Thanksgiving weekend sales spiked this year, but Black Friday videos of rioting shoppers disregarding others to act like ravenous wolves over t.v.’s, game systems, and Justin Beiber gift packs reveal that we simply don’t know what life is really about.
And in another month, credit card bills come, boredom sets, and suicide rates spikes -- just like last year. Measuring an economy based on what we buy is flawed, and here’s why: it doesn’t get to the core of what really makes us human.
Communism assumed humans should be understood as mere consumers of resources and that’s why it failed. Our consumerist culture fails here too.
A Biblical worldview claims we were created to care for, steward, and build the created order. Thus, we are fundamentally producers, not consumers. Consumption happens, but production is what matters. So, instead of asking what can we buy, we should ask, “what are we building?” For the PointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.