Words used to have more meaning. But now, it is as if people define their terms as they see fit, which is both unfortunate and dangerous.
Over at the Parchment and Pen blog, Michael Patton has another intriguing post on the usage of the word “faith.” It begins:
What is faith? This is a very basic question that oftentimes is taken for granted because of the word’s wide usage in many different context. Because of this and because of its importance in the Christian worldview I thought that I would do what I could to briefly explain some important elements of faith. More importantly, I hope to demonstrate as briefly as I can how faith has been redefined in the Church to the point that it is in danger of relegating Christianity to irrelevancy, having equal pluralistic status with all the other major belief systems in the world.
Here is the post.