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‘Understanding Evangelicalism’ Discussion in Arlington Feb. 12

Arlington Community Education is putting on the event.

“Understanding Evangelicalism: Not What You’ve Seen on TV,” an Arlington Community Education conversation, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Arlington High School’s media center.

David Swaim, paster of Arlington’s Highrock Church, and David Hall, Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard University, will discuss Evangelicalism in America today.

David Whitford, editor-at-large at Fortune magazine, will moderate the program.

Admission is $10. Pre-registration is available at http://www.ArlingtonCommunityEd.org or by calling 781-316-3568. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits.


From Arlington Community Education: “Most people see Evangelical and Fundamentalist as synonymous, an error often perpetuated by the media. In fact, these two strands of Protestantism stand in sharp contrast.

Though most Fundamentalists are suspicious of secular higher education, secular government, social justice and modern science, most Evangelicals share none of these positions.

In Arlington and across America, misconceptions about who Evangelicals are may be leading to missed opportunities for collaboration around the common good. This enlightening discussion will attempt to dispel myths about and clarify what faith communities like Highrock stand for.

Those in attendance will have ample time to ask their own questions and participate in the discussion.”

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