Fast-food Christianity? Apparently that’s what some people are calling it. What are your thoughts about McChurch and the Burger King Bible?
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?
All the salvation with half the guilt! It’s what some people call “Christianity lite.”
Pick and choose the doctrines you want to subscribe to and leave the ones you don’t. That’s “cafeteria Christianity”!
Chreasters are folks who show up to church only about twice a year… on Christmas and Easter. Christmas + Easter = Chreaster!
“It’s in there!” What started as a 1984 commercial for spaghetti sauce unintentionally inspired two different definitions for “Prego Christian”!
Buzzard Baptists only show up to church for funerals and feasts. Read on for the facts about these finely feathered faithful…
“Plop plop, fizz fizz!” Alka-Seltzer Christians are all fun and games… until they disappear without a trace!
Some terms of Christianese are particularly evocative, and I find rice Christian to be one of those terms. Sadly, in evangelistic efforts, there are occasionally impure motives at play.
It’s always interesting to me when I discover exactly where and when a Christianese term originated, especially if the source isn’t just “the Bible.”
Yesterday I learned that the common expression cheap grace is a relatively recent word in Christianese—it first appeared in English in its current meaning in 1948 in the first English translation of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s classic book The Cost of Discipleship. See below for draft entry.