In reality, this word will have multiple meanings at any particular time and its meaning will change over time. So let's be clear, the question being asked is whether or not the particular social movement known as neo-evangelicalism, which rose in the late 1940s, is on the wane. It is not a question of whether these four things are true and necessary (or, if so, how):
- a personal commitment to God in Christ
- a commitment to action so that the world transformed for God
- a sense of Scripture as a sacrament of revelation
- Christ's death and resurrection as God's focal mechanism of cosmic reconciliation
Many would say the word is toast, too spoiled to use. But as long as you'll give us a little lee way with it, it will allow many of us to continue to associate until some better term comes along...