- If we are speaking to cultural elites who despise us and our beliefs, we want to be bold and courageous.
- If we are speaking to strugglers who fight against same sex attraction, we want to be patient and sympathetic.
- If we are speaking to sufferers who have been mistreated by the church, we want to be apologetic and humble.
- If we are speaking to shaky Christians who seem ready to compromise the faith for society’s approval, we want to be persuasive and persistent.
- If we are speaking to liberal Christians who have deviated from the truth once delivered for the saints, we want to be serious and hortatory.
- If we are speaking to gays and lesbians who live as the Scriptures would not have them live, we want to be winsome and straightforward.
- If we are speaking to beligerent Christians who hate or fear homosexuals, we want to be upset and disappointed.
How We Speak To Various Groups.
In his blog post 'The Church and Homosexuality: Ten Commitments' Kevin Deyoung mentions how we may speak to various groups regarding this issue. I thought these were very good and easily adaptable beyond just one issue.