Sunday, September 28, 2008

You say Tomato, I say Tomato...

I was reading this article on the new "Christian" movie Fireproof the other day and something caught my eye. (and no it was not Kirk Cameron's stunningly good looks.) Throughout the article most reference to Christians are either preceded or proceeded by the word Evangelical - i.e.

An atheist growing up, Cameron became an evangelical Christian at the age of 17 while he was playing Mike Seaver on the popular sitcom “Growing Pains.”

Cameron has an evangelical ministry called “The Way of the Master” with evangelist Ray Comfort, along with a camp for terminally ill children, Camp Firefly.

But then right after this last statement it drops the evangelical for the more contested Fundamentalist tag.

He has starred in three movies adopted from the “Left Behind” books, a series of apocalyptic novels that is popular with fundamentalist Christians.

So what does this mean? Are evangelical and fundamentalist simply interchangeable to the 'non-bias' media? Or is it that ONLY fundamentalist Christians like the 'Left Behind' books? Or are they just sneakily calling good 'ol Mikey Seaver a Fundamentalist? Or is this me reading too much in to something - Perhaps my mind isn't Fireproof enough...

You can read the whole article from MSNBC here

4 comments:

Loren Eaton said...

I don't think the good folks at MSNBC could differentiate between evangelicals and fundamentalists to save their lives ...

Amy Wright said...

I agree with Loren.

berry said...

I think they are distinguishing Kirk Cameron as an evangelical and those that like the Left Behind books as fundamentalists.

It looks to me like they actually made accurate distinctions.

Amanda said...

Have you seen the movie yet? So worth a ticket. Kirk Cameron certainly has grown up, and the messages on marriage are EXCELLENT.