Contemporary Culture: Youth Issues - Materialism
Materialism has come to be known as the "great unadressed sin of the church," and teens are especially prone to the lure of "stuff." Click on the following links for articles dealing with this issue. For additional information on this topic, please check our news, links, and reading list pages.
Freeing youth from suburban oppression - How to free teens from consumerism, materialism, and individualism
Material World Teens - How to combat the materialistic worldview of today's teens
How do you spell "success"? - Teaching teens God's standards of success
Watch what you pray for - The Prayer of Jabez and the problem of materialism
Ka-ching! Ka-ching! - Teen gambling and our changing culture
Rich and getting Richer - teens have an increasing amount of spending money.
Bulls Eye Babies and Targeting Teens - how teens process marketing messages.
The Lie of Christmas - The true meaning of Christmas, and the problem with "stuff."
Maximum Menace - Maxim and other "young men's magazines" are telling our teenage boys a lot about sexuality, and feeding into their materialistic lifestyle.