This Christmas, my husband and I have decided to forgo giving our kids Christmas presents. This is by no means a prescriptive for all families, but more of an exhortation for parents to be more attentive to the values we inadvertently pass on to our children. In a conversation with my friend and movie producer, Alyssa Plock, I answer the questions:
- Could there be an alternative to the self-centered, materialistic culture we find ourselves in American Christianity?
- As parents, we have the privilege to shape the values of a generation that will outlive us. How will we steward this power?