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While some liberal Christians might feel that Metzger still has too much of an agenda, the tone and feel of his approach to people of other faiths stands in stark contrast to that of many evangelicals who are dismissive of other religions and certainly would not be willing to listen to what their adherents have to say. In interfaith settings, there is nothing inherently wrong with a respectful mutual sharing of one's own faith. The key is a willingness to be shared with as much (or more) than to share. I recommend that you take a look at Metzger's posting. It represents a hopeful convergence between the best of ecumenical and evangelical thinking.