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posted by Tony Jones

Andrew weighs in on “Progressive” or “Liberal”:

Maybe I’m just anal retentive but I think that the term
“progressive” is a lot like the term “evangelical.” It’s just an easy
way for folks to compartmentalize others (and maybe even themselves)
into easy categories without the subsequent (and necessary) process of
dealing with actual beliefs and practices. I really do agree with
Mollie that these terms have little substantive meaning. These days I’m
uncomfortable calling myself either “progressive” or “evangelical”
because neither of these terms adequately describes what it means for
me to be a Christian person in American society. And, honestly, since
the American political scene is more about deception, wordplay and
power, I’ve got little confidence that these terms can have any
substantive meaning within the public square in the future.



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tim fitch

posted February 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm


What is sad is that to so many people the offensive labeling word is Christian. We need different adjectives to help us explain what kind of Christian we are so people don’t label us as the type of christian that is “narrow minded, self preserving or violent to others not like them.”



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