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The Relational Quality of a Personal Relationship

Often I think that those of us who comprise “the Church” suffer greatly because language is often inadequate to describe some of the most elementary principles of faith. 786 more words


finding worth in the Lackluster

“finding worth in the Lackluster”
a devotional by Andrew Lawyer

Alright, say it with me, “John 3:16, For God so loved—-”

Oh don’t you give me that! 447 more words

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Christianity Drives Me Crazy

I thought about just adding this to the comments on my last blog post, but it seems to deserve a missive of its own. 1,092 more words


Watch Your Language! 10 Christian Terms that Need to be Cleaned Up

What would you think of a surgeon who forgot to take his scalpel to work one day and decided his pocketknife would be an adequate substitute? 1,611 more words


Christianese - Box Language

One of my pet ‘hates’ and one I’m completely guilty of is Christianese. If you’ve grown up in the church it’s like a second language and for people who aren’t up on the lingo, it can be a tad weird – or worse, a deal breaker. 459 more words

Authentic Faith

Can we please stop using the phrase 'life on life'?

Jargon is annoying at the best of times. It is in-house phrasing that no outsider is going to grasp. Nothing tells people they don’t belong faster than dropping some jargon into discussion. 858 more words