Friday, August 18, 2017 Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

Skye Jethani


Skye Jethani is an American author, speaker, and the managing editor of Leadership journal, a magazine and online resource published by Christianity Today International.
Skye Jethani
The god of Consumer Christianity does not inspire awe and wonder because he is nothing more than a commodity to be used for our personal satisfaction and self-achievement.
Jethani quotes
In a consumer culture "incarnating Christ" no longer carries an expectation of Christians loving God and their neighbors; but rather the perpetual consumption of Christian merchandise.
Jethani
Our imaginations can throw off the shackles of consumerism if we start to feel the infinite once again.




Jethani Skye quotes
Have we clothed our faith with the forms of our American culture to the point that our Christianity has morphed into something entirely different - a folk religion altogether consumerist in spirit and content?
Jethani Skye
Jesus is offering us a holiday at the sea, but we must be willing to abandon our mud pies in the slums.
Skye Jethani quotes
Commodification has led most people to view God as a device to be used rather than an all-powerful Creator to be revered.
Skye Jethani
Has the contemporary church been so captivated by the images and methods of the consumer culture that it has forfeited its sacred vocation to be a countercultural agent of God's kingdom in the world?
Jethani Skye quotes
History has shown syncretism to the culture is a chronic ailment of the church.
Jethani
The spiritual life must find its origin in silence.
Jethani Skye
Sociologists can no longer differentiate the lives of Christians from non-Christians, or the behavior of churches from corporations. We have abandoned the vision that Christianity is an alternative way.
Skye Jethani
The abundance of our definitive words about God shows that we don't view him as a great mystery anymore, but as a sterile calculation without ambiguity or obscurity.




Skye Jethani quotes
By conducting a media fast - turning off the television, radio, and computer - we stop the influx of poison that keeps us buying and desiring more.
Skye Jethani
Learning to see the world as it truly is - saturated with the presence and love of God - should be the essence of Christian discipleship, or what many call spiritual formation.
Jethani quotes
Self-denial, the surrendering of immediate desires, is a prerequisite of the Christian life. This is noticeably absent in the gospel of Consumer Christianity.
Jethani Skye
The dilemma posed by consumerism is not the endless manufacturing of desires, but the temptation to settle for desires far below what we were created for.
Jethani Skye quotes
Jesus isn't interested in negotiating. He knows that death, the surrendering of our immediate desires, is how we can take hold of an even greater joy.
Skye Jethani
Job learned the wisdom of silence before God, but it appears many Christians have abandoned this value in our wordy world.
Skye Jethani quotes
Scripture champions contentment and self-control, not the endless pursuit of personal desires. Teaching and modeling these increasingly un-American values is not a high priority in most churches.
Skye Jethani
Approaching Christianity as a brand explains why the majority of people who identify themselves as Christians live no differently than other Americans yet spend enormous amounts of money on Christian products.
Jethani Skye
Although the forces of consumerism would have us remain forever in Neverland by running after every product promising to satisfy our desire and alleviate our suffering, the invitation of Christ is precisely the opposite.


© 2009–2013Quotes Privacy Policy | Contact