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Stuff Christian Culture Likes

Stuff Christian Culture Likes

June 2010 Archives

#167 Visual media

posted by Stephanie Drury

A church video is often produced by the church’s creative team who work closely with the worship leader.

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#166 The Sinner’s Prayer

posted by Stephanie Drury

The sinner’s prayer is Christian culture’s litmus test for salvation.

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#165 Camping out on a verse

posted by Stephanie Drury

“Camp out” is code for “this is going to take awhile.”

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#164 Reserved parking for the pastor

posted by Stephanie Drury

Pastors are known to get territorial in the parking lot.

#163 Unattractive church secretaries

posted by Stephanie Drury

Some pastors make it a practice to hire staff they aren’t attracted to in order to reduce temptation.

#32 Formulas

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian culture likes to dissect prominent Christians’ lives and figure out how they do stuff.

#162 Grape juice in lieu of communion wine

posted by Stephanie Drury

Many Christian churches in north America use grape juice instead of wine for communion, even though Jesus served wine at the Lord’s supper.

#161 One-piece swimsuits

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian summer camp is strenuously anti-flesh. They want as little as possible on display.

#160 Bible verse as Facebook status

posted by Stephanie Drury

When Facebook asks “What’s on your mind?” the Christian’s answer is often a verse. And just as often, dozens of people (presumably also Christians) click that they “like” it, no matter how obscure the reference.

#159 Screen printed dress shirts

posted by Stephanie Drury

When his Ed Hardy hoodie is just too casual, the discerning gentleman opts for a screen printed dress shirt.

#83 Memorial Day

posted by Stephanie Drury

Memorial Day doesn’t have anything to do with Jesus, but Christian culture sure does get behind it.

#158 Censoring the comments

posted by Stephanie Drury

When you go to comment at a Christian’s blog there is a good chance it’ll say “your comment will be visible after approval.”

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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 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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