January 22, 2016 Resources: Conservatism and Meaning; Pop Culture, Worship, and Straw Men

by Jonathan Hamilton

I admit, the blog has been on the back burner for December and January as these are two of the busiest months of the year for our family and ministry. I’m hoping to get the last few segments of the Sin and Salvation series out in February. In the meantime, here are a few interesting tidbits I’ve read over the last six weeks:

On diminished Conservatism, and the meaning of words.

I have always thought of the “shop local” movement as an ideology more in line with liberalism than conservatism. Perhaps because of all the Subarus at the local whole foods market — but I’m not a stereotyper (stereotypist? stereotypesetter? stereotypanist?). However, this conservative author makes the reverse case, and it’s a thought-provoking argument.

Did Luther and Watts use “contemporary” music in their worship songs? A helpful clarification of terms.