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The Word Artist

The Word “Evangelical” Makes Her Ill

And she is one

Bible open with ribbon bookmark draped across the page.
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

My mother-in-law is a devout Pentecostal Christian. She was a pastor’s wife for 55 years, serving in the Apostolic Church of Pentecost in Canada.

A couple days ago, she told me the word “evangelical” makes her feel physically ill when she hears or reads it now. “And I am one!” she blurted, her eyes wide.

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