will be at Englewood Christian Church
Wednesday evening May 6
Leading a conversation on his book:
WHAT IT HAS TO SAY TO TODAY’S CHURCH
Facebook Invite and More details:
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THROUGH THE CONSUMING FIRE:
ECONOMIC FAITHFULNESS IN AN AGE OF CONSUMERISM
COMMUNITY – CONTENTMENT – CREATIVITY
Friday Nov. 13 and Saturday Nov. 14
Englewood Christian Church
57 N. Rural St. Indianapolis
Shane Claiborne – Will Samson – Kelly Johnson
www.englewoodcc.com/consumingfire/ ( Coming Soon…)
Online registration opens May 1!
Consumerism is one of the greatest challenges facing the church in North America today. Ultimately, consumerism is a form of self-indulgence that does great harm to our brothers and sisters around the world and indeed to all of Creation. At the Through the Consuming Fire conference, we will explore what economic faithfulness would look like – particularly as shaped by denying ourselves, taking up our cross and following Jesus. Specifically, we will examine three themes that when taken together will give us a good start on the journey toward economic faithfulness: community, contentment and creativity. In community, we learn to prefer others to ourselves, to bear one another’s burdens and to be a local culture with its own economy. In contentment, we learn to trust in God’s super-abundant provision and to find joy in what we have and thus we nurture gratitude, and become able to resist consumerism’s constant longing for more. In creativity, we learn to become producers instead of consumers, to fix and re-use things instead of disposing of them, to find ways of celebrating that revel in the gifts of persons, rather than in those of stuff. With an eye toward the coming Advent season, and beyond, let’s gather to discuss these things that we might grow in the economic faithfulness and freedom to which we have been called through the death and resurrection of Jesus.