Today at the National Press Club, a group of 80 Christian leaders signed on and released An Evangelical Manifesto: A Declaration of Evangelical Identity and Public Commitment. Justin Taylor wrote a summary, and Joe at EO also commented. I agree with Joe on this point:
It is not the term "evangelical" that the world despises but the
beliefs behind the word. Call yourself whatever you
want–‘post-evangelical’ is my favorite–but the minute you tell the
world that homosexual behavior is sinful, that killing infants in the
womb is wrong, and that man has an inherent dignity because we are made
in the image of God then you can expect to have that label spat upon
How many labels are will willing to abandon before we finally realize it is our identity that we are shirking?
Me for one, I’m proud to wear the label.