Category Archives: Technology, Consumerism & Media

Fasting, Finance & Science: the Economics of Abstinence

Fasting, Finance & Science For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? [Matthew 16.26 (KJV)]. The weight loss industry carters … Continue reading

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Fasting, Media & Mind Manipulation: Brand-name Lifestyles

Fasting, Media &  Mind Games New patterns of behaviour are emerging as a result of over-exposure to the mass media … As a result, the negative aspects of the media and entertainment industries are threatening traditional values … [Pope Francis, The Joy … Continue reading

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Fasting & Affluence: Does Prosperity Weaken Our Fast?

Fasting Amid Affluence  In a culture where the landscape is dotted with shrines to the Golden Arches and an assortment of Pizza Temples, fasting seems out of place, out of step with the times. In fact, fasting has been in … Continue reading

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