Stuff Christian Culture Likes

Stuff Christian Culture Likes

#10 Pukka Shells

posted by Stephanie Drury

This necklace was popular in mainstream culture circa 1996 and became passe a year later. However, it is still alive and well in the Christian sector. Pukka shell necklaces are favored by Christian men who play guitar and wear flip-flops.

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#9 Acting Happy

posted by Stephanie Drury

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Christian culture places great value on acting happy. It mandates that if you know Jesus you will know peace and joy, and it parlays these two things into acting as if everything in your life is perfect. (Remember, you are a walking advertisement for Jesus.) Interestingly, the Bible doesn’t once mention Jesus laughing. It talks much more about his lamenting than his rejoicing and it says he was a “man of sorrows, acquainted with grief.” (Isaiah 53:3)

Children are taught to act happy and be grateful. Refusing to smile for pictures is unacceptable. Being sorrowful or angry is de-emphasized and for the most part is considered somewhat shameful.

#7 Soul Patches

posted by Stephanie Drury

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This is the new incarnation of the goatee in Christian pop culture. The goatee is quickly becoming the new mullet and this is the latest version of creative facial hair that is widely embraced among youth pastors, worship leaders and people ‘starting a ministry.’ (The ministry can take on various forms, per its definition.)

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*Both the goatee and the soul patch are known in common vernacular as a “prison pussy.” Most Christian culture members are unaware of this term.

#8 Scrapbooking

posted by Stephanie Drury

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Christian women love to scrapbook! They spend much of their free time away from their children doing this. It’s kind of like being with your kids when you’re not actually with your kids.

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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 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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