Our emphasis . . . must not be to make Christianity attractive, as attractive as it is, nor to make it a panacea for all ills, as much as it does give life meaning and purpose. Instead, we need to emphasize the necessity of a faith that issues forth in obedience, and our belonging to an alternative culture shaped by the kingdom of Jesus.
-Robert Webber, Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999), 145.