The Halloween Spectrum – Understanding the Evangelical Community

Dr. Russell Moore presents a great little comparison the terms “evangelical” and “fundamental” using the filter of Halloween. If you have a hard time understanding the nuances in these christian circles, I think this helps. And it is pretty accurate!

See the original article here.

The Halloween spectrum within Evangelical Christianity:

  • An evangelical is a fundamentalist whose kids dress up for Halloween.
  • A conservative evangelical is a fundamentalist whose kids dress up for the church’s “Fall Festival.”
  • A confessional evangelical is a fundamentalist whose kids dress up as Zwingli and Bucer for “Reformation Day.”
  • A revivalist evangelical is a fundamentalist whose kids dress up as demons and angels for the church’s Judgment House community evangelism outreach.
  • An Emerging Church evangelical is a fundamentalist who has no kids, but who dresses up for Halloween anyway.
  • A fundamentalist is a fundamentalist whose kids hand out gospel tracts to all those mentioned above.

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