In Search of a Rectification of Names -- Sightings -- (Nathan J. Ristuccia)
It's possible that labels have a shelf-life, especially religious ones. One of those labels is the word "evangelical." With headlines constantly telling us that 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, it seems clear that to be evangelical is to be a white fundamentalist nationalist. That surely doesn't describe me. I have an evangelical pedigree--after all I have a M.Div. and a Ph.D. from a flagship evangelical seminary -- but that is not the kind of evangelicalism I've embraced, at least not since the early days of college, if then. I was conservative, but never like that. Anyway, in this interesting Sightings article Nathan Ristuccia speaks to the reasons behind the name change by the former Princeton Evangelical Fellowship (now Princeton Christian Fellowship). He speaks to the difficulty of finding clarity in our labeling -- it's a really good piece, so take a read and let me know what you think.