Properly Handling the Word of Truth

Read these two sections of Scripture:

Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn’t need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.

~ 2 Timothy 2:15, WEB

I command you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom: preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching. For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables.

~ 2 Timothy 4:1-4, WEB

And then read this article:

Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity

Seems to me where the church has gone wrong in trying to reach the world is appearing “friendly”, instead of appearing “united with Christ”. What do you think?