Christian Piatt, Director of Church Growth and Development at First Christian Church in Portland, OR, wrote a series of articles at the end of last year spelling out the biggest “Christian Cliches” in more traditional churches.
The Emergent Church (our categorization as such notwithstanding) has a very different set, that could be just as damaging in our interactions with others of faith and otherwise if we fail to acknowledge them.
It is important to note that in none of these suggestions is he denouncing anyone's intentions when using these turns of phrase. He simply offers one an awareness of the kind of unappealing front one can put up to those outside one's own social circles. ↩