Those who speak up for Jesus are often labeled as annoyances.   Some of that may be unavoidable.  Herb Caen once said, “The problem with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.”  Caen’s comment might well be an overstatement, but all who love the Lord would do well to share the truth with winsomeness and grace.


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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.