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.