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There is a counterfeit story that culture is telling us: when we get what we want, we will be happy. How can we get beyond faux happiness and realize authentic joy in pursuing a Kingdom oriented way of life? Consider how a deeper understanding of the Gospel could reshape your decision-making in a consumer-driven society.
Justin Ryan Boyer
It's interesting to me that there aren't more "likes" or "shared" or comments about this...
Excellent summary on this important topic. Thanks Chris.
Great stuff!! What is the name of the book that you read out of in this clip about the Sims?
Consumerism doesn't just affect those of us who have the means to buy. I remember fantasizing about toys and gadgets as a child. Really it was a form of idolatry, constantly wanting the next useless thing all the while not appreciating the wealth of things I had right in front of me.
This year I'm celebrating Christmas by sending toys to kids in Haiti. I really feel that Christmas should have nothing to do with consumerism or materialism but that may be too far of a stretch for now.
I have been in a bit of a wilderness the last few years as I have pursued some of the issues that this site is talking about. There was what appeared to be a vaccuum in the immediate circle of Christians with whom I am involved even including the leadership of the local church of which I have been a member for over three and a half decades. It also seems to be cracking open the last couple of months. I hope for the understanding of the Isaiah 58 and the justice of Micah 6:8 to be realized in my sphere. I am so glad to have been led to this "Q" site.
Very well said. As missionaries we aren't free of this either but it sure gets tiring
to hear when people tell us they can't partner with us and in the same breath talk about how they just purchased X-boxes for each of their kids...God help us!
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