The Stuff Trap

by Preslaysa Williams Materialism may be the church’s unspoken sin, ensnaring many American Christians. Research shows consumer spending will grow to $91.1 billion in 2011 from $79.7 billion in 2006. Family spending will grow to $117.6 billion from $100 billion in the same period. Many Christians are plagued by an endless cycle of consumption, but […]


Can a Christian Own a Super Yacht?

by Janeen Lewis Recently the Travel Channel aired a segment showcasing some of the most luxurious mega-toys in the world: super yachts. With multi-decks, swimming pools, cinemas, state-of-the-art technology, the finest décor and crews trained to pamper, these swanky ships boasted of a splendor far above common life. As the camera panned through the spacious […]


On Guard Against Greed

by Candy Arrington Rachel slipped into the cool interior of the designer clothing store. Everything about the place, even the smell, oozed the message: pampered, important, expensive. A sales associate welcomed Rachel by name, whispering information about specials only available to the best customers. First, Rachel moved to the sale racks, fingering soft cottons and […]

Dr. Tim Woodroof

Making an uplifting difference in a down economy

Christians and Culture by Dr. Tim Woodroof Christians don’t look at or react to life the way non-Christians do. At least, they shouldn’t. Let me offer a few examples from Scripture. We don’t view death like “the rest of mankind, who have no hope” (1 Thessalonians 4:13). We don’t regard other people “from a worldly […]