Tag: consumerism


Commercial Calendar is Changing Our Identity


It's the first Sunday of Advent and I hope we are going to light the candles again this year. There is something cool about doing something that has its origins in the Middle Ages. I recently re-read Desiring the Kingdom by Calvin philosophy professor, James K. A. Smith. In it...

Zombies and Consumer culture


That the zombie is a reflections of modern man is apparent in Romero’s second installment of his zombie narratives, Dawn of the Dead (1978), where he “offers us a glimpse of a universe in which all spiritual values have been replaced by our awareness of the material realities of the...

Celebrating Diversity?


I was settling down to watch the 2012 Euro Cup final and a McDonald’s commercial came on.  Have you seen this one?  Watch video It is clearly exploiting the international flavor of the football tournament.  An American hipster approaches an exotically attired man on the street of some faraway land...