Its more than the Cliched Speech

Lauren Winner provides a great insight in her blog today. As a pastor & teacher I wrestle with this in all my communication. Without losing the meaning of the Scripture we have to think through what we say to an increasingly post-Christian world. I’m not one that feels we need to toss out all the “off-beat” words in the Bible – like propitiation, but we do need to make certain that the words make sense to our audience – whether Christian or not. In fact, I’ve been noticing that some Christians don’t fully understand the terms we use either. And it seems that when we use words we don’t really understand, or turn them into cliches, it becomes harder to be truly authentic.

As one redeemed, uh, purchased, uh, bought, uh … saved; hmm. Anyway – let us keep our communication true.

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