Today, I am an evangelical Christian.
I have wondered, in some recent days,
whether I want to be called an “evangelical.”
The term has been so politicized, so pejorative.
But today, on Good Friday, how can I be otherwise?
It is not that I hold a privileged position,
Or, am a political activist.
Or, that I hold a certain set of beliefs.
It is that I am upheld, by the evangel, the good news,
that by the grace of God I am what I am,
a child of God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who loved me and gave himself for me,
who became obedient to death, and rose,
that I might live in him, fully, now and forever.
Today, and every day, I have the assurance
of living in that grace, and of telling others:
Jesus Christ is alive … and well!
March 30, 2018