Every decision we make is motivated by some desire we have. And for most of us in the US, that means a desire for more. We want more money, a larger house, more safety, more happiness, and... well, just more. But when we look at Scripture, this pursuit of more may not be the way Jesus intended us to live a lifestyle of discipleship. It's difficult to read Philippians 4 where Paul tells about his secret of contentment and at the same time think American capitalism and consumerism are what Paul's lifestyle would look like. In this episode, Chris Nye talks about what he's finding to be valuable for living a lifestyle of discipleship while at the same time living in a culture where there's always a pressure to consume more. It could be that Less of More is a better way to be more like Jesus.
Who is Chris Nye?
Chris Nye is a pastor and writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Allison. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Christianity Today, RELEVANT Magazine, and various other publications. He's also authored two books: Distant God and Less of More: Pursuing Spiritual Abundance in a World of Never Enough. Chris currently, serves as a pastor for teaching and leadership development at Awakening Church in the Silicon Valley.
You can find out more about Chris' work at chrisnye.co.
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