Wanting What We Don’t Want

In a March, 2001 quote, Christian philosopher Dallas Willard says, “One of the hardest points to get past in spiritual formation is that in order for me to be spiritually transformed, I have to want to not want what I now want.” I thought of this yesterday when I realized that a part of me …

Pure Motives?

The other day my husband told me about a man who traded in his hybrid Honda Civic for a Prius, the Toyota hybrid. The Civic looked too much like a traditional car and he wanted the attention the Prius drew. In some quarters of American society, there’s a new kind of “green conspicuous consumption.” We …