Covetousness as Idolatry

The Tenth of the Ten commands, Exodus 20:17. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”  This speaks clearly to our whole society, which if you haven’t noticed is largely given over to this sin of covetousness. Consider the multi-billion dollar industry of Madison Avenue. It is devoted to manipulating people to desire things they probably Read more […]

The Politics of Covetousness

It is widely known that Americans are spending themselves into debt slavery. For example, Bloomberg business reported last September that consumer debt was at an all time high of $3.2 trillion with credit cards and auto loans leading the pack. “Spending on repairs and net used cars has barely budged… But the fact that spending seems to be coming at the expense of more debt suggests Americans are putting themselves in a riskier financial position… an increasing share of that debt finances Read more […]