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Do you know more Christians or non-Christians?

One vital key for Christians to be missional is to have some influence on people outside of the Christian faith. God’s heart is to reach the world. He wants us, as Christians, to be rubbing shoulders with people outside our faith.

I believe God wants us, as Christians, to know and build relationships with non-Christians. He wants to us to be having genuine conversations with people who might see things very differently from us. God especially wants us to be chatting about our faith.

Do you feel that you know many people outside of Christianity? Perhaps you know lots of people from a variety of backgrounds including those who are Christians and those who aren’t. But it may be that most or even all your friends are Christians.

Please let me know your response to this poll. It is completely anonymous. If you want to discuss this further please feel free to leave a comment on this post. If you have a tip of how to get to know people outside of your Christian circles or any insight on this issue I would be pleased to hear from you.

I will post the results of this poll in a week or two and discuss the points it raises.

April 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm
  • April 2, 2013 at 11:25 pmann gallagher

    I think there is a real danger to becoming cut off -it can be much easier as a former east end vicar put it to think church is just for the smart and the clean-growing up as part of a large irish catholic family in bham and experiencing exclusion in many areas thru my life – I am determined not to do what was done to me -how ever I can see and do experience people who say they are Christians -they know the bible and they go to church but in my experience are selective in who they are Christian towards-it can be very hard to be Christ like partic when I am tired and afraid -I know some times I need to offload my frustrations
    I am very interested in crossover betwwen religions and even people who profess not to ave belief but demonstrate compassion and respect -gosh did not realise I felt so strongly !

  • April 19, 2013 at 9:45 amarchaeopteryx

    Thank you Ann – as a non-theist, I feel that is a very mature and genuinely humanistic approach for dealing with others around you, regardless of their religious beliefs or lack of them.

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