So, why the Faith Line Protestant? The name itself describes the authors of this site, and does not intend to be seen as a new sect or branch of the Christian church, nor do we want it to exclude Catholics who express interest in interfaith work. Indeed, in a post-Vatican II culture, the Catholic Church actually has quite a bit to offer in terms of interfaith cooperation and the careful respect of other faith traditions.We simply see the moniker “Faith Line Protestant” as a fitting, creative way to associate ourselves with a cause in which we believe.
That is not to say, however, that the name doesn’t carry a set of beliefs along with it. We would describe a Faith Line Protestant as a Christian who has recognized Eboo Patel’s “faith line” and chosen to take the side of sociological pluralism, and who takes the Biblical notion of being an “ambassador of Jesus Christ” as a charge to engage non-Christians in authentic, honest relationships—a concept whose subtle but perhaps most lethal enemy is the “homework assignment” approach to evangelism propagated by many churches today.