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Thursday, April 25 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Is It Cheap, Or Just Cheap to Me: Responding to Consumer Culture with Youth (Pt. 2) FILLING

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In a world of consumer goods, it is easy to justify purchases by noting they are “cheap.” Yet so often, these goods are not at all cheap, but were produced at great costs by laborers elsewhere and at significant cost to the earth. How do we help young people today recognize their own immersion in consumer culture and respond to it faithfully, wisely, and with urgency? This extended seminar will introduce participants to various interpretations of consumer culture and help them understand their own involvement in consumerism. It will then offer insights from church history and theology, as well as from contemporary movements, into how we can move forward with youth into a new way of life.

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Christy Lang-Hearlson

Christy Lang Hearlson is Assistant Professor of Religious and Theological Education at Villanova University. She is co-editor with Kenda Creasy Dean of How Youth Ministry Can Change Theological Education—If We Let It, and she teaches and researches on consumer culture and Christianity... Read More →

Thursday April 25, 2019 9:45am - 11:00am EDT
Room 3 | Stuart Hall Stuart Hall, Princeton, NJ, USA