Pulling from our archives, we offer up two reflections on Black Friday and all that it means as we enter into Advent.
- The first, The seduction of things, was written by Kate Sprutta Elliott, and asks why we care so much about buying stuff.
- The second, When shopping is the holiday, was written by Linda Post Bushkofsky, reflects on “the crass consumerism, violent shopping and overt greediness that marks the weeks leading up to December 25.”
Has the shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday gotten out of hand? What do we as Christians have to offer in response?