Andy Crouch makes the following comment on a post at Seth Godin's blog:
"We are exiting the consumption era, where people defined themselves by what they consumed (and took whatever job would pay for it) and entering the era of culture making, where people define themselves by what they contribute to the world."
Crouch's comment deserves some reflection. If he's right, church's that have bought into the consumerist mentality might find they have some rethinking to do. Perhaps this kind of cultural change gives us all some rethinking to do!