What is a Shopping Fast and how do you do it?

CHRISTIAN FASTING
Fasting in the Christian faith isn’t just an exercise in self–discipline or suffering, it’s having less of something SO THAT you can have more of God. So since fasting is less about the means and more about the end result, I decided to get creative and try 7 different fasts in 7 weeks to see how each one affected my faith.

For the second week of my 7 Fasts in 7 Weeks I’m doing a Shopping Fast.

This means no shopping, period. Like a “Buy Nothing” week, this week I did no online shopping, no in-person shopping, and no deliveries. But, since this is about starting something just as much as it is about stopping something, each day of the Shopping Fast I also gave away $20 every day to someone as a way of living out Jesus’ command to give (Luke 12:33).

I expected the Shopping Fast to make me more generous, but I didn’t expect how it changed the way I look at our culture.

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What if fasting wasn’t just about food?

CHRISTIAN FASTING
Fasting in the Christian faith isn’t just an exercise in self–discipline or suffering, it’s having less of something SO THAT you can have more of God. So since fasting is less about the means and more about the end result, I decided to get creative and try 7 different fasts in 7 weeks to see how each one affected my faith.

WEEK 1: RADIO FAST
In week 1 of my 7 Fasts in 7 Weeks, I decided to start easy and do a Radio Fast. Meaning no music, no podcasts, and no audio books! And in that newfound silence I would “be still” with God and–as an added challenge–sing a praise song every time I accidentally reached for the radio dial.

I had no idea just how much singing I would end up doing.

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PLAYLIST FOR OTHER 7 FASTS IN 7 WEEKS VIDEOS

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OTHER VIDEOS YOU MIGHT LIKE

Why following your heart is a TERRIBLE idea:

What Jesus Says About Depression:

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ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
I make the What Jesus Says About channel so you can respond to what Jesus says about topics important to you.

That’s it. No hard sell. No 30 minute sermon. Just Jesus speaking for himself so you can respond for yourself. All of this is made possible by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

ABOUT ME
I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life personal life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

Grieving a loss?

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ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

Why is following your heart a terrible idea? Well, think of all the ways we describe our hearts–they can be cold, warm, tender, whole, broken, and a million conditions in between.

So why would you consult something so fickle with life’s major decisions?

Fortunately, the words of Jesus offer some other questions you can ask whenever your heart is leading you somewhere. Check it out here!

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ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

Feeling depression?

Slow down. Breathe deep. Enter a meditation minute and see what happens when the words of Jesus become a real-time conversation with you about depression.

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ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

For all the reasons you do (and don’t) want to wear a mask this December, there is another way to think about masks that changes the way you celebrate Christmas in 2020.

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ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

Afraid?

Slow down. Breathe deep. Enter a meditation minute and see what happens when the words of Jesus become a real-time conversation with you about fear.

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ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

Jesus, in his own words, on loneliness.

Find out what happens when the words of Jesus transform from a historical record of what he said and instead, become a real-time conversation with you. Slow down, breathe deep, and see how you respond after the world’s greatest teacher speaks for himself about topics important to you.

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ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

Zoom is the new four-letter word.

In January of 20202, 10 million people were using Zoom. Six months later, that number had jumped to 300 million users as families, businesses, and classrooms all Zoomed their way through Social Isolation. In April alone, Zoom reported over 200 TRILLION minutes of use.

But in spite of its benefits, researchers are starting to notice that Zoom can make social isolation worse. Teachers are reporting “Zoom burnout” in students. Businesses are noting a rise in fatigue in workers. The sample size is still relatively small and new, but it seems like Zoom is leading to an increase in emotions ranging from depression to anxiety to–ironically–loneliness.

Surprisingly enough, Jesus speaks to why Zoom makes social isolation worse, and what you can do to make it better.

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ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. I just do my best to let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

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