Recently I have been reading The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. The book is a strong attack on religion in general and Christianity in particular. One thing that I found intriguing was that much of his criticism stems from some of the dumb things that Christians have done. I was reminded of the importance of the Christian life in this connection. Peter reminds us that it is … ‘the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people’ (1 Peter 1:15). Doing good. Yes our actions our never enough if they aren’t combined with the words of the gospel – but our words may never be heard if our actions don’t commend the gospel.