Materialism

The Fastest Growing Religion in the World? You Might Already be a Member

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The fastest growing religion in the West isn’t Islam, Buddhism, Mormonism or Christianity. It’s something else entirely and you may already be a member. Here’s a diagnostic to find out if you are, and an eons-old remedy for it’s corrosive effects. More…

Can You Be Born Again Through a Pair of Jeans? Plenty Of Us Think So

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I saw an ad the other day. The headline read, ‘Be born again.’ It was for a plastic surgeon. It’s not the first time advertisers have promised eternal life. Levi’s jeans once did the same. And yet, science has proven what Jesus taught centuries ago: material things will never satisfy spiritual needs… More…

051 Feeling Pulled in Too Many Directions? Here are 10 Ways to Simplify Your Life

We are the options generation. We can pursue almost any career and lifestyle, something previous generations only dreamed of. But our increasing affluence has brought problems. We can want too much, be pulled in too many directions, and lack clarity of mind and purpose. In this post and podcast we’ll look at Jesus’s remedy to this, and hear from collaborative consumption expert Rachel Botsman on how to buy less and share more. More…

Haiti: They Have What We Need

With 70 percent unemployment and 80 percent of its people living in poverty, Haiti merits its label as the most impoverished nation in the western hemisphere. Electricity is irregular, as is the water supply. The landscape is baron as 97 percent of the trees have gone. One in 14 Haitian children never reach their first birthday; another 1 in 5 won’t reach the age of 4. But amidst the destruction and destitution, Haiti has riches that we in the developed world know little of. More…