Well. First things first, I consider myself Evangelical. But, I figured I'd take a shot at this since Rachel Held Evans did the same.
I often find myself at odds with other Evangelical Christians, and this sometimes manifests itself in caricatures about my beliefs and perspectives. I tend to have some habits about my approach which seems to be non-mainstream:
1. I never err on the side of tradition. I generally question orthodoxy and do not believe it is by nature true. It gets a vote, never a veto.
2. I think inerrancy is a broad term that can include many assorted perspectives.
3. I tend to question God's "plan" for suffering, usually when people chalk up events and offer a spin of said plans to incorporate speculative motives.
4. I tend to get into debates very quickly.
5. I hold to a traditional view of hell, though I strongly differ with other Christians on what "traditional" actually means. My belief on hell is still considered a minority perspective within Christendom.
6. I'm registered as a Republican, though most would consider me a moderate to liberal one. I'm unsold on the death penalty, I think marijuana ought to be legalized (for fiscal and non-personal reasons), I generally mistrust all authority, and would be considered liberal on issues such as immigration and alternative energy. I would be conservative from an economic standpoint as well as abortion.
7. I didn't like Blue Like Jazz or Don't Waste Your Life.
8. I'd vote for a Mormon. Just not the one most people seem to lean towards.
9. Ironically, I'm an exclusivist and think this is consistent with the inclusivist understanding of Scripture.
10. I was once a trinitarian heretic. Of course, I was 7 years old. I still don't understand the trinity, and haven't for over 3 years.
11. I have no issue with sharing DNA with a gorilla. Nor do I believe that Genesis must be understood in a literal sense. I'm agnostic on Genesis.
12. My favorite movie is Sin City. My favorite video game series is Grand Theft Auto. My favorite beverage tends to be between German beers and dark rum.
13. I'm actually comfortable with the label Evangelical, as opposed to many in my generation who prefer "spiritual."
I hope we can still be friends.