exvangelical

exvangelical

1. A former evangelical Christian. If you're trying to cope with leaving your community, there are a lot of exvangelicals who share their experiences on Twitter.
2. A person who observes the tenets of evangelicalism but avoids the label "evangelical," typically due to its increased politicization and association with extreme conservativism. People have so many negative conceptions about the term "evangelical," so I've started calling myself an "exvangelical."
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"Ex-evangelicals hold a singular potential for undermining evangelical politics," says Chris Stroop, a journalist with a PhD from Stanford who's part of the exvangelical movement.
"On the contrary, I welcomed it as a fulfillment of ancient biblical prophecy." Nichols is part of a growing demographic of progressive "exvangelicals" who've left the evangelical world and are increasingly vocal in criticizing it.
As for exvangelicals, their rising numbers and visibility should be celebrated by humanists.