Is it possible to let one’s feet do the talking when it comes to justice and equity? Or is going barefoot for a day merely a form of “slacktivism”? (Photo by pineapple9995 used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
Our blogger explores how a “Buy No Gas” Challenge leads to larger questions of consumption and entitlement. Her conclusion? Old habits die hard, and getting out one’s walking shoes is a good response. (Photo by Jay Cuthrell used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
When Zacchaeus encountered Jesus, he did not promise to read scripture more faithfully nor to attend the synagogue more regularly. On this occasion he was not pledging his time or his talent to the programmatic mission of the faith community. Worthy as those are — and necessary for the life of the people of God — this visit was about something else.
Consumerism is arguably the dominant cultural force in the United States, but our Christian faith challenges consumerism’s assumptions. Here are six study guides — on topics ranging from “Stuff Love,” “Mastering Mammon” and “Discovering Your True Identity” — to help you explore. (Photo by Pandah, used by Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
‘JUST LIVING’ Blog
Does shopping really make everything better? Is our consumer economy sustainable? You be the judge and weigh in with your experiences and opinions.
A cosmic canine caper causes our blogger to rethink her attachment to possessions. Read on to find out how the dog ate, among other things, the couch, a shoe, clothes, stuffed animals, and organic cotton sheets.
‘Just Living’ Blog
Like gardens, relationships bloom when well-tended. When you have the gift of more time than money, be sure you put that time to good use cultivating valued relationships with family, friends, and community.