An expert on culture and religion maintains it is unfortunate that a student group at Princeton University has decided to drop the word "evangelical” from its name.
Princeton Evangelical Fellowship has changed its name to Princeton Christian Fellowship because members felt that the word "evangelical" now has a negative perception in contemporary American culture.
However, Christian apologist Dr. Alex McFarland, insists that "evangelical" is a word that should be celebrated – not swept under the rug because it refers to the spreading of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
"You can be Christian but not be evangelical, but if you are evangelical, you are a Christian,” McFarland pointed out. “So, I'm just uncomfortable any time the people of God and Christian organizations are changing who they are – merely to respond to the spirit of the times. We're not to be impacted by the times – we are to impact the times."
McFarland – who also serves as the co-host of American Family Radio's Exploring the Word – contends that it never works to capitulate to the demands of a politically correct, godless, lost world.
"There are diminishing returns in trying to placate the lost,” the Christian leader added. “What we do is proclaim the truth, and we leave the ultimate results in the hands of God."
McFarland concluded that Christians never need to apologize for the word, "evangelical” – not matter how politically incorrect it might be deemed in society.