All Blog Posts Tagged 'materialism' (4)

Cursed Economy Strikes at Core of American Identity and is Killing People, Marriages, and Churches--Literally

When will this cursed economy ever recover? I certainly have my views on the economic and political causes of this prolonged recession, which has been the worst since the Great Depression. But whatever the causes, the effects of this economy have been devastating. 

  • There has been prolonged joblessness…
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Added by James Nored on September 29, 2011 at 11:14am — 3 Comments

Born to Buy: How Advertising and Materialism are Harming Our Children

Did you know that your child is being targeted? That he or she is at great risk? And if you are in a middle-class, suburban neighborhood, your child may be particularly at risk. And unlike other threats like drugs or alcohol, this threat is hidden and many parents are unaware of it.

 

The threat to the…

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Added by James Nored on March 20, 2011 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

Missional Thought of the Day - Helping People Overcome the Brokenness of Materialism

In healing people in his ministry, Jesus was binding up the brokenness in their lives. The missional church seeks to also provide ministries of healing and bind up the brokenness in people's lives today. For ma ny in the US, this area of brokenness is materialism, which is the…

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Added by James Nored on November 4, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Suburban Christianity Leads to Spiritual Death

I came across an article on Digg.com today called, Why Does Hollywood Hate the Suburbs? The article points to movies like Revolutionary Road that paint the suburbs as places of "spiritual and mental death." They are also stigmatized "materialism, lack of imagination, and conformity."



I am largely a suburban kid. I went to high school in Edmond, OK, suburb of Oklahoma City. I ministered in Liberty, Missouri, suburb… Continue

Added by James Nored on October 16, 2009 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

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Fasting--what is that? And why should we do anything so seemingly ridiculous? What does going without food have to do with one's spiritual life? Why is it considered to be a spiritual discipline? And how do we preach on this subject in today's culture?Well, when in American culture do we EVER practice self-denial, self-control like this? We are in a Super Size me culture. The microwave culture. The instant gratification culture. And as the above SuperSize Me video shows, the results are not…See More
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