Category: Meaning

Total 11 Posts

Tuning Out the Consumer Voices

Note: This is a guest post written by The Rev. Samantha Drennan, a part-time associate to the Bishop in Northeastern PA Synod (ELCA), full-time parish pastor, and cat mom. Becca (The Christian Minimalist) asked me to write this guest post after I sent her the above picture of guest towels.

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You Are Not Your Productivity

Christians often end up being overachievers. Excited about our faith, we want to serve God and others– and before we know it, our schedules are overly full, filled with groups and ministries and new church programs. Being involved in church and serving God and others is important– in fact, it’s

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Minimalism in the Movies: Yesterday

Here on the Christian Minimalism blog, we’ve looked at minimalism in The Greatest Showman and A Christmas Carol. This time, we are looking minimalism in the movie Yesterday. In Yesterday, Jack Malick is a struggling singer-songwriter who plays gigs that are barely attended and booked by teacher-by-day, manager-by-night Ellie Appleton.

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Work Has Become Our Religion

For the last six months, I have been underemployed. In that half of a year, I’ve spent my time doing freelance writing projects, speaking engagements, coursework, and guest preaching. None of these jobs pays particularly well, and together they definitely don’t equal a full-time job. At first, making my own

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Jesus is a Minimalist

Living as a Christian minimalist, I end up having a lot of conversations with folks who are curious. Many times, they’re curious about minimalism in general– but more often than not, people really want to know how I connect minimalism to my Christian faith. One of the major reasons I

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