This fancy word is Latin for “matters of indifference.” In German it is “die mitteldinge” (“middle or intermediate things”). In today’s society which radicalizes everything around us, the concept of adiaphora (ah-dee-AH-for-ah) helps to distinguish what is truly important for salvation and what is a matter of indifference. There are much more indifferent matters in life than there are important. The kind of clothes you wear, your hair color, the way you spell, or whether or not you smoke or drink, these are adiaphora in regards to our salvation. Only the Word of God and the doctrine it offers is not a matter of indifference.