Quitting consumerism

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma
March 2, 2014

If we apply Colossians to the American empire, can it be read as a call to quit consumerism?

March 26, 2014

This is beautiful. Perhaps not surprisingly, it has been Subversive Christianity by Walsh that has led me to similar conclusions and places. And over the past several years, as my family has inched towards a life of less consumerism, one thing has been increasingly difficult: loneliness. Nothing has revealed the weakness of so many of my relationships and the thinness of my faith like ridding my life of stuff and trying to rethink what it means to be a citizen of God's Kingdom in a 'Babylonian' culture. Trying to speak with boldness on this is hard, and I pray my life speaks it louder and more convincingly than my words. And try as we may, we have not found others willing to take this journey with us, at least not in a tangible, lifestyle-change way. This article brings some hope and refreshment, though. Thank you.

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