My good friend Phil Cooke, media maven extraordinaire, alerted me to an amazing video clip made by Penn Gillette of Penn & Teller, the eccentric and talkative half of the popular magic duo. I encourage you to watch this self-revealing and very touching story told by Gillette about a stranger who gave him a Bible.
What's amazing about this is that Gillette, who is a self-described atheist, speaks with great admiration for the man who gave him the gift (a little New Testament with Psalms). Upon watching the clip, I was moved on many levels, first for the way Gillette describes the man--as one who was honest, caring, and complimentary. We Christians tend to get so defensive about our faith and so critical of the culture when talking with or about those who don't share our beliefs.