Try this: If you use Microsoft Word, open a new document and type the word unchurched.

Unless you’ve changed some setting somewhere for some good reason, more than likely you’ll get one of those little red squiggly things (technical term there!) that identifies a misspelled word. Do whatever normally do to see the “suggested corrections” and notice the very first alternative on the list. What do you see?

BTW, I’ve thought about adding unchurched to the list of acceptably spelled words, but I decided against it. Why? Because I want to be reminded every time I type the word that they are “not yet” and that somebody – me? you? us? – is going to have to make the effort.

Just a thought. Of course, your mileage may vary…