Lexicon- lex·i·con/ˈleksəˌkän,ˈleksəkən/.noun. the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge.

Clarity is more important than agreement.

The first step toward proactive conversation is to know how we define terms. In our world, definitions are changing all the time. So, here are some of my definitions so you can understand phrases.

Biblical Man, Male, Manhood

definition- Someone born with XY chromosomes. Also known as "male."

Biblical Female, Woman, Womanhood

definition- Someone born with XX chromosomes. Also known as "female."

Conservative Christianity

definition- During the past one hundred or so years since the fundamentalist-modernist controversy, the word “conservative” has regularly been applied to Christians who believe that the Bible is valid in all that it affirms, including such historical realities as the virgin birth of Christ and the literal resurrection of Jesus from the dead. This label contrasts with “theological liberal,” which describes someone who challenges the truthfulness of the Bible, including many of its historical claims. Be sure to note: This has nothing to do with political terms relating to particular parties.


definition- Synonymous with sex. XX or XY.  


definition- An institution of mutual submission created by God between one man and one woman theoretically for life.


definition- How we relate to observing the truth.

Progressive Christianity

definition- Defining the progressive church belief system is like nailing jello to a wall. It changes depending on the conversation. This is because it is so new. However, Alisa Childers has done excellent work on the topic. I highly recommend her entire website. For a quick idea, she says these are five signs you might be sliding toward progressivism:

  1. You have a low view of the Bible. You do not see the Bible as the Divinely inspired Word of God without falsehood and error.
  2. You emphasize feelings over facts. You tend to view personal experiences and opinions over objective truth.
  3. The essential Christian doctrines are open for re-interpretation. i.e., the Ressurection of Jesus, LGBTQ stances, literal Heaven and Hell.
  4. You have no problem with redefining historical terms. i.e., sin, re-interpreting the Bible, love, hell.
  5. In your view, the heart of the Gospel message should shift from sin and redemption to social justice.  

Sexual Brokenness

definition- Sexual brokenness is anything outside the union of one man and woman in a marriage relationship.  


definition- Transexuality is an extremely rare condition where someone is born with a chromosomal abnormality. Also known as "intersex." Transgenderism is a condition where someone feels they are something different on the inside from what they present on the outside.


definition- Objective, observable truths found in the laws of nature and reality.