Describes Christians who try to uphold the tenants of the Protestant Reformation, but without all that courage, conviction, and critical-thinking baggage that got their 16th and 17th century forefathers burned at the stake. Also known as "Evan-jelly-fish" due to apparent lack of brain and spine.
"Unless I am convinced by Scripture and by plain Reason, and not by Popes and Councils, who have so often contradicted themselves. My conscience is captive to the Word of God. To go against conscience is neither right nor safe. I cannot and I will not recant. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me."
-Reformer Martin Luther in his trial at the Imperial Diet of Worms.
"You know what, the thing that breaks my heart is that there's no way I can answer it without hurting someone on either side."
-Famous Evangelical Pastor Brian McLaren, when asked about his position on homosexual marriage.