Category: Simple Living

Losing at Monopoly: Blessed Are the Meek

By Scott Bessenecker What if there were secret rules to the game of Monopoly, hidden to the greedy, the arrogant and the power-hungry? What if things like giving away property, loaning money at low...

Shopping Malls as Civic Center

by Al Hsu “America has double the number of shopping malls as it does high schools.” ~ Linda Kulman, US News & World Report “Shopping malls are temples of trade, churches of consumption, synagogues...

Complicating Simplicity

by Christopher Heuertz Many of us think that our personal geographical context justifies our disengagement from the hurt and pain of the rest of the world. We presume that if there were oppressed or...

My War on “Christ”mas

by Sarah Withrow King A few years ago, on the morning of December 26, my dad got in his van to drive to the post office. As he exited his apartment complex, he snapped...

Consuming Christianly?

by Al Hsu In modern society, consumption is inescapable. So the question is not whether or not we consume, but in what ways and to what degree. In many ways it is easier to...

Selling Lies

Please join us in taking on and deconstructing the consumer culture we live in and are expected to imbibe uncritically. God has given us brains, discernment, and new hearts! Let’s use those things to...

The Scandal of the Evangelical Worldview

by Tom Sine My friend Ron Sider made some pretty harsh critiques about materialism in his book The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience.  He tried to persuade his readers that a Christian worldview doesn’t...