Every time we treat someone with dignity rather than shame, respect rather than disregard, concern rather than exploitation, kindness rather than brutality, and careful attention rather than turning away, we are doing things that are the reverse of trauma and evil.
-Dr. Diane Langberg, Redeeming Power
Not self-justification, which means the use of domination and force, but justification by grace, and therefore service, should govern the Christian community.
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together
As we expand our ministry vision for a new church plant on the Near Westside of Indianapolis, we are finding that some of our most deeply held convictions are colliding with certain assumptions and expectations within the White evangelical subculture. Not all our differences are a matter of right and wrong, of course. However, we think it unfortunate that so many of our convictions have been misunderstood or even resisted.