Definitions

“If you wish to converse with me,” said Voltaire, “define your terms.”

e·van·gel·i·cal

adjective: evangelical

  1. good news (Bell, 2015) for everybody.

  2. to side with the widow, the poor, the immigrant. through loving and standing in solidarity, with everyone who has been kicked through the edge by the empire. (Bell, 2015)

  3. of or according to the teaching of the gospel or the Christian religion.

    • of or denoting a tradition within Protestant Christianity emphasizing the authority of the Bible, personal conversion, and the doctrine of salvation by faith in the Atonement.

    • zealous in advocating something.

Evangelical... I am taking the word back. (Bell, 2015)

Are you an evangelical? Are you sure? (Kurtzelban, 2015 on NPR.org)


e·col·o·gy

noun: ecology; noun: Ecology

  1. the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

  2. the political movement that seeks to protect the environment, especially from pollution.

Originlate 19th century (originally as oecology ): from Greek oikos ‘house’ + -logy.


the·ol·o·gy

noun: theology

  1. the study of the nature of God and religious belief.

    • religious beliefs and theory when systematically developed.

  2.  "for 1000 of years human beings have had poems, stories, rituals, practices, scriptures, and prayers to help them put language and expression to those experiences in which the lab doesn’t help" (Bell, 2016)