New York Times columnist David Brooks offers up an interesting piece on how the ever-increasing segmentation in popular music reflects the divisions in other areas of our society. I love classic rock music—along with gospel, jazz, R&B, classical, and other styles—so this was an intriguing (and fun-to-read) essay. But I’m wondering how well the analogy works for some of you out there. Do you agree with Brooks’s thesis? How has this fragmentation made its way into your life and the way you engage pop culture? And do you see a natural connection between what Brooks is saying and our ongoing theme of reconciliation?
(By the way, Brooks doesn’t say anything about Christian music, but I think one can observe the same dynamic happening in CCM. Perhaps that’s fodder for a future post.)
Until we talk again … Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. May your holiday be filled with a fresh understanding of God’s goodness.