"[Evangelicals'] self-designation signals their ambition: to be people of the gospel. It is a bold name, and one that often fits only uncomfortably. What began as a reform movement in confessional orthodoxy has become a 'movement' in its own right, complete with institutions that often simply ape their surrounding secular culture. Many Evangelicals have unknowingly made the cultural-linguistic turn already, though the cultures they have appropriated have not been altogether holy. Practices that owe more to managerial, therapeutic, consumerist, and entertainment cultures increasingly characterize Evangelical churches, so much so that they are in danger of becoming de facto, if not the de jure, authority for the Evangelical way of life. Jesus himself remains popular, to be sure; his cruciform way, less so."*

*Kevin J. Vanhoozer, The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology (Louisville, KY: WJK, 2005), 26.

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