Den of Thieves

Alright, I’m harping on commercialism in religion again. My apologies to those of you who don’t find this as absurdly amusing as I do.

Today’s installment: the iBelieve, a replacement cap for your iPod Shuffle that transforms it into an ostentatious white cross. That’s all class, baby! Remember kids, if it doesn’t have a cross or a fish, it’s of the DEVIL!

I want a web award to give stuff like this. Maybe a “Scourgie Award”? It might be time for some photoshop work…

If you prefer your practice of faith with less new-car smell, check out this article on The New Monastics in the Christian Century. Some really interesting stuff about the communities of faith springing up which eschew commercialism and embrace monastic community ideals, albeit somewhat modified.