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Preserving God’s truth in a changing world

fwsheaderNext month I am pleased to participate once again in the Preserving the Truth Conference held in Troy, Michigan. This is the second such conference, organized bi-annually by a group of fine pastors in the Detroit area.

I’m particularly excited about the theme for this year’s conference since it is one of the primary foci of the dissertation I am currently writing. The theme of the conference is “Christ and Culture: Preserving the Truth in a Changing World.”

The conference organizers and speakers believe that culture is not neutral and that an indiscriminate adoption of cultural expressions risks the perversion of God’s truth.

My session from the last conference actually addressed this issue. I argued that truth itself contains an aesthetic component and that if that component is not maintained through the various cultural forms we use in worship, we have not successfully preserved God’s truth.

Other speakers this year include Paul Hartog, Mark Minnick, Bruce McAllister, Steve Thomas, TJ Klapperich, Mike Harding, and Aaron Blummer. Looks like a great line-up!

The conference is Friday afternoon, January 4 through Saturday afternoon, January 5.

Let me encourage you to make the effort to attend this great conference! You can find more details and register here.

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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