Hilary Blake’s recent article was an inspiration to us all, particularly to Christian parents on how we can inoculate our children against the virus of consumerism. Extreme loads of this … Continue reading Taking Plenty! further
Jeremy Williams considers the reasons why consumerism is hard to resist. Not many people are enthusiastically in favour of consumerism. As James Wallman explores in his book Stuffocation, a solid … Continue reading What stops us from tackling consumerism?
Hilary Blake compares the loving welcome of infant baptism and the fostered insecurities of consumerism. Two things coincided in my diary recently which may, on the surface, seem to have … Continue reading Belonging, consumerism and infant baptism
Jennie Pollock is the author of If Only: Finding Joyful Contentment in the Face of Lack and Longing. She works part time in the Public Policy team at the Christian … Continue reading Finding contentment in my life choices
Catherine Masterman asks how many toys children really need – and which are the ones you’d take to a desert island? Not long ago, (within my parents lifetime), we lived … Continue reading Desert island toys
Phil Whittall, a writer and church leader in Stockholm, asks what kind of church could confront consumerism. I am a consumer, we all are, it’s an unavoidable reality. You have … Continue reading The church we need to dethrone consumerism
When the country went into lockdown last year and the schools closed, I made a parenting decision. I overturned my previous objections and ordered the kids a trampoline. It has … Continue reading Every child on their own trampoline
In the Gospels, we find Jesus using repair as a teaching illustration. If you’re patching your clothes, he says, do you use un-shrunk cloth? Of course not, laughs his audience. … Continue reading Thankfulness and the value of things