Along comes evangelical spokesman John Stott, in that great evangelical magazine Christianity Today, to tell us:
An evangelical is a plain, ordinary Christian. We stand in the mainstream of historic, orthodox, biblical Christianity. So we can recite the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed without crossing our fingers. We believe in God the Father and in Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit.Okay, that's not bad. But it comes from John Stott, who has written some absolutely wonderful and unquestionably evangelical books, but whose penchant for compromise is pretty extensively discussed in Iain Murray's Evangelicalism Divided -- and who denies the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked in Hell. So is Stott crossing his fingers?
And it comes in what has been often-and-well-called "Christianity Astray," a magazine with a wonderfully evangelical, increasingly-distant past, but a largely troubling present.
So... still an open question.