Dave Gullett

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Worldliness

From the Crossway blog:

“‘Tis the season to celebrate the advent of Christ. But it’s also the season of shopping, gifts, commercials, and a culture that tempts consumers that they need and deserve stuff.

In Worldliness (edited by C. J. Mahaney), contributor Dave Harvey gives some practical warnings and advice:

Materialism is fundamentally a focus on and a trust in what we can touch and possess. It describes the unchecked desire for, dependence on, and stockpiling of stuff. In some people it’s more painfully obvious than in others. But it pervades every heart.

Materialism is a far deeper problem than having stuff. It’s an expression of worldliness with incredibly persuasive force . . .”