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Reclaiming Language

Here is an interesting article about the term "rebel" being embraced by some Christians: Rebels With a Cross. One of those interviewed in the story, Shane Claiborne, stated:

I'm trying to reclaim the language. I think it resonates with people because Christianity has been anything but radical. It's been stale. When you ask people what they think about church, it's sad. But Jesus doesn't have the bad reputation that Christianity has.

I really like his comment about reclaiming the language. This is something that Christians need to do much more often. Why should the secular world be given complete definitional control over our language? Whether it is "rebel" or some other term, we must realize that all things can be used for the glory of God.

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