(I'm back! We're returning to this podcast episode, after taking a break last week.)
Today, we are taking a break from our Revelation study. I talk about an issue that will touch the lives of most believers. It's an issue God has been working on in my heart and life.
I work in the marketplace, and with people who don't know God. How do I relate to them? How "Christian" can I be and still build a relational bridge with these people? Or must I hide my Christianity to even give the relationship the start it needs to grow into something meaningful where my life touches their lives?
How can we expect people to listen to us, if they don't know that we care, and they can't identify with us?
Do we, sometimes, use our Christianity as a barrier between us and them?
I've prayed about this issue, and have asked others what they think about relating to unbelieving co-workers.
It's a fine line we have to walk between gathering around the human experience and finding common ground, versus being neutralized and succumbing to the worldly pressure around us.
I speak to these issues today from a heart that's still seeking out the right answers and the right balance.
I also mention some other things, but you have to listen to the podcast to find out what they are. It centers around how we, as believers, deal with the secular things we find ourselves drawn to from time to time. Is it a sin to like secular things, or is God showing us something about our hearts? And how does all of this relate to building relationships with the unbelievers we interact with on a regular basis?
Listen to the podcast episode to learn more!