I really do try to be upfront about what I believe - not "slippery" or in "shadows".
Not all Christians think alike. Try asking a Baptist, a Catholic, a Pentecostal, and a Mennonite, "what must I do to be saved?" and you will get very different answers. And some might well tell you the other groups aren't "real Christians".
I'm always very upfront that I am comfortable discussing much of what is in the Bible, and can explain a lot of it - even if I do not believe all if it to be true or inspired. I used to be a Fundy, and remember the lessons I was taught. Because I do not accept the Bible as inerrant or infallible - and because of some of the other beliefs I do have - there are Christians who would not consider me a Christian at all.