“We are free to choose how to go about sharing our faith with others, but our options and choices are never neutral. The methods we choose either embody or contradict the story we are seeking to share. Stories of Jesus are historical information. Beliefs about Jesus are personal convictions and opinions. Theologies of Jesus are thoughtful interpretations. But encounter with persons who embody Jesus’s character—his compassion, concern, honesty, courage, selflessness, and above all, God-centredness is more than encounter with story or belief or theology. It is authentic witness to the Jesus who is now among us.”
David Augsburger in Dissident Discipleship