Holy Vocabulary

Rescuing the Language of Faith

holy-vocabChristianity has developed its own subculture over time. This subculture has its own music, customs, and buildings, not to mention a vocabulary of holy words we, as members of the subculture, use to talk about Christianity. Saved. Grace. Sin. Repent. These words are synonymous with the Christian experience. But do we really know what they mean, or have we used them so much they’ve lost their meaning?

Author Michael Kelley explores seven essential elements of Christianity and the classic, if over-used, words we use to talk about each one. Whether you’re new to church lingo or it’s your native tongue, you’ll find that these holy words have deep and significant meanings regarding your faith.