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Stuff Christian Culture Likes

Stuff Christian Culture Likes

April 2010 Archives

#149 Calling the lobby the narthex

posted by Stephanie Drury

Even the warehouse-iest of church buildings call their warehouse-y lobbies the narthex as it perhaps lends a bit of elegance, like saying fo-yay instead of foy-yer (the latter pronunciation being common in the Bible belt).

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#148 Jack Bauer

posted by Stephanie Drury

Men in Christian culture have a giant man-crush on Jack Bauer. He is the prototype of Christian culture’s ideal male, save for the profession of faith.

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#147 Saying “Great insight”

posted by Stephanie Drury

“Great insight” is the response of choice when a person in Christian culture says something spiritually poignant.

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#146 Mike Huckabee’s stance on gay marriage

posted by Stephanie Drury

Mike Huckabee’s recent statements on gay marriage made many American evangelicals pleased. Because boy howdy, Christian culture does not like the idea of gay marriage. They really, really, really do not.

#145 Saying that they “married out of their league”

posted by Stephanie Drury

Men in Christian culture like to say they have “married up” or “married out of their league.” They make a point to speak of their wife in glowing terms as often as possible.

#144 The word “should”

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian culture is all oiled up in “ought” and encrusted with “should.”

#143 Spiritual gifts

posted by Stephanie Drury

Spiritual gifts were outlined in some of Paul’s letters and today are the Christian culture equivalent of astrological signs.

#142 Waxing authentic

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian culture likes to reference their authenticity. This is interesting because authenticity needs no pronouncement. People can smell it on you like you can smell homeschool on the Duggars.

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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