Jesus said being persecuted goes with the territory of following him, and some of those followers are really on the lookout.
This is a fun little catchphrase that every pastor keeps chambered. He uses it after saying something he imagines was startling.
“Awesome” is Christian culture’s favorite adjective for God. It’s their default descriptor when speaking of him.
Christian culture is the only demographic to employ the term “faith-walk.”
“Camp out” is code for “this is going to take awhile.”
When praying for somone’s safety, Christians use the phrase “hedge of protection.” They just can’t help themselves.
Backsliding is a word used by Christians when people fall away from the faith. The adjective form is “backslidden,” the present participle is “backsliding,” and if you want to sound southern the past participle is “backslid.”
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).
“Great insight” is the response of choice when a person in Christian culture says something spiritually poignant.
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.
Christian culture tends to omit the word “out” from the term “hanging out.” They just “hang.”
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.
When writing their Facebook or blog profiles, evangelicals are fond of stating their interests are “not in that order.”
This is a popular saying with hazy meaning. Taken literally you might think God has abandoned his ancestral seat and is swanning about, but you infer from the context that can’t be what they mean.
When called upon to pray aloud in a group, an evangelical automatically says “just” a few dozen times during the course of the prayer. This doesn’t happen when other flavors of Christians such as Catholics or Episcopalians pray, but an […]
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Christians aren’t the only people who say this, but they make up 93% of the people who do. The remaining 7% are some rogue non-Christians who are unabashed corndogs. In a Christian’s blog profile it’s categorically impossible for the spouse-as-best-friend […]
The chances that vestal sexytimes will be mentioned during the wedding ceremony are pretty high among Baptists and non-denominational evangelicals.
“It’s a God thing” is a phrase frequently spoken in Christian culture. It is always said in response to something good that has happened.
“Get plugged in” is a phrase used by assorted pastoral staff to encourage church involvement. The youth pastor especially desires for you to get plugged in. He is the most frequent user of this phrase. Close behind him in rate […]
People in Christian culture like to say “I challenge you to,” followed by a verb. The verb is often “invite.” The direct object is often “someone.”
When a Christian emails another Christian, they are likely to use a signoff that acknowledges the Lord. If a secular signoff is “Sincerely” or “Best,” a spiritual signoff is “In Christ” or “Blessings.” It can also present itself in the […]
Worship leaders want to break it down for a minute. After some rousing worship anthems, it’s time to get serious. This is when they’ll play the first chords of something evocative (like “As The Deer” or “Softly and Tenderly”) and […]
They were once only worn by McDonald’s drive-thru workers, infomercial hosts and Janet Jackson, but now microphone headsets are becoming a standard fixture during sermons at non-denominational churches.
At the end of any sort of talk given where Christians are known to be present, the speaker will say “Let’s close in prayer.” They cannot help themselves.
This means of proseletyzing is very popular within some segments of Christian culture. It is available in many forms: t-shirts, bumper stickers, buttons, mousepads, pencil holders, coffee mugs, keychains and innumerable other solid objects, including mints.
Christian culture talks a great deal about being “under attack.” God is under attack, truth is under attack, the gospel is under attack, one-man-one-woman marriage is under attack, the right to life is under attack, the right to worship is under attack. This is interesting because it’s laid out pretty clearly in the Bible that truth will constantly be under attack until the day of Christ’s return. It says there will be no letting up.
Many married Christian men frequently state that their wife is hot. On Facebook, in Christmas letters and in their blog profiles, Christian guys make a point of saying this. A lot.
Christian culture is obsessed with making an impact. Churches hire marketing teams and ministries hire strategists for this purpose. “We need to make an impact!” “We’re making an impact for God!” But any impact that is made for good is God’s doing entirely, and the more we contrive to impact the more we get in the way.
The logical conclusion here is that butt is more beneficial than ass. LMBO is very popular with the homeschooling sector.
This question is as acutely personal as asking “How’s sex with your wife?” and yet many Christians feel entitled to casually ask it of each other.
Christian culture enjoys a catchy quip on a t-shirt or bumper sticker. These quips are intended to provoke and possibly shame their reader.
When praying out loud before eating in a group, members of Christian culture can’t help but to say this. They just can’t help it.
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#210 Mandatory chapel at Bible college
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#209 Perceiving persecution
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#208 Missionary dating
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#207 Marrying young
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