The shift has been made. We now live in a culture where a person’s desires overshadow his needs. And it’s wreaking havoc on our personal lives, our pursuit of God, and our disciple making. We can’t yet see the whole picture, but here are four false beliefs consumer has taught disciple makers.
The second question of consumerism is, “Where do I get the power to purchase satisfaction?” The answer is, “Purchasing power is found through employment and participation in institutions/systems.” We are groomed to live a system life that deeply impacts the way we relate to one another, to our work, and to ourselves.