Dave [Tomlinson] has named what the real issue is in evangelicalism power. Evangelicals are enamored with power and control. That’s why numbers and measures are so important to evangelicals, and why compliance is next to godliness. What’s important to evangelicals is freeing you from the world that squeezes you into its mold so evangelicalism can squeeze you into its mold. Evangelicals resist and declare as enemy anything they can’t control including God, by the way. A post-evangelical is not a one-time evangelical who’s given up on truth, she’s an evangelical who’s given up on control.
…from The Post-Evangelical by Dave Tomlinson, p.28.