Are you weary of the frenzy of producing and consuming? The endless cycle of work-more-spend-more is exhausting, but even when we want to escape the cycle, it can seem impossible. In this program, we are moving further into the practical aspects of connecting our money and our faith. Pastor Matthew Colwell will show us why and how to slow our lives down a bit and remember who we are and whose we are. Then Angela Lincoln and Tim Darst will share their story of choosing to consume less than is typical in the U.S., opening a full and faithful life for themselves and their daughters. Through their story, we can begin to see the advantages of being thoughtful consumers, knowing that how we live affects other people and the planet, and how conscious consumption choices can free us to enlarge our mission and impact in the world.
Rev. Matthew Colwell
Matthew Colwell currently serves as pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, CA. He is the author of “Sabbath Economics: Household Practices,” a multi-faceted guide to living out the biblical vision of God’s economy today. A former auto mechanic and teacher at Fuller Theological Seminary, Colwell has spoken around the country on immigration, biblical economics, spiritual practices and church revitalization.
Tim Darst and Angela Lincoln<
Over their 20-year marriage, Angela Lincoln and Tim Darst have intentionally chosen to consume less than is typical in the U.S., reducing their stress, shaping their parenting, increasing their joy, and freeing them to work part-time at jobs that significantly contribute to their community and the world. Angela teaches theology at a Louisville, KY, Catholic girls’ high school. Tim is executive director of Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light, an organization that mobilizes a religious response to climate change.