Tomorrow at our ministry staff retreat, our agenda has an hour blocked off to discuss what I've long been thinking of as "Christian Consumerism Syndrome." But it's probably better articulated in this article by Skye Jethani in March's Christianity Today:
I hadn't read it before last week, when one of my elders forwarded it to me. After I had read it, I asked for it to be included on the agenda.
My home church - with a new Family Life Center (including the Cafe) and a wide variety of opinions present on preferred worship styles - runs the risk of being perceived as [or becoming?] just another boutique church.
- Unless we can establish a way to express to our corner of Little Rock a strong commitment to living a Christlike life above every other available choice in the marketplace.
In my opinion.