Why Do Some Believers Speak in "Christianese"?

Why Do Some Believers Speak in "Christianese"? from Randy Alcorn on Vimeo.

Randy Alcorn answers a question from a reader: "What do you think about 'Christianese'? You know, Christian phrases, some of which are from the Bible, some of which are not really, that unbelievers don't use or understand. On one hand people say it is great, and it makes us different from the world, which we're supposed to be, and that there's nothing wrong with it. On the other hand, it annoys some people that some Christians are so caught up in the culture of Christianity that unbelievers, and even some believers, don't know what they're talking about when they're always discussing regular mundane information using Christianese. Plus, it is sometimes seen as an attempt to sound more holy."

Randy Alcorn, founder of EPM

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over fifty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries