Princeton Fellowship Group Ditches ‘Evangelical’ for ‘Christian’

After years of deliberation, the Christian student group formerly known as the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship dropped the name it had held since 1937.

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‘Evangelical’ has officially become a bad word. After years of deliberation, the Christian student group formerly known as the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship dropped the name it had held since it began in 1937, changing its name to Princeton Christian Fellowship earlier this school year.

The organization’s trustees and directors voted to formally change the name in May 2017 and the decision was announced this August. William “Bill” Boyce ’79, executive secretary and associate chaplain of PCF, said that the term ‘evangelical’ has become an “unnecessary hindrance” to their work.

“There’s a growing recognition that the term evangelical is increasingly either confusing, or unknown, or misunderstood to students,” he said.

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