Mark Longhurst

Mark Longhurst

Mark Longhurst is a writer and pastor of First Congregational Church, Williamstown. He runs a popular blog Ordinary Mystic, where he reflects on the arts, contemplation, and social justice. He read lots of books while studying at Harvard Divinity School, worked for numerous activist organizations in Boston, but finally found his soul’s rest in discovering the Christian mystical tradition through Richard Rohr’s Living School for Action and Contemplation.

The Problem with “More”

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Our globalized world lures us to crave more. The culture of “more” is a culture of not enough, accumulation and conquest, and sought but constantly deferred satiety. Every time we text message or update Instagram, researchers tell us that our brains loop in a dopamine cycle of neurological yearning.