Jennifer Gingerich

I appreciate both of your reflections, Wally and Mike.  I believe that really valuing people for who they are, and recognizing each person’s ability to think for him/herself, has to lead me to valuation of their religious beliefs.  Yes, sometimes people are misled, and our beliefs do evolve and change.  But most often people have deeply held and considered core beliefs, and for me to think those beliefs wrong would be to think less of that person.  That does create a dilemma for me with evangelism – it’s something I struggle with internally and within my professional setting.  I’m interested to hear how others handle that.