What sorts of Christianese words and phrases appeared in the June issue of Christianity Today? Let’s find out.
The Christianese word “evana” has been making the rounds on a few Christian news websites. The term “evana” is a blend of the terms “evangelical” and “anabaptist.” It refers to a recently re-organized network of conservative anabaptists.
“Creation Care” sounds like it could be a brand name, and in a way it is. It’s a sly evangelical euphemism for the word “environmentalism.”
Calvinists and Arminians have been playing tug-of-war for centuries. Well, I have found some folks who are trying to walk the tightrope between the two sides. Do you know about calvarminians and armalvinists? They believe in calminianism and arminocalvinism.
Your church doesn’t need to be “mega” sized to have three doors. Today we look at three evangelisms that are named after doors: front-door evangelism, side-door evangelism, and back-door evangelism.
Ever wonder where the term “televangelism” actually originated? Wonder no longer! It was coined in the fall of 1958 by the Southern Baptist Convention as the name of a TV show.
When you share your testimony and you end up talking about yourself more than about God, it’s called a “bragimony.”
I’ve spoken before about theologeeks and Methodorks. Now meet their lunch-buddy the liturginerd.
Where there is church controversy, you will usually find some Christianese thrown into the mix. In some parts of the church these days, there is debate and conversation about what the Bible says about homosexuality. Below are definitions for three Christianese terms that are commonly used in that ongoing debate.
Instead of Nike’s “Life is short, play hard,” how about “Life is short, pray hard.” That sort of Christian pun is what you will often see on “witness wear.”