Servant magazine (issue eighty-eight 2011) interviewed Tim Keller the pastor of Redeemer Church in New York City and among the many questions asked Keller he was asked about what skeptics need most from Christians. Here is how he replied,”Don’t think in terms of what used to be called friendship evangelism. Think in terms of friendship. Your evangelism should be organic and natural, not a bunch of bullet points and agenda items that you enter into a conversation hoping to get to so your’s almost like a marketer. Just naturally talk to them about how you see reality. If an issue comes up don’t hide your Christianity. I think people either try to push faith on others without being their friend or they are their friend but hide their Christianity. So if you are a friend who doesn’t hide your Christianity I think things will go along well.””A Christian friend they admire. Forty years ago most of us knew gay people, but we didn’t know we did because everybody was carefully quiet about it. As a result , you could believe stereotypes about them. Today, culture has changed. As a result, almost all younger people know somebody who’s gay and they realize they’re ordinary, and in many cases, admirable people. And therefore they cannot believe stereotypes or blanket negative statements about them. Most skeptics I talk to probably do have Christian friends but they don’t know it. Christians are like the gay people were forty years ago. They hide it. Basically, there are all sorts of wonderful Christians. But most skeptics don’t know them and what they need more than an argument is to observe an intelligent, admirable human being and see that a big part of what makes them that way is their faith. Having a Christian friend you admire makes the faith more credible.”When it comes to sharing your faith, think personal not impersonal.