Would you give us a brief breakdown of your class?
I began telling psych profs I was a "case" in their abnormal psychology textbook. Many invited me to speak. By God's grace, that jumpstarted a speaking and writing ministry that has taken me around the world sharing Christ in secular settings with university students and professors, executives, diplomats, professional athletes, on TV/radio, and via print media and the Internet.
I've learned a lot – made plenty of mistakes – and am looking forward to helping you get inside nonbelievers' hearts and minds, consider how they think and feel, and learn how to sensitively relate biblical concepts to their lives so they'll enjoy it. We'll discuss connecting with skeptics and using humor successfully. You'll get to apply all this in class to plan your own book, article, website, or other project.
What is one thing Christians do when they speak to or write for a non-Christian audience that leaves a negative message?
In this rough-and-tumble world, it is easy for believers to succumb to the temptation to view nonbelievers as adversaries – sometimes even as the "enemy" – rather than as the lost, to focus on winning an argument rather than on winning a person. I've been there.
When I let God help me have His attitude toward the people I'm trying to reach, it's easier to focus on speaking/writing in their emotional, psychological, and intellectual languages, finding where they itch and scratching there so I can point them to Jesus and biblical perspectives.
Who should attend your class?
· Writing (or speaking/broadcasting, etc.) to inspire nonbelievers and for the secular, mainstream market
· Using humor to gain and keep attention, drive home your points, and have fun
· Building bridges to skeptics – without compromising truth – so they enjoy reading/hearing you and want more
· Translating Christianese into Normal HumanSpeak
· Multiplying your reach to nonbelievers via the Internet
Find our more about Rusty at RustyWright.com
Write-to-Publish meets June 14-17
in the Chicago area.