List of Words (by Subject)

Here are the words currently defined on www.dictionaryofchristianese.com organized by subject. Click on any term below to be taken to the definition. (These words are also available in alphabetical order here.) Terms marked with the § symbol have an audio podcast available.

 

Bible

Acts 29

Bible belt

buckle of the Bible belt

Fleshalonians (Second Fleshalonians, 2nd Fleshalonians)

God said it, I believe it, that settles it

Hesitations (Second Hesitations, 2nd Hesitations)

hole in the Bible belt

life verse

Newly Incorrect Version (and other nicknames for the Bible)

no Bible, no breakfast

sword drill

you are the only Bible that someone might read

 

Charismatic Movement

carpet time

charismania, charismaniac, charisma-tick

happy clappy

 

Christian Music

contemporary Christian music (CCM)

God-is-my-girlfriend song

Jesus count

Jesus-per-minute

Jesus-is-my-girlfriend song

 

Church and Church Services

clap for Jesus

handclap of praise

I see that hand

liturginerd

matthew-18, matthew-eighteen

narthex, sanctinasium, Goditorium

seeker-sensitive, seeker-friendly, seeker-driven, seeker-oriented

§ sinners anonymous

Sunday-school answer

Willowback, Saddlecreek

with every head bowed and every eye closed

 

Denominations

Bedside Baptist (and St. Mattress and other “sleeping in” terms)

§ blended denominations (e.g., bapticostal, fundagelical, presbycatholic, etc.)

buzzard Baptist (and buzzard Christian)

Catholic light (and Catholic lite)

cradle Christian, cradle Episcopalian, cradle Presbyterian

denominational mutt, Christian mutt

evangelical pope, evangelical vatican

evanjellyfish, evanjellybean, evanjelly goo

frozen chosen

methobapterian, pentebaptist, baptimethocostal

Protestant pope, Protestant vatican

swim the Tiber, swim the Bosphorus, walk the Canterbury Trail

Whiskeypalian

 

Evangelism

fire insurance

beach evangelism, gastro-evangelism, power evangelism

bragimony

drive-by evangelism, fast-food evangelism, hit-and-run evangelism, shotgun evangelism, tract-bombing

front-door evangelism, side-door evangelism, back-door evangelism

missional

pre-Christian (noun)

relationship not religion

servant evangelism

stained-glass barrier

televangelism

 

God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit

Baby Jesus (don’t make the Baby Jesus cry)

God comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable

God is my co-pilot

the Holy Spirit is a gentleman, God is a gentleman

hug from God (i.e., the orans posture)

Jehovah Sneaky

Jesus year

keep Christ in Christmas

leave room for the Holy Spirit

 

Greek and Hebrew words

agape; I agape you

kairos moment, kairos time

koinonia, koinonia group, koinonitis

sloppy agape

 

Historical

happy Eliza

Jerusalem Slim

sawdust trail, hit the sawdust trail

 

Kinds of Christians

Alka-Seltzer Christian

chreaster, Christmas and Easter Christian

Prego Christian

red-letter Christian

 

Language

Christianese

stained-glass vocabulary

 

Love, Marriage, Dating, Singleness

bachelor till the rapture

gift of singleness

missionary dating

mother-in-love

Proverbs 31 woman

smoking hot wife

unclaimed blessing

 

Minimally Active Christians

pew potato

 

Missions, Missionaries

10/40 Window, 40/70 Window, 4/14 Window

graveyard of missionaries

majority world

missionary kid (MK)

resistant belt

rice Christian

Two-Thirds World, Three-Fourths World

vacationary

 

“Pastor-ese” (the Christianese used by pastors and preachers)

armor-bearer

EGR (extra grace required)

evangelastic, evangelastically

ministerially speaking

Saturday-night special, Saturday-night syndrome

 

Piety

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

 

Pop Culture

doubled eggs

fall festival (and other Halloween nicknames)

holy hardware, Jesus junk

pot blessing (and other potluck nicknames)

St. Arbucks

tooth angel

witness wear

WWJD?

 

Prayer

ACTS

arrow prayer, flash prayer, dart prayer

BHAP (big, hairy, audacious prayer)

covet prayers

dial-a-prayer, dial-a-devotion

hedge of protection

knee-mail

popcorn prayer

prayed up

prayer breakfast

§ prayer walk, prayer walking

prayer warrior

sinner’s prayer

traveling mercies

an unspoken; (plural: unspokens)

 

Puns

evangelastic, evangelastically

 

Sins and Evil

lie from the pit of hell

 

Social Media

excommunitweet

farewell, farewelling, farewelled

 

Spiritual Disciplines

Facebook fast (media fast, digital fast, electronic fast)

fasted up

 

Spiritual Warfare

soul ties (break soul ties)

Third Wave (of the Holy Spirit)

 

Theology

bumper-sticker theology

cafeteria Christian, cafeteria Christianity

calminian, armalvinist

carnal Christianity

cheap grace

Christian lite, Christianity lite

clobber passage, clobber text

convenience-store Christianity

diet Christian, diet Christianity

name it and claim it

relationship not religion

§ TULIP, five-point Calvinists, four-pointers (etc.)

 

The Will of God, God’s Guidance, Discernment

check in one’s spirit

divine appointment

Godincidence, God-instance, God wink

put out a fleece

 

Women

awomen corner

Proverbs 31 woman

sistren

stained-glass ceiling

Titus 2 woman

 

Youth (Kids, Children)

purpling, making purple

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