Consumerism

Rose Marie Berger 7-01-2006
Soon the first stars will move tentatively into the field of sky.
'You deserve a break today' can be a pretty appealing proposition.

My journey with Super Giant.

Steve Thorngate 4-01-2006

A few years ago, the “postmodern memoir” or “autobiographic novel” was all the rage among critics anxious to define new literary genres.

Angela M. Skinner 3-01-2006

I was disturbed by the article “Taking Back Our Kids.” The authors seem to think the best way to combat the consumer culture in which we live, and the problems it causes our children, is for one parent to stay at home. I disagree.

They assume that parents work only to keep up with the mounting bills created by a capitalist society. They neglect to acknowledge that many people, especially women, work for self-fulfillment. This is not being selfish. This is being healthy.

Lindsay Moseley 2-01-2006

Having witnessed the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, it may be hard to imagine anything comforting about a whirlwind. They remind us that we are small and fragile.

Why God's abundant life won't fit in a shopping cart, and other mysteries of consumerism.

Johnathan Taplin 5-01-2005
Our lives do not consist in the abundance of our possessions.
Who owns our culture? Who decides what our songs and stories will be?
Julie Polter 11-01-2000

I confess: I was a catalog girl who grew up to be a catalog woman.

Julie Polter 7-01-2000
Saying no to the Disneyfication of America.

A call from the Taize community: make the church a parable of sharing and it will play its part in healing the wounds of the human family.

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