List of Words (by Subject)

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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

7-11 song

contemporary Christian music (CCM)

God-is-my-girlfriend song

Jesus count


Jesus-is-my-girlfriend song


Church and Church Services

clap for Jesus

handclap of praise

I see that hand

matthew-18, matthew-eighteen

narthex, sanctinasium, Goditorium

nickels and noses

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

§ sinners anonymous

Sunday-school answer

Willowback, Saddlecreek

with every head bowed and every eye closed



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




fire insurance

beach evangelism, gastro-evangelism, power evangelism


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

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


pre-Christian (noun)

relationship not religion

servant evangelism

stained-glass barrier



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

God of second chances

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



happy Eliza

Jerusalem Slim

sawdust trail, hit the sawdust trail


Kinds of Christians

Alka-Seltzer Christian

baby Christian

chreaster, Christmas and Easter Christian


Prego Christian

red-letter Christian




stained-glass vocabulary


Love, Marriage, Dating, Singleness

bachelor till the rapture

gift of singleness

missionary dating


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



Parachurches and Parachurch Activities



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


EGR (extra grace required)

evangelastic, evangelastically

ministerially speaking

Saturday-night special, Saturday-night syndrome



Billy Graham rule

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





arrow prayer, flash prayer, dart prayer

BHAP (big, hairy, audacious prayer)

covet prayers

dial-a-prayer, dial-a-devotion

hedge of protection


popcorn prayer

prayed up

prayer breakfast

§ prayer walk, prayer walking

prayer warrior

sinner’s prayer

traveling mercies

an unspoken; (plural: unspokens)



evangelastic, evangelastically


Sins and Evil

lie from the pit of hell


Social Media


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)



bumper-sticker theology

cafeteria Christian, cafeteria Christianity

calminian, armalvinist

carnal Christianity

cheap grace

Christian lite, Christianity lite

clobber passage, clobber text

convenience-store Christianity

creation care

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



awomen corner

Proverbs 31 woman


stained-glass ceiling

Titus 2 woman


Youth (Kids, Children)

purpling, making purple

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