Of all the articles and blog posts I've read about Chuck since his death, this is one of the best. Don't be fooled by the title; by "moderate evangelicalism," blogger Kevin Davis is referring not to the actual beliefs of Chuck and other evangelical leaders of his generation, but to their way of expressing them and acting on them. As Davis explains:
I lament the passing of this generation for the obvious reasons that any passing of great persons of faith is lamentable. Their presence and their example [are] an encouragement to us all. But, I lament the passing of this generation for another reason. It is the passing away of a moderate evangelicalism -- not moderate in its fervency to reach others with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Rather, their unrelenting focus on the core of Christian faith -- conversion toward Christ -- made them moderate in respect to those who would draw the lines much tighter on what it means to be an evangelical.
Davis believes that, with the passing of Chuck's generation, the future of evangelicalism belongs to those who are all too willing to thrust fellow evangelicals outside the circle unless they perfectly dot every i and cross every t of what those people consider the correct theology.