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Theology of House Buying: Money

Theology of House Buying: Money

This week at our Community Life Gathering we are talking about money, so I’ve been thinking about it more.  Jesus uses a bunch of different analogies to describe money in Matt. 6.  He says that the way we spend money is like a window into the soul.  How we spend our money reflects the well being of our spiritual state. At New City Covenant we are trying to be a community of truth and grace.  We want to be honest…

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A Theology of House Buying: Contentment

A Theology of House Buying: Contentment

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shalawesome/ / CC BY-NC 2.0 We all want to be happy.  The other night I pursued happiness in my third helping of french toast (yeah, I said night; we were having brinner ;)).  The sticky, sweet goodness of french toast covered with syrup was delightful…in that moment.  But not long after dinner, I felt awful.  I had way over done it, and my blood sugar must have been through the roof.  I even had a hard time sleeping that night…

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Affluenza: Shopping and Spending

Affluenza: Shopping and Spending

Some sobering stories and stats about consumerism in America (all quotes from the book Affluenza): “We spend more on shoes, jewelry, and watches ($100 billion) than on higher education ($99 billion).” pg. 13 “nearly 30 percent of Americans buy Christmas presents for their pets; 11 percent buy them for their neighbors.” (pg. 13) “In 1986, America still had more high schools than shopping centers.  Less than twenty years later, we have more than twice as many shopping centers (46,438) as…

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