If you want to know where I am coming from, read this article. So far, this says who I am better than I can say it myself. Here’s a clip:

” Alt-evangelicals carry a missional mandate. We are grass rooted, risk-capable, socially informed young men and woman springing from the forgotten and ignored institutions of American higher education. Our passion is for cultural renovation within the traditions to which we belong. We participate in this culture, yet at the same time, remain tough-minded critics of its ideological tilt. We are tired of selling Jesus’ name and confusing it with Christian mission. What we want is a mission that creates instead of consumes…”