Since there’s often a difference between what we say and what others hear, don’t give them the chance to misunderstand. Instead of using emotive “faith” language, use the language of truth. Don’t talk about your faith; talk about what you think is true. Don’t talk about your beliefs; talk about your convictions, about what you’ve been convinced of. Don’t talk about your personal values; talk about what is actually right and wrong.
— Greg Koukl, from Dear Friend, p. 30