Opinion | Family
Minimalism Isn’t the Key to Christmas
We need more than anti-consumerism for a healthy Christian holiday.
Opinion | Family. Minimalism Isn't the Key to Christmas. We need more than anti-consumerism for a healthy Christian holiday. Jen Pollock Michel. Image: Bernard Bodo / iStock.
A New Guild Aims to Equip Women and Amplify Orthodoxy
An interview with Pelican Project members Karen Swallow Prior, Kristie Anyabwile, and Tish Harrison Warren.
women? Prior: Many of us are uncomfortable with the place that consumerism, branding, platform, and marketing have taken within evangelicalism. Sometimes
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Celebrate Christmas as a Cultural Minority
Christians abroad and Muslims at home helped me find the holy day in the holiday.
Holidays are a blend of culture, tradition, marketing, and consumerism—with sometimes a little religion thrown in. At least that's how it feels in the US.
Opinion | Family
Has Attachment Theory Made Us Anxious Parents?
How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
While Claiborne critiques consumerism and the economics of scarcity, his ideas also apply to the sphere of parenting. We often think of parenting as a zero-sum game.
Millennials Can Leave Evangelicalism. But Not Its Pop Culture.
Does the cottage industry around Christian subculture nostalgia reveal the church’s failures—or its successes?
Does the cottage industry around Christian subculture nostalgia reveal the church's failures—or its successes?
Opinion | Family
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
I fear the pressures of secularism, campus rape, cell phone addiction, pornography, consumerism, disordered eating, greed, loneliness, loss of faith, underage drinking, drugs, campus
Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
It's a very discouraging field to be in. You teach courses on the psychology of consumerism, the psychology of poverty, and on love, altruism, and forgiveness.
Opinion | Church
When Mother’s Day Feels Like a Minefield
Let's reimagine ways we can honor mothers without wounding others.
The world blares messages of consumerism, yes, but also of love and appreciation for mothers. For the church to stay silent would be worse than celebrating it badly.
Opinion | Discipleship
What the Hygge Trend Tells Me About True ComfortSubscriber access only
I like warm socks, coffee, and a cozy fire. But real, sustainable self-care involves something unexpected.
I like warm socks, coffee, and a cozy fire. But real, sustainable self-care involves something unexpected.
Partner Content How to Be at Peace and Get What You Want
Fortune 500 CEO Brad Hewitt’s wisdom for moving past our insatiable cravings.
Opinion | Discipleship
Freed from the Life I've Always WantedSubscriber access only
How Jesus confronted my "good Christian life"
How Jesus confronted my "good Christian life".
Opinion | Sexuality
A Smart Fashion Mag Is Hard to FindSubscriber access only
The quest for style writing that informs and inspires, not shames and sells.
Even for fashion-lovers, there's plenty in the average newsstand glossy we want to avoid: consumerism, unhealthy body image, and misdirected idol-worship.
Opinion | former TCW issue
Raising Jesus KidsSubscriber access only
Hint: It's not about having all the right answers.
An opposition to science. Its consumerism. Its group hostility toward the gay community. They hunger for community and justice, humility, and anti-consumerism. They don't like slick.
Opinion | Discipleship
The Blessing of Missing ChristmasSubscriber access only
In my Jewish home, my lonely celebrations as a teen changed how I view the holiday.
coming. There's so much energy and money around our cultural Christmas consumerism that my grandson asked me if Black Friday was a holiday. The
Opinion | Family
Are We Too Quick to Cry "Bully"?Subscriber access only
We diminish a serious problem when we label every conflict “bullying.”
We diminish a serious problem when we label every conflict “bullying.”.
Opinion | Family
How Wish Lists Affect Our Gift-GivingSubscriber access only
Accepting gifts, the ones we asked for and the ones that surprise us, ultimately points us to the Giver.
In her book Small Talk, Amy Julia Becker mentioned the spiritual benefits of exchanging gifts, even as we attempt to tamper the materialism and consumerism of the season. She said:
Opinion | Pop Culture
Sorry for Getting Excited to Shop at TargetSubscriber access only
How the fear of being ‘basic’ relates to ordinary Christian faithfulness.
Even before the recent wave of basic-haters, both the faith community and the broader culture have rightly reminded us that consumerism has a dark side.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Bringing True Joy to the WorldSubscriber access only
How we can avoid over-sentimentalizing the holidays.
Take out the consumerism, and it doesn't sound like a bad thing. The world could use more joy, more peace, more light and laughter, right? Shouldn't Christians be at the center of it all?
Opinion | Sexuality
Stockpiling Treasures in My Junk ClosetSubscriber access only
How I got rid of 1,000 things and finally found shalom.
How I got rid of 1000 things and finally found shalom.
Opinion | Sexuality
Fair Trade in an Unfair WorldSubscriber access only
Conflicted over bananas, button-downs, and now, smart phones.
Conflicted over bananas, button-downs, and now, smart phones.
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