The label "evangelical" has shifted and evolved over time to a place in our present day when the term comes with all sorts of baggage - from cultural and political connotations to even racial and patriarchal assumptions.
In this 3-part series, Pastor Jay and Matt Gilleskie discuss the word in order to help the Bible Church navigate some complex cultural circumstances by clearly staking out our identity as an evangelical church.
In Part II, they address the following questions:
1. What are the most helpful definitions of the term "evangelical"?
2. If we could set forth one positive definition, what might we say?
3. Who is an "evangelical" according to our definition (institutions, people, denominations, theological traditions, etc.)?
- A representative work by Francis Grimke: "The Negro: His Rights and Wrongs, the Forces for Him and Against Him"
- "The Faithful Preacher" by Thabiti Anyabwile
- "Plain Theology for Plain People" by Charles Octavius Boothe