Thanks to Chris Martin for the inspiration on this one.
THEM: “Hey, you’re a Christian, right?”
YOU: “Yeah. Aren’t you?”
THEM: “Long story.”
YOU: “Cool. Mine was too. What’s up?”
THEM: “What do you think about Bruce Jenner?”
YOU: “I love him. A lot.”
THEM: “Oh, like you’re a fan?”
YOU: “No. I don’t love his career. I love him.”
THEM: “Well he’s not a he anymore. He’s a she.”
YOU: “Got it. I love her. A lot.”
THEM: “Yeah. I see where you’re going. Love is good. Very John Lennon of you. I mean about his whole transgender thing.”
YOU: “Same answer. Love.”
THEM: “So… um. Do you think it’s a sin?”
YOU: “Are you asking me if I think Bruce Jenner is a sinner?”
THEM: “Yeah! The meaty stuff. Is Bruce Jenner a sinner?”
YOU: “I’ve never met anyone who isn’t a sinner. I’m a sinner. So are you.”
THEM: “Oh, well okay. But you’re missing the point. Is being transgender a sin?”
YOU: “Actually dude, you’re missing the point. My job is to make disciples. Everyone I’ve ever met is a sinner. So I don’t really worry about it and I just do my job.”
THEM: “But would God actually want a disciple who’s a sinner?”
YOU: “Well, as close as I can tell, he wanted me. Want to hear my story?”
Keep it simple people. Our job is to make disciples. And the most powerful tool for that is not the Bible. It’s your witness. Start telling it.
Have a nice day.