What’s in; what’s out

The fashion mavens at the Washington Post have put up their annual list of What’s in and What’s out for 2010. Understand that the list is highly tongue-in-cheek and meant to be humorous. Still, it suggests some signs of the times.

True, we old people–defined as anyone married with children and so properly oblivious to fashion–will not know what many of these things even are. But ironically the feature itself suggests a development that is more significant than any of the items listed. If you just read the print story, many if not most of the references are probably going to be incomprehensible. But if you go online, as to the link above, you will find links to explanations. OUT: Print journalism. IN: Online journalism. But a few tidbits:

OUT: Twihards; IN: Randroids [referring to "Twilight" fans and Ayn Rand fans]

OUT: Detroit auto companies; IN: Detroit artist colonies [What the city is trying to promote in all those vacant buildings.]

OUT: Latin fusion; IN: Latin Mass

OUT: Drug tests; IN: Gender tests

OUT: Ripped abs; IN: Ripped jeans

OK, now your turn. fashion mavens that you are in your own way. What trends of the last year (or decade) do you think are now so last year (or so last decade)? What trends do you see coming?

Me first: OUT: Megachurches; IN: Microchurches

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Rev. Joseph Eggleston

    In worship
    OUT: Disposable bulletins; IN: Hymnals

    In church leadership & structure
    OUT: Committee squabbles; IN: Accountable leaders

    In Bible study class
    OUT: “What do you think?” IN: “What does it say?”

    Evangelism & outreach
    OUT: Church marketing; IN: Personal witness

  • Rev. Joseph Eggleston

    In worship
    OUT: Disposable bulletins; IN: Hymnals

    In church leadership & structure
    OUT: Committee squabbles; IN: Accountable leaders

    In Bible study class
    OUT: “What do you think?” IN: “What does it say?”

    Evangelism & outreach
    OUT: Church marketing; IN: Personal witness

  • Matt

    In the LCMS

    IN: Mercy
    OUT: Ablaze!

  • Matt

    In the LCMS

    IN: Mercy
    OUT: Ablaze!

  • http://www.scyldingsinthemeadhall.blogspot.com The Scylding

    In: Tradition
    Out: Trends
    :)

  • http://www.scyldingsinthemeadhall.blogspot.com The Scylding

    In: Tradition
    Out: Trends
    :)

  • Wyldeirishman

    OUT: Lite beer

    IN: Real beer
    :)

  • Wyldeirishman

    OUT: Lite beer

    IN: Real beer
    :)

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Wyldeirishman (@4), speaking of which, my offer is still open on getting together for a real beer somewhere in the Portland area. No pressure, but, you know. Email me at [todd * toddstadler.com], but the usual symbol instead of the asterisk.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Wyldeirishman (@4), speaking of which, my offer is still open on getting together for a real beer somewhere in the Portland area. No pressure, but, you know. Email me at [todd * toddstadler.com], but the usual symbol instead of the asterisk.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17639370291865261582 Cindy R.

    In Wisconsin:

    OUT: Brett Favre; IN: Aaron Rodgers

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17639370291865261582 Cindy R.

    In Wisconsin:

    OUT: Brett Favre; IN: Aaron Rodgers


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