This week I had a couple of chuckles over the words people had chosen.
First was an email from an internet accountability site. It told me that a friend had accessed websites that were "Highly Mature." Judging by the domain names, "infantile" would have been a much better description. There's nothing adult about porn.
The second chuckle came when meeting one-to-one with pastors in Eastbourne to discuss evangelism. Two different pastors from two different churches have told me exactly the same thing:
We don't like to use the word evangelism. It scares people. We don't have an "Evangelism team" any more, we have a "Witness team."
I fully agree that "evangelism" scares people. And "witness" sounds much nicer. But once you know the meaning of the two words, it's a tad ironic...