Is it ever okay for Christians to use vulgar language?
This question is particularly pertinent to me, since my book Charis takes liberties that might offend some people. While the response to my book so far has been good, I've received not a few reactions that go something like… "I don't think my grandma will like this book" or "some people will be offended at your language." One friend of mine was having his wife read the book out loud while they were driving, but he told her to skip chapter 6 (titled "Whore") because he couldn't hear her say those words out loud.
Just to be clear, I don't use any four-letter words in the book. Only five-letter ones. And I never say anything that, in my mind, goes beyond what the Bible (in its original language) actually says.