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ETS Amendment • Embarrassing Loss or Strategic Success?

Although the ETS Amendment proposal was shot down by an embarrassing 130 to 47 vote (which means only 177 people of the 4000+ even showed up to vote), Denny Burk still claims it was a success.  It appears that he thinks it is a success basically because although his particular amendment was rejected, he believes the issue will be taken more seriously by the Society now.  Read his thoughts here.

ETS Amendment “Unanimously” REJECTED ::: And I’m Glad

Late news to most bloggers, but in case you missed it, the ETS Amendment proposal I blogged about before ETS meetings was “unanimously” rejected.  I’m glad for several reasons.  But the main one is this: I believe the term “evangelical” should be applied to all those who believe in the true evangel (i.e. the gospel).  And I don’t believe that all the doctrinal convictions distinctive of the evangelical movement are essential to that gospel.  Thus, I would love to see a broader evangelicalism that would allow for all true gospel-lovers to be considered of like mind and spirit with the evangelical movement (even if they don’t share all the other non-gospel convictions that have been identified with the evangelical movement).  It’s good to be historically aware of the distinctives of a movement, but it’s OK to get beyond them too, and not allow ourselves to be defined by the past.     

——————————-HT: Christianity Today——————————–

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