Christianese - Fun Translations to Stale Church Language!
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christianese: (kris'ch nez') n. 1. Language spoken by church goers that is seldom understood by anyone else. 2. Learn how to stop speaking Christianese with a Pocket Guide to Christianese from TastyFaith
When you share your faith, do you sound like a dummy, using language that's really religious, but not very real? Then check out TastyFaith's guide to Christianese.It's full of fresh translations to stale church language.
Filled with hundreds of popular Christian terms, it gives you unchurchy ways to share the message of Christ with friends, co-workers, outreach, and even dysfunctional relatives
Get fresh alternatives to churchy Chistianese phrases such as:
Born Again Christian: someone who has started a new life in Christ. Friendlier Phrases: changed, I'm new and improved, new identity, a do-over, recycled life, reformatted my beliefs, morphed, second-chancers, converts, transformed, new creature, new man, did a 180 with my life, new attitude, did a U-Turn, had a spiritual makeover.
Good News: how JC dying on the cross entitles you to a free ticket to heaven with no blackout dates. Also called the Gospel Message
As well as fun definitions like:
Praise the Lord Test: making teen girls lift up their hands to praise the Lord to evaluate if their tops are too scanty to be worn at a church function
Butt Dust What many children think God made people out of, due to their mis-interpretation of Psalm 103:14 He is mindful that we are but dust
Hip Youth Pastor: (HYP) the young guy at church with a clean shaven head, cool shades and Starbucks addiction who looks uncomfortable in a tie (male species).
Female Hip Youth Pastor: the bubbly young lady at church with gobs of artistic talent and no Starbucks addiction because she doesn't make as much money as her male counterpart and can't afford it.
Calvary: the place outside of Jerusalem where Jesus died on the cross, not to be confused with the city in Canada--Calgary or cavalry, which is troops trained to fight on horseback.