Watch the video. Holy cow. "He was sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage." Is that a real saying? I couldn't understand anything else he said. This video blew up after the Western Force Rugby Club in Western Australia edited together clips from winger Nick Cummin's interviews. He has been labelled Australia's "Most Australian Man." I feel so left out.
I have been in the church my whole life. I get it. I know the language, the rules. I fit in. I've been "on the inside" so long that I've completely forgotten what it would mean to be a stranger walking into church. It would have foreign and unspoken rules for when to sit, stand, and what to say. The language would sound foreign and use phrases that are completely lost on me. On random Sundays we would consume something that I thought I heard them say was a dead man's flesh and blood. Weird.
In order for me to grow to love this new community I must also be welcomed into the culture. I pray that we as "church people" can stop pretending (or assuming) that everyone needs to know all the right words before they are qualified to receive the fullness of God's love and grace. What would it mean, or how can you change, in order to have your language less foreign to outsiders?
What turned you off to church?
What church words are most confusing?