in other words, is that the "things" created are not culturally neutral, and neither is desire, but both are infused with a moral significance that operates somewhat independently from though always through the market itself.
Finally, the market populism that underwrites this perspective is reinforced by the absence of the church itself from the discussion. For individual Christians there is much to do, but for the church-as an institution, a set of inherited practices, a source of discernment, and a guide for wisdom, or as a locus of vision, innovation, formation, and mobilization-there is little if any place or role.
so I will simply lay out the heart of an alternative approach in eleven propositions-seven about culture itself and four about cultural change.
PROPOSITION ONE: CULTURE IS A SYSTEM OF TRUTH CLAIMS AND MORAL OBLIGATIONS