Saving The 'E-Word'
I pretty much quit identifying myself as an 'evangelical' a few years ago, calling myself instead a 'follower of Christ' or simply a 'Jesus Freak'. It's not that I don't consider myself an evangelical in the original spirit of the term, but that I fear the term has been impregnated over the last decade or so with all sorts of baggage, commandeered, if you will, by people with various axes to grind.
Scot McKnight wrote a great article on the changing definition of 'evangelical' on his blog Jesus Creed. Give it a look. By the way, I really like this sentence from the end of Scot's posting: Should you care to know, one thing the word “emerging” seeks to capture is the older sense of evangelical for a new day.
Evangelical. Are you one? What do you think.