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#210 Mandatory chapel at Bible college

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian colleges know they can’t actually make you worship, but they can make you appear to worship, and that’s good enough for them.

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#205 Capitalism

posted by Stephanie Drury

If you have spent time within American Christian culture, you have probably inferred that free-market capitalism is God’s chosen economic system.

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#199 Countering the gay agenda

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian culture feels the recent anti-bullying legislation is a subversive means to infiltrate the vulnerable younger generation with the homosexual agenda.

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#87 Getting rid of their secular music

posted by Stephanie Drury

There comes a time in every young evangelical’s life when he must roll up his sleeves, raise the black flag, and commence destroying his secular music.

#195 Theological masturbation

posted by Stephanie Drury

Anyone who has ever been moved by the pithy Chesterton quote or pastoral challenge to Do Something wants to issue quotes and challenges themselves.

#190 Calling anger bitterness

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian culture doesn’t have a lot of room for people’s hurt, especially when the hurt was caused by the Church.

#171 Church iPhone apps

posted by Stephanie Drury

Churches that fancy themselves relevant, missional and/or emergent either already have an iPhone app or are working on one as we speak.

#45 Purity rings

posted by Stephanie Drury

For all this talk about purity, the gray areas are not discussed.

#127 Knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt

posted by Stephanie Drury

That pesky shadow of doubt thwarts people at every turn. If only it didn’t exist. Christian culture in particular would like to evolve past it and, as such, they bring it up a lot.

#121 30-Day Sex Challenges

posted by Stephanie Drury

In recent months a rash of evangelical churches started advocating 30-day sex challenges for married couples. The tagline is “Every man’s fantasy: 30 days of sex! Every woman’s dream: 30 days of intimacy!”

#114 Church marketing

posted by Stephanie Drury

Their mission statement seems solid and they say they’re all about Jesus but some churches seem awfully impressed with themselves. Being hip and raising money for new buildings seems like the focus instead of being broken by the message of the Gospel.

#95 Being skeptical that Catholics are saved

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian culture is not having it. They think it’s nice that Catholics believe in God, but that praying to Mary is a big problem.

#87 Getting rid of their secular music

posted by Stephanie Drury

There comes a time in every young evangelical’s life when he must roll up his sleeves, raise the black flag, and commence destroying his secular music.

#62 Christ-ifying Product Logos

posted by Stephanie Drury

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.

#53 Making An Impact

posted by Stephanie Drury

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.

#45 Purity Rings

posted by Stephanie Drury

The ring is ideally given to a girl by her dad, but if he isn’t on the scene or is otherwise apathetic then she might get one herself or ask her mom for one, either because she really does want to make this commitment or possibly because the Jonas Brothers wear them. (Bristol Palin had one too.)

#32 Formulas

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian culture likes to dissect prominent Christians’ lives and figure out how they do stuff. They study what their daily life looks like, how they balance family and ministry, how many books they’ve published, and how large their churches that they founded are

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#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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