We live in a materialistic time, there is no getting around it.
Over the last few weeks, we have the celebrated national holidays of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The store circulars are out in full force. And the emails about this or that sale seemingly hit your inbox roughly every 15 seconds this time of year.
There are many options we could have in fighting against this tide, but we would ultimately lose, I have a feeling. But yet, as Disciples of Christ, we also do not want to just go along to get along, and by doing so get caught up in the rip tide sweeping us out into the depths of this world.
So how do we respond? (more…)