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Posted by: Soulfarer on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:05:12 AM

In his book Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire, William Cavanaugh writes,

“Consumerism is an important subject for theology because it is a spiritual disposition, a way of looking at the world around us that is deeply formative.”


“The problem is a much larger one: changes in the economy and society in general have detached us from material production, producers, and even the products we buy.”

There’s a way to test this out: Ask a child where fruits and vegetables come from. If the child names a grocery store rather than a farm or an orchard, then there is probably a disconnection between consumption and production.

Ask the same child where your church came from. In fact, ask yourself the same question. How many people know that a number