I have been having an ongoing dialog with a young man who is 25. His dad is a well known lawyer in the area where I live. He is a good student of literature and its interpretation. The past two days he told me how he has been to a number of churches in the area and how a number of the pastors do not know how to interpret in light of historical context and do not understand literary genre. He named some names and I had to agree. From what I know of those same pastors they have one message "Believe what I tell you and don't ask questions." I was amazed that he had picked up on some significant deficiencies among some pastors. The point I am making is that we cannot stop learning and don't ever think that someone who is not a Christian does not have some knowledge. We have an excellent relationshp and I am able to use what I have learned about the subject to gently draw him closer to Christ. He is a very intellegent young man. We should never think that we can preach ignorance and nobody will notice. This man certainly has. The ignorance of some has caused him to shy away from church and Christians. Another thing he told me was how in high schol that a number of the Christian students from certain churches would not make an effort to associate with the other students. He told me that those students were taught that the other students were somehow evil. I can remember someone telling me that if that's al the strength you have in Christ it isn't much.