JR has a compact list of questions that have come up with someone who would not describe herself as a Christian. Here they are:
If you could ask God one question what would it be?
What comes to your mind when you think of Jesus?
What comes to your mind when you think of Christians?
What confuses you the most about Jesus?
These get to the heart of some major issues today. People generally hold some views on God that may or may not be based on anything that claims authority such as say, the Bible. It’s good to talk through these notions.
Also, it’s important to work through the disconnect that people have with Christians and to gently tap on the conclusion that while Christians can do some boneheaded things sometimes, they’re generally nice enough people who really do want to be like Jesus . . . someday.