mission in consumer culture is a half day at cms on thurs 11 june in oxford exploring mission in a consumer culture with pete ward and then myself and cathy ross responding. you can book online. if you remember the day we had with brian walsh and sylvia keesmaat, it's furthering the discussion around the relationship between faith and culture. pete's latest book is excellent on this relationship - i reviewed it here.
blah... as a series of events/conversations has gone quiet but i guess this is certainly a blah... type of event. here's the blurb
Some like to argue that the Christian faith as an 'alternative way' in an alien market driven world. So the Church is a community of those who resist the prevailing consumerist trend.
But is this the only possible approach? Is it possible that Mission in the West requires us to seek to express or contextualise faith in consumer culture?
This half day will explore the possibilities and limitations of Mission as contextualisation in a consumer culture.