“. . . a church needs to recognize the need of both [conservatives and progressives] within its camp, each counterbalancing the extremes of the other. If they refuse to recognize a place for each other and fight each other for domination, the church will certainly be wrecked. If they recognize each other and, sincerely and prayerfully in a spirit of mutual love, endeavor to chart out a safe course for the successful accomplishment of the church’s mission, the blessing of Heaven will be manifest.”
— Albert H. Engle, twentieth-century Brethren in Christ missionary and teacher, describing the virtues of a diverse Christian community in a 1948 Evangelical Visitor article.