A Christian is one who desires to be like Christ. Christ is the light, and we are reflections of that light. An evangelist is one who has good news to share. An evangelical Christian, therefore, is someone who wants to share the good news of Jesus Christ. The priority or sense of purpose for evangelical Christians is sharing the good news that Jesus Christ has come into the world to save sinners. We are all sinners, and therefore all need a Savior—and His name is Jesus.
We don’t have to slink away from the term evangelical. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom. 1:16). As a believer, I have no higher calling than sharing my faith and presenting Christ as the only Savior. The news in this world may often be downright bad, but the Good News we share is good news for all. You may hold your head high and be an unapologetic evangelical Christian. As evangelicals we’ve got the Good News. So let’s share it!