If you work in the corporate world or participate in the world of education either as an employee or a student, you’re likely to be asked the question in the title of this post at some point. As Christians, we recognize this is not a value-neutral question like ‘What is your name?’ or ‘Where do you work?’, but a question laden with world-view implications – implications we cannot affirm as followers of Christ.
Therefore, we must be prepared to respond to this question in a way that graciously affirms truth. To put it in biblical terms, we must:
“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” – Colossians 4:5-6ESV
To that end, I commend this discussion by Andrew Walker, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at SBTS. Walker explains both why Christians should not participate in this modern ritual and how to graciously respond when asked to do so:
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