Kevin Bauder, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, is beginning an important series of essays describing conservative Christianity. I would highly encourage you to read them. I will link to them as he publishes them.
He begins the first essay, "Genuinely conservative Christianity is hard to find. Discovering people who understand Christian conservatism is even harder. Many Christians think that they are conservatives when, in fact, they are committed to alternative liberalisms in significant aspects of their thought and practice." Yet he notes that when we compare contemporary Christianity to the Christianity of even two hundred years ago, the differences are startling. If conservatives are conserving something, just what is it that they are committed to conserving? What is conservative Christianity, anyway?
Read the whole thing.