Confessional Evangelicalism vs. Just…Evangelicalism

Zac HicksChurch & Ecclesiology, Convergence of Old and New in Worship1 Comment

I think I work with one of the smartest guys on the planet.  My colleague and partner in crime, Dave Strunk, continually blows me away with his ability to synthesize information and process things from a systematic perspective.  He has written a brilliant review of Al Mohler’s chapter in the book The Spectrum of Evangelicalism.  His basic point is that the term “confessional” matters in the phrase “confessional evangelicalism.”  It’s a very important piece for anyone who’s considering wrestling through the “confessional” aspect of being an evangelical.  A choice quote:

Isn’t the point of confessional evangelicalism that our beliefs, worship, and church practice are rooted in the confessional history of the church? If one wants to adopt the mantle of evangelical but also claim the qualifier confessional, then the confessional history matters, whether it be Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, or some other variety. Isn’t the point that generic evangelicalism is given color and flavor with its convictions rooted in the past?

Complete with C.S. Lewis references and coherent argumentation, this article is worth your time.  Read it!

 

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