“Kay sez 12” on church terminology

January 4, 2010



Why is it that churches focus so much on saying “Christ-follower” instead of “Christian,” but continue to use the word “sin”? Which is more offensive: “Christian,” or “sin”?

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Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

2 responses to “Kay sez 12” on church terminology

  1. What word would you (or Kay) propose using instead of sin?

  2. Sami,
    Even today over lunch, Kay & I discussed that getting people to accept that they are “bad” is an unnecessary prerequisite to salvation. But people do accept that the world (and all of us as part of the world) is “broken.”
    I added a couple of links to this post after you got it. Check them out and see what you think. I plan to blog more about this, possibly under the topic of substitutionary atonement.