The excellent book The Trellis and the Vine finishes on a note that is strikingly relevant for our present context.
It is one thing to reject Jesus because one dislikes him, but quite another to base that decision on a misunderstanding of him.
There is a fairly old debate concerning modern Christian mission: Should priority be given to gospel preaching or to social action?
“If you pray for us, you will pray for the wrong things . . . “
I think it would be a great project to read through the Gospels and consider how ALL of it is ‘good news’.