I’m teaching a course on faith and contemporary culture at the moment. We focus in on the values, beliefs and narrative of consumerism as a case study. 1,128 more words
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Some people start a plastic free zerowaste lifestyle with a wardrobe clear out. This is great but a one day purge doesn’t necessarily lead to an easily sustained lifestyle change. 303 more words
I’ve been experimenting with finding alternatives to both traditional drinking chocolate and instant hot chocolate drinks. Both of these- though lovely- come in plasticised containers. According to one book I read (albeit an old edition of the Tightwad Gazette written in the 1990s), making your own should be cheaper. 444 more words
Ireland will vote on same-sex marriage in a referendum in May.
I’ve been re-reading Daniel Bell’s excellent The Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World… 1,355 more words
Como em uma sucessão de dietas mal sucedidas, as técnicas bastante apregoadas que supostamente servem para nos levar para mais perto de Deus “em nossos corações” podem em vez disso nos fazer sentir ansiosos, frustrados, e oprimidos. 3,445 more words