Author Archives: Jason Parker

A Tidbit on “Taste”

A Tidbit on “Taste”

This week I am studying Psalm 34, and the two instances (one noun, one verb) of a Hebrew word for “taste” (טעם) caught my attention. Since discussions of “taste” frequently accompany discussions of the topics addressed on this website, I thought that it might be useful to share a bit regarding the biblical usage of… Continue Reading

Article 15: On Local Churches and the Sovereignty of God

Article 15: On Local Churches and the Sovereignty of God

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series A Conservative Christian Declaration You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series”A Conservative Christian Declaration”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.This is a series to further explain the articles of “A Conservative Christian Declaration.” . We affirm the primacy of the local church in the conservation and… Continue Reading

Article 14: On Our Children

Article 14: On Our Children

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series A Conservative Christian Declaration You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series”A Conservative Christian Declaration”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.  This is a series to further explain the articles of “A Conservative Christian Declaration.” . We affirm the necessity of passing these values to our children through… Continue Reading

Charity and its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards

Charity and its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards

Although I have been writing this series of posts intermittently for two years now, I have yet to recommend a book by the man who inspired the name of this ministry. Jonathan Edwards’ book Religious Affections is indeed a book you ought to read. But that’s not the book I want to recommend now. In… Continue Reading

Are Protestants Afraid of Beauty?

Are Protestants Afraid of Beauty?

Leading 20th century Roman Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar contended that Protestantism had no place for beauty in its theology. “Contemporary Protestant theology nowhere deals with the beautiful as a theological category,” he wrote. “For the time being, the only question posed by Protestants is that concerning the relationship between revelation and this-worldly beauty—certainly… Continue Reading

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.I agree with Peter Leithart—real men read Jane Austen. It’s too bad I didn’t know this before I became a man. It… Continue Reading

The Works of Anne Bradstreet

The Works of Anne Bradstreet

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.“That fearful sound of fire and fire, Let no man know is my Desire.” After our foray into economics, I had intended… Continue Reading

The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek and A Humane Economy by Wilhelm Röpke

The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek and A Humane Economy by Wilhelm Röpke

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Perhaps you have no interest in economics beyond the price of bread going up and your gas budget not going as far… Continue Reading

The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet

The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In this series of book recommendations, we have bounced around across time and across genres. We started with some classic theological works… Continue Reading

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

This entry is part 14 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 14 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In the last installment in this series of book recommendations, I recommended good children’s literature. I now want to recommend some literature… Continue Reading

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Yes, I mean it. You need to read this book. Not only that, you need to read it in a particular way,… Continue Reading

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

This entry is part 12 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 12 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.What is the best book ever written on America? What is the best book ever written on democracy? Amazingly, at a well-seasoned… Continue Reading

The Democratization of American Christianity by Nathan O. Hatch

The Democratization of American Christianity by Nathan O. Hatch

This entry is part 11 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 11 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.“Fundamentalists and Pentecostals share all the virtues and vices of popular culture,” says Nathan Hatch as he applies his analysis of the… Continue Reading

Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged by Roger Scruton

Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged by Roger Scruton

This entry is part 10 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 10 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Having first recommended books which expound the strong foundation of our faith, I have moved on to recommending books which reflect upon… Continue Reading

The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk

The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk

This entry is part 9 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 9 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.“In the United States at this time Liberalism is not only the dominant but even the sole intellectual tradition,” Lionel Trilling famously… Continue Reading

“Ideas Have Consequences” by Richard Weaver

“Ideas Have Consequences” by Richard Weaver

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In these book recommendations, we have worked our way back in time to the fourth century. We could spend much more time… Continue Reading

On the Incarnation by Athanasius

On the Incarnation by Athanasius

This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Getting the gospel right is near and dear to the heart of every conservative Christian. The integrity of the gospel is a… Continue Reading

Confessions by Augustine

Confessions by Augustine

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Having recommended books by A. W. Tozer and John Owen, let me backtrack in time to a man that both of them would… Continue Reading