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Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
Session V   Commodification & Church
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Session V Commodification & Church

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  • - What is means to be human, the telos of life, salvation by escape etc















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    • 1. Church Contexts Consumerism & Church
    • 2. Introduction Why consumerism: church plant and research Suggestion: Consumerism as religion system
    • 3. Consumer Religion? Capitalism Economic system Inherently evil? or Culture around it?
    • 4. Consumer Religion? Consumerism Culture built around/on capitalism Relationship to our economics Scarcity Branding/Lifestyle Freedom/Choice/Experience/Being Meaning of life/purpose/human etc No set beliefs but way of relating beliefs to practices: consumer liturgies
    • 5. Consumer Religion? Commodification Food from nowhere and clothes made by no- one Beliefs and practices are separated Rebel Sell: Fragmented from others Beliefs holding believers Believers now holing beliefs Bricolage: resist (evil), shallow (deepen)
    • 6. Key Issues Human Nature Theological Anthropology Consumer Human Nature vs Christian notions Structure to Agency Soteriological Telos Direction, purpose, reason for life Christian understanding of history Ecclesiology/Relationships
    • 7. Key Elements Human Nature Auto-poiesis: self creation Choice Freedom Participation (faux) Being: prior to everything Separation of being and doing etc Consuming = action
    • 8. Key Elements Meaning/Purpose of Life Happiness: destination is old age, living somewhere nice Endless being, avoiding commitment to find myself Escape: from others and dependence HS makes this real in my life Christianity as private lifestyle choice
    • 9. Church Encounters Blue print ecclesiology: consumer idealizations Post-church: anti institution naivety & other axiomatics, Jesus and not Church etc Consuming mission: vs doing mission Church as therapy: to find consumer self
    • 10. Church Encounters Church Fundamentalism: control of beliefs and identity Private God space/Loss of Public: church as religious lifestyle, experience, in spaces I want Worship: about self creation rather than surrender
    • 11. Counters to Consumerism Bricolage: deepen through tradition, liturgy, pluralism of church Practices: disciplines, practices that form me as person, and connect with beliefs Conversion: Agency exchange, consumer self for being in communion (church)
    • 12. Counters to Consumerism Conversion: Eschaton vs Historicism Political Worship: Polis and Oikos, all spaces aren’t equal, genuine third space Conversion: consumer mission for mission of Holy Spirit Cruciform: typology vs metaphors
    • 13. Emerging Ecclesiologies Sociological: lack of theological, captive to new metaphors Axiomatics Anti institutional/Leadership Crises Worship as consumer therapy
    • 14. Emerging Ecclesiologies Relevance & Participation: consumer versions Crises of knowing and being: power New exclusion: style, location De-conversion vs Conversion
    • 15. Emerging Ecclesiologies Theology: Gospel more than propositions for heaven when we die Experimenting: new forms, retrieving, exploring plurality of the church, deep ecumenism Connection: historical and international
    • 16. Emerging Ecclesiologies Generous: depth of body of Christ Leadership: Something between benevolent dictator, or slave. Rediscover: Traditions, resources of Body Mission: Of Church as public of the HS mission within the economy of God
    • 17. Emerging Ecclesiologies Marathon: No quick fix, new understanding of history and eschaton Relevance: contemporary incarnation and conversion Human: Better not worse people

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