Mustard Seed Associates has just launched an alternative calendar for 2009. We don’t have to allow the dictates of the global mall and Hallmark’s subversion of the Christian saints run our lives.
Many of us have come to the realization that our daily religious devotion and creativity have been colonized by the big marketing strategists of the Global Mall, emphasizing passive consumption over imagination. Most of our days, weeks and months are marked by the next consumer holiday. In many Christian circles, the year is not mark by the ancient Christian Liturgical Calendar, but by the new one created by Hallmark. We have even unintentionally rejected many religious observances in favor of holidays created for the sole purpose of selling merchandise.
This is a popular conversation topic among those of us who want to intentionally experience a deeper sense of time and meaning in our lives. Because of this, we asked many of our friends to share the ingenious ways they subvert the Money-Making Machine. We are excited to share this project with you, which was and is a collaborative effort of many conspirators through out the world. Read more