Custardy says here that you can't be a liberal evangelical. It's oxymoronic. Is that why some evangelicals who are not so conservative as others describe themselves as open evangelicals? Does that mean, 'I'd say liberal but it's a dirty word?'
I wanted to chat about it but he's disabled comments on the post so I thought I'd start the war here.
Why should liberal be such a dirty word? I'm politically liberal although that doesn't necessarily align with the party of that name. I'm theologically liberal but I believe in God's initiative, God's grace and the authority of scripture (I simply interpret it liberally).
I think I'm going to be a liberal evangelical. I think I may be doing it just to annoy people.