evangelical evangelical  /ˌi væn ˈdʒɛ lɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels
  2. (adj) of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament
  3. (adj) marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Every Monday he participates in the West Wing conference call with evangelical leaders.
  2. Genome mapper Francis Collins is also an evangelical Christian.
  3. A group of South Korean evangelical Christians pose for a memorial photo before leaving for Afghanistan at Incheon International Airport in Seoul.

News

  1. Hands-on care earns award for Evangelical

    LEWISBURG —– “You’re Lynn, 102,” an intensive care patient at Evangelical Community Hospital told Lynn Yannes, a registered nurse, after she’d introduced herself before tending to him. The patient explained he’d been there two days, and she was the 102nd person to assist in his care.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Item

  2. Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church holds confirmation

    Confirmation Sunday at Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church was held Sunday, May 19. Pictured are, from left, Dawn Bodenham, Nick Sandeen, Pastor Mark Youngquist, Adam Bodenham and Monte Kann.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Mt. Pleasant News

  3. Evangelical Christians gain political clout in Catholic Brazil

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - When televangelist Silas Malafaia gathered 40,000 followers outside Brazil's Congress this week, it wasn't just to raise their arms to the sky and praise the Lord. The rally was a show of support for lawmakers who oppose abortion and same-sex marriage and a message to other politicians that they should not ignore Brazil's fast-growing evangelical churches ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "There are plenty of staunch evangelical leaders who are pro-Israel, but are not anti-Catholic," William Donohue, the league's president, said in a statement. "John Hagee is not one of them."
    on Feb 29, 2008 By: Bill Donohue Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "If the Republicans are foolish enough to pick a pro-choice candidate, they've given the Democratic Party a license to go hunting for evangelical votes," Land said.
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Richard Land Source: Forbes

  3. "He has never identified with the evangelical and Christian movement and therefore he can, at times, misread or misinterpret certain activities in the political field of play or certain comments that are offered," said Blackwell, now at the...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Ken Blackwell Source: FOXNews

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