Reflection 3

Brendan Pratt    Newcastle 2013
1. How do you think consumer culture competes with the message of Jesus in your life?

2. How do you think consumer culture impacts how we go about being a church? What might we be able to do as a church to address the challenges of consumer culture?

3. Why do you think researchers (James, Hamilton and Dennis) have noted a significant rise in identification with consumer values in Sydney since the 1990’s?

4. How do you think the cares and worries of this world can choke Jesus’ word from growing in your life?

5. What guard rails might you be able to put in place to protect against consumerism’s incessant pull?