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Refusing to worship the cult of the body

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

Consumerism

Where to start a zerowaste life? Use up your consumables!

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

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Plastic free hot chocolate

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

Minimalism

Freeze your credit card debt

This wonderful Khan academy video explaining how credit card interest is calculated is just another reason to not use your credit card.

If you find it hard to break free from the endless cycle of purchasing ‘stuff’ try freezing your credit card. 348 more words

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Musings on sex, capitalism and the same-sex marriage referendum

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

Ireland

Be the Change: Tree Change Dolls

I’m so excited about the Tree Change Dolls!

A mom has been removing the face paint on Bratz and turning them into realistic looking dolls in hand-knit clothes. 763 more words

Family

Boas Novas para Cristãos Ansiosos—Phillip Cary

Boas Novas para Cristãos Ansiosos: 10 Coisas Práticas Que Você Não Tem Que Fazer por Phillip Cary

Snopse

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

Reformed Theology