A guest post by Jordin Kelly
Sometimes us Christians speak a language I call, “Christianese,” which is basically a compilation of clichés that may not be understood by “outsiders” who aren’t fluent in the language.
“Just give it to God”, “doing the Lord’s work,” the whole idea of “sharing your personal testimony” and asking people, “Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?” are all common Christianese phrases.
Even though I shy away from clichés in general, I realize most Christianese phrases come from good intentions and I try not to be petty when other people use them.
However, there is one common Christianese phase that makes absolutely no sense to me. In fact, I’m not even sure how it got so popular in the first place.
I don’t know about you, but I think the word communication is becoming obsolete. In fact, I don’t know if anyone knows what the word means anymore.
For some, communication means a chain of twenty or more text messages. For others, it means responding to a voicemail with an email instead of a phone call.
And for most contractors in my town, it means ignoring you completely.