Skye Jethani's new book The Divine Commodity explores how consumerism has impacted our understanding of church, worship, mission, community, and God. He also offers insights into how we can overcome the influence of "Consumer Christianity" and awaken our imaginations through practicing private and corporate spiritual disciplines.
In keeping with that theme, Out of Ur is sponsoring a contest to see whether Urbanites can spot Consumer Christianity when they see it. Here's how it works:
1. Write a working definition of "Consumer Christianity" in 100 words or less AND/OR send a photograph that captures the essence of Consumer Christianity. (Extra points will be awarded for entries Url Scaramanga finds original, funny, or so insightful it makes him stop and say, "Hmmm".)
2. Email your definition/photo to Url at: Url@christianitytoday.com.
3. Include your name and mailing address.
4. The best entries will be posted on Out of Ur and Url will select 50 winners to receive free copies of The Divine Commodity.
Here are examples of what we mean:
Consumer Christianity: A divergent form of the Christian faith followed by many in Western culture easily identified by large quantities of Jesus-branded merchandise but lacking Jesus' character, self-sacrifice, or prophetic voice.
Learn more about The Divine Commodity here, or read a preview below.