There are many ways to define evangelicalism, whether it’s sociologically, politically, or theologically. The best-known and most widely used definition comes from David Bebbington’s 1989 Evangelicalism in Modern Britain. Known as the Bebbington quadrilateral, it lists four emphases used to identify evangelicalism: the importance of the Bible, Christ’s redemptive work on the cross, the need for conversion, and activism.
Where We Are and How We Got Here
50 years ago, evangelicals were a sideshow of American culture. Since then, it's been a long, strange trip. Here's a look at the influences that shaped the movement.
John Stott reflects on where we've been and where we're going.
Can Evangelicalism Survive Its Success?
For 50 years our churches and institutions have flourished in the American marketplace. Our challenge now is to make sure we do not rob the gospel of its power to convict and convert.
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- The Russell Moore ShowEpisode 36|47minMalcolm Guite’s Hope for Hurt ChristiansThe poet’s thoughts on imagination, illumination, and the truth of the gospel.