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Casualties of Change

I took the long way home the other day, and it brought me past my childhood house. I didn’t have a Miranda Lambert moment and knock on the door, but I did notice I dropped below the speed limit (probably to the annoyance of the driver behind me) and took in the view. 729 more words

Christian

Christianese Word Vomit

I’ll be quite honest here, I don’t like holidays as much as everyone else seems to. Holidays mean free time, often with large spaces of time doing pointless nothings and although enjoyable also rather repetitive. 559 more words

God

Why I Don’t Like Being Around Christians

A lot of people don’t like religious people. They don’t like their pushy Bible-bashing, their over-concerned faces when you tell them your problems (as if they don’t have problems), their judgmental glances and the way they just don’t seem normal. 749 more words

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Speaking Quenya to Klingons

Every group of people has its own words and terminology to a certain extent, even if that’s just the in-jokes of a circle of friends. Islam has its own vocabulary of Hadiths and Qibla and the ‘Umma, and other religions have their own words which encapsulate the things they deem important. 1,058 more words

Christian Culture

To Christianese or Not To Christianese

Dear Jay,

Oh my gosh…it is an absolutely exquisite day here today.  The sun is shining, the wind is whistling, the sky is sparkling – best of all the windows are open!  717 more words

Letters

Learning Christianese

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will Romans 12:2… 247 more words

Cloning Christians

As somebody who has been in the ministry for a number of years now, I often wonder where the reality in Christianity has gone.  I look in some churches and see a lot of people presenting themselves like clones, in how they dress and in their behavior. 445 more words

Encouragement