The post on Rick Warren made me think about something. I think that some are being too hard on him about his being with Jews without witnessing (as if they don't realize that he believes in Jesus). It makes me wonder how people view witnessing. Too some, Warren squandered an opportunity to tell others about Jesus. But in my mind, he has opened up a huge door to a religion that does not worship Jesus. I think some view witnessing/sharing faith, however you want to put it, as transfering information from your mind to theirs. Once the transfer happens....BOOM!.... you have successfully "witnessed". Rather, the gospel, I believe, is more about investing into peoples' lives, beginning and growing a relationship with them (this is difficult for some), and through that living and telling about Jesus. "What? Having a friendship with a gay guy?" "What? Spending time on the weekends hanging out watching movies with Jews?" Exactly. Being there friend. A genuine friend. Forget about the info. transfer, because you will have failed if all you do is transfer a "message" without fostering any kind of relationship. There will be times where it isn't possible to begin a relationship, and you may talk about your faith instantly as a result of the situation.....nothing wrong with that. I'm saying that I think the impression is too often that you need to skip the introductions, tell them about Jesus as efficiently as possible, ask them if they accept/reject, and you've just fulfilled the great commission. Regarding Rick Warren, I don't think that he has done wrong by not mentioning Jesus to them. First of all, do you honestly think they don't know he believes in Jesus? Second, I am picturing the relationships that have begun as a result of him not immediately doing an "altar call" with them. I imagine they respect him, and there may be a few who are curious about him, and who knows who will be saved as a result of this. Rick Warren needs our prayers because of this, not our criticisms.