To many in the evangelical fold, certain expressions of contemporary faith, be they “missional”, “post-modern”, “emergent” or “post-evangelical”, may appear irrelevant at best and downright heretical at worst.
But what does it mean to have “transcended” the evangelical fold? Is dialog even possible between those who have left and those who remain?
Let me suggest that a post-evangelical is someone who was formed, transformed, or deformed by evangelical culture and its assumptions, but has moved beyond these assumptions. They may harbour a range of sentiment, from anger to fondness, and hold a great plurality of new beliefs, but can evangelicals see them as remaining relevant to the classic causes: evangelization, mission, discipleship and Christ like character formation?
What is the shape of mission, what are the questions that appear in this space? What theological implications apply, and what practical outworking might a post-evangelical worldview have?
Could it be that post-evangelicals, instead of being excluded from an evangelical point of view, might have traversed the very territory that evangelicals must inevitably follow?
All this is right now is nothing more than a question, for those who might be interested.