What the Heck is an Evangelical?

  
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David French and his theological wingman Curtis Chang dive into the term “evangelical”, defining it historically and discussing how it fits in the current American context. Is it really a set of religious beliefs, a set of cultural beliefs, or a set of political beliefs? How does evangelicalism compare with fundamentalism? Is evangelical a term worth salvaging for Christians, or has it become too closely tied to a political movement to retain any spiritual relevance?

Show Notes:

-The French Press: “Did Donald Trump Make the Church Great Again?”

-Pew Research Center: “More White Americans adopted than shed evangelical label during Trump presidency, especially his supporters”

-National Association of Evangelicals: “What is an Evangelical?” (including the Bebbington Quadrilateral)

-Barna: “Survey Explores Who Qualifies As an Evangelical” (including the 9-point Evangelical)

-Ryan Burge: “For White Evangelical Republicans, Approval of Trump is About Immigration more than Abortion”

-Ryan Burge: “Why ‘Evangelical’ is becoming another word for ‘Republican’”

-The French Press: “The American Crisis of Selective Empathy”