sort out the rest. In the meanwhile I can still enjoy a modicum of fellowship.

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