The Dictionary of Christianese explains church slang so that anybody can understand it.


April 2, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Excommunitweets? Those are tweets that say “Farewell!” to someone who is perceived as having left the church.

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McChurch, McChristian, Burger King Bible

March 19, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Fsat-food Christianity? Apparently that’s what some people are calling it. What are your thoughts about McChurch and the Burger King Bible?

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don’t drink, smoke, or chew, or go with girls who do

March 12, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

“I don’t smoke, and I don’t chew, and I don’t go with girls who do.” If you chanted this as a teenager, then odds are you were a Baptist or a fundamentalist (or both!).

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graveyard of missionaries; resistant belt

March 4, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The graveyard! Why would Christians want to talk about graveyards and death?

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divine appointment

February 16, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

God understands the convenience-oriented lifestyles we have these days. So he sometimes arranges “divine appointments” in which we can serve him as we go about our daily business.

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ministerially speaking

January 13, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

When preachers and pastors use the phrase “ministerially speaking” when quoting attendance figures, they are probably fudging the numbers a bit.

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Two-Thirds World, majority world, Three-Fourths World

January 9, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

Missionaries and people who study missions have invented creative terms for the unsaved parts of the world. Do you know “Two-Thirds World” and “majority world”?

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pew potato

January 8, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Know any pew potatoes? You know, those folks who seem to just occupy a spot on the pew Sunday mornings and not do much else?

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evangelical-industrial complex

December 6, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Is there a vast Christian media conspiracy? Proponents of the “evangelical-industrial complex” would reply in the affirmative.

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bachelor till the rapture

December 5, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Here’s a term that needs no introduction among guys who are frustrated with their singleness.

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