Stuff Christian Culture Likes

Stuff Christian Culture Likes

March 2010 Archives

#141 Teaching small children about the crucifixion

posted by Stephanie Drury

An interesting paradox in Christian culture takes place this time of year. Christian culture normally doesn’t endorse graphic depictions of violence, but come Eastertide they rent The Passion of the Christ” and encourage their children to draw pictures of the crucifixion.

#140 Saying “hanging” instead of “hanging out”

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian culture tends to omit the word “out” from the term “hanging out.” They just “hang.”

#91 Not Obama

posted by Stephanie Drury

With Barack Obama as president, Christian culture is certain the end times are upon us.

#139 Pew PDA

posted by Stephanie Drury

PDA takes a specific form in the church pew. When a married couple sits together in church it’s understood that the husband will put his arm around the wife and keep it there until it’s time to grab a hymnal.

#97 Not health care reform

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian culture is rather unhappy about the proposals for healthcare reform.

#138 The history of St. Patrick’s Day

posted by Stephanie Drury

Oh, to be an emergent Christian on St. Patrick’s Day. You get to tweet and blog about the missional relevance of St. Patrick, and missional relevance is your favorite subject.

#137 Sneaking onstage during prayer

posted by Stephanie Drury

When the pastor finishes the sermon and says “Let’s close in prayer,” this is usually the band’s cue to sneak silently back onstage.

#136 Pogo dancing

posted by Stephanie Drury

People become tired of getting bruised in mosh pit, thus reversion to a newer gentler pogo, which is now suitable for CCM.

#135 Concealing the pastor’s salary

posted by Stephanie Drury

Most Christian churches don’t have a problem disclosing their financial records to whomever asks. They make it a point to provide a record of every cent they give away and how much is spent on materials and staff salaries. Other churches aren’t that forthcoming. Like the Mormons, they have pretty tight control over their financial disclosure policies.

#134 Worship leaders saying the lines before they are sung

posted by Stephanie Drury

The worship leader is into it and he hopes you are too.

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auf Wiedersehen
My contract with Beliefnet is up and I'll be back on my own ad-free domain again. Beliefnet has been really lovely to me and I appreciate their letting me write whatever I want without trying to censor anything. I will be back on my blogger domain sometime this week, after I figure out how to export

posted 7:56:21pm Feb. 21, 2011 | read full post »

#210 Mandatory chapel at Bible college
Most Christian colleges require students to attend chapel services. Chapel is not an option, it's part of the curriculum. If you don't fulfill your chapel quota, you don't graduate. Though Christianity purports to operate under the auspices of grace and generally claims that church attendance isn't

posted 7:06:31pm Feb. 11, 2011 | read full post »

#209 Perceiving persecution
Christian culture is vigilant about persecution. Jesus said being persecuted goes with the territory of following him, and some of those followers are really on the lookout. Christian culture sees persecution in all sorts of things and they often say they're under attack. The institution of marriage

posted 6:16:31pm Feb. 03, 2011 | read full post »

#208 Missionary dating
When someone in Christian culture meets a delicious non-Christian they will usually assume a missionary position with them. Missionary dating is when you date a non-Christian for the express purpose of proselytizing so as to instigate their conversion. Youth group leaders heartily disapprove of mis

posted 6:16:57pm Jan. 27, 2011 | read full post »

#207 Marrying young
Christian culture gets married young. The reason isn't entirely clear, but the general consensus is that it drastically lowers the risk of fornication. You just can't fornicate if you're married, and that takes care of that. Fornication is Christian culture's natural enemy. Bible colleges (aka

posted 6:33:07pm Jan. 19, 2011 | read full post »

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