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The Word “Evangelical” Makes Her Ill

And she is one

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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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Words have always been my art. They dance for me and sing for me. They laugh for me and cry for me. They are my paint and brushes. They are my clay.

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Esther Spurrill-Jones

Esther Spurrill-Jones

Poet, lover, thinker, human. https://thewordartist.net

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