I have thought of things that people respect (sorta) even if they disagree or don’t understand. Most people know that if they talk to me they are going to hear about science fiction at some point. My favourit fandoms are Star Trek, Stargate, Doctor Who, Heroes, Animorphs and Mork and Mindy. (I know that last one doesn’t count.) My knowledge of each universe is respected. Why? I liked them so I put time in to learning about them even if I didn’t notice I was.
The first step I took with any of these fandoms was sit my butt down on the couch and watch the show (or read the book as is the case with Animorps). Some time I would use “time travel” (or a programmable VCR) to make sure I could watch them. I didn’t always everything after the first episode. In fact Dr. Who and Heroes are meant to leave you wanting more. But I was willing to learn and track story arcs.
There is a first step in respecting God and having people respect you for it. Its read his Word. It is the best way to gather the basic and advanced information on God and His will for you. You won’t understand it on the first reading. In fact its written to leave you wanting more. But the first step to becoming a crazy-drops-it-in-every-conversation-fan of God starts there.