Thinking Out Loud

June 26, 2008

Cut out the Jargon

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As a great believer in forthrightness and transparency, I loved this story from a few days ago where the British Local Government Association has told its member administrators to eliminate clichés from the public sector.

Here’s the link to the story from the Guardian; and here’s a direct link to the list of words they would like to see eliminated.

So now that you’ve looked at the list; do we do this in the church?   I don’t mean “Christianese,” that’s a topic for another discussion.   I mean, have we allowed jargon to be a means whereby we are doing less than “letting our yes be yes and our no be no”?  If so, what words or phrases?

~Paul Wilkinson


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