Church, Meth, & the Gospel

“The church I grew up in was hypocritical,” my waiter said after I asked him about his church background. “I’m from east Texas- you know the Meth capital of the world. So people would do Meth and then go to our Baptist church on Sunday,” he said with a somewhat frustrated voice. “They acted so …

5 Ways to Fight Consumerism this Christmas

Consumerism is the equation of personal happiness with consumption and the purchase of material possessions (Wikipedia). Consumerism reigns like a proud King in America. He’s captured hearts. Chained families to debt. Caused divorce. And has crept into churches. But that’s not all. Consumerism is mainly an issue of the heart— the flesh’s desire for more, …