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They all decided they wanted to become preachers and enrolled in seminary to learn how to spread the Gospel.
The term “evangelical” became popular decades ago as a way to tamp down differences, emphasising that all people under its umbrella, regardless of denomination, agree to embrace the Bible and spread its word.
But politicians such as Trump and Moore have shown how elusive shared faith and values are today.
“The term has come to represent white Republicans and...
“The terms feels irreversibly tainted, and those of us who don't align with the currently understood description are distancing ourselves to preserve our consciences,” she said.
At Princeton University, a campus group changed its decades-old name this year from “Princeton Evangelical Fellowship” to simply “Princeton Christian Fellowship.” For years, believers have debated whether Republican politics and culture-war battles have diluted the essence of their label “evangelical” - which means spreading the Gospel.
Discomfort with the term “evangelical” began in some quarters with the Moral Majority in the Reagan years, which helped make “evangelical” synonymous with the Republican Party.
Ever since, evangelicals have disagreed with each other about mixing faith and politics.