Angels from the realms of glory, wing your flight o’er all the earth…

Are you an evangelical?

I have always worshipped and worked in evangelical contexts and on evangelical assumptions. My evangelicalism, however, is a function of the biblical narrative rather than the expression of doctrinal commitments or political orientation. The “gospel” or evangel in my view is always something that happens in the narrative of scripture.

My commitment, therefore, in the first place, is to that narrative as the basis for the self-understanding and mission of the church. Then we ask when and how and to what effect that narrative has been good news for God’s people and for the world.