Is Christianity not a religion? I’m always puzzled when my fellow Christians say that Christianity isn’t a religion. Not a religion? What do they mean by that?
Pick and choose the doctrines you want to subscribe to and leave the ones you don’t. That’s “cafeteria Christianity”!
This “TULIP” is not one you typically tiptoe through. There is a hefty amount of Christian slang associated with Calvinism. For example, do you even know what “4½ point Calvinists” believe?
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.