Welcome! This section of our site has been prepared for people who haven’t accepted the Christian faith. We’re glad you’re here.
What does a Christian do when they believe a friend or family member is in serious spiritual trouble because they don’t have the right kind of relationship with God? Sometimes they act like me.
From age 13 until almost 22, our son (now much older) displayed every negative behavior we could imagine; at least it seemed like that at the time. His network of acquaintances included most of the local police department and many people in the legal profession. There didn’t seem much we could do.
One day, out of desperation, I invited him to take a nice afternoon drive with me. Soon after he was securely strapped in and the doors were welded shut, I launched into the classic, ‘ultra high decibel, in your face, you’re a disgrace, turn or burn, accept Jesus right now or you can walk home’ method of evangelism. It didn’t work.
Our Organization’s Purpose
We don’t think God wants people treated the way I handled my son, and our goal is to help Christians learn a better way.
We do think we’re supposed to communicate our faith, and unfortunately many Christians don’t have the people skills necessary to share respectfully. In fact, many of us say the wrong thing, at the wrong time, in the wrong way; just ask my son.
This Section’s Goal
The resources below are designed to promote respectful interaction with people who don’t share our beliefs. We hope you find them interesting.
In August 2014, I created Nothing Forced as an effort to promote healing where individual Christians and churches had caused pain, and increase the credibility of Christianity.
The blog is designed as a safe place for people to listen and be heard as they explore the Christian faith and is currently made up of articles in these five topics: Next Question Please, Small Steps, What Is…, Is This Jesus, and Irrefutable or Undeniable. To learn more about each one, visit A Place to Start. There is also a Facebook page for Nothing Forced.
His Grace Creations
Before Share the Savior was founded, I started a website for people with questions about Christianity and no place they felt comfortable asking them. The site has since been removed but I’m going to be adding material from those pages to Nothing Forced soon and then you’ll be able to…
- Get acquainted with us at The Relation Place if you love engaging in long talks with friends.
- Probe intently at Examplanations, should you enjoy discussions and debates on difficult questions.
- Reflect deeply at Listening Hearts if hearing about others’ experiences is more to your liking.
- Go straight to our Spiritual Challenge if you like to be direct and confront issues head on.
Some people run down the hallways of life, enjoying one experience after another. Others might as well be locked in a closet for all the joy they get out of their existence. Truly, the paths we take are as different as we are. Many would agree, however, that there is a spiritual component to life and that’s what Corridors is about.
Corridors, also part of His Grace Creations, were online resources for people with varying degrees of interest (or disinterest) toward the Christian faith, and will be making their reappearance on Nothing Forced.
Final Word (for now)
Remember our goal is to treat people respectfully and teach other Christians to do the same. If you see something in these pages, or on Nothing Forced, that doesn’t sound respectful to you, please let me know. We don’t have to agree or accept each other’s beliefs but a lack of respect doesn’t display the love we think God wants us to have for all mankind.
Founder, Share the Savior