Question: Are you a witness or propagandist? I think it’s worth thinking about, when we talk about sharing our faith with the culture. Although I’ve spent my career working in the mass media, I’ve learned that the most effective thing we can do is to inspire believers to share their faith with others on a personal level.
But how you share that faith matters. It’s not about being pushy, arguing about the truth, or dominating the conversation. It’s about living the kind of life that immediately makes the Christian life something that seems reasonable and attractive.
There are Christian employers who bully their employees, impose their will in the workplace, lose their temper, and rule the office with an iron hand. Then they’re shocked when their efforts to share their faith gets no response from those same employees.
Jesus wasn’t pushy, he was confident. He wasn’t about imposing his faith on others, he was about telling them the story, and living the kind of live people noticed and responded to.
It’s about authenticity and love, not power.