Published: 1 year ago

Flashback Friday: Explain Yourself

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!


Sometimes church people do things that don’t make a lot of sense to non-church people.

Exhibit A: Backtizing.

Last Saturday I was snuggling up with my four year old daughter, a requisite part of our weekend. Out of the blue she said, “Daddy, sometimes you backtize people.”

“Um, I do…what exactly?”

“You backtize people. [At this point she starts acting it out in sort of an evangelical charades moment.] You take them and you put them under the water.”

“Ooohhh. Yes. What does it mean to backtize somebody?”

“It means you put your hand on their back while you put ’em under the water.”

I don’t care who you are, that’s flippin’ adorable, and I’ll correct her nuanced understanding when she’s 40.

Exhibit B: Public Drowning


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(photo credit: Brett Seay)

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