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Monday, December 08, 2008

Consumerism in and outside the church


Jeremy quotes Andrew Simms on the problems in our economy,
"Relentlessly, the UK government presses every button to try to reboot the economy to business-as-usual. They miss that the current, extraordinary period is the best, possibly last and only chance we will have to change our economy and lifestyles. It’s time to get off the consumer treadmill, and onto a path that will not take us over the climate cliff. What will drop first, our shopping legs or or illusions?"
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While Todd Hiestand continues his posts on money and devastatingly translates 2 Cor 8:1-3 for today like this,
"1 And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the American churches. 2 Out of the most easy-going comfort, their overflowing joy and their extreme wealth welled up in rich consumerism. 3 For I testify that they spent as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability…"
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1 comments:

frankerooney on 10 December 2008 at 08:30 said...

Heehee I was driving around yesterday dreaming of writing a song for church in reggae style! Maybe it was prophetic!

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