Christian culture is all too often rooted in the dominating sub-text of false guilt, fear, and shame. There’s no room in this space for love, which is squeezed out by the imposition of powerful and manipulating forces that are far from the gospel. Christians, in these contexts, are drastically deprived from being shaped and informed by the real. Impoverishment is the lamentable result. Creating time and space for skillful and loving action is essential for engaging, challenging, and then going beyond the sub-text. Such efforts will bring to light fresh insights and new possibilities of redemption, grace, and freedom.