Discerning Mission

Adolescent Identity in the midst of Malls and Amazon.com — living in an alternative economy

My imagination has been captured lately around how identity is formed and shaped within our current culture. In particular, I have been concerned about the messages children, youth and young adults are encountering. As Christians, we have particular ideas around what it means to be a child of God, yet the consumer culture in which we live explicitly and subtly tries to shape our identity around that of consumer.

Recently I had the opportunity of contributing a piece to the Journal of Lutheran Ethics, that took up consumerism. Here's a link to the piece I wrote, but I also invite you to check out the other articles as well.

http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Journal-of-Lutheran-Ethics.aspx

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