Faith Contender Lexicon: A List of Terms, Isms, Words and Other “Jazz” Often Used

The following is a list of terms, isms, types of posts and other “jazz” often used within the “Faith Contender” Blog. This list is continuous. Furthermore, it helps lend clarification on the difference between the various types of posts (i.e., the difference between a “profile” and a “book review”, a “wrap-up” and a “recap”, etc.). This is not a universal lexicon. Rather, it is my own, in the context of the “Faith Contender” blog site.


ALLEGED BIBLE CONTRADICTION: Self-explanatory on its face, this type of post explains an alleged Bible contradiction.

BOOK REVIEW: Self-explanatory on its face, a book review simply examines a book. It does not examine the author itself (a profile would do that). However, it does examine the author’s use of Scripture or lack thereof in his/her book.

EXPOSED TWEET: This post take a look at a recent/semi-recent/not-so-recent tweet by a famous figure in American Evangelicalism. This type of post gets its influence from the Twitter account known as “Freezing Cold Takes.” These “exposed tweet” posts, however, are much more in-depth compared to the tweets from the aforementioned page. These posts analyze the tweet and they explain why the tweet may be dangerous, off-base, bad, etc..

It should be noted that I had an original Twitter account with the handle of “@EarnestLayman.” I deleted it on 10/16/2018 due to an internal issue. Basically, my behavior on Twitter was far from classy. After listening to a sermon that explained one COULD steward social media to the glory of God, I got a new Twitter account. However, I would go on Twitter only to keep tabs on popular figures to gather information that I by other means would not be able to obtain. This new account has a Twitter handle of “@DaEarnestLayman”. You will notice that I will no longer comment on others’ Twitter pages. This is done in an effort to prevent myself from “trolling.” Instead, I just observe and gather data. If I am to do any type of conversation on Twitter, it will be through a private message.

PROFILE: A profile examines a person, cult, organization, conference, Bible translation or the like. It reads as a research paper while attempting to be as fair and objective as possible.

QUESTION: These posts are short answers to questions (common and uncommon) that people have. The answers are far from exhaustive. However, they make an earnest effort to sufficiently answer the question at hand.

READER FEEDBACK: This type of post answers a reader question. In doing so, it attempts to point to the Bible and/or give the Gospel. In an effort to respect privacy, this will never name the name, location or any other relevant personal information about the reader unless the reader gives the ok for said information to be released.

RECAP: I make these posts to recap a recent event, mission trip, conference or the like that I saw or partook in myself.

SEMI-DEVO: These are basically Bible devotionals, albeit a little longer than your average devotional (but not too long), hence the term “semi-devo.”

TIMEOUT (formerly known as halftime): A timeout is a fancy term I use. This type of post basically attempts to call all to step back, reassess and make an adjustment on one’s perspective of an individual, group, organization, issue, etc. in light of some kind of event involving said subject matter. These are usually short and to the point, like a timeout in a sport such as football, basketball, etc..

TOPIC (coming soon unless Jesus returns first): Topic posts examine topics against Scripture (i.e., purpose vs. works, infant baptism, etc.).

UPDATE (coming soon unless Jesus returns first): An update is written to give the latest news about a previously blogged about (is that a phrase?) person, Bible translation, conference or the like. Furthermore, it examines whether or not said news is a good or bad thing in light of Scripture.

WRAP-UP (formerly known as intermission): Self-explanatory on its face, this post wraps up a series of posts pertaining to a conference or the like. It does not give new ideas on the people examined in the series of related posts. However, it may give a new idea about an examined conference in wrapping up its examination.




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