Almost the Real Thing: How Progressive Christianity Has Hijacked the Gospel—Alisa Childers Podcast #15
Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today's World: With Brett Kunkle—The Alisa Childers Podcast #14
In the purest sense of the word, literally no one takes the Bible literally. No one.
Don't get me wrong—most Evangelicals would probably say they do, in fact, read the Bible literally. According to a 2011 Gallup poll, 41% of Protestants make that claim, but I suspect it all comes down to what they mean by the word “literal.” If someone asked me if I read the Bible literally, I would answer, "Yes. But to read it literally doesn't mean I take everything in it literally."
This is why I'm always a little stunned when skeptics and progressive Christians demean Evangelicals by characterizing them as "literalists." I always wonder—"What do they think that means?" Is it just another way of saying “fundamentalist”?