Consumerism

Today’s Devotional: Going Deep

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) Churches are meant to…

Today’s Devotional: The Next Best Thing

RELEVANT covers living a simple and practical life escaping the trap of the material.

Plot Your Own Advent Conspiracy

C.S. Lewis once wrote a friend, “I feel exactly as you do about the horrid commercial racket they have made out of Christmas. I send no cards and give no presents except to children.” Maybe you don’t have to give up shopping and gift-giving completely, but there are creative ways to circumvent to consumer madness of the holidays.

In Defense of Christmas Consumerism

Villains despise Christmas. Scrooge found it a poor excuse to pick a man’s pocket. The…

Is Consumerism Consuming Us?

Recognizing that we all have the potential to become consumer gluttons.

Generosity Is the Mark of True Gratitude

It’s easy to be selfish about Thanksgiving. You see it a lot, this year especially.…

A Guide to Ethical Christmas Shopping

If you are like most Americans, you’re well into your Christmas shopping, but as you…

7 Retail Companies Setting the Right Example

As the holiday shopping season begins, we take a look at seven retail companies that…

The Trap of More

Tone Hoeft writes about our constant desire for more and the need for intentional living.

Living in a Material World

Columnist Danielle Mayfield discusses Kelsey Timmerman’s book Where Am I Wearing? in light of researching sweatshops, consumerism and whether we depend on factory workers or they depend on us.

An Inventory of our Refrigerators

I recently read an article on World Vision Canada’s website about being a socially conscious…

Where Am I Wearing Wednesday: Where Is Imported?

Another installment of Kelsey Timmerman’s weekly engaged consumer column, Where Am I Wearing?

“Advent Conspiracy”

It’s Christmas! I’m in school to be a teacher at the moment and have definitely…

Moving Mountains and Uprooting Mulberry Trees

I have to admit I’m feeling a little numb at the moment. News of the…

Who is cause marketing really benefitting?

I’m probably pretty close to the last person on earth that you’d expect to be…