How can a Christian (and pastor) be effective and faithful in a confused age?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlrBE6FR8n0

I saw a video answering this question on the Ethics and Religious Liberty website and wanted to give a longer answer.

Here's my quick take on how Christians (and pastors) can be faithful and effective in a confused age.

Answer: (1) Listen to God carefully, (2) listen to others carefully, (3) speak boldly and humbly in love.