Tragic irony [quote] WANTING TO BE SEEN In a more recent experiment, we found that powerlessness creates a preference for displaying one’s brands: A state of powerlessness led consumers to prefer clothing with extremely visible logos. In addition, recent work by economists has found differences in visible consumption of items such as clothing, jewelry and … Continue reading Compensatory, conspicuous consumption
Many Christians have a tendency to make statements like “I am a sinner undeserving of forgiveness”, or “I am not worthy to serve God”. Such practices likely stem from a misconception that revering God entails debasing oneself. While overvaluing oneself (hubris / arrogance) is problematic, it is also wrong to undervalue oneself. Matthew 6:26 New … Continue reading Worthy / deserving
This is the relevant Greek word commonly translated as “worthy”: ἄξιος axios Thayer Definition: 1) weighing, having weight, having the weight of another thing of like value, worth as much 2) befitting, congruous, corresponding to a thing 3) of one who has merited anything worthy 3a) both in a good and a bad sense Part … Continue reading Christian worth
Luke 12:33-34 Common English Bible (CEB) 33 Sell your possessions and give to those in need. Make for yourselves wallets that don’t wear out—a treasure in heaven that never runs out. No thief comes near there, and no moth destroys. 34 Where your treasure is, there your heart will be too. Pastor: “It’s ok to … Continue reading Sell your possessions and give to those in need.