Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Future of Evangelicalism in the Millennial Generation
In this article for Red Letter Christians, Brandan Robertson says that he personally identifies as an evangelical but asks, “What does the label Evangelical even mean anymore?” Answering his own question he says, “I can tell you this— it doesn’t mean that I am a Republican. It doesn’t mean that I am pro-life, anti-LGBTQ rights, or pro-guns. It also doesn’t mean that I am a Democrat. It doesn’t necessarily mean that I am pro-immigration reform or pro-socialized medicine. Evangelical, as a label, has absolutely nothing to do with political affiliation or social agendas. The term literally can be translated, ‘People of the Good News.’” But he says that because of “mudslinging and misguided politics done in the name of Jesus, Evangelicals went from being ‘people of the Good News’ to ‘people of Fox News.’” Brandan Robertson is a prolific blogger, writer, and Internet broadcaster, as well as being a senior at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, an evangelical school founded in the late 19th century by businessman-turned-evangelist Dwight L. Moody.