According to Wikipedia, name-dropping is the practice of mentioning important people or institutions within a conversation, story, song, online identity, or other communication. It's the way we as human beings give ourselves credibility. It also communicates to others what makes us feel important or valued, and what we think has made our lives better. Everybody names something, and we show the reality of what is in our hearts.
Name dropping relates to the meaning of the word evangelical, a bearer of good news. What is the good news? It is that I know Jesus. Underneath all the layers of culture that I put on, it is Jesus that has changed my life. He is the one I know, the true source of transformation within. I'm ready to talk about that more, and to be more transparent about what's really happening.
-John M Troyer