Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Both Jeff Meyers and Mark Horne bemoan the use of technical terminology, even including words like salvation. It seems to me that all discourse within a group always creates its own jargon, and that in that context it is a helpful way to make sure people know what you are talking about without being too verbose. Every word carries with it so much meaning. However, the churches talk should be concerned more with those outside the discourse and communicating with them. And as Mark is at pains to point out at the moment, although we are crucified with Christ we still need to be putting to death sin in ourselves, which means challenging ourselves by not hiding behind jargon we feel comfortable with.

My thoughts are half-formed as always here, but I just post what I'm thinking.


At 7:47 pm, Blogger Mark said...

Well, if that's only half-formed, I can wait to see what the complete thought looks like. You summarized perfectly. I agree about groups creating jargon. But the context can easily get lost and the words are not as useful as they should or could be....

At 8:01 pm, Blogger Dave K said...

Agreed, and thanks for the flattery. I must have been having a good day.

The secret is probably not saying too much, which gives the impression that you are wiser than you really are. The fully formed thought will rarely come, if ever.


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