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Brueggemann on money and possessions

The church has long been haunted by a dualism … But the Bible eschews every dualism and asserts the materiality of creation over which God generously presides.

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Consumerism

Quality Street and the Advantage of the Tall Tin

It’s the time of the year when many people are fortunate enough to receive tins of chocolates.  But the truth of it is that most of us cave and buy them in November even though we have piles of Halloween candy left over.   361 more words

Food

Rebellions are built on hope. 

I find myself sitting in the dark, my mind spinning almost as fast as the pictures on the screen. Christmas parties and Santa hats, beautiful carols and rolls of ribbon interlaced with the sound of grandmothers wailing, last goodbyes, emergency appeals and photos of frozen children too shocking for publication. 1,041 more words

Activism

Enough is Enough! Why I Refuse to Complete Anymore 'Customer Satisfaction' Surveys.

I’m done! I’ve reached breaking point with the sheer volume of customer satisfaction surveys I am asked to complete every single day. I resent companies who phone me chasing completion of a survey because their bonus relies on achieving 5 stars. 519 more words

Minimalism

 Black Friday, Military Style

I can hardly get my wife to go Black Friday shopping. Recently, I’ve succeeded in getting her to go to Wal-Mart. She draws the line at military stores. 130 more words

Money

Nothing But the Best for Mom.

I just came home from the pharmacy.  While I was there, I was in the greeting card aisle with a gentleman who was chuckling while taking a picture of a card and sending the photo via his phone.   66 more words

Life