Apocalyptic: A genre of literature for the dispossessed, appropriated by the wealthy.
Apologetics - Giving answers to questions nobody's asking.
Celtic Tradition - A contradiction in terms.
Creed - A group of propositions, read out with varying degrees of conviction.
Evangelical - A group of people united around a love of chunky sweaters, with a tendency to smiling unnervingly often.
Evangelism - Telling people who don't have a concept of "sin" that they can be saved from sin, by a process they don't understand called "repentance", which brings into play something they won't have heard of called "redemption" and thereby unlocks a state of being they won't know about called "atonement".
Exegesis - Working out what we'd like to get out of the Bible (see Old Testament Law).
Hermeneutics of Suspicion - A German with a doubting attitude.
Incarnation - A long, strange word we use to obscure the most exciting truth in history.
Intelligent Design - Not something that would have ended up with humankind, that's for sure.
Liturgy- The tracks that keep the worship-train moving in the right direction.
Modern Worship - Singing songs in a musical style popular c 1967.
Old Testament Ceremonial Law - The bits we don't want to believe in any more.
Old Testament Moral Law - The bits we do want to believe in. Except the punishments that are to be applied. We don't want to keep those. Well, maybe some people in Tennessee might.
Orthodoxy - What We believe.
Outreach - Dividing the community into "us" and "them", and then trying to do something about the division.
Penal Substitution - What some people think is the only way of explaining something which should be looked at in lots of different ways.
Perichoresis - In its modern expression, a way of explaining the Trinity - which many church people don't understand - by reference to dancing - which is something else that many church people don't understand.
Regeneration- More exciting than the one Dr Who experiences, but not normally so outwardly.
Reincarnation - Not to be confused with "Resurrection".
Renewal - The church experiencing the unity of the Spirit, in a series of events that can often cause division.
Resurrection - Not going to heaven when you die, because it's already come down here.
Righteous - Like Us.
Sermon - A talk which ministers must assume will be boring, so they try to make as short as possible -despite the fact that people actually want to hear what they have to say,
Spontaneous Worship - You wouldn't turn up with a bunch of bricks to build a church, kick off without a plan, and assume Divine guidance would ensure the building didn't fall down. That's all I'm saying.
Theology - Something that is only for the clergy, with no connection to real life. Apparently.
Transubstantiation - Far more reasonable than most people imagine. Not in any way incompatible with chemistry.