Sunday, 9 March 2008


A few days ago, I ranted about the word, "Evangelical" and how its meaning has deteriorated. When I wrote the piece, I didn't know there came out an article on the same word in this month's issue of the Briefing.

Kel Richards wrote his Word Watch section on "Evangelical":
It seems to me that we can't go on blithely using 'evangelical' in its 16th century sense without being grossly misunderstood. So what do we do? ... do we abandon 'evangelical' and consciously use another label? If so, what? Could we, perhaps, revive 'Protestant' and make it distinctively our own? Over to you: suggestions please.

Any takers?

You can buy this month's issue at the Matthias Media online store, printed or e-version.

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