The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power

The Myth of the American Dream

By D. L. Mayfield. Looks at four central values of the American dream┬áto see if they are compatible with Jesus’ command to love our neighbor as ourselves. Asks us to pay attention to the ways they shape our choices, and the ways these choices affect our neighbors. Questions where these values come from and how they have failed those on the edges of our society. Examines how we might disentangle ourselves from our culture’s headlong pursuit of these values and live faithful lives of service to God and our neighbors. Read more.