No, this isn’t about clever Baptist lines like fried chicken being the “Baptist bird” and it certainly isn’t about the lamentable clichés that are the bane of SBC preaching but rather is appreciation for the brethren who go beyond the usual word useage.
Here are a few current examples:
Franklin Kirksey, in a desperate search for that perfect alliterative sermon point, said that The fear of the Lord emancipates and embays life. While he may have secretly resorted to the thesaurus, he gets points for finding a moderately more interesting term for his sermon.
Louis was kind to note that he actually believe[d] that columbariums are good things. thereby introducing the SBCV hoi polloi to those new, old fanged burial structures.
Ronnie Rogers at SBC Today noted that no less than Calvin averred. Not only that, according to Rogers, in what Calvin averred, he erred. Rogers is always good for some notable vocabulary.
It seemed kind of superfluous to Jim Pemberton. That’s a reliable 45 cent word, four nice syllables that roll off the tongue with some grace.
Paige Patterson averrs that he is not adroit with technology. Depends on the technology, I suppose. He is known to be quite adroit with certain ballistic technology.
Will Hall do[esn’t] accept the juxtaposition of premises in your antepenultimate statement. He presumes a good bit here, that fellow Baptists can count to three on short notice and can navigate a paragraph and find the end of such. Good job.
Dave Miller is usually good for a few examples but may be in a slump.
Further examples would be appreciated.