The latest issue of Touchstone magazine has a forum in which a diverse group of Evangelicals answer questions related to the state of Evangelicalism today. I am a contributor to this discussion along with Russell Moore, Michael Horton, Darryl Hart, John Franke, and David Lyle Jeffrey. The article is posted online, and you can read it here. Here are the questions that each of us answered:
â— “How do you define ‘Evangelical,’ in a way that distinguishes Evangelicals from other believing Christians? And has this definition changed over the last several decades?”
â— “Has Evangelicalism matured since the 1950s, and if so in what ways?”
â— “Has it lost anything in the process of maturing (if it did)?”
â— “Are there any fundamental differences within the Evangelical movement today, and do you think they will deepen into permanent divisions, or even have already? How might they be healed?”
â— “What does your movement, speaking generally, fail to see that it ought to see?”
â— “What would you say to an Evangelical tempted to become Catholic or Orthodox?”
â— “What has Evangelicalism to offer the wider world that it will find nowhere else?”
â— “What else would you like to say?”
These questions open up the opportunity for each writer to get right to the heart of what they think evangelicalism is and where it is going. Having already read the answers from the other contributors, I can tell you that some of our answers vary widely.
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