Are ‘conservative evangelicals’ really conservative and evangelical?

THERE have been stages in my life in which I was strongly influenced by the Evangelical tradition, a tradition that has helped to nurture my personal prayer life and that has also encouraged me in my vocation.

In my late teens and early twenties, I attended evangelical youth camps in Moyallon near Tandragee and rallies in Co. Wexford organised by the late Revd Robert Dunlop as he toured the south-east in his ‘churchmobile,’ with its gothic-style decorations, forty seats and a fold-away steeple.