Reference Points are our quick summary points of various contexts.  We hope they will help us better understand ourselves and others.

This is far from comprehensive or complete.  In time, we hope to grow and regularly update the resources available here.  We also plan on vetting this with scholars and other experts.



Evangelical Christianity in America

why this important to know
how this helped one historian know his identity

Statistics: (current)
Evangelicals in America: 26.3% are part of Evangelical Churches


Usage of the word “evangelical” in America
Google N-gram
Definitions of “evangelical” according to Douglas Sweeney in The American Evangelical Story (2005)
Chart of the historical usage of “evangelical”


History of Evangelicalism in America

According to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School historian, Douglas Sweeney in  The American Evangelical Story (2005)
brief summary  •   chapter-by-chapter summary (FORTHCOMING)  •  definitions of “evangelical”


Asian American Evangelical Christian history
summary chart


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