This image came my way on Facebook. I know from experience the look on the faces of people who came to my door and tried to start a conversation with me about their faith by asking if I ever read the Bible, and I responded by mentioning that my PhD was on the Gospel of John.
Rarely do those eager to share their faith have a genuine depth of knowledge about it. And rarely do they respond to a random encounter with a scholar by deciding to listen rather than seek to do most of the talking.
Sharing one’s faith is a great thing. But I think it needs to be approached with a greater openness to listening to and learning from others. Talking about your faith should transform you, and not just the other person. And I think that applies whomever one is talking to, and not only if you happen to find yourself trying to evangelize a Biblical scholar.